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    223 rifle

    Am looking at purchasing a basic 223 for hunting prairie dogs and other "critters" and would like the groups help on what a good make and model would be. I like the Savage but their are a lot of models to look at also. Any assistance would be great. Thank you,

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    I use a CZ 527 American .223. for varmints and I will tell you it is a fine shooting rifle. It is also light and carrys well. I own two CZs and both are the best shooters I own.

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    What would be a good price to pay for the rifle?

    thanks

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    The thing to watch with 223 rifles is the twist rate, especially if you have the need to shoot the heavier bullets. Personally, I'd by an AR if it were me because of the endless configuration options and availability of parts.

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    I bought mine used with scope and case for $500.00. I thought it was a great deal at that price.
    Quote Originally Posted by gman1 View Post
    What would be a good price to pay for the rifle?

    thanks

    gman

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    I like a plain jane Remington model 700 if you are going cheaper. Very accurate for me... I have shot 223 in several different models and honestly cant remember one that I didn't like other than the savage Axis. The trigger was just bad in that gun...

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    Wow, lots of options at that caliber. I had a Browning 223 WSSM that I wish I still had, extremely accurate. I've now got an Stag model 2 AR that is a lot of fun to shoot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hilltop View Post
    I like a plain jane Remington model 700 if you are going cheaper. Very accurate for me... I have shot 223 in several different models and honestly cant remember one that I didn't like other than the savage Axis. The trigger was just bad in that gun...
    I'm with Hilltop on the Model 700, they are hard to beat!

    Hilltop do you still have that axis? I can tell you how to fix it in 5 minutes. Simple trigger job, knock 1 pin out & cut 2 coils off with a pair of dikes. Trigger will be about 3#.
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    Quote Originally Posted by libidilatimmy View Post
    The thing to watch with 223 rifles is the twist rate, especially if you have the need to shoot the heavier bullets. Personally, I'd by an AR if it were me because of the endless configuration options and availability of parts.
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    You might look at the new Ruger American Predator rifle. It has a heavier threaded barrel than the regular American rifles, but costs about the same. I haven't been able to shoot one yet, but if it is as accurate as the regular American rifles, then it should do fine for varmints and predators without breaking the bank.

 

 

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