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Old 02-13-2012, 11:03 PM   #1
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What should I get I want a bolt gun in 223 with a heavy barrel let me no what you guys think

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Old 02-13-2012, 11:35 PM   #2
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How much you willing to spend

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Old 02-13-2012, 11:42 PM   #3
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For a gun 500 to 700 range and not shure on a optic yet etheir

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Savage 10 or 12 series
Tikka
CZ-USA
Remington 700
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All make great shooting rifles with heavy varmint barrels,but you need to decide what weight of bullets that you intend to shoot.Some models only come in 1-12 Twist that will limit you to lighter weight bullets,others offer 1-7,1-8,or 1-9 twist that will allow you to shoot the heavier bullets. A 1-9 twist will be a good all around twist rate for a 223.

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Savage 10 or 12 series
Tikka
CZ-USA
Remington 700
Howa
All make great shooting rifles with heavy varmint barrels,but you need to decide what weight of bullets that you intend to shoot.Some models only come in 1-12 Twist that will limit you to lighter weight bullets,others offer 1-7,1-8,or 1-9 twist that will allow you to shoot the heavier bullets. A 1-9 twist will be a good all around twist rate for a 223.
Yeah what tex said...

I have a Stevens 200 with a 1:9. I have only shot 55gr bullets, but the 1:9 twist is good for 50gr - 69gr. Anything heavier will need a faster twist to stabilize.
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Savage makes a bolt action .223 that I hear is pretty good. It is the Savage Axis. I don't think it has a heavy barrel on it, but you can't beat $300-$400 for a NIB gun.

I am also a big fan of the Remington Model 700.

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I just got a used rem 700 vssf II in .223, shoots real good, came with vari x III 6.5-20x40 for 9 bills. I buy used for the savings, and most people don't shoot as much as I do. LOL

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Savage does make a good rifle, but I am partial to CZ. The 527 line was designed around the smaller cartridge. The bolt is 1/2 the weight of a standard '98. 1:9 twist, heavy barrel. Very accurate.

527 Micro Mauser bolt on top, standard '98 on bottom. Really reduces the rifles weight.



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For a gun 500 to 700 range and not shure on a optic yet etheir
if you are not dead set on 223, Marlin has the XS7VH in 22-250 with the 26" heavy barrel for less than $400 for the rifle. IMO, i like the 223, but i like the extra MV of the 22-250 better, it travels about 200-400 FPS faster with the same weight bullet, depending on powder. for premium factory loaded ammo, the 22-250 is just a tad higher than premium factory 223 ammo. the Marlin XS7VH is a very accurate rifle and i have one in 308. it might be something to consider when deciding to buy. all of the others suggested by the other members are good choices, and i too will lean towards a used Remington M700, and have bought several used myself. the biggest problem i see with a used M700, is finding one with a heavy barrel sitting for sale in a store. if you haven't decided on a scope, check out the Swift Premier line of scopes, good optics at a decent price.
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I am liking the cz a lot what kind of groups are you getting at long ranges

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