Give the tikka's a look. I have a T3 .223 with a 1-8 sporter weight barrel. So far I have tried 55 gr. v-max's and 69 gr. SMK's out of it, both will shoot well under an inch and sometimes way under!!! The one thing that bothered me at first is all tikka's are built off of a long action, no matter the caliber. The rifle also has a plastic detachable magazine that bothers some people, but I have not had a minutes trouble out of it. It's not going to win any beauty contests but the gun just flat out shoots! I will learn to live with its cosmetics if it continues to shoot the way it does lol.
5 shot group, 55 gr. vmax