For me, varmint hunting is the one sport that can be done at all times of the year. Best of all, however, is a balmy summer’s afternoon. Spotting a woodchuck on the north 40 on a warm sunny day, in the thick of the season’s green, is to my mind just about the closest thing to heaven on earth. Varmint hunting is a challenge—one seldom had hunting any other kind of game—but with the right rifle, cartridge and scope, and a touch of luck, one rarely ends the day empty-handed. Shooting distances vary, so one’s choice of weaponry can range from the .22 LR to, for taking longer-range shots, the upper echelon of .22-caliber rifles (including the .204 Ruger). It’s always enjoyable to purchase a new varmint hunting rig, so let’s review some rifles as they might pertain to your particular segment of the sport this season.

For more information about the varmint hunting rifles featured above, please visit the following sites.





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