Springtime for most, means flowers, new growth, rebirth. For Varminters, it means new batches of crop destroying critters that need to be controlled, and farmers that need our help. This past spring also brought new firearms to our door for testing and evaluation out in the field. One of these rifles was the Volquartsen 17WSM semi-auto rifle. Due to a late warm-up, the varmints on most of our permissions did not become active until late spring. This gave us time to do some serious range work with the Volquartsen, in order to break-in the rifle, as well as become accustom to the fit and function before heading out into the field.
Our set-up is as follows.
Volquartsen 17WSM rifle
Burris Fullfield E1 6.5-20x50mm riflescope with their Ballistic Plex E1 MV reticle.
Burris Zee rings (high)
As we started to compile the information for our final review, we were able to take the rifle out for some quick ground squirrel hunts. This was a great way to prepare for the real test, which would be an entire week of hunting in Northern Arizona for prairie dogs. This is a short hunt report video, which includes some of the initial video clips from the ground squirrel hunts. Stay-tuned for the full review and hunt report when we return from Arizona.