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Old April 30, 2013, 04:40 AM   #1
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accurate semi auto 223 rifle ?

What is a good make and model of 223 semi auto rifle that is very accurate other than an AR 15 ?
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Old April 30, 2013, 05:16 AM   #2
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i here a mini-14 target model is accurate.
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Old April 30, 2013, 05:20 AM   #3
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My first choice is the AR platform which is -not- what you are looking for, but my second choice would probably be a Saiga .223 because of price and the fact that a .223 AK clone will fetch you more but without the minor improvements the Saiga has. If pure cool factor was all I wanted I'd get an AK in .223. My next choice would be a mini-14, and then after that I would look at the Kel Tek .223.

All else fails all the big companies out there sell some variant of their rifles in an auto-loading config however unsure of their caliber offerings and if they will meet your expectations.

Edit: I realize now that you weren't specifying "budget".

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Old April 30, 2013, 11:48 AM   #4
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"very accurate" is going to limit you to that platform for the same dollars spent.
Accuracy with the AR platform is pretty much a function of tolerances/fit of the parts, a high quality barrel and match trigger.

There are other semi-auto platforms like the SCAR, but I don't see any of them being potentially "more accurate" than the same dollars spent on a high-end AR-15.
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Old April 30, 2013, 11:51 AM   #5
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my first choice would be an AR platform, the only one I'd even consider besides it is the FN Herstal FS2000, if you can handle the $2,000 price tag them go for it.
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Old April 30, 2013, 12:51 PM   #6
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Find yourself a nice old Daewoo AR-100/K2 with a 1:7 twist barrel.
Mine is accurate and dependable
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Old April 30, 2013, 01:01 PM   #7
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I live in NYS and have to get away from the pistol grip and all the other goodies. maybe I should be looking for a bolt action ?
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Old April 30, 2013, 01:02 PM   #8
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I live in NYS and have to get away from the pistol grip and all the other goodies. maybe I should be looking for a bolt action ? I want to stay with a 223 because I like the caliber.
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Old April 30, 2013, 01:12 PM   #9
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Well then, Ruger Mini or maybe a Saiga 223...
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Old April 30, 2013, 04:37 PM   #10
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Yeah those two are the only ones i can think of. But if you don't mind bumping up the caliber to a .243 then look at the Remington 750. Looks like a classy hunting rifle if youre a little afraid of what others think.

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Old April 30, 2013, 04:43 PM   #11
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The evolution .223

Get your checkbook out as they are expensive.
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Old April 30, 2013, 05:04 PM   #12
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If you have changed your mind about a semi-auto....

I have a Ruger #3 in .223 & it really shoots! It has a 1:10 twist & it really likes 65gr Sierra GK's.

BTW, it has never jammed on me! LOL

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Old April 30, 2013, 06:42 PM   #13
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HK SL6 or 630. It has a straight wood stock and looks quite benign.

4 or 10 round magazine only. Free floated barrel and good iron sights.

HK 05 scope mounts can still be had, if you like that route.
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Old April 30, 2013, 08:14 PM   #14
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You can build a half-minute Savage with an aftermarket match barrel and stock for under a grand that'll blow away the accuracy of any AR-15 for the same money.

For equivalent dollars, bolt guns will always be capable of better accuracy.

That's just the nature of bolt guns vs. semi's.
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Old April 30, 2013, 10:15 PM   #15
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And more on topic than my last post:

If you're maybe thinking of a bolt action I'm a huge fan of the Mossberg MVP series of rifles.
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Old May 2, 2013, 07:58 PM   #16
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Maybe u should just move out of New York then u could own what you want !
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