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Bolt action .223/5.56 suggestions.

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Trey83, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. Trey83

    Trey83

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    I am looking to get into shooting bolt action rifles. For now I am mostly interested in .223 because it could share ammo with my AR. I was originally looking for something that had a decent wood stock, good factory trigger (preferably adjustable) and capable of consistent sub MOA accuracy with hand loads. My budget for the rifle is $500-$600 (could go slightly higher if it made a big difference).

    I found a review recently of the Mossberg MVP and it looks like a great rifle for the money but I really am not fond of the stock. I doubt there will be any aftermarket stocks due to the ar15 magazine provisions. What other rifles should I take a look at?
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  2. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Check out the Ruger American Rifle series.
     

  3. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    well what are you looking to do? Just shoot from a bench? Take it hunting/field work etc?


    That gun, isn't designed to be carried, but mostly shot off a bench.

    In that regard, its a nice rifle.

    Do you need the AR magazine? If not, I'd suggest Ruger, Remington, Winchester, Savage, and CZ, in no particular order save I like CZ the most.
     
  4. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    I do not beleive the Ruger American comes in 223.
     
  5. Trey83

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    Sorry, I should have been more specific. It will mostly just be a range gun. I have a 1000 yard range 30 minutes away so I would like to take advantage of it. Well at least 500-600 yards of it anyway :rofl:

    Also, I don't need the AR mags. I really would rather have something with more classic lines opposed to tactical styling.
     
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  6. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

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    Savage 12FV w/accu trigger

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  7. hogship

    hogship It's MY Island

    I have the CZ527 in 223......great rifle, probably the most accurate rifle I own.
    Has 5-shot detachable magazine.
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  8. AK_Stick

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    Remington, Savage, or that Mossberg or the new TC Icon, CZ, etc would all give you that.


    Out of the box, the Savage would probably be the most accurate. But they're retarded ugly, and are the least "finished" of any of them.
     
  9. Trey83

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    Very nice rifle. I will have to find one to take a look at. I think very highly of CZ products.

    The TC Icon Ultra Wood is BEAUTIFUL! I wish it came in .223. But I hadn't looked at TC at all and the Icon precision hunter is very close to what I'm looking for. Thanks.
     
  10. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    You're right. That's sucks.
     
  11. mhmills

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    FN TPR USA

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  12. byf43

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    An old friend of mine showed a few of us a Remington synthetic mdl 700 w/ a bull barrel on it.
    I think he called it a 700 SPS stainless.

    Niiiiiiiiice rifle, but, it has a 1:12 twist barrel on it.
    For that kind of $$$, I'd want at least a 1:9 or 1:7 twist.

    He's looking to trade it for something else, with a not-so-heavy barrel.

    I've got a Remington 799 in .223 that holds under an inch at 100 yards.
    It's got a 20" free-floating barrel and the trigger was semi-crappy out of the box.
    The groups open up to about 1-1/2" as the barrel heats up.
    It too, has a 1:12 twist.
     
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  13. copo9560

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    Remmington Model 700 SPS Varmint Special with heavy barrel. Will probably put some pressure on your budget but is a very accurate rifle.
     
  14. Trey83

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    The Remington is a nice rifle but I had one before and I'd really like to try something new. I had a Remington 700 ADL 7mm Mag but I didn't have anywhere to shoot it and ammo was pretty pricey. I only put 30 rounds through it before I got rid of it. I sold it to a buddy who has been putting it to good use getting bacon. :supergrin:
     
  15. byf43

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    The 700 SPS that my friend has, is a .223 Rem.

    Remington 700 (including the SPS)
    Remington mdl 7
    Savage
    CZ
    Zastava (aka/ Remington 799, Charles Daly, Interarms X 'mini mauser')
     
  16. bmoore

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    Savage with an accutrigger, right in your budget and they drive nails.
     
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  17. Cam83

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    I second the notion on a Savage, my model 10 in .308 even with it's skinny hunting barrel puts 'em under an inch at 100yds.
     
  18. Hour13

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    Another vote for Savage, and definitely get the AccuTrigger. I've never felt a trigger like that on a factory, right-outta-the-box rifle before.

    ZERO "twitch" as it breaks. Start rolling back on the trigger, then "BANG". Would not want a trigger like this on anything but a bolt rifle, lol.

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  19. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    I have a thing for a 700 VLS.

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    Don't discount the .22-250. You'll have component compatibility with .223 (same bullets, same primer, same powders... just different brass) and you'll have a bunch more rifle. Very accurate cartridge as well.
     
  20. concretefuzzynuts

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    5.56 and 223 are not the same thing.

    Having said that find an old Savage 110E , you will be happy.