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Unread 02-24-2014, 06:36 PM
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Re: Thinkin about an new .223

BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE...

If you can fiti it in your budget get a Tikka in .223. It will truly be a better rifle than all the other "entry level" rifles, Weatherby included.

Yeah, I really like my Ruger American but I had a budget to stick to. I'm upgrading my Rem/HS Precision .300 WM long range competition rifle and need the money for that. Otherwise I'd have gotten the Tikka.
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    Unread 02-24-2014, 08:43 PM
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    Re: Thinkin about an new .223

    Thumbs,

    With as many 223 Caliber rifles available, it's no wonder that making a choice becomes
    frustrating.

    When I chose my 223 My deciding criteria included my budget, which was around
    $700.00 and what I expected the rifle to do.
    That amount had to include the rifle, scope, different stock and bi pod.

    With some careful shopping I got all of it for $50.00 over budget, all new in the box,
    not a package deal.
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    Unread 02-24-2014, 09:08 PM
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    Re: Thinkin about an new .223

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    iv got a tikka t3 lite 1:8 twist. its the thin barrel, I some times use it shooting ftr class. which is 12 rounds in row and it doesn't heat up enough to change the elevation point of impact on target.
    all I did was adjust the trigger down (no need to replace)
    and lengthen the magazine, which was fairly easy.
    I shoot 50gr vmax up to 80gr amax. I also use it in the bush stalking small fallow deer, its still fairly light even with a 6.5-20x50 scope on it.

    if I was to do it again.... id do exactly the same.
    I like the TFR class too. my 223 rifle cools down between distance moves. 12 rounds
    doesn't tend to heat it much. I use a 10-20x50 scope and my loads with a sierra 69
    bthp. Set up on the G7 ballistics calculator. Make a print out of each load. works great.
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    Unread 02-24-2014, 09:34 PM
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    Re: Thinkin about an new .223

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    Thumbs,

    With as many 223 Caliber rifles available, it's no wonder that making a choice becomes
    frustrating.

    When I chose my 223 My deciding criteria included my budget, which was around
    $700.00 and what I expected the rifle to do.
    That amount had to include the rifle, scope, different stock and bi pod.

    With some careful shopping I got all of it for $50.00 over budget, all new in the box,
    not a package deal.
    You said a mouth full there for sure.
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    Unread 02-25-2014, 06:45 PM
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    Re: Thinkin about an new .223

    I have the MVP Varmint , been shooting it for about 2 months now. loves 62gr. with Varget, shoots 1.2 inch groups at 200 yards. I am a Savage fan just thought I would try something different and couldn't be happier. The trigger adjust down to just under 3 lbs. for an out of the box rifle it shoots surprisingly well.
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    Re: Thinkin about an new .223

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    I have the MVP Varmint , been shooting it for about 2 months now. loves 62gr. with Varget, shoots 1.2 inch groups at 200 yards. I am a Savage fan just thought I would try something different and couldn't be happier. The trigger adjust down to just under 3 lbs. for an out of the box rifle it shoots surprisingly well.
    Do you find the barrel heats up fast? Just wondering one of the things I want the rifle for is PD hunting where quite a few rounds are fired in short order.
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    Unread 02-25-2014, 09:36 PM
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    Re: Thinkin about an new .223

    I have only shot it this winter , around 100 rounds in an hours time at the farm I shoot at here in Wisconsin . Outside temp was around 30 degrees it didn't warm up to much in the cold temps. I wouldn't know how it would be in the summer, but I am going to find out this summer in WY. Pdog shoot'n at a friends ranch. I always bring 2 guns with me so they can cool down a bit. I would also look at the Savage Axis under $300.00 Boyds stock $100.00 some clean up on the trigger and you have another sub moa rifle on the cheap.
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