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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxx View Post
    Asking for a friend.......

    He has a Howa .223 with Hogue stock, and wants something lighter, and with a suppressor. He is contemplating a Ruger, but my advice is that it'd be a step backwards in quality.....

    So now he's wondering if he should get a carbon stock for the Howa, and cough for a suppressor as well......

    So thought I'd ask here for some advice.....needs to cost effective and sensible .....

    TIA
    I purchased one of the 1st Ruger 'All American' Compact .223's when they arrived in NZ. Extremely accurate with a Konus 3-12x44 scope and bespoke Gunworks suppressor. Definitely not heavy (haven't weighed it) but have carried it for hours with no problems. Have had no issues with the 'Plastic' stock - Worth a look I think and at a good price.

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    Thanks guys.....given me some ideas to pass on..............

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    Went from a howa 1500 7mo8
    To a Ruger ranch got a dpt on it
    223. Love it zappy as

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    Other lighter weights are the Zastava M85 and Savage Lightweight Hunter.
    There are only three types of people in this world. Those that can count, and those that can't!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxx View Post
    Asking for a friend.......

    He has a Howa .223 with Hogue stock, and wants something lighter, and with a suppressor. He is contemplating a Ruger, but my advice is that it'd be a step backwards in quality.....

    So now he's wondering if he should get a carbon stock for the Howa, and cough for a suppressor as well......

    So thought I'd ask here for some advice.....needs to cost effective and sensible .....

    TIA
    The lightest .223 would have to be the CZ

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    Quote Originally Posted by shooternz View Post
    The lightest .223 would have to be the CZ
    Which model? The 527 Carbine is about the same as the Ruger (and twice the price).

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    Howa excel chassis had a play with one at work and they are great, adjustable stock etc light as only around $400 and pretty lightweight

 

 

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