Best .223 for a first owner

Bolt action rifles, lever action, pump action, self loading rifles and other miscellaneous longarms.

Re: Best .223 for a first owner

Post by bigpete » 22 Nov 2022, 10:01 am

Hell,I don't even want a heavy gun even if I'm shooting from a vehicle.
bigpete
Major
Major
 
Posts: 2922
South Australia

Re: Best .223 for a first owner

Post by Lazarus » 22 Nov 2022, 10:28 am

As OB said pete, horses for courses.
We all have different tastes.
Some people like big fat Harleys that weigh as much as a small moon and handle like a pig on a skateboard, I prefer bikes that go and handle like a bike, not an overloaded ferry.

Vive la difference mate.
Courage is knowing it might
hurt, and doing it anyway.
Stupidity is the same
.
And that's why life is hard
User avatar
Lazarus
Sergeant
Sergeant
 
Posts: 642
New South Wales

Re: Best .223 for a first owner

Post by deye243 » 22 Nov 2022, 1:55 pm

Lazarus wrote:As OB said pete, horses for courses.
We all have different tastes.
Some people like big fat Harleys that weigh as much as a small moon and handle like a pig on a skateboard, I prefer bikes that go and handle like a bike, not an overloaded ferry.

Vive la difference mate.

Haha I hear you on that one about the bikes I also prefer bikes that handle like bikes and sound like they go like the Clappers instead of an elongated fart
User avatar
deye243
Sergeant Major
Sergeant Major
 
Posts: 1684
Victoria

Re: Best .223 for a first owner

Post by Lazarus » 22 Nov 2022, 2:24 pm

deye243 wrote:
Lazarus wrote:As OB said pete, horses for courses.
We all have different tastes.
Some people like big fat Harleys that weigh as much as a small moon and handle like a pig on a skateboard, I prefer bikes that go and handle like a bike, not an overloaded ferry.

Vive la difference mate.

Haha I hear you on that one about the bikes I also prefer bikes that handle like bikes and sound like they go like the Clappers instead of an elongated fart


I recently watched a video comparison, below, of the notes of the Panigale V4S and the Aprilia RSV4 factory.
Needed some quite time alone afterwards :oops:

If you twisted my arm, I could be persuaded on this one though, as a second string, after the Ducati.

I wouldn't mind one as a dedicated dirt bike.

315629971_502295835251951_5542019229342200398_n.jpg
315629971_502295835251951_5542019229342200398_n.jpg (190.92 KiB) Viewed 135 times


https://youtu.be/B1GFKovFofc
Courage is knowing it might
hurt, and doing it anyway.
Stupidity is the same
.
And that's why life is hard
User avatar
Lazarus
Sergeant
Sergeant
 
Posts: 642
New South Wales

Re: Best .223 for a first owner

Post by Oldbloke » 22 Nov 2022, 2:26 pm

That bike is it 223cc ? :lol: :unknown:
Treat trolls with the contempt they deserve.
Reminder. I am of average intelligence, therefore 50% of people are dumber than me.
Member. NSC, SFFP, Shooters Union.
User avatar
Oldbloke
General
General
 
Posts: 9447
Victoria

Re: Best .223 for a first owner

Post by JohnV » 22 Nov 2022, 8:44 pm

bigpete wrote:Hell,I don't even want a heavy gun even if I'm shooting from a vehicle.


WEATHERBY VANGUARD VARMINT BLUED SYNTHETIC .223 REM short barrel .
The reason I go this over a Howa is that Howa have screwed up the .223 with the mini action . Not allowing any room to seat out projectiles . A slightly heavier barrel is good for shooting from a vehicle it steadies the hold , reduces barrel heating and lessens recoil . Hinged floor plate model never has magazine issues and you can usually extend the length of it to accommodate longer overall cartridges .
JohnV
Sergeant
Sergeant
 
Posts: 598
New South Wales

Re: Best .223 for a first owner

Post by bladeracer » 22 Nov 2022, 8:48 pm

JohnV wrote:
bigpete wrote:Hell,I don't even want a heavy gun even if I'm shooting from a vehicle.


WEATHERBY VANGUARD VARMINT BLUED SYNTHETIC .223 REM short barrel .
The reason I go this over a Howa is that Howa have screwed up the .223 with the mini action . Not allowing any room to seat out projectiles . A slightly heavier barrel is good for shooting from a vehicle it steadies the hold , reduces barrel heating and lessens recoil . Hinged floor plate model never has magazine issues and you can usually extend the length of it to accommodate longer overall cartridges .


I agree about the mini-action but they do still offer .223 in the short-action don't they?
Practice Strict Gun Control - Precision Counts!
User avatar
bladeracer
Field Marshal
Field Marshal
 
Posts: 11299
Victoria

Re: Best .223 for a first owner

Post by Troyus » 22 Nov 2022, 10:51 pm

As to the OP the Lithgow is a great, Aussie made gun. The howas are good bang for buck but that doesn’t make them better than a Lithgow or other great guns. Know however that the Lithgow is on the heavier side of things.
Troyus
Recruit
Recruit
 
Posts: 22
Western Australia

Re: Best .223 for a first owner

Post by bigpete » 23 Nov 2022, 6:08 am

JohnV wrote:
bigpete wrote:Hell,I don't even want a heavy gun even if I'm shooting from a vehicle.


WEATHERBY VANGUARD VARMINT BLUED SYNTHETIC .223 REM short barrel .
The reason I go this over a Howa is that Howa have screwed up the .223 with the mini action . Not allowing any room to seat out projectiles . A slightly heavier barrel is good for shooting from a vehicle it steadies the hold , reduces barrel heating and lessens recoil . Hinged floor plate model never has magazine issues and you can usually extend the length of it to accommodate longer overall cartridges .


I've done PLENTY of shooting from a vehicle,and stand by my choice. My weatherby vanguard 22-250 standard weight barrel is plenty heavy enough,especially when it has a torch mounted to it.
bigpete
Major
Major
 
Posts: 2922
South Australia

Re: Best .223 for a first owner

Post by JohnV » 29 Nov 2022, 6:18 pm

bigpete wrote:
JohnV wrote:
bigpete wrote:Hell,I don't even want a heavy gun even if I'm shooting from a vehicle.


WEATHERBY VANGUARD VARMINT BLUED SYNTHETIC .223 REM short barrel .
The reason I go this over a Howa is that Howa have screwed up the .223 with the mini action . Not allowing any room to seat out projectiles . A slightly heavier barrel is good for shooting from a vehicle it steadies the hold , reduces barrel heating and lessens recoil . Hinged floor plate model never has magazine issues and you can usually extend the length of it to accommodate longer overall cartridges .


I've done PLENTY of shooting from a vehicle,and stand by my choice. My weatherby vanguard 22-250 standard weight barrel is plenty heavy enough,especially when it has a torch mounted to it.

I never said it was required I just said a heavier barrel is ok for shooting out of a vehicle and your not carrying it about either .
JohnV
Sergeant
Sergeant
 
Posts: 598
New South Wales

Previous

Back to top
 
Return to Centerfire rifles