which .223 bolt action

Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by rik, Jun 26, 2003.

  1. rik

    rik New Member

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    OK ya'll
    Your answers to my questions, added with other research I've done have led me to the conclusion that I would like to buy;

    A .223 cal. bolt action, stainless steel, synthetic, with a heavy barrel. I wouldn't mind a fluted barrel either.

    Ok I also have some questions

    What is a bull barrel?
    What is short action, compared to long action?

    Now the hard/funny part
    Does anyone know where I can find my dream gun for under five hundred bucks.


    now give me your opinions as to which make/model to buy, and if neccesary forget about keeping it under 500.



    Thanks for all your replies, and answers. This is a great forum.

    rik
  2. NuclearMeltdown

    NuclearMeltdown New Member

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    Look at the Ruger Model 77 MkII All-Weather...It doesn't have an especially heavy barrel but, from what I hear, is supposed to be accurate. It comes with free scope rings too, which will save some $$$. Runs between $425 and $500 depending on your firearms dealer. I think I'm gonna end up with one in .223 here soon...If I do, I'll post some targets and information.
  3. Xracer

    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

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    A bull barrel is another way of saying an extra heavy barrel.....used primarily for bench rest target or long range shooting.

    Whether a rifle has a short action or a long action depends on the caliber. Short cartridges (.223, .308, etc.) will have a short action. Long cartridges (.30-06, .270, etc.) require a long action.

    Take a look at the Savage 12VFSS: http://www.savagearms.com/centerfire/varmint/12fvss.htm

    Sounds like what you're looking for and you can probably find it discounted for about what you want to spend
  4. Elarski

    Elarski New Member

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    Check out GunBroker.com ,that's where I found my Ruger 77MkII Stainless Laminated .223. It doesn't have a heavy barrel, but it's quite a shooter! It's very accurate. I got it used, but it looked brand new, and it was under $400 out the door (purchase price, shipping, & dealer /state fees).
    :cool:
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  5. FN_Project90

    FN_Project90 New Member

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    There is a bench gun that remington makes its a 700 but it has another number to it, its a 700 varmit conversion thing is a one hole gun pretty much.
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