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    serious rifle question

    now im looking to buy a rifle, prefer cheap but get good value for money, no im not a jew but like to keep the wallet full, am looking for a .223 bare rifle. so my question is, what is a good value for money rifle that is available in .223, i know cheap and quality dont mix but is there a nice medium where you can balance them??, and in adavance, thank you for helping out!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tristan View Post
    now im looking to buy a rifle, prefer cheap but get good value for money, no im not a jew but like to keep the wallet full, am looking for a .223 bare rifle. so my question is, what is a good value for money rifle that is available in .223, i know cheap and quality dont mix but is there a nice medium where you can balance them??, and in adavance, thank you for helping out!!
    Under 1k?
    Rem 783 would be a good buy
    Over 1k you're in for an earbashing

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    What's your budget, including optics ?
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    can get Savage rifles for less than 1k and not the axis either.
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    I'm assuming you were talking about s/hand not new.
    If so then this would be a good deal for $500
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    Quote Originally Posted by Konev View Post
    can get Savage rifles for less than 1k and not the axis either.
    Yep in ss so it also a good deal

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    I'm curious - are these any good?

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    I'd buy a second hand Tikka from Tardme. For under 1k you can easily find a good second hand one with a decent scope on it.

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    The CZ's are hard to beat straight outta the box. Proper mini action and shoot like a CZ should

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    11 International Trophy Hunter - 223Rem - Sportways Gunshed

    Good rifle, brand new with a decent scope for $1k.


    The camo'd trademe Savage mentioned above is a heavy barreled varmint model, they're lovely to shoot but a bitch to carry.
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    Yea budget is under 1k, optics isn't an issue. I've got a scope, just more bare rifle

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    Ive got a Howa 1500 in 223, its a bit heavy if your after something super light weight, but it shoots 1 inch or less groups with my budget handloads and ive slayed goats up2 about 250m with no problem. Shoots pretty good with s and b ammo but isnt even worth mentioning how it preformed with barnaul.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GravelBen View Post
    11 International Trophy Hunter - 223Rem - Sportways Gunshed

    Good rifle, brand new with a decent scope for $1k.


    The camo'd trademe Savage mentioned above is a heavy barreled varmint model, they're lovely to shoot but a bitch to carry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tristan View Post
    no im not a jew

    No.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tristan View Post
    Yea budget is under 1k, optics isn't an issue. I've got a scope, just more bare rifle
    You'd probably get a good deal on one bare too.

    I see they also have the American Classic (nice wood/blued version) for $950 bare, its what I have and shoots really well. Solid feel, smooth action, sweet trigger, shoots sub inch groups with some factory ammo and half inch (or better) with quite a variety of handloads. Tad heavier than the synthetic versions but not too bad.

    Always a few good second hand rifles of assorted brands floating around on TM etc too, keep an eye out and see what takes your fancy

 

 

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