06 Mar

>Chuck the Vet’s New 700 with ProHunter

Steven K. Ledin,


My friend Chuck the veterinarian is at it again. After picking my brain for a few months he splurged and bought a new Remington 700 Light Varmint Stainless Fluted in 22-250. It was a bit more than he wanted to spend initially, but he ponied up one time for the last rifle he will ever need (or so he thinks). He fell in love with the cartridge from using one of my guns last year in preparation for his first antelope hunt. The gun I loaned him was wearing one of the new Simmons Master Series ProHunters in 6-24×44 with side focus and mildot. He loved the scope, too, so I got one for him. Chuck is a pragmatic kind of guy, so when I told him I had one for him he didn’t look a gift horse in the mouth, he just beamed. I’ll do my standard anal retentive gun preparation for him with the lapping and crowning, et cetera. The rifle is in my Gunroom waiting its turn among a score of other important projects. Dual dovetails and a Harris bipod for this one, and maybe a box or two of my favorite Ballistic Tip loads for good measure. This riflescope is a good value, and goes to show you don’t need to spend a mint to get an extremely usable product that will last.

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