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Old 08-30-2012, 12:09 AM
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Re: Thinkin about an new .223

I called the lgs this afternoon about an Axis. I couldn't find a stainless cammo variety. I looked on the Savage site but didn't see it offered. Anyway apparently it is offered. That would make a nice little truck rifle.
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:20 AM
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Re: Thinkin about an new .223

I am not a Ruger fan but I have a stainless M77 that shoorts awesome dirty or clean. Cheap gun that has seen a ton of miles in a truck and saddle scabbord. wears a aftermarket stock for my little short arms a leupold 4x12 and has a little trigger work done. It has flattened a lot of gophers, coyotes.....well before I get a whole other debate started, lets just say it has been very good to me and goes bang a lot more times a year then all my other iron combined!
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:33 AM
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Re: Thinkin about an new .223

As does my mini14 target (shoot, go bang alot).

It's cheap to shoot compared to a 3 series and I've deer hunted with it before with Hornady A max's. It's all about shot placement and the Target will put it exactly where I point it. Thats all important with a 22 caliber bullet. I'll probably take some flak for that. Lots of people aren't fond of deerhiunting with a 223. My freezer attests to it's killing power.

It will never reach out like 338 but it sure is cheaper to go bang with. But then I hunt with a handgun too.
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Old 08-30-2012, 02:28 AM
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Re: Thinkin about an new .223

plus one more for the stevens there great guns to start with and you can upgrade as you see fit here is a pic of mine as is now still want a shaw barrel but it shoots to good now





P.S. i put the stock on it
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:34 AM
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Re: Thinkin about an new .223

You've given me a great idea. My wife disdains mounts in the house, on the walls, especially full mounts. She 'imagines' the eyes are looking at her.... (silly I think) but, it is her house but it is my shop. No issue with putting mounts there.

Nice stock on the Stevens BTW.

...and nice fedora on the mount. Gives it character......
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:25 AM
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Re: Thinkin about an new .223

I have a friend who has the Thompson precision hunter in .223. It is an excellent setup. Shoots ragged holes, out of the box. Good stock, good trigger. I think its a great value.
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:12 AM
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Re: Thinkin about an new .223

I recently bought a Sako stainless laminated for my girlfriend. Easy to load with it's small action and very accurate - 1/4" 3 shot groups are not uncommon with 35gr and 40gr Hornady super-performance ammo, although muzzle velocity is considerably lower than the packet claims. The trigger breaks very cleanly, adjustable between 2 and 4 lb's and quality mounts are easy to fit.
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