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Old March 15, 2014, 10:38 AM   #26
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Great thread going here guys!! Thanks for all the great replies so far!!
I ended up going to my LGS and picked up a Ruger American in .223. I am kind of Ruger guy being I already have two of their handguns. The range I will have access to has a 25, 50, and 100 yard distances. While The .308 would of covered more uses (ie hunting) I don't see myself rifle hunting any time soon when I already have the 12 gauge available. I think the .223 will suit me perfect for what I am trying to do. I was able to get it for $353 OTD which beat all the other near by LGS's.

Now I need to find a scope:-)


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Old March 15, 2014, 12:38 PM   #27
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Good for you. As for scopes-What you have listed there,myself I wold go with the Vortex. Very nice scopes.Nikon is also very nice,but I would take the Vortex over the Nikon.
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Old March 16, 2014, 04:40 AM   #28
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NHSHOOTER- I have been very pleased with all of my Muellers- up to 5 so far. The 8-32x44's are shipping now with flip up sight covers which is a very nice upgrade from the sorry plastic cups with elastic connecting strings. I'm proud for the folks who are affluent enough to be able to spend $800+ on glass- but I've never spent more than $265 on a Mueller, and in honest side-by-side comparisons with Weavers, Redfields, Bushnell's, a first gen Tasco High Country, a Simmons Whitetail, and some no name chinese scope- I stand by the Mueller in clarity, durability, repeatability, and price.
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Old March 18, 2014, 07:43 PM   #29
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500 yards is a looooooooong ways. .308 is nearly perfect for that.... *much* easier to get small groups from then even a tricked out 7-twist .223 rem.

If you'd said, no more than 300, then .223 rem.

Of course, I wouldn't limit myself to either one of those chamberings for long range (past 300 yards).

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Old March 27, 2014, 02:04 AM   #30
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It is always nice to get a new rifle. You will enjoy shooting that 223 as the recoil is pleasureable. It is like a Swedish Massage for the shoulder.
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Old March 31, 2014, 12:25 PM   #31
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