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Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by slainer, Jul 3, 2012.
Any recommendations on an entry level .223 bolt action rifle? No AR. $3-400 range?
The Ruger American Rifle or the Savage Axis rifle seems to fit your bill.
The most accurate factory rifles in the economy class would both be from HOWA of Japan. Either the HOWA 1500 or it's brother the Weatherby Vanguard. They come standard with a fairly nice, 2-stage adjustable trigger. Check out the selection of HOWAs at Legacy Sport's web site. Wal-Mart carries both rifles.
I have a Savage 16 left hand in 223 that out shoots my Remington 700 heavy barrel in 223.
The Savage 16 is a stainless steel synthetic stock pre accu trigger with standard weight barrel.
The money you save buying the Savage can be used to buy a good scope.
A new Savage with the accutrigger. It is sort of like the Glock trigger in looks (not really, but you get the image). You can adjust the trigger weight, the factory wants you the owner to adjust it and they made it easy to do. That is a real breakthrough in rifles, in my opinion
A good description of the accu trigger. The trigger on my older Savage was fully adjustable so I have a nice clean trigger.
What I like the most about the accu trigger is it changed the rules! Manufactures were listening to lawyers and not shooters. I read an article on a Winchester bolt action rifle the the trigger was 8 1/2 pounds! You could have used a nail in a hunting cabin and hung your rifle up by the trigger! Maybe that is why Winchester later went out of bussiness.
When Savage brought a rifle that the average person could afford and it came with a good shootable trigger there was no reason to buy someone's rifle then pay to have the trigger made right.
Hard to beat a savage for the money with the accu trigger!
I appreciate the input! I will check out the Savage! I'll take a look in Walmart the next time I am in also.
I'd look at a CZ long before the Savage.
While they can be accurate, they're also the ugliest things that fire bullets.
I have 12FV myself.
I'd suggest a Ruger American, but it isn't made in .223 - which I was stunned to find out.
I'd look for a gently used Remington or Savage.
I am in the same boat and I am going with CZ 527.
Stevens 200 (budget Savage) some don't like the stock, that's an easy fix. After market triggers are available too. A great shooter you can find them for $200-$250. If you get tired of shooting .223( or after you shoot out your barrel) you can rebarrel them your self. Change the bolt head and you can run any thing that fits into a short action. Savage's are like the AR of bolt guns very versatile.