How accurate is your 223?

Discussion in 'Small Stuff--22s, 20s, and 17s' started by rookie7, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. velocette

    velocette Silver $$ Contributor

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    Several years ago, I helped this gentleman to a start in rifleshooting. Now the so and so outshoots me!
    I have seen his targets and he does NOT exaggerate.
     
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  2. Snuggie

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    Still hurts! Lol!
     
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  3. Dgd6mm

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    Been there done that, it happens.
     
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    My 15 year old boy made midrange master with his
     
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    Savage LRPV with Shilen select match, 7 twist, custom throated for SMK 80s, 200 yds, 26.1g CFE. 223ai.jpg
     
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  6. velocette

    velocette Silver $$ Contributor

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    Naw, Snuggie, it actually feels good to have done something good for our sport.
    I've won my share of rifle and pistol matches, its now time for some younger folks to start grabbing the gold.
    (As if a recently retired gentleman is "younger") :)
     
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  7. Highpower-FClass

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    I have a very accurate 223 FTR rifle. In the last two 300 yard matches i shot with this rifle my scores were 600-55X and 600-48X (shot one year apart).

    In my most recent 600 yard match with this rifle I shot 399-26X (third match rained out). This included a 200-15X in the second match.

    The rifle is a Savage Target action in a Bell & Carlson Medalist stock and a 8 twist 28 inch Shilen Select Match prefit. I shoot the Berger 80 VLDs, using Varget. It is a fantastic barrel, not sure if I'll ever have another one like it.

    Shooting the 80s at 300 is great. At 600 it becomes a real challenge when the winds start switching, I have shot some real stinker 3rd matches with this same rifle at 600 :D
     
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    I went with the 26" Bartlein 7.7 Varmint on my Remmi & working on the Hornady 75 BTHP and ELDM with Varget and Lapua brass with Fed 205M.
     
  9. Jdne5b

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    I had a Shilen like that. I need to try another one just to see.
     
  10. Baer45

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    Let us know what happens! Has it come in yet?
     
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    That is my new barrel the Bartlein 7.7. What do you think?
     
  12. searcher

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    A well-tuned .223 in the hands of an expert has the capability of beating a 6ppc or 6br in the hands of a novice. Both have the capability of shooting a sub .1" group. I have shot a lot of little tiny groups with my 6 ppc, 6 BR and Dasher (sub .1"), though the smallest group I have ever fired in my life came from a factory Remington 700 Varmint .223 shooting Berger 73's with Surplus powder I bought from Lester Bruno. Maybe the wind erratically blew them into that tiny hole - but it happened. I don't own a .223 target rifle but there is no question the difference between the quality .223 target rifle and a well tuned 6br at 100 yards is quite small - surely less than .1" or .2". After all, I have three Ar-15 rifles in .223 that all shoot less than .3" in windless conditions with consistency. My .223 that fired that tiny group will not go head-to-head with any of my target rifles on a consistent basis - but then again - it is not a quality target rifle - but will consistently shoot .250"
     
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