.223 Bolt Action? - Page 2 - Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum
 
Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum  

Go Back   Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum > Miscellaneous > Outdoor Sports and Recreation
Notices

Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-21-2012, 06:16 PM   #26 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Member # 79989
Location: FEMA region 10
Posts: 961
I vote Tikka as well. I love all of mine so much I sold off my Brownings and am getting ready to sell my Savage.
ShaggyAnt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2012, 06:17 PM   #27 (permalink)
Pat
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Member # 120
Location: Wild Wild West
Posts: 7,968
Quote:
Originally Posted by 01Tundra View Post
I'm trying to confirm that the Tikka T3 Lite (Model JRTE312) is 1:8 twist right now.

I'm about 99.8% leaning toward the T3 now......

you won't regret it one bit.. I own remmy's and savages but out of the box these tikkas are awesome..
__________________
Try out a AppleSeed... [url]www.appleseedinfo.org[/url]
Pat is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 02-21-2012, 06:19 PM   #28 (permalink)
Moderator
 
YellowIH's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Member # 12036
Location: TN
Posts: 3,512
I like the TIKKA's. But I have Savages. http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...ght=savage+osr
__________________
/ SS'd 73 IH Scout II & stuff / Μολὼν λάβε / 74-75 IH 200 4x4 Truck Axles / Resident Attorney at Law
YellowIH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2012, 08:19 PM   #29 (permalink)
Duck Blaster
 
okkool77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Member # 121028
Location: Yerington, NV
Posts: 538
Hell, if it was up to me I'd go with the T3. I say this because all of my customer's love the ones they've picked up and I can drive tacks with mine.
But I just picked up a Mossberg MVP for the shop and I'll be taking it to the range on the next day of test firing.
__________________
01 FFL
https://www.facebook.com/CreeksideNV
Mention "Pirate" for 10% off.

Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum
Molon Labe
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thomas Jefferson;
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
okkool77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2012, 08:54 PM   #30 (permalink)
Runner? What runner?
 
4runner's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Member # 946
Location: WTF TX USA
Posts: 6,836
Send a message via AIM to 4runner
Considered the Remington 7615?

Based on the 870, chambered in 223, uses AR15 mags....

I have seen them around from $350-650...
__________________
4.3runner
4runner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 05:10 AM   #31 (permalink)
Rock God
 
01Tundra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Member # 34482
Location: Hendersonville, TN
Posts: 1,906
I was talking to one of my friends last night that shoots in some long-range style competitions and his opinion is that I should stick with a bull barrel. Since I won't be per se "hunting" with it, he thinks that the extra couple pounds would be worth the trade off.

Now I'm back on the damn fence. I said sub $500, but if there's a better rifle out there for $650 or so, I wouldn't have any problem spending a little more.

I would like to have something that's accurate for longer range target shooting, as well as something with a bipod that I can grab in a hurry and drop a coyote off the front deck at 150 yrds.
01Tundra is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 05:17 AM   #32 (permalink)
Zeus of the Sluice
 
thedonn007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Member # 121794
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3,529
How much more accurate is a bolt 5.56 than an AR?

I have been considering a bolt action in 5.56 as well, but have decided for now to stick with my ARs.
__________________
When you act like you know everything you do not learn anything.
thedonn007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 06:37 AM   #33 (permalink)
Rock God
 
01Tundra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Member # 34482
Location: Hendersonville, TN
Posts: 1,906
No idea, I think what will make it most accurate for me is putting glass on top of it.

I'll let ya know though......

Tikka T3 Varmint
01Tundra is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 06:59 AM   #34 (permalink)
Moderator
 
YellowIH's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Member # 12036
Location: TN
Posts: 3,512
Quote:
Originally Posted by 01Tundra View Post
No idea, I think what will make it most accurate for me is putting glass on top of it.

I'll let ya know though......

Tikka T3 Varmint
I think you will be very happy with it. They are top shelf out of the box. You ARE going to have it threaded right?
__________________
/ SS'd 73 IH Scout II & stuff / Μολὼν λάβε / 74-75 IH 200 4x4 Truck Axles / Resident Attorney at Law
YellowIH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 08:04 AM   #35 (permalink)
Duck Blaster
 
okkool77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Member # 121028
Location: Yerington, NV
Posts: 538
If your moving into the $650 range a model 700 Remington is by far the best out there.
__________________
01 FFL
https://www.facebook.com/CreeksideNV
Mention "Pirate" for 10% off.

Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum
Molon Labe
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thomas Jefferson;
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
okkool77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 08:25 AM   #36 (permalink)
Pirate4x4 Addict!
 
spork2367's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Member # 66259
Posts: 6,664
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4runner View Post
Considered the Remington 7615?

Based on the 870, chambered in 223, uses AR15 mags....

I have seen them around from $350-650...
That is one fugly gun.
spork2367 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 08:28 AM   #37 (permalink)
I build stuff
 
aloharover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Member # 14561
Location: Just outside the evac zone
Posts: 16,594
Quote:
Originally Posted by 01Tundra View Post
Will they shoot my 55-75 gr .223/5.56 ammo worth a shit - not talking sub MOA, but maybe 1" at 100 yds?

Looking for something that could share AR ammo, but be a little more accurate, scoped option. Of course, I would typically shoot better ammo through it, but if I got in a pinch I would want it to be able to shoot whatever I have on hand.
Do you own an AR? Why not just get a quality 20" 1:7 twist upper?

If you really want a bolt, Savage 10
__________________

Want to know how I lost 35lbs? Try INSANITYŽ.
www.beachbodycoach.com/petermhope

"Life is hard. It's harder when you're stupid"

Colorado Springs, CO Based FFL-07/SOT
aloharover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 08:28 AM   #38 (permalink)
Spruce Moose
 
Texas97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Member # 111524
Location: Texas... we dont F*&*% around
Posts: 4,289
Honestly, and i am not a huge Remington fan here, but i was very impressed with a the Rem 700 SPS tactical in 223 that a friend of mine has. thing is very very accurate and he put in an aftermarket trigger, turned it down to about a pound and a half and it is just a tack driver. i acually like the hogue stock on it as well. its not a higher powered caliber and i think that hogue is just fine for 223. i was very impressed with that rifle in every way. they can be had new for under 550 is you look around.

just my .02
__________________
shhhh.....
Texas97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 09:15 AM   #39 (permalink)
Pat
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Member # 120
Location: Wild Wild West
Posts: 7,968
Quote:
Originally Posted by 01Tundra View Post
No idea, I think what will make it most accurate for me is putting glass on top of it.

I'll let ya know though......

Tikka T3 Varmint
The tikka scout is also a awesome choice if you want a bull barrel.. it is a 20" barrel so it is a little lighter.. mine is a tack driver..

Do a search for tikka scout CRT..
__________________
Try out a AppleSeed... [url]www.appleseedinfo.org[/url]
Pat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 09:18 AM   #40 (permalink)
Rock God
 
01Tundra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Member # 34482
Location: Hendersonville, TN
Posts: 1,906
Already have the T3 Varmint on the way.

Thanks for all the input .
01Tundra is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 09:20 AM   #41 (permalink)
Pat
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Member # 120
Location: Wild Wild West
Posts: 7,968
Quote:
Originally Posted by 01Tundra View Post
Already have the T3 Varmint on the way.

Thanks for all the input .
Awesome! Had that exact rifle and wish I never sold it
__________________
Try out a AppleSeed... [url]www.appleseedinfo.org[/url]
Pat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 09:28 AM   #42 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Member # 84074
Location: Florida
Posts: 509
Quote:
Originally Posted by Todd W View Post
I really like the Savage Accutrigger

This ^^
__________________
TJ on Tons
Angler1979 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 09:31 AM   #43 (permalink)
Pat
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Member # 120
Location: Wild Wild West
Posts: 7,968
I guess I am in the minority here but the accurrigger never impressed me. I replaced mine with a good trigger.. both of the accurriggers I had were gritty and had a little creep.. the tikka trigger is fantastic
__________________
Try out a AppleSeed... [url]www.appleseedinfo.org[/url]
Pat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 11:35 AM   #44 (permalink)
Rock God
 
01Tundra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Member # 34482
Location: Hendersonville, TN
Posts: 1,906
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pat View Post
Awesome! Had that exact rifle and wish I never sold it
What kind of ammo did it like?

I ordered some Black Hills 69 gr. Matchking HPBTM, DRS 68 gr. HPBTM, and some Fiocchi 69 gr. Matchking.

I went ahead and picked up a EGW picatinny rail, Burris Signature Zee rings (med), and Harris BRMS bipod for it. Going to put one of my Weaver V-24 Varminter scopes on it.
01Tundra is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 02:43 PM   #45 (permalink)
Pat
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Member # 120
Location: Wild Wild West
Posts: 7,968
Quote:
Originally Posted by 01Tundra View Post
What kind of ammo did it like?

I ordered some Black Hills 69 gr. Matchking HPBTM, DRS 68 gr. HPBTM, and some Fiocchi 69 gr. Matchking.

I went ahead and picked up a EGW picatinny rail, Burris Signature Zee rings (med), and Harris BRMS bipod for it. Going to put one of my Weaver V-24 Varminter scopes on it.
Federal gmm 69 and 77 grain shot really well for me.. I know the burris signatures aren't all tactical like most like but I love those rings.. no lapping needed, no ring marks on your high dollar glass and grip really well.. nice combo
__________________
Try out a AppleSeed... [url]www.appleseedinfo.org[/url]
Pat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 06:59 PM   #46 (permalink)
chug life
 
clastic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Member # 180649
Location: TYS
Posts: 759
Quote:
Originally Posted by Diesel Smoke View Post

Something else you may want to look at is the Mossberg MVP.

Mossburg MVP

It's a bolt action chambered in 5.56 NATO (good to shoot .223 as well) and takes AR-15 magazines. If you're looking for something to share ammo, why not share mag as well.
Wonder if I could get a shorter, heavier barrel for this. That would improve it 100%
__________________
Nothing worse than a fat girl with no boobs.

Living in the United States now is like being a Tampon. We're in a great place, just at a bad time.
clastic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 07:20 PM   #47 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Member # 5333
Location: WY
Posts: 3,241
Send a message via Yahoo to 5spd
Quote:
Originally Posted by 01Tundra View Post
Tundra, that same gun at wallymart is $397 in these parts.
I own 6 Savage rifles and all are sub moa at 100. I built 2 of them also.

Last edited by 5spd; 02-22-2012 at 07:21 PM.
5spd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2012, 09:38 PM   #48 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Member # 36308
Location: Big Island, Hawaii
Posts: 312
Quote:
Originally Posted by clastic View Post
Wonder if I could get a shorter, heavier barrel for this. That would improve it 100%
They have a 18.5" model also:

http://www.davidsonsinc.com/dealers/...ages/27715.jpg
chromewontgetyouhome is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2012, 10:47 AM   #49 (permalink)
III
 
Chris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Member # 2032
Posts: 11,866
I sold my 243 full custom over my .223 Tikka Varmint. Get some CDI bottom metal, a real rail and run it. With new bottom metal you can shoot up to the 90gr SMK's. I love the 80gr SMK's and shoot a LOT of them.

__________________
07 FFL
Chris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2012, 08:26 AM   #50 (permalink)
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Member # 143142
Posts: 5
Chris, what is the maximum overall length that you can run in your magazines, and how far off the lands are you with an eighty grainer?
pirate newb is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.