most accurate 223 out of the box

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by dambo1969, May 13, 2012.

  1. dambo1969

    dambo1969 New Member

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    hi and g day from Aus,I'm looking at buying an extremely accurate 223 straight from the box,our gun laws are very different to yours,any ideas?i will be shooting roos,foxes hares etc
     
  2. Aldon

    Aldon Well-Known Member

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    do the laws prohibit or control barrels or actions or both?

    If only Action. then Savage would be a good way to have multiple options on caliber.

    Easy to switch barrels....
     

  3. dambo1969

    dambo1969 New Member

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    no semi or auto allowed.i have heard much about the savage!tikka and sako
    which is the best?
     
  4. bullelk14

    bullelk14 Member

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    I have a Tikka T3 tactical, nothing has been done to it. Consistently shoots less than 1/2 inch groups at 100 with reloads. Fun to shoot, one of my favoritesgun)
     
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  5. bruce_ventura

    bruce_ventura Well-Known Member

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    Ditto my Savage model 25 Lightweight Varminter. 5 - shot groups at 100 yds are consistently under 0.5".
     
  6. RioHondoHank

    RioHondoHank Well-Known Member

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    I once had a 20 inch barrel out of the box .223 Savage that I won some bench rest matches with. It was a consistent 1/2 MOA gun. I sold it to a friend and he contunies to win matches with it.
     
  7. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    I just finished making the same decision, and in the end the Tikka T3 Scout with the 20" barrel was what I chose. The 1-8 twist will allow a bit more bullet choice. I've got exactly 5 rounds through it sighting in, but the way everything tracked has me very hopeful. The wind here has been up, but when it clears a bit, I'll post results.
     
  8. dambo1969

    dambo1969 New Member

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    thanks guys for the great info - keep it coming !!
     
  9. Gary Kaney

    Gary Kaney Well-Known Member

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    I bought a FN TSR 20" barrel about a year ago for a throw behind the seat gun. I'm really happy with this weapon. 1/2" groups with my reloads. Topped with Leupold 4.5/14 with the TMR reticle.