What is the best Varmint Gun and Why
The Whistle pig rig thread got me thinking, what is the best set up for hunting ground hogs?
Personally, I like to stretch my shots out there a ways. My favorite is a 220 Swift on a Model 70 Heavy varmint. Deadly accurate, decent bullet selection and it has just worked well over the years. I like the fact that it has mild recoil which allows you to see most of your shots.
But the question is, what is the best and why, that opens the door to a lot of choices, 243, 6mmBR, 6mm Remington, 6.5-284, the list could go on forever.
When hunting ground hogs I typically encounter shots from 50 yards out as far as your ability will allow, for this thread letís say 50 to 500 yards, much past 500 yards and I think you'll be looking into specialty guns to connect with any regularity. Of course, add your opinion on shots that exceed 500 too.