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.223 bolt action recommendations

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  1. kthomk

    kthomk Member

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    Thinking of getting a bolt action .223. Looking for input from the ones who own one. Looking for good accuracy with great accuracy potential for the handloader. Thanks for the input.
     
  2. Outlaws

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    Like everything, you need to post a maximum price range that you will actually be able to afford.
     
  3. Hunter0924

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    Savage.
     
  4. AnthonyC.

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    Well if he does not have a price range, why not one of these?

    http://gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=88916173

    Maybe that will "fit the bill",

    sorry, you wanted a bolt action, check out the tactical Blaser bolt action .223 they run around 15k...lol

    Jk, I would vote savage....
     
  5. f4t9r

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    CZ is a great choice
     
  6. Eagle1899

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    Remington, pick your flavor!
     
  7. DWARREN123

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    The CZ Varmint in the synthetic stock.
     
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    Normally I'd recommend the cz, but they only come with a twist of 1 in 12". I'm thinking 1 in 9 would be much better.
     
  10. 351 WINCHESTER

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    Well just to be double sure I check cz's web. Most of their .223's have a twist of 1 in 12, but I did find a varmit special with a 1 in 9 twist. Maybe they are catching on.
     
  11. brentwal

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    savage
     
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    hmmm..i have a win mod 70 Stealth in .223 shoots very well
     
  13. Shadow Shock

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    I have a Remington 700 VS in .223, it's my main rifle for white tails, hogs, cayotes, and whatever else I kill. It's accurate as hell, fairly light, virtually no recoil, reliable, the works.
     
  14. pdd614

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    i might have a look at a savage 1 in 7 twist with a little ai treatment. why limit yourself to plain old 223 when you handload? not to mention with the ai you shouldn't have to trim.
     
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    savage lrpv
     
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    savage 12fv
     
  17. Tony Gable

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    .223 Bolt Action

    I have a .223 in a Stevens 200. Very accurate especially with reloads. About 290$. You can put a good scope on it for about 200 to 300 Dollars. Just my opinion.

    Tony
     
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    Weatherby Vanguard Synthetic...

    Howa 1500 Lightning...

    Or the same rifle with any other name on it...

    :)

    Forrest
     
  19. Gunther

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    Light weight walk around gun Remington model 7
    Heavy Barrel Remington 700
    The one I really love and shoot - kimber model 84 accurate, beautiful
     
  20. squirrel sniper

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    If you're going the buget route, id go for a stevens 200 for around $275 new. If you've got a larger budget, you should definitly go with a remington 700
     
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    Another vote for CZ. The 1 in 12 twist is not the handicap that some think it is.
     
  22. Don't Tread On Me

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    Depends on twist. If twist doesn't matter, there are a lot of choices.


    If you want something 1/9 or faster, then the choices become fewer.


    A good .223 bolt action is the Tikka Varmint. Heavy barrel made by Sako. Sako trigger. Tikka stainless action (smooth). And a decent fiberglass stock. Free floated. 1/8 twist. Accurate, good trigger at 2-3lbs, all around goodness.

    There's Savage VLP. Nice laminate stock, free floated. Comes in 1/9 or 1/7. Heavy barrel. Has a wide beavertail foreend. Large bolt handle. Accutrigger.

    There's Remington. Remington has the least out of the box features. It has the worst trigger, worst stock. But it's accurate and it is easily upgradable.


    If you want a rifle to upgrade and tinker with. I'd go Remington. Good action too. That's what I got and I swapped out the stock and trigger and now it is a dream.


    If you do not want to mess with the gun at all, I'd go either Tikka Varmint or Savage VLP.


    If 1/12 twist is what you want, there's a lot more brands and choices.
     
  23. Art Eatman

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    I've always gotten 3-shot 1/2 MOA groups from my Ruger 77 MkII. Any bullet from 50-grain to blunt-nosed 70-grain. It got easier with the Timney trigger. Great for prairie dogs to 300 yards...
     
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    I'm really happy with my Savage Model 12 (1-7 twist). Shoot Black Hills 77g SMKs really well.
     
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