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223/22 hornet length actions

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Old 03-07-2013, 11:55 PM
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Re: 223/22 hornet length actions

the reports of inherent accuracy from this round itself are phenomenal! but all those claims were made from bol action guns. do you think i would still be able to achieve this level of accuracy from a break action gun like the Thompson center encore or new England firearms handi-rifle? im building this rig specifically for taking small game (squirells and rabbits) @/around three hundred yards and still be edible (so head shots if i can do my part and the wind cooperates) so i need the utmost in accuracy!
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:33 AM
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Re: 223/22 hornet length actions

All the "inherent accuracy" on earth isn't going to turn a Handi-Rifle into a 300yd. shooter! You're "stepping over dollars to pick-up dimes". For all the money you think you're going to save by talking 'uncle' out of one of his break overs, your going to spend a bushel of $$$$$ getting someone to fit a custom barrel to that break over because of the lug on the bottom of the barrel. Seems to me , if you're set on that little wildcat, you're stuck with a CZ, a Savage, or a Ruger. Wake-up! Custom work, like you're suggesting isn't going to be cheap! Cheap components/methods give 'cheap' results.
"Shoots real good!": definition; it didn't blow-up in my face. Not everything can be fixed on an internet forum!
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:25 PM
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Re: 223/22 hornet length actions

Thank you. thats exactly what i.was.asking. ive jeard of.encores.shooting.pretty well, but wasnt sure. thanx! as you stated i was concerned.abiut wasting the round.on a crap.action. just wanted to be sure. again. thanx
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:43 PM
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Re: 223/22 hornet length actions

try a 77/22hornet
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:48 PM
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Re: 223/22 hornet length actions

I recommend you obtain a copy of, "Sporting Firearms, A Designer's Notebook" before you go any further. The process covering what you want to do is covered in-depth. Reading it could save you $$$. I got my copy from Amazon.com/books
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