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How about this setup for 500+ yards 223

 
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Old 10-10-2009, 06:49 PM
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How about this setup for 500+ yards 223

Well, i posted a very similar thread on TheHighRoad forums and im not sure but to me it seemed like they just liked to tell me i had no idea what im talking about trying to shoot 223 at 500 yards and that i dont know what im talking about as far as the scope goes, but anyways here it is.

I have been shooting for a few years now and i really need to upgrade. Right now i have a savage mark ll FSS in 22lr topped off with a cheap $70 Center point optics(crosman) 4-16x40mm scope. I was actually pleasantly surprised with the scope but thats just a different story. I was looking at 223 rifles a year or to ago when i was trying to upgrade but things just didnt pan out. I was and still am thinking that the Tikka t3 lite stainless is one of the best rifles i can get in its price range. Im not positive what scope is best for me but im looking at the Super Sniper scope by SWFA(10x44mm). It has all of the features i want, but it would be nice to have an adjustable magnification. I also have to decide weather it is worth the extra $100 to have the parallax on the side instead of in the back. If anyone has any recommendations on better scopes (under 800 PLEASE!!!!) it would be nice to hear them. I would want mil-dot reticle, adjustable parallax,tactical turrets, and hopefully adjustable power (max above 9X). I think i will want to stick with the tikka t3 stainless lite in 223 tho so please dont make suggestions on moving up to a higher caliber, but if you think there is a better rifle out there for the money, and i wont have to upgrade to get the performance of the tikka than please say something. Someone recommended that i should just setup a benchrest rifle if im looking to shoot 223 at 300+ yards but I will more than likely use the rifle cor coyote and varmint hunting also. I will probably also get a 6-9 swivel bipod for shooting in prone or from a table.

thanks for your ideas and suggestions, Mike
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Old 10-10-2009, 06:52 PM
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Re: How about this setup for 500+ yards 223

O and as far as The scope I would like at least 100 MOA adjustment for elevation. I will more than likely try shooting even further than 500 at maybe 850+

thanks again!
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Old 10-10-2009, 07:38 PM
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Re: How about this setup for 500+ yards 223

Get a savage model 12 in 22-250 and put good glass on it, say something like a 4 x 18 x44, you will be good to 500 yds at least, with a good handload.
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Old 10-10-2009, 07:42 PM
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Re: How about this setup for 500+ yards 223

i do like the model 12 but did you even read the post?
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Old 10-10-2009, 08:25 PM
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Re: How about this setup for 500+ yards 223

My Tikka SS Varmint with the 24" 1-8 barrel is a shooter. Check the WOTAC scopes here www.sightwonders.com I'm using a Gen 3 4-14x50 on my Tikka Varmint .308 & it works real good.
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Old 10-10-2009, 08:42 PM
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Re: How about this setup for 500+ yards 223

looks nice, but how the hell do you work that reticle?
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Old 10-10-2009, 09:55 PM
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Re: How about this setup for 500+ yards 223

Not to say that there is anything wrong with the 223 but flyin lizard has a point don't rule out the 22-250, its an awesome caliber. but if you are just going to shoot factory ammo perhaps the 223 would better suit you.
Seriously look at the savage model 12's though. I took out my 12bvss tonight and put eight rounds in a hole smaller than a quarter at 250 yards. But like anyone will tell you, spend the money on the scope! I have a Nikon bushmaster 6-18x40 and it works just fine.
Well good luck shopping!
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