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Old 01-27-2014, 01:01 AM   #21
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Ruger American is a good choice...I shot one and I think it is a very good rifle at the price point...or just keep your eye out for a good used Remington, Winchester, or Ruger to come along

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So your wanting a LH bolt action for coyotes?

Other than my RRA Varminter AR15,my Savage 12 FLVSS is what I love to use.



And it doesn't shoot to shabby either!



Savage offers several different models in LH. The only negative I have with most Savages are the factory composite stocks. I change everyone I buy.
Tikka also makes some really nice LH models,but Beretta,USA will only import the T3 Lite model in the LH versions to the U.S.
Remington sells a couple LH heavy barreled models,but the SPS line is like the Savage,and the factory stocks suck,and need to be swapped out for optimum accuracy.
SWEET! Savage makes a good rife...should have mentioned them in my other post
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So your wanting a LH bolt action for coyotes?

Other than my RRA Varminter AR15,my Savage 12 FLVSS is what I love to use.



And it doesn't shoot to shabby either!



Savage offers several different models in LH. The only negative I have with most Savages are the factory composite stocks. I change everyone I buy.
Tikka also makes some really nice LH models,but Beretta,USA will only import the T3 Lite model in the LH versions to the U.S.
Remington sells a couple LH heavy barreled models,but the SPS line is like the Savage,and the factory stocks suck,and need to be swapped out for optimum accuracy.

TX,..that's a nice group there!!!
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SWEET! Savage makes a good rife...should have mentioned them in my other post
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TX,..that's a nice group there!!!
Thanks,This is an older pre-Accutrigger model.
All that I've done to this rifle is adjusted the trigger,modified a Boyd's LH thumbhole sporter stock to fit the heavy barrel,and put good optics/base/rings on it.
If you can't shoot sub-moa groups with this rifle,you can't shoot!

I am a big fan of Savage heavy barreled rifles,and have quite a few of them that I have either bought or custom built. They all shoot excellent.
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The 204 and 22-250 are great calibers,but I've always prefered a 223 over them,mainly for the ability to shoot heavier bullets,and a lot cheaper ammo prices/reloading cost. I can reach out to 600 yards accurately with 65-70 or 75 grain bullets with my 223,you can't do those heavy bullets with a 22-250 unless you change barrels to a faster twist rate.
If I need blazing speed to kill varmints,I can load up some 75/85 gr bullets in my 25/06 and smoke both of those smaller calibers speeds.

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I like savages except for the clunky push feed bolt. They get sticky on some guns just not very smooth. Other than that great guns. I've got the same issue with the rem700

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Ladies and gents,

Hypothetocally if you were in the market for a rifle in .223 primarily for coyotes, what would you buy and why?

Here's the parameters:

- Not an AR
- Semi-auto or bolt action
- If bolt, lefty friendly
- Wood furniture preferred
- Preferably $1k or less

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Mossberg MVP, bolt action 5.56, shoots .223; but, from my experience MVP prefers 5.56 ammo. Cost $600 or less.

Also, .223 Remington 700 VTR $700 or less.
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What no Mini 14 fans???? I picked up my mini for coyotes, hogs, and for just tinkering with. It's not going to be the tack driver some of the bolt actions are but it has good accuracy and it's fun to shoot with and endless list of modifications you can do. It's also has a great action and is extremely reliable. Here's my mini:

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I still haven't got it completely dialed in and I have to try some more loads but this a 5 shot 100 yard group with one flyer. Keep in mind those are 1" squares and the flyer is only 1 3/4" off.

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If you are interested in hunting when you move here look at a Browning BAR chambered in 243. There is no recoil to speak of and is dead nuts accurate and will kill coyotes, deer, hogs etc with ease. The 243 is a great all around hunting caliber for NC unless you are bear hunting.

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Savage Model 24 in .223/12 ga. is a fantastic "outside of the box" option. I use mine for Fall turkey hunting. They are out of production and hard to find, but when I see them at gun shows, they are usually $600 - $750.

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