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#5688126 - 04/07/15 09:16 AM I miss my 223 a lot
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Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 5171
Loc: Central Texas
i'm a guy that didn't even want a 223. Had no use for one, but my aging Dad loved his 223 NEF HandiRifle. So, I thought I'd get one for me, but instead found a Ruger Hawkeye on sale, so I bought that. Stainless, so needed little care, which sounded like a great idea too. And I shot it, and shot it, and shot it, and it became the rifle I shot all the darn time. I shot tiny bullets in it, and heavier bullets, and middle sized bullets and used 5 or 6 powders. Now it's at the gunsmith getting a new barrel ( shorter. Going to 20 inches) and I really miss it. Dang. And this is the one I didn't even have a use for.

Maybe I need two 223's... Nah...

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#5688216 - 04/07/15 10:01 AM Re: I miss my 223 a lot [Re: 603Country]
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Registered: 06/24/09
Posts: 2359
Loc: Houston
Sometimes I don't understand why so many people complicate certain things. Case in point, yes I understand when it comes to long range shooting (assuming > 500m) that many factors come into play to choose a caliber.

However, I never understood why I still have people tell me a 223 bolt gun is useless. I'm totally in line with you. we have a heavy barreled 223 we like to shoot and still i want an lighter, shorter barreled 223 bolt at some point too. I say, go get you another one.

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#5688356 - 04/07/15 10:55 AM Re: I miss my 223 a lot [Re: 603Country]
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Registered: 01/26/13
Posts: 874
Loc: Forney, TX
I love the 223. It is great for varmints, small game, and plinking. There is a variety of bullet choices and it is fairly easy to reload. There are a lot of different platforms for 223 that have been proven; semi-automatic, bolt action, single shot.

I bought both of my sons Ruger 10/22 when they came of age. With ammo shortages and prices of 22 rimfire; I should have just went with 223.

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#5688393 - 04/07/15 11:19 AM Re: I miss my 223 a lot [Re: 603Country]
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Registered: 02/25/09
Posts: 4316
Loc: Burleson Texas
I use my .223 in stead of my 22, more range and more accurate.
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#5688407 - 04/07/15 11:28 AM Re: I miss my 223 a lot [Re: 603Country]
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Registered: 01/14/12
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Loc: Austin, TX
I really like my bolt 223s...

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#5688412 - 04/07/15 11:35 AM Re: I miss my 223 a lot [Re: 603Country]
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Registered: 08/30/05
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One of my favorite caliber's. And yes, everyone does need 2 of each. Noah felt the same way.................. smile
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#5688523 - 04/07/15 12:37 PM Re: I miss my 223 a lot [Re: 603Country]
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#5688536 - 04/07/15 12:53 PM Re: I miss my 223 a lot [Re: 603Country]
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Registered: 02/19/15
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rifle im missin mine just talkin about it taz
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#5689157 - 04/07/15 07:55 PM Re: I miss my 223 a lot [Re: 603Country]
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Registered: 04/07/10
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I enjoy my heavy barreled .223 bolt gun a lot. All I ever do with it is shoot paper, but it would make a good varmint rifle.

Mostly I shoot reduced loads at 2000 fps, the paper at 100 yards can't tell the difference.
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#5689261 - 04/07/15 08:44 PM Re: I miss my 223 a lot [Re: 603Country]
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Registered: 02/15/13
Posts: 978
Loc: Stratford Texas
I'm like a kid in a candy store when it comes to a .223. I've got 6 and no two are alike, they are just great fun. When my kids come home we go thru 6 to 800 rounds in a day. All you see are big ole grins.
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#5689267 - 04/07/15 08:49 PM Re: I miss my 223 a lot [Re: 603Country]
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Registered: 02/06/07
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Due to the always increasing ammo costs I have found a new love for the little guns. Right now I have settled on the 243.
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#5689314 - 04/07/15 09:12 PM Re: I miss my 223 a lot [Re: JCB]
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Originally Posted By: JCB
Due to the always increasing ammo costs I have found a new love for the little guns. Right now I have settled on the 243.


Fun round for sure, love my little Howa make a great weapon for the Ranger riding around..


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#5689515 - 04/07/15 10:43 PM Re: I miss my 223 a lot [Re: 603Country]
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Nice rig, Sniper.

Dang, y'all are making me feel the need to buy a rifle.
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#5689520 - 04/07/15 10:47 PM Re: I miss my 223 a lot [Re: 603Country]
piney woods hunter Offline
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Registered: 09/15/09
Posts: 757
Loc: east texas
223,s in bolt and AR platform have took place of my 22,s with ammo for 22 so hard to find. luv the 223 and the 243 ruger preditor I got last year found a place in my heart. never thought I would take to little rounds like I have. my 50 year old shoulder may have a bit to do with it.
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#5689538 - 04/07/15 11:04 PM Re: I miss my 223 a lot [Re: 603Country]
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Registered: 04/05/10
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Loc: North Texas.
Y'all are making me realize I don't have a .223 bolt rifle.


I probably need to get one. grin
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