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Old November 3, 2012, 04:00 PM   #1
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223 bolt action tack driver ?

who makes an extremely accurate 223 bolt action rifle ?
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Old November 3, 2012, 04:10 PM   #2
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I've got an older Savage 110E (pre-accu-trigger) in .223 that'll shoot .5 MOA groups with most factory ammo out there. I'm sure I could dial it down if I reloaded for it.
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Old November 3, 2012, 05:41 PM   #3
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Remington 700.
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Old November 3, 2012, 06:02 PM   #4
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Savage Model 12 BTVS with accutrigger.
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Old November 3, 2012, 06:12 PM   #5
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My Savage 112 bvss in .223 was extremely accurate. It was a heavy club of a rifle, though. Needs a bipod on it for sure.
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Old November 3, 2012, 06:14 PM   #6
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+1 for Savage.
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Old November 3, 2012, 07:27 PM   #7
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Wouldn't it be the neatest thing since peanut butter if we could do a side-by-side comparison between 5 or so randon off-the-shelf Savages and 5 or so same condition CZ 527's? Factory ammo of various makes and weights and reloads... That would answer so many questions for me.

I love my CZ's but I see such a tight race between what's rocommended here on the boards- I can't help but get the wonderments.
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Old November 3, 2012, 08:21 PM   #8
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Put 5 rem 700's in there for good measure.

All models same type, meaning accutrigger v x-mark pro v whatever CZ's trigger is.

Free floated barrel on all 3 etc.
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Old November 3, 2012, 09:55 PM   #9
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Thank you for the replies, I am going to look into a Savage.
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Old November 3, 2012, 10:17 PM   #10
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My Ruger 77 Mk II light sporter in .223 has been reliably half-MOA for years and years.
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Old November 3, 2012, 11:34 PM   #11
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If you don't mind a used rifle, the Remington 788 in .223 Rem is pretty darn good. I was working up a new load with mine last weekend using Hornday 40gr V-MAX and Varget powder. When doing load work, I load 4 rounds in each weight. This was the first group I tested. I stopped testing after I finished those 4 shots. No reason to waste any more bullets, powder, or time. It was good enough for me.

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Old November 3, 2012, 11:43 PM   #12
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I have a savage 12FCV that will shoot .5 moa with handloads consistently.
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Old November 4, 2012, 02:40 AM   #13
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If you don't mind a used rifle, the Remington 788 in .223 Rem is pretty darn good.
Yes! I have one also, and it's a tack driver! I had the receiver and barrel glass bedded which helped immensely!
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Old November 4, 2012, 07:45 AM   #14
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Be carefull what you select. Alot of 223Rem rifles now have 1:7,1:8,1:9 barrel twists which are better for the 60gr+ bullits and some are 1:12 twist for the lighter bullits. So depending on what you are trying to shoot be aware that this is a factor. I shoot alot of Ground Hogs with a Weatherby Mark V Super Predator Master 1:12 twist using 55gr Hornady V-max and it is super accurate.
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Old November 4, 2012, 11:01 AM   #15
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There are several makers that produce fine accurate rifles. I own a Savage Model 12 FSSV that is sub half MOA on a bad day. I own a CZ 527 American in .221 Rem fireball that is beyond a tack driver, I am sure one in .223 Rem would be just as great. Remington makes several platforms. The VTR series are good as well. I was torn between the Remington, and the Savage. I do not regret getting the Savage. I am sure I would not have regretted it if I had purchased the Remington.

In the end pick the one you like the most. Truth be told they are all accurate, in fact more so than 98% of the people that own them. I am man enough to admit being that 98%.
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Old November 4, 2012, 11:30 AM   #16
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223

I would like to add a comment about the CZ 527 in 223....I have a weakness for mannlicher styled rifles...and CZ makes the 527-223....with the full length stock. It is such a joy to handle/admire...but the real surprise was how utterly accurate this little rifle has turned out to be!
In spite of the possiblities of a full length stock affecting accuracy....mine has not been the case....everyone who has taken a turn with this rifle...always comes back with a slackjaw....eyes open reaction...when three rounds...more often than not...are one ragged hole!!!
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Old November 4, 2012, 12:06 PM   #17
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Maybe the full length stock helps accuracy. I wish I new.
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Old November 4, 2012, 12:16 PM   #18
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No use having a rifle for that is a tack driver. It sends the tack right through the object you are trying to hang and it falls down. Unless of course you use the other end and then its a bit difficult to manipulate.
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Old November 4, 2012, 01:59 PM   #19
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Check out the Ruger M77 Mark ll Target. Had one that would shoot 3/8" @100yrds. w/ factory ammo. Regret selling it.
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Old November 4, 2012, 02:37 PM   #20
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Weatherby Mark V Super Predator Master
Might also take a look at the Howa 1500 it is the action used for a lot of Weatherby and S&W rifles, depending on when it was manufactured.

I have one with an axiom stock and a carbon fiber wrapped barrel. It is a good shooter and a lot of fun. The adjustable stock allows it to be used by smaller people.
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Old November 4, 2012, 09:31 PM   #21
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I going to order a CZ 527 carbine in .223.I have the one in 7.62x 39,awesome little rifle.
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Old November 5, 2012, 06:24 PM   #22
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I am going to try a Ruger M77 Mark ll Target, I got one on lay-a-way.
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Old November 5, 2012, 08:22 PM   #23
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Always liked the M77. My first deer rifle was an M77 in 30-06.
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Old November 5, 2012, 08:35 PM   #24
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I'm going to pick up a Ruger M77 Mark ll Target this spring. The new ones have a 1:9 twist.
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Old November 9, 2012, 01:30 PM   #25
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no marlin?

I dont see anone posting about marlins x7 line. I just picked up one, with a 26" heavy barrel...Oh my is it nice. The trigger is incredible! I it's user adjustable, but I haven't even bothered.

Had some trouble with the scope (my fault. i didnt realize i hadnt tightened down the rings) once i did that, great shooting and that was cheapo wally world ammo.

Rifle-Marlin x7vh in .223 $320 (ProTrigger included), Scope-Barska 6-24x50mm $99 (spotting scope included), Bipod-NcStar swivle mount $22, Case-Plano 50" plastic $29.

My goal was to get a sub $500 dollar rifle system and so far I am very happy.

Warning, Marlins website does not advertise the heavy barrel and does not advertise it in .223

Also, my rifle does not like TulAmmo steel casings but loves the taste of anything else.
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