So i'm at a a cross road, i'm trying to decide on a new rifle that i would use for predators. I think the caliber that I'm going with will be the 223 because the ammo is readily available, and more fur friendly than my frist choice which was a 22-250. and i load for my ar 15. so hear is my 2 rifles I have it narrowed to 223 tikka t3 synthetic stock stainless fluted barrel or a ar platform with a 24 inch bull barrel 1/8 twist. leaning towards the bolt action for dependability in the cold weather and I feel it would be a more accurate for the longer shots
With the tikka I'm not sure what rate of twist I should get. the faster 1-8 for an all around bullet or just stick with the 1-12 that would be more accurate with the varmint weight bullets.
the scope I will be putting on is the Nikon m223 4x16 with the nikoplex reticle