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Old 02-02-2014, 08:16 PM
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Re: Thinkin about an new .223

Think I'm going to get one in a 223 flavor and keeping with frugal, mount one of the Weaver Kaspa scopes on it. I don't particularly like the stock configuration but if the trigger is good, I can overlook that. It will be a truck gun anyway.

I see Ruger offers one with a Redfield scope as a package...

Should make a nice smaller game rifle for closer in stuff.

I think I have 7,000 223's loaded might as well start using them.....

I must have 5,000 rounds in LC 05 match brass, primed, prepped and boxed for future use as well.

No I don't own an AR either.
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Old 02-03-2014, 02:46 AM
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Re: Thinkin about an new .223

Light hiker.

The Ruger American is a nice looking rifle.I own 3 Ruger firearms and they all perform
well. If I were to buy a Ruger American, It would be the .223, with the 1 - 8 twist
and shoot a 75 gr BTHP Hornady or sierra. The i-9 Twist I am currently shooting
groups very tightly with 69gr Sierra BTHP'. Ringing steel at 1000 yards.
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Old 02-03-2014, 02:55 AM
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Re: Thinkin about an new .223

Light hiker.

The Ruger American is a nice looking rifle.I own 3 Ruger firearms and they all perform
well. If I were to buy a Ruger American, It would be the .223, with the 1 - 8 twist
and shoot a 75 gr BTHP Hornady or sierra. The i-9 Twist I am currently shooting
groups very tightly with 69gr Sierra BTHP'. Ringing steel at 1000 yards.
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Old 02-08-2014, 08:20 PM
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Re: Thinkin about an new .223

I am the OP and appreciate all your help. Haven't bought anything yet but need to get it for this summer. I plan a pd hunt then.

On another note. Why am I not getting notified when I get a response to this thread?

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Old 02-08-2014, 09:23 PM
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Re: Thinkin about an new .223

You need to go into your profile and set your preferences.....
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:40 PM
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Re: Thinkin about an new .223

Been doing a lot of home work trying to find the rifle for me. I do have a budget so 600+ dollars for a rifle and then a scope is a bit to much. Anyway, the heck of it is I like all the rifles talked about in the thread. Each has it's pro's and cons. I am hung up on, and I know I gotta let it go, the fact I have a bunch of 5.56 that I would like to use in whatever bolt rife I finally decide on. The only one I know of that is made in 5.56 is the Mossberg MVP in several variations. I read a lot of good reports but it is a new rifle and I don't believe everything I hear on any rifle. Sure would be nice to be able to use the 5.56 I have on hand though. I am looking for what everyone else wants, an accurate rifle that will shoot almost anything well. I also would like it to go 3 to 400 yards. I know that's out there and I,personally probably won't hit anything at that range but would like to be confident that the rifle could.
I do like the T/C predator but not the scope. I can get the package for about 425 or so but I would have to put a scope on it. Kinda defeats the purpose. The other thing is it has a 1:12 twist. Not sure that isn't a little slow if I wanted to shoot a little heave stuff. I like the Ruger and for the money it may be hard to beat if it will reach out for PD's. Hog hunter in .223 is nice but I don't particularly like the internal mag. As of now the best bang for the buck out of the box seems to be the 11/111 Trophy Hunter XP. At 500 bucks including the pro staff scope it seems to be hard to beat if it shoots. Heck the scope at Wallyworld is 165! Anyone have exp with this package? If so watcha think? What ever rifle I get I would like it to shoot sub moa.

You guys that shoot the Trophy Hunter or really any other standard weight barrel what are you thoughts on them for PD hunts? Do they really heat up that fast and does the poi really change that much? I figure they may heat faster than a medium weight barrel but they will also cool faster. Is a standard weight barrel ok for Pd shooting?

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Old 02-23-2014, 10:49 PM
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Re: Thinkin about an new .223

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.
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