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Guys, I follw this forum a good bit and occassionaly post.. I have a question or two about NEF varmint rifles.

We had a break in about a month ago that claimed my beloved 22-250 Savage 11G and a newly finished custom mauser. I will only replace one at this time and have been weighing all the options. I really enjoy shooting the 22-250 for deer and have chalked up many kills w/ it.

I've been eyeing the bull barreled Handi's,and am considering stepping up to a .243...

Now for the questions..

Any BAD experience w/ the ultra varmint guns?

Can a heavy barrel .223 be rechambered to 22-250? rate of twist okay for that?

I'm sure some of this has been covered before, but I'd appreciate any help. I stay may just get another Savage bolt action in 22-250 as I do miss it greatly, but I also like single shots.. I've had 3 handis. I now only have one, 45-70 w/ a burris 1.5-6 scope for brush hunting...
 

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thanks..

Thanks for the help guys.. Quick, I had totally overlooked the bull barrel config. in the stainless composite section!

One more question... IF I were to get a .243 UV could the 22-250 bull be fitted to that action using the existing handguard?

I'm not a real fan of the stainless Handi's, I just don't like the look.. Guess I could always paint the barrel w/ some hi-heat paint ...
 

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The .243 is available in 5 flavors!! 20" superlight, 22" standard contour, 22" bull, 22" stainless standard contour and 24" Ultra bull. Not sure which you want that you'd have to go stainless, but both the 22-250 and .243 are available both ways. Yes, you can have the barrels fitted to one frame, I have up to 3 barrels fitted to one frame and the forend is the same for all 3. As far as I know, all forends are the same for rifles, the bull barrels just have no taper to them, so the barrel at the forend is the same diameter for all configurations cept the superlight.......I think!!!

Tim
 
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