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Unread 12-09-2009, 08:20 PM
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223 target rifle ?

I am wanting to find a 223 to use in 100 to 300 yards matches. I know there are better choices, but I have a twice repaired shoulder, and I'm fully set up to load for 223.

I really like the Remington short barreled tactical with the over molded stock.
everyone around here shoots .5 MOA.

The problem is the 1/9 twist. That will limit my bullet weight. All of the heavy bullets call for 1/7 or 1/8 twist.

Does anyone make a bolt action with that fast twist rate? I want to keep it stock so I don't have to go into the open class.

I'm I stuck with going to an AR target upper? (not like that is a bad option)

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Gene
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    Unread 12-10-2009, 07:54 AM
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    Re: 223 target rifle ?

    You have just described the savage LRPV with fast twist.

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    Re: 223 target rifle ?

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    I am wanting to find a 223 to use in 100 to 300 yards matches. I know there are better choices, but I have a twice repaired shoulder, and I'm fully set up to load for 223.
    Gene
    Just one question if I may, how heavy a bullet do you need for 100 to 300 yards?
    I have a DPMS HBAR 20" with a 1-9 twist. It sends 60 gr, Sierra's @ 3300 easily, and shoots bug holes. Still supersonic at 300. I totally get 80 gr.ers at 600 yds. But for 200 and 300 yds my 60's do great.




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    Re: 223 target rifle ?

    Ditto bountyhunter's comment. I have a Model 12 LRPV .223 with 7 twist. Added an adjustable cheek weld. Plink around with off the shelf 55 grains, but for accuracy shoot 77 grain and 80 grain. Bushnell 6500.

    Mine is the single shot single port.

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    Re: 223 target rifle ?

    we do have one range that shoots out to 600 yards. should have stated that.
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    Re: 223 target rifle ?

    Sounds like the Savage LRPV is the ticket. You get and Target action, heavy barrel, HS precision stock, and all the accuracy you can muster from a box. That's what I would do if I had the money.

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    Re: 223 target rifle ?

    The Savage LRPV is a great idea as mentioned above. I own an SPS Tactical like the one you said you liked. I never shot it with the Hogue stock, but it averages .543 for the load that it likes best with 69gr SMKs. That load has more than enough behind it to get it well past 600yds. After about 800 though I'd start to worry about the round going transonic.
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