View Full Version : new bolt gun in .223Rem. Recommendation

09-23-2011, 5:37 PM
I'm looking for a new bolt gun. I'm wanting a .223 Rem/5.56 chamber, heavy barrel, free floated, decent factory trigger, preferably a target style stock, although thats not a necessity. Sub MOA accuracy, and around $600 or so. What are your guys considerations on something like this. I've looked at the Howa 1500 HBAR, Rem 700 SPS tactical, Savage 16 HBAR (though it was in .308) and a browning A-Bolt HBAR with fluted barrel. What are some thoughts here.

As a side note, I looked at the Tikka .223 but they're all the lite version and I'd really like a heavy barrel without dropping a grand. I'm just going to use it as a range plinker and not much else.

09-23-2011, 8:22 PM

Tikka FTW