which gun?

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which gun?

Postby JPgreenhead » Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:47 pm

Im lookin to get a new gun and i was wonderin what everyones opinion was. Im either wanting a remington 700 black synthetic with bull barrel in 22-250 or AR 15 in .223 which do yall think?
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Postby clemaire2 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:10 pm

my next gun will be the22-250 rem. 700 wood with the bull barrel
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Postby DPduckhunter13 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:24 pm

ar-15 with a 20" bull barrel. accurate out to 250 yards and has a quick follow up shot for those double dog stands or misses (i get alot of those). another good one is the howa axiom in a 22-250 or the savage predator in the same caliber. i like the 223 personally because the ammo is a tad cheaper and the 22-250 doesnt have enough more power to make me wana spend the extra dough. i dropped three yotes last year over 400 with my 223. 2 of them i shot the first dog and didnt get the other one to stop till out that far. but they both shoot flat enough that it is personal preference.
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Postby cjg » Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:12 am

If you're looking for an AR type rifle check out Remingtons R-15, pretty nice all camoed up, comes in .223 or .204 Ruger I think and I think they have another AR style in some bigger calibers.

That said I'd get the bolt, everytime I pick up an AR type rifle they feel like a toy JMHO.
I can't bring myself to buy one even though I've had it in my head I needed one more than once.

Remington also makes their pump 7600 in .223, and it takes AR style mags.
Browning has a lever action in 22-250 if you like those.
Or you have a Ruger Ranch rifle semi auto in .223, the newer ones are said to be much more accurate than the older ones and they have a heavy barreled model.
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Postby JPgreenhead » Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:23 pm

thanks guys. i think im leaning toward the remington 700 mostly because of the price and lets face it its tried and true. the AR would be fun and is still accurate but something just tells me to stick the with 700 since i already have the 700 CDL in .280 and im really wanting a smaller caliber for yotes and just something to shoot that wont cost me an arm and leg to shoot.
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Postby DPduckhunter13 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:22 am

plus try and find an AR ritenow, let alone under $1200. glad i got mine before the mad rush. i work at the sportsmans warehouse in phx, az and theyve told us most of the distributors are almost 9 months back ordered.
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GWT: 6
BWT: 1
Wigeon: 9
Shovelers: 4
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Ringneck: 6
Pintail: 2
Golden Eye: 1
Mergansers: 2
Gadwall: 0
Scaup: 0
Redhead: 0
Canvasback: 0

Canadas: 0
Specks:0
Snows: 1
Ross: 1

Bands: 0
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Postby nitrousneil » Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:02 pm

i use/and prefer the 223, i have a savage model 112 with the bull barrel and bipod, it shoots just as accuratly as most 22-250's and has good range, plus the ammo is cheaper.
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Postby Norsky » Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:29 am

I would look at a Savage or Stevens model to get started on. You can buil into these rifles from stocks to barrels as you want. The platform is very accurate and a few simple tools you can do all you gunsmithing at home. Look at Savage Shooters website.
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Re: which gun?

Postby NickK » Sun May 24, 2009 4:49 pm

I would go with the .22-250. Best dang varmint round out there. The main reason that people use the .223 is because factory ammo is cheaper. My Mauser 98 .22-250 prints 1/4" groups at 100 yards.
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Re: which gun?

Postby Greg Wile » Thu May 28, 2009 8:13 am

I know if it were me I would avoid the AR style and probably any of the ranch rifle styles in semi auto as they will no doubt be made illegal to own and use if the gov't keeps on with its firearm policies. Jmo
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