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.223 Long Range Budget Rifle

 
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Old 05-26-2010, 01:04 PM
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.223 Long Range Budget Rifle

Hi, im going to get a .223 rifle for small game and long range shooting. I dont want to buy anything expensive, the only thing thats important for me is good accuracy and a twist rate that lets me shoot heavy bullets (1:9 seems fitting for my purpose), ive seen a bit on the Howa Varmint, but it has 1:12" twist... so for me it seems that the only rifles in the pricerange is the Remington 700 tactical (or VTR)... of cource there is the Tikka T3 lite, but i dont like their magazines....

any input?
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Old 06-09-2010, 12:57 PM
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Re: .223 Long Range Budget Rifle

Remington SPS Varmint, Howa 1500 Varmint or a Savage equivalent. US550$ or so regular price.
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Old 06-09-2010, 01:10 PM
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Re: .223 Long Range Budget Rifle

I wanted to make a similar rifle and this is how I did it.

I went to gunbroker and typed "savage 223" and started watching what was coming up in my price range that had a heavy barrel. I watched for a little while and got a used predator that couldn't have had 50rds through it for about $425. Then I just put on a bushnell 3200 10X that I got brand new on Ebay for 165 to my door. All together I don't have $700 in the rifle & scope. It shoots between 3/4" to 1/2" at 100 yards using 69gr sierra matchkings and doesn't go subsonic until after 700 yards. It's a very accurate, inexpensive rifle that's not too heavy and not too light.

Now I have a drop chart taped to the stock and have an eagle stock pack on the stock for comfort, but the basic setup is pretty cheap for a rifle that shoots accurately out to 700 yards all things considered.
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Old 06-09-2010, 09:43 PM
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Re: .223 Long Range Budget Rifle

I love my 5R in a 223.comes with a 1:9 and shoots great.but does cost alittle more thatn the average rifel.but the same as any 5R does.
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Old 06-10-2010, 12:57 AM
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Re: .223 Long Range Budget Rifle

ive decided for a Savage BVSS (varmint) 1:9", only thing i dislike is that is has a closed box magazine... Ive all ready got a Bushnell tactical elite 6-24x50, a harris and a nice silencer (for .30, but it'll work good on the .223 also...
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:23 AM
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Re: .223 Long Range Budget Rifle

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ive decided for a Savage BVSS (varmint) 1:9", only thing i dislike is that is has a closed box magazine... Ive all ready got a Bushnell tactical elite 6-24x50, a harris and a nice silencer (for .30, but it'll work good on the .223 also...

Once upon a time I had the exact same rifle and it's very accurate. If you get a chance try some varget with 69gr matchkings and you'll likely be a very happy man. The 12bvss I had with my 69gr matchking & varget handload was still accurate at 800 yards! You're going to love that rifle.
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Old 06-11-2010, 12:17 AM
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Re: .223 Long Range Budget Rifle

ive found a remington 700 used, it has a Lothar Walter barrel with 1:8" twist, but it cost a bit more, how how will it performe against the Savage?
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