.223 how heavy to follow in scope?

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by pizzapaiute, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. pizzapaiute

    pizzapaiute New Member

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    I'm looking for a new .223 varmint rifle. I want something that is heavy enough to sit still from a bench so I can watch the shots hit. Im in Calif so I don't think I can have a threaded comp on the barrel. I'll be using a bipod. What's the opinion of this forum on the minimum weight that will work? Any opinions appreciated.

    I'm considering one of the Savage 12VS models. They're around 10lbs without scope or bipod. Would less weight work? I don't want to haul around more weight than I need.
     
  2. cabelas90

    cabelas90 Well-Known Member

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    I have a rem 700 sps v its about 9.5 # with scope and i can see my hits at 100 without any problem its a 204 and i don't think a 223 would be any diffrent it will shoot .327 groups. thats what i recomend
     

  3. pizzapaiute

    pizzapaiute New Member

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    Thanks for the information. The 204 is a fast caliber. I haven't shot one yet, but I hear good things about it.
     
  4. carl jarvis

    carl jarvis New Member

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    you might try going another route. your objective is to see the round hit,but not build muscles from carring to much weight.look at a stock that has a good pad and is filled.I believe there is one made by (houge).also along with the weight of a bi-pod you could have your barrel magnaported.If you use adiquite hearing protection.these steps can usually help recoill greatly for even the smallest mountain rifle models,to become little sweeties.
     
  5. cabelas90

    cabelas90 Well-Known Member

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    The 204 is the most amazing gun i have owned yet! its a great paper killer along with cats p-dog yotes anything you can kill with a 223 you can kill just as good with a 204!
     
  6. pizzapaiute

    pizzapaiute New Member

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    I had not thought about magnaporting, good idea.