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Thread: Some advice please on a new .223

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    Some advice please on a new .223

    Hi guys, looking to buy a new and first rifle in .223 for around the $1000 mark. I have looked at Howa 1500 and the mini action , ruger and Remington.
    I already have a scope ( 3.5-10x50 vortex ). Want to know any opinions / facts that will help with my decision.
    Cheers in advance.

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    The Howa is your best choice by far, well made, accurate, and a good trigger. I have a few mates with them and they are delighted with their performance.
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    Plus 1 for the Howa
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    Or a second hand Tikka in 1-8 twist. You can run heavier pills and try for longer ranges
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    Just wait until a good deal turns up on here. Most sellers on here a good bastards and you’re bound to get a much, much better second hand rifle for that money than you could ever buy new.

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    I agree. If you're in no rush, you'd be much better off to wait for a good deal on a 2nd hand rifle. I'd buy a decent 2nd hand rifle over a entry level new one anyday
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    Cheers guys , no hurry at the moment using a mate's Tikka until I get my own. Will definitely have a look on here , when I'm ready to buy.

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    Howa is nicely made and good bang for your buck,

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    depends what your wanting to use it for ? and what rounds are you wanting to use?
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    Mainly wallabies and probably just the H&F ammo ( I can get it cheap)

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    also keep an eye out for 2nd hand zastava...... a bit more agricultural than a sako or tikka but good reliable accurate wee rifles all the same and no I wont be selling mine anytime soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    also keep an eye out for 2nd hand zastava...... a bit more agricultural than a sako or tikka but good reliable accurate wee rifles all the same and no I wont be selling mine anytime soon.
    Ditto.
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    i still get sub moa from my ar15 with the right loads

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    My Savage Axis ain’t too bad
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    Quote Originally Posted by gonetropo View Post
    i still get sub moa from my ar15 with the right loads
    He doesn't need an assault rifle for his first .223.
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