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    Howa 223's can be had with a 10 shot mag. Not sure if the mini actions have this as standard. I added an aftermarket kit and mag to mine.

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    No one has mentioned the Savage lightweight. There is still the odd one around and they are a very cool little rifle. Light and accurate and fast twist. They are in stainless or blue.

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    Anyone runnig a zastava im following this with intrest as night get the mrs a 222 or 223

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    Quote Originally Posted by northdude View Post
    Anyone runnig a zastava im following this with intrest as night get the mrs a 222 or 223
    Great little rifle and excellent for what you are thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northdude View Post
    Anyone runnig a zastava im following this with intrest as night get the mrs a 222 or 223
    I have one in 223 and love it. It's a massive-me size.
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    Ive gad one for some time, love it great little rifle. They just need a man sized bolt knob. Early ones were 1:12, later production 1:10 so 69 grains is about your limit. Dont get hung up on bullet weight, ask anyone who shot for the nzfs what the Norma 52 grain 222 could do.
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    I didn't really like the Zastava, I sold mine to @Brian i think he liked it. @Tahr those savage lightweights look sweet
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    I'm personally looking at a Howa 1500 in a regular or mini action and #6 contour stainless barrel/action depending on availability to pair it up with one of these chassis

    MDT HS3 chassis $900-$1100
    MDT Oryx $700
    MDT LSS $900-$1000
    MDT LSS XL Gen 2 (not here yet?)
    GRS Berserk $800
    GRS BiFrost $1000
    KRG Bravo $1000
    KRG Xray $1100+?

    The Howa is guaranteed 1 MOA and is a much nicer rifle than the Ruger American which is sold at the same price here in NZ, but in the US the Howa is the more expensive rifle. Once in the chassis it's going to be even more of a tack driver for varmints, plinking, and precision rifle comps.

    Slap on a Vortex Diamondback tactical 4-18/6-24 or Strike Eagle 3-18 and it'll be a sub $3000 build that'll likely shoot 0.5 MOA all day.

    Probably gonna try one of the new Greystone Guns K baffle suppressors in either the 4k or 6k lengths.

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    I grabbed a sauer 100. Its a bit heavy but its got an amazing trigger and so far its looking like the tmk or 69g seirras will be very good. Bit more tinkering to go yet but its 1/2 moa already.

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    "1moa guarantees" make me laugh, I don't think I've encountered a modern rifle that won't do 1moa or better with ammunition it likes. Clever marketing to make a feature out of guaranteeing similar accuracy to its competitors I guess.
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    I’ve had some experience with both the 8 and 12 twist Tikka’s .

    Loved both of them and the little super light version just kept stacking the Aussie outback ammo into tiny little groups.

    I reloaded the fast twist varmint with 69 gr Sierra TMK and Hornady 75 eldm and they were both crazy accurate with good speeds (3100)

    Mag length not a real issue with the .223 Tikka’s

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    Quote Originally Posted by northdude View Post
    Anyone runnig a zastava im following this with intrest as night get the mrs a 222 or 223
    there is 1 on tradme with a suppressor and scope at the moment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    I'm personally looking at a Howa 1500 in a regular or mini action and #6 contour stainless barrel/action depending on availability to pair it up with one of these chassis

    MDT HS3 chassis $900-$1100
    MDT Oryx $700
    MDT LSS $900-$1000
    MDT LSS XL Gen 2 (not here yet?)
    GRS Berserk $800
    GRS BiFrost $1000
    KRG Bravo $1000
    KRG Xray $1100+?

    The Howa is guaranteed 1 MOA and is a much nicer rifle than the Ruger American which is sold at the same price here in NZ, but in the US the Howa is the more expensive rifle. Once in the chassis it's going to be even more of a tack driver for varmints, plinking, and precision rifle comps.

    Slap on a Vortex Diamondback tactical 4-18/6-24 or Strike Eagle 3-18 and it'll be a sub $3000 build that'll likely shoot 0.5 MOA all day.

    Probably gonna try one of the new Greystone Guns K baffle suppressors in either the 4k or 6k lengths.
    Good luck. Next shipment in 3 months already sold out. Waiting to hear back from guncity as they parallel import them. Heavy barrel 223 is damn near impossible to get at the moment unless you get the 18 inch model.

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    Yep, that's my pick if I was going for a new 223 !

    PS. was responding to the Savage LWH option suggested by Tahr.

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    @bing, here's another pic of mine. From this roar. They are now called the "Lightweight storm" and only seem to be available in stainless.

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