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Posted: 7/14/2001 10:11:42 AM EDT
Here is the situation. I have a wonderful remmington .22-250 VSSF, but I can't really hold it well to shoot. I use it when I am on a bench or have a pair of sticks. They damn thing is just too heavy for me to shoot well offhand. I would like something affordable and synthetic that I could use to hunt my coyotes and p-dogs, but that I can hold well enough to make a harder shot. I guess what I am getting at is something with a standard barrel. I looked on remington's websight at the model seven SS. Is that a good rifle?
Link Posted: 7/14/2001 10:48:57 AM EDT
My dad bought me a m7 a long time ago. I use it on all sorts of vermin. It shoots fairly well, the best groups run just under 1" with my average being between 1" and 1 1/4". If I were to invest some $$ into it I guess it would shoot better than that. It is a great gun. I would seriously recommend it for what you are looking for, but don't get rid of that 22-250 either though.
Link Posted: 7/14/2001 10:59:34 AM EDT
.223 Bolt guns Rem 700 Classic Rem 7 Mauser Mini Mark Kimber 84
Link Posted: 7/14/2001 11:14:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/14/2001 5:19:23 PM EDT
If you want something to coyote hunt with I suggest you look into getting a Savage sporter wieght synthetic stock rifle. Thier priced right and damn accurate. For shootin prairie dogs your Remington will work just get a Harris bipod. If your wanting to walk around and shoot pds the Savage will more than do the job.
Link Posted: 7/14/2001 5:52:19 PM EDT
Howa 1500 Syn...
Link Posted: 7/14/2001 6:21:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/14/2001 6:18:14 PM EDT by black-guns]
Hey.....just got a savage 111gs......COULD`NT BE HAPPIER......i have a model 7...7-08...GREAT rifle.BUT..you CANNOT get a better rifle, dollar for dollar than a savage......that 223 shoots so nice......save money, be happy, get savage.......[smoke]
Link Posted: 7/15/2001 2:14:27 AM EDT
Dont forget the CZ 527
Link Posted: 7/15/2001 2:41:50 AM EDT
Second vote for the CZ. Also check out the Tikka hunter.
Link Posted: 7/15/2001 4:11:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/15/2001 4:08:26 AM EDT by Ross]
While probably toolight for what you want, I have one of those Mini-Mark X Mauser .223 rifles. The action is sized specifically for the .223/7.62x39 class of cartridges. Similar to the CZ mentioned. It's a super light rifle, very compact, and has a fantastic trigger. I put an old steel Weaver 4x on it (because I found the scope in a box which meant "free"). It's held really tight accuracy. I haven't shot it over 100yds, but it was 1.5" groups at 100yds with Winchester whitebox. It probably is too light for really long shots. I bougth it instead of getting a 10/22. I figured a .223 is a "22" rgiht? Take a look at the CZ though. It's priced well, and I haven't ran across any gun built in the Czech republic that was poorly made. Ross
Link Posted: 7/15/2001 4:36:26 AM EDT
Model 7 is a good rifle..... But my question is this. Do you own an AR15? If so, Why a bolt gun for a .223? The AR lock-up system in essence ensures "bolt-gun" accuracy... And for the same price you pay for a dedicated bolt gun, you could get a 24" Stainless Varmint/Sniper AR Upper that will shoot as well as any bolt gun.
Link Posted: 7/15/2001 4:39:17 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Noname: Howa 1500 Syn...
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Oh yeah. 2nd Vote for rhis gem coming from me too. It makes me LMAO when a $450.00 Gun can wou-shoot a $2000.00 Dedicated "Snipers" rifle... These litle Howas can if you can [:)] I have.
Link Posted: 7/15/2001 5:21:00 AM EDT
[b]Ruger M77-VT[/b] or [b]M77-VLE[/b] From the factory, they come with a #2.25 2-stage trigger, wide beavertail forend, free-floated laminate stock. The VLE series ([i]Law enforcement[/i]) also comes with a Harris Bi-pod. At one time or another, I have had both in 308, and currently have my 2nd VLE in 308. They do make both versions in 223 though.
Link Posted: 7/15/2001 6:35:37 AM EDT
I asked a similar question a couple of months ago. My dad was looking for a good 223 for some coyote busting. After reading some suggestions here and seeing what was available locally, he decided on a Howa 1500. I'd never seen one before, but I gotta tell you, that is one sweet rifle, especially considering the price. One-piece synthetic stock and forearm and a 22" barrel. Very light and handy and very accurate. Stuck a 4-16x50 Bushnell on it (Thank you Midway) and it shoots great. He got the rifle for about $350, and the scope for about $110, IIRC. Not bad at all for what he got out of the deal. (BTW, thanks to all who responded to my original post.)
Link Posted: 7/15/2001 7:07:09 AM EDT
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