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Old 12-25-2012, 01:18 AM   #11
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When you talk about recoil no one ever talks about weight of rifle. I have a 300 win mag that shoots like a .223 but it is 18 lbs.

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a savage 25 in .223 is about $500 in my area, give or take the same online. they have a heavy barrel & can get either standard or thumbhole stock. with a budget of $800 theres still plenty of money left over for a good scope

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Happen to do some minor stock work on a gents CZ527 varmit .223 recently. For some reason its factory lenght of pull is 13 1/4" and its 6'2" owner had a problem with it. I added a 5/8" spacer to stock. Anyway, really nice trigger on the rifle and its quite accurate. You'd like the feature of pushing forward on trigger to set it for a 2 oz. or so trigger pull. Twist is 1/9", so it can handle up to 70 gr bullets. Rifle owner likes it so much he intends on getting another in .221 fireball. Unfortunately, rifle costs over $700.

Personally, I'd take a look at the Marlin X .223 Varmit heavy barrel recently introduced. Have the .308 version of it and am quite happy with it. Hardly a CZ527, but for 1/2 its price, it should be an accurate rifle with a decent trigger. As mentioned earlier, more money to spend for a decent scope.

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I bought one of my grandsons a Savage 10 package. With 55 grain hand loads it was sub moa. It had the accu trigger but not the accu stock. A little more money is their 10 Precision Carbine in the police section. Heavier barrel and an accu stock. The Savage 223 rifles have a 1:9 twist. Another suggestion would be the Mossberg MVP which is chambered for the 5.56x45 and will shoot 223. It uses AR mags.
I have a CZ527 with a 1:12 twist. It does not like anything over 55 grains and just tolerates them. It loves 45 grains. I would look for at least a 1:9 twist rate.

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I bought one of my grandsons a Savage 10 package. With 55 grain hand loads it was sub moa. It had the accu trigger but not the accu stock. A little more money is their 10 Precision Carbine in the police section. Heavier barrel and an accu stock. The Savage 223 rifles have a 1:9 twist. Another suggestion would be the Mossberg MVP which is chambered for the 5.56x45 and will shoot 223. It uses AR mags.
I have a CZ527 with a 1:12 twist. It does not like anything over 55 grains and just tolerates them. It loves 45 grains. I would look for at least a 1:9 twist rate.
I have that rifle in .223, accutrigger, accustock, 20" threaded barrel, 3.5x15 nightforce. With Fed Premium 77gr Sierra Matchking factory loads it is half moa. For the price it is hard to beat.
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