Originally Posted by JonM
Welllllll.... That leaves out the most accurate and reliable 223's if you don't want an ar15.
Which means your stuck using a very very small selection of 55grain and 50 grain bullets and some 40 grainers. Bolt guns in 223 are almost always 1-12 twist to 1-14 twist unless you build from scratch. Even then they don't really compete with a good ar15 like a rra predator pursuit
Jon, come on now. I sold my DCM because it could not keep up w/ my CZ527. Which BTW has a 1:9 twist, CIP chamber, so Military ammo is no issue, and lastly, it is a Mauser.
OP, Cheap in a precision rifle does not work. I have no issue w/ accuracy in my CZ527 Varminter. 24" varmint contour barrel, 1:9 twist, so up to 65gr.(heaviest I use) are no issue. 50gr shoot just as well. The action was made to fit the cartridge, so it is much smaller and lighter then a standard action. It is called a Micro-Mauser. Just a wonderful rifle.
527 Mauser bolt compared w/ standard action '98 Mauser.
6.5-20x42mmAO Sightron SII Big Sky makes 300 yards very easy on tiny targets.