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    Accurate 223 recommendations

    About to hand my AR15 in - pity, as it runs a large scope and has been simply AMAZINGLY accurate for long range bunnies/hares/goats.

    Who has a recommendation for a suitable replacement?
    Keeping the scope (2.5-17.5x56 S-TAC) so ideally a heavier chassis-based rifle would be the plan.
    Not entirely sold on the bull barrel thing, but don't want a pencil-whip.
    Would've been tempted by a Ruger Precision Rifle, but apparently they don't offer it in the manly calibre

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    A couple of people are doing the Howa mini action with heavy barrel, 223 1-8, in a chassis, Broncos for instance
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    Factory belmont black ammo

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    Howa chassis is a bloody good deal.

    Also cant really go wrong with a Tikka 1:8
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    +1 for the Tikka 1:8

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    Styer 223 Prohunter if they have any left. Stopped production of them.
    Came with set trigger and a medium 22" Barrel.
    https://www.guncity.com/223-steyr-ma...-barrel-356653
    $1399
    Son has one and it's a nice rifle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZQLewis View Post
    Styer 223 Prohunter if they have any left. Stopped production of them.
    Came with set trigger and a medium 22" Barrel.
    https://www.guncity.com/223-steyr-ma...-barrel-356653
    $1399
    Son has one and it's a nice rifle.
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    was one in queenstown for $1100

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    Tikka T3 Super Varmint .223. Simply put, the most accurate out the box factory rifle I've ever owned, whether its in the DPT chassis or the factory stock.

    If an old fart like me can carry this all day, so can you.

    It currently wears a S-Tac 4-20x50.

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    Theres not a lot of actual choice left right now at the importers . 223's have been hot sellers .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clint Ruin View Post
    Theres not a lot of actual choice left right now at the importers . 223's have been hot sellers .
    So does that mean Cinders will get a big thankyou card

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    Iv got a bog standard tikka varmint .223 1/8 that consistently shoots 0.20 to 0.4 5 shot groups at 100..one after the other, not the occasional good group. Sounds like BS I know, but its a seriously accurate specimen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 199p View Post
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    So which fence standard has the grouping on show …….. can't quite work it out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmsaum View Post
    7mmsaum, is that a Varmint Stainless, or Hunter Stainless model in XS action ??

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    The Tikka .223 rigs I’ve had have been super accurate.

    I’ve got an MDT ESS chassis still sitting waiting for some use too if you are after one.
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    Otherwise if you can find a B&C stock, they’re also a nice upgrade for accuracy.
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