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Old 06-29-2012, 02:45 PM   #11
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This is my dilemma. I want a 223 bolt gun. But after a few trips to the lgs, I think I'm going 308. I'd prefer a 223, but nobody has what I want in my price range.
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:57 PM   #12
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Now do you all think the 223 can give me the enjoyment factor similar to a 308?
200 yards won’t even begin to stretch the legs of a .308. If you’re not trying to bring down a deer, you’re just throwing money away. If you do want to use it to hunt someday, then maybe the range time with the .308 recoil would be beneficial. If you’re just shooting at the range, you’ll enjoy not spending so much for .223 ammo.
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Are you dead set on 223&308?
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The savings in ammo will give you plenty of enjoyment. I have a savage .223 and I can hit milk jugs at 300 yards with no problem. If you are only going to be shooting a max of 200 yards it would really be a waste to have a .308. Look at the savage axis it is extremely accurate for an affordable price, but you will need a replacement trigger as mine breaks at 7.5 pounds.
yes and there is a simple $3 fix for the trigger , I got mine down to 3.18#s and its a great shooter . There are also a few othere in that relative price range of the Savage Axis with a better trigger like the Stevens or Marlin .

One of them is not the Reminton 770 , the action is rough and the trigger is even worse .
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Are you dead set on 223&308?
Not exactly just two in gun I was looking at that wouldn't completely brake the bank shooting them. Did you have others in mind?
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200 yards won’t even begin to stretch the legs of a .308. If you’re not trying to bring down a deer, you’re just throwing money away. If you do want to use it to hunt someday, then maybe the range time with the .308 recoil would be beneficial. If you’re just shooting at the range, you’ll enjoy not spending so much for .223 ammo.
That was a lot of my worry is that the 308 would just be over kill for the short range.
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People like to understate the recoil of 5.56/223, while not substantial it does have a good punch that is great fun.

If you get the 223 make sure that it has a 5.56 chamber, I would also suggest the Mossberg MVP. What other bolt action can accept 30, 60 and 90 round magazines?.
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People like to understate the recoil of 5.56/223, while not substantial it does have a good punch that is great fun.

If you get the 223 make sure that it has a 5.56 chamber, I would also suggest the Mossberg MVP. What other bolt action can accept 30, 60 and 90 round magazines?.
Mossberg MVP is out of the budget I have to stick around 300-350 range.
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Savage Axis $269 and you still have $80 to spend on a decent scope .
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Savage Axis $269 and you still have $80 to spend on a decent scope .
Exactly my thought
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