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Old 04-08-2013, 12:27 PM
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A fiar statement. Far as value received for the cash spent, it's hard to beat Savage Arms.

I was a Ruger buyer for many years, I just got tired of reworking triggers and fiddling with bedding to get a rifle to consistently group. I'm still quite fond of my Ruger No.1 in 300 Wby Magnum but it took a lot of fiddling to get it to group.

Not so with Savage (other than insuring the barrel is completely free floating as in Accustock). I've had to remove the action and sand a bit of the stock away to achieve a true free float in the past, not every one, but a couple.

Savage has spoiled me with their trigger group, especially the red tang benchrest trigger. I see others copying Savage now but I'll stick with the original.
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A fiar statement. Far as value received for the cash spent, it's hard to beat Savage Arms.

I was a Ruger buyer for many years, I just got tired of reworking triggers and fiddling with bedding to get a rifle to consistently group. I'm still quite fond of my Ruger No.1 in 300 Wby Magnum but it took a lot of fiddling to get it to group.

Not so with Savage (other than insuring the barrel is completely free floating as in Accustock). I've had to remove the action and sand a bit of the stock away to achieve a true free float in the past, not every one, but a couple.

Savage has spoiled me with their trigger group, especially the red tang benchrest trigger. I see others copying Savage now but I'll stick with the original.

I agree with you on that one. I have three Rugers and they all perform well.
I have one Savage hunter 110 7mm mag with brake. Ir shoots without problems.


So I wanted a .223 that I could play with and not spend a fortune. So I
bought a Marlin XlVH . I didn't like the stock so I bought a Boyd's Maple
hunter. Got some experience in bedding a free floating barrel.
It comes with an adjustable trigger, duplicate of the savage accutrigger
more or less. seems to work well. Came with a Weaver base mount.
Had to shim the left side of the base mount to level with center of bore.
Works pretty good at 100 yards, holds the spot with over lapping holes,
200 yards a little spread one and a quarter to one and a half inches.

So for 700 dollars I have a toy that's fun to shoot. Now if I could just buy
bullets for it.

That's another story.
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:39 PM
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Re: Thinkin about an new .223

Tikka T3 Scout I bought one after researching alot I was a Tikka fan to start with as i have a few but let me tell u i think it is the best bang for my buck. Factory Hornady 55gr BT in one ragged hole at 100 yds. I have several rifles that cost alot more the the little 20in barrle scout that wont even shoot in the same league. Dont get me wrong I am accurate rifle fan. If u get a Savage to a Weatherby if it shoots good go with it.

Budget is usually the deciding factor in it for about everyone. I have other accurate .223's i have a old thompson center contender i bought it all nasty and rusty at a gun show and rebuilt it re blued it and it shoots really well. Matter a fact my daughter killed lots of coyotes this winter with the old contender.

Find what u like what shoots good and SHOOT no gun can make someone who cant shoot shoot like a sniper. PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE build buy as u can and have fun
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I agree with you on that one. I have three Rugers and they all perform well.
I have one Savage hunter 110 7mm mag with brake. Ir shoots without problems.


So I wanted a .223 that I could play with and not spend a fortune. So I
bought a Marlin XlVH . I didn't like the stock so I bought a Boyd's Maple
hunter. Got some experience in bedding a free floating barrel.
It comes with an adjustable trigger, duplicate of the savage accutrigger
more or less. seems to work well. Came with a Weaver base mount.
Had to shim the left side of the base mount to level with center of bore.
Works pretty good at 100 yards, holds the spot with over lapping holes,
200 yards a little spread one and a quarter to one and a half inches.

So for 700 dollars I have a toy that's fun to shoot. Now if I could just buy
bullets for it.

That's another story.
An overlapping statement, sort of like clips and magazines, sort of. I just received 500 Hornady 60 grain VMax polymer tipped 224 diameter projectiles, brass is coming in as well plus primers. You have to know where to look and be dedicated to preusing the Internet sites of all the dealers plus your local retailers, case in point, I picked up Varget at Cabelas, in the firearms department. Granted, it's not an 8 pounder, it's a 1 pounder but it's still loadable. Picked up a brick of CCI SR primers at a l,ocal gun retailer, it's out there, you have to look and there are no bragains but I have yet to see the 'gouging' that people are talking about.

It will improve if, one, people quit buying gobs of everything at once. The sky isn't falling despite what Chicken Little says......

Purchase what you need for the coming year and no more. This hoarding is crazy and it's not the government buying stuff up, in fact, local LE here can't get ammunition either.

It's there, you just have to look for it.
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Tikka T3 Scout I bought one after researching alot I was a Tikka fan to start with as i have a few but let me tell u i think it is the best bang for my buck. Factory Hornady 55gr BT in one ragged hole at 100 yds. I have several rifles that cost alot more the the little 20in barrle scout that wont even shoot in the same league. Dont get me wrong I am accurate rifle fan. If u get a Savage to a Weatherby if it shoots good go with it.

Budget is usually the deciding factor in it for about everyone. I have other accurate .223's i have a old thompson center contender i bought it all nasty and rusty at a gun show and rebuilt it re blued it and it shoots really well. Matter a fact my daughter killed lots of coyotes this winter with the old contender.

Find what u like what shoots good and SHOOT no gun can make someone who cant shoot shoot like a sniper. PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE build buy as u can and have fun
The key words are Practice, Practice and more Practice.

I shoot once or twice a week depending on weather. I shoot about 40 rounds
of ammo each session. bolt action and load one at a time. Out to five hundred
yards. my 223 is set up as a class F rifle target.
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Re: Thinkin about an new .223

I have a Howa 1500 Varmint and a Browning Varmint model 223 Rem rifles. I glass bedded the action into the thumbhole Howa stock and adjusted the trigger pull. No work was required on the Browning. Both rifles shoot 1/2 inch five shot groups off a benchrest with reloaded ammo with some groups under 1/2 inch. I dont know if the same models are still made. After getting a Ruger Target Varmint 204 Ruger rifle when it first came out I have not used the 223 Rem rifles very much.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:43 AM
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I have a Howa 1500 Varmint and a Browning Varmint model 223 Rem rifles. I glass bedded the action into the thumbhole Howa stock and adjusted the trigger pull. No work was required on the Browning. Both rifles shoot 1/2 inch five shot groups off a benchrest with reloaded ammo with some groups under 1/2 inch. I dont know if the same models are still made. After getting a Ruger Target Varmint 204 Ruger rifle when it first came out I have not used the 223 Rem rifles very much.
Congratulations! Those are fine groups. Yes, it is hard to choose, when there are
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