Help me to choose best rifle in .223

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Re: Help me to choose best rifle in .223

Post by TassieTiger » 08 Jan 2019, 8:08 pm

Is this going to run 20 pages?? Is it??
Well....223 steyr is still shooting golf balls at 220 no worries at all. I’m bloody happy with it. I believe that’s the max distance for the AR scope for golf balls - I do have a Leupold 6-18/40 awaiting the return of my 30/06 and have thought about seeing just how far I can push the 223 with that scope but I don’t want to mess up what I currently have either lol
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Re: Help me to choose best rifle in .223

Post by straightshooter » 09 Jan 2019, 6:28 am

I wonder, has the original poster found his best 223 yet?
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Re: Help me to choose best rifle in .223

Post by Daddybang » 09 Jan 2019, 6:31 am

straightshooter wrote:I wonder, has the original poster found his best 223 yet?
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Yep...a .22 hornet!!!! :lol: :drinks:
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Re: Help me to choose best rifle in .223

Post by Peter988 » 09 Jan 2019, 8:25 am

I am tossing up at the moment between a CZ 527 American, Ruger 77 Hawkeye, Sauer 100 Classic or a Tikka T3x Hunter. All similarly priced. All have good reviews. Haven’t handled any so when I do, that might help with a decision. But otherwise it’s a tough choice. Decisions decisions.
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Re: Help me to choose best rifle in .223

Post by Ziad » 09 Jan 2019, 9:22 am

Howa 223...get a decent stock for it like a boyds or grs or krg or even the new mdt one if you so inclined. Or keep the standard houge stock
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Re: Help me to choose best rifle in .223

Post by PaddyT » 09 Jan 2019, 9:33 am

Daddybang wrote:
straightshooter wrote:I wonder, has the original poster found his best 223 yet?
:unknown:


Yep...a .22 hornet!!!! :lol: :drinks:

And how long before hes back for advice on his second?
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Re: Help me to choose best rifle in .223

Post by TassieTiger » 09 Jan 2019, 4:01 pm

I heard a law was just passed ruling out 22 hornets for any game shooting? It was legal when the thread started but times change.... :sarcasm:
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Re: Help me to choose best rifle in .223

Post by Islander7 » 09 Jan 2019, 4:11 pm

TassieTiger wrote:I heard a law was just passed ruling out 22 hornets for any game shooting? It was legal when the thread started but times change.... :sarcasm:


Nice one Tiger :), then we would do another 15 pages looking for something in between .22Hornet and .223

By the way, finally bought the scope today. After all the research I decided to go with Meopta Meostar R1r 3-12 x56mm with illuminated reticle. Found one on special for just $1k. Reviews suggest that optically they are up there with the best ones, and since 99% of shooting will be done during first and last legal hour I definitely wanted to go 56mm. The next ones I truly liked were at least twice more expensive, I simply couldn't justify that much spending. After all, you guys may be right, and I'll need a budget for another gun in a couple of months :)
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Re: Help me to choose best rifle in .223

Post by Ziad » 09 Jan 2019, 5:28 pm

Aww man i thought you had left. ... j/k
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Re: Help me to choose best rifle in .223

Post by bladeracer » 09 Jan 2019, 6:00 pm

Islander7 wrote:...you guys may be right, and I'll need a budget for another gun in a couple of months :)


I think he's hooked!!!!
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Re: Help me to choose best rifle in .223

Post by SCJ429 » 09 Jan 2019, 7:31 pm

You could ask about a 204 Ruger and end up with a 300 RUM.
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Re: Help me to choose best rifle in .223

Post by TassieTiger » 09 Jan 2019, 8:21 pm

I really want to buy a 338 lap to shoot maybe 20 shots and then sell lol
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Re: Help me to choose best rifle in .223

Post by Flyer » 09 Jan 2019, 9:11 pm

Islander7 wrote:
TassieTiger wrote:I heard a law was just passed ruling out 22 hornets for any game shooting? It was legal when the thread started but times change.... :sarcasm:


Nice one Tiger :), then we would do another 15 pages looking for something in between .22Hornet and .223

By the way, finally bought the scope today. After all the research I decided to go with Meopta Meostar R1r 3-12 x56mm with illuminated reticle. Found one on special for just $1k. Reviews suggest that optically they are up there with the best ones, and since 99% of shooting will be done during first and last legal hour I definitely wanted to go 56mm. The next ones I truly liked were at least twice more expensive, I simply couldn't justify that much spending. After all, you guys may be right, and I'll need a budget for another gun in a couple of months :)

Funny, I was just looking at that same scope here the other day: https://www.usedguns.com.au/Product.aspx?p=121489

That'll be a very bright scope. No parallax, and not too heavy at 22oz, but no lightweight, either. Undoubtedly a nice piece of glass.

Your next rifle will need to be a 22 - everyone needs a 22 - and then you'll need a decent centrefire. And then . . . :lol:
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Re: Help me to choose best rifle in .223

Post by Ziad » 10 Jan 2019, 5:07 am

And after the 22lr....he had to start reloading to save money
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Re: Help me to choose best rifle in .223

Post by PaddyT » 10 Jan 2019, 9:14 am

yep a 22LR , knew he would succumb to the lure of a second rifle!
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Re: Help me to choose best rifle in .223

Post by bladeracer » 10 Jan 2019, 1:38 pm

Ziad wrote:And after the 22lr....he had to start reloading to save money


Yeah, reloading to save money, that old furphy :-)
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Re: Help me to choose best rifle in .223

Post by Islander7 » 10 Jan 2019, 1:38 pm

What scope rings are suitable to install a 56mm scope with 30mm tube on to Weihrauch HW 66 Production rifle? Which are the best? Are there any difference between cheap and expensive ones? Any recommendations are welcome
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Re: Help me to choose best rifle in .223

Post by bladeracer » 10 Jan 2019, 1:39 pm

SCJ429 wrote:You could ask about a 204 Ruger and end up with a 300 RUM.



Or even more likely, end up with both of those...as well as something else :-)
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