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Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Mount Jackson, PA
Re: Western PA Whistle Pig Rig
You already have 2 good rifles for shooting groundhogs.
I am never one to talk someone out of getting a new gun, I always say go for it. But both of those rifle calibers are good long range groundhog guns. The 243 is similiar to your 25-06.
I would spend your money on reloading supplies and work up a good load for that weatherby using 85 or 100 grain noslers. It could be a good walking varminter and you'd still have the 270 for deer.
But if you really want a new gun, I would suggest the 204 since its a nice light caliber. Another good one that I have experience with is the 17 Rem. But the wind makes these calibers better for inside 300 yards. Your 2506 and 270 are perfect for 500+ and whether you have experience or not, I would use those and not hesitate at the long shots.
The deer didn't disappear.... the 250,000 guys who used to walk around and make the deer move did.