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Calling your shots.

I have a .22-250 varmint rifle with a 6-18 x 40 scope. I shoot prairie dogs a lot, and I'd like to be able to call my shots through the scope a bit better. I consistently lose the dog in recoil. Any suggestions?

J.K., Orlando, FL

Unless you are using an extremely heavy rifle, the .22-250 has just enough recoil to take you off the target and preclude watching the hit through the scope. This is why, despite reduced velocity and less-flat trajectory, many serious varminters prefer milder cartridges such as the .222 and .223 Rem. In my experience the new .204 Ruger is a wonderful compromise that will, in a heavy-barreled varminter, definitely let you call your shots through the scope.

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Date:Feb 1, 2006
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