700 VLS .22-250

Soup

Beginner
Aug 11, 2022
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9
Folks,
A friend dropped off a Remington 700 VLS in .22-250 Remington. It's got a Vortex Viper 6.5X20X44 scope. The action and first 2or 3 inches of the barrel are glass bedded and the barrel is free floated.
I shot it today with some 50 grain Nosler BT over IMR 4895. The first 3 shots clover leafed the next 2 were close but the group still measured 3/4". All benched @ 100 yards.
I told him I was looking for a .22-250 for groundhogs and coyotes and he told me to try it.
It's in immaculate shape. I don't know anything about the Vortex scopes, and I think at some point he just threw it on the rifle. He just sold 27 rifles and I think he wants to sell this to me right.
It is heavy and has a 26" barrel, but I've only got 100 acres to hunt coyotes and another little spot of about 30 acres, so long walks at 73 are not happening!! I'm just wondering if anyone ever uses a VLS for coyotes?
Thank you in advance for you time and consideration.
Semper Fidelis
Soup
 

JD338

Range Officer
Staff member
Nov 4, 2004
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Soup,
I had the exact same rifle and it shot bug holes. I shot many woodchucks and coyotes with it and it just hammered them. I sold it because it wasn't fun lugging a 12+ pound rifle around. These days I use a 22 Nosler and it's just as effective on woodchucks and coyotes.

JD338
 

Soup

Beginner
Aug 11, 2022
5
9
Gents,
I shot the rifle last week with some 50 grain ballistic Tips over IMR 4895. First 3 shots, benched at 100 yards, cloverleafed! The next 2 had some operator error and the group was still only 3/4". What I would like to know has / does anyone have a spot where they stay and shoot coyotes from a stationary position? The rifle is long, and I would guess 10.5 or more pounds. Seems like it would be great to sit on the top of a hill with but I don't know. I'm more than likely going to use my shotgun on our farm woods or a .22K Hornet in the fields. I've only got 100 acres.

Semper Fidelis
Soup
 

cloverleaf

Handloader
Sep 10, 2006
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Got an upstairs bedroom window? Set that 250 up on the window sill and pour a cup of coffee.....and have a neighbor leave a road kill out in the field @ 200 yards away. Just saying.... Otherwise your hill top should work. Just pick your spot and days carefully. Them crafty buggers trust there noses. If you use a call they will circle the sound, out of sight until they get down wind. If you cant see them before they smell you the jig is up...
 
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