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Old 09-15-2010, 06:36 PM   #11
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Just my two cents, I don't think that I would shoot a .223 with anything less than a 1:10twist. Have had good luck shooting 50gr bullets out of a 1:10 twist 24" barrel on an AR, tagged a ground squirrel at 264 yards approximately, figured with a rangefinder back to the pick up truck that I was shooting out of.

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This of course is out of an AR, so the same rules may not apply being in that you are looking at a bolt gun. Have you considered a 22-250?

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This of course is out of an AR, so the same rules may not apply being in that you are looking at a bolt gun. Have you considered a 22-250?
Exactly what I was going to say. I love my 22-250
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Old 09-15-2010, 06:57 PM   #14
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The only thing that I don't like about a 22-250 is that they buck just hard enough to get your eye out of line with your optics and you can't see the target varmint right at the point of impact.

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well the only problem with the 22-250 is that the ammo is so darn expensive, ive made up my mind with the .223, but i was talking to a few people i know and they said that the newer rem 700's arent as high performance as they used to be i want a sub moa group at 100 and would love to peg crows at 300, ive had some good results with my .17hmr my personal best with it is i dropped a crow at 450 through two cross winds, does anyone have any suggestions on this sort of a rifle .223 stainless bull barrel prefferably fluted, good accuracy is a must .75 moa is desired

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Look and see what Savage Arms has to offer, I know they make a bolt action .223 in several models. My father has several Savages and cannot be any happier with them. The Accutrigger systems is super easy to adjust down to oz.s and the prices on their rifles is very reasonable. I would suggest that you save yourself some cash and dith the fluted barrel. The only thing that fluting does is give the barrel more surface are to cool, which would be pretty unnecessary on a bolt gun. Your rate if fire is not going to be that high.

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ive personally had a savage it was a straight shooter but small parts were built cheap

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I think if you do some research and read some other threads on this site, that you will find many folks who think you'll find the same with a Remington but you pay more just for the name. If I remember correctly, Dillinger did a very in depth write up on Remington 700's in the general rifle discussion room, you may wanna check it out.

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i did notice that savage has a twist rate or 1;9 and 1;7 on thier .223 i like the sound of that once i get my money together i may just pick one up im looking for around a 24-26" stainless bull barrel accutrigger and hopefully an accustock

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There you go, 1:9 twist rate will put you at a bullet weight around 60 grains or so, plenty hefty enough to be accurate at the ranges you spoke of, and probably save yourself some cash while you are at it.

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