Looking for 223 Bolt Gun

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I’m looking to pick up a 223 bolt gun. Not really a trainer, just for fun. I’ve had lots of custom guns over the years and want something I haven’t tried. I’m undecided between the following actions and want the Hides input.

- Nucleus
- Apollo
- Origin
- Axiom

I’ve never messed with any of these, but have read a lot of good reviews. Any negatives to any of these as it relates to .223? Best place to look for in-stock actions and pre-fits?

Thanks in advance for any help.
 
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My 223 bolt gun is built on an Axiom. It is very smooth and shoots amazing. However, I wouldn't be afraid to try any of those options for an action. Just depends what you want. I wanted to build a 3 lug bolt repeater in 223 and at the time the Axiom was pretty much it.
 
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Love my Origin (currently a .22 BR).
I have a .223 bolt head for it I need to do something with…….
 
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    I have the Desert Tech SRS with the Short Action Custom conversion in. 223. And have about 4500 ads through it and can not say enough good thins about it. Still very accurate and shoots everything just as well.
     

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    I have the Desert Tech SRS with the Short Action Custom conversion in. 223. And have about 4500 ads through it and can not say enough good thins about it. Still very accurate and shoots everything just as well.

    I have a DT A2. I didn’t know anyone made .223 conversions for it. Thanks for the heads up!
     
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    I have an Origin with a PVA pre-fit. I use the mdt poly mags. Such a good rifle, fun, plenty accurate shooting Black Hills 77gr ammo. Functions perfect no feeding or ejection issues.
     

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    I’m looking to pick up a 223 bolt gun. Not really a trainer, just for fun. I’ve had lots of custom guns over the years and want something I haven’t tried. I’m undecided between the following actions and want the Hides input.

    - Nucleus
    - Apollo
    - Origin
    - Axiom

    I’ve never messed with any of these, but have read a lot of good reviews. Any negatives to any of these as it relates to .223? Best place to look for in-stock actions and pre-fits?

    Thanks in advance for any help.
    Are you a 90° guy or a 60°? Or if you don’t know the Nucleus is 80 and it’s still very fast.
    I’ve got 2 Origins and a Nucleus and both are awesome. Still need more time behind the Nuke to determine if I like it better. It’s hard to pick just one.
     
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    Was texting my smith and ended up going with a Curtis Valor. Ordered a Bartlein carbon barrel. Now to figure out what chassis to go with.
     

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    I’m looking to pick up a 223 bolt gun. Not really a trainer, just for fun. I’ve had lots of custom guns over the years and want something I haven’t tried. I’m undecided between the following actions and want the Hides input.

    - Nucleus
    - Apollo
    - Origin
    - Axiom

    I’ve never messed with any of these, but have read a lot of good reviews. Any negatives to any of these as it relates to .223? Best place to look for in-stock actions and pre-fits?

    Thanks in advance for any help.
    I think my Origin action with. .223 wylde. Barrel by BMP, KRG W-3 chassi, and Vortex. AMG

    Is my favorite gun. It's just so much fun and shoots like a laser beam.

    I have lots of guns and a few other high end bolt guns, but that .223 is just so much fun to shoot. I love the thing. Action is butter too.

    I just ordered a Zeus so maybe when it becomes a 6cm, this will change but man, I will always love my .223 Origin Bolt gun.
     

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    My 223 bolt gun will make you cringe looking at it, but the guy who built it did it right. It’s definitely an eyesore
     
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    You weren't kidding, she is not very good looking..... Of course, if she shoots, she's good.
    Added some in natural light pictures. It’s kinda strange this piece, maybe a lot of art involved and dash in a great build crew from a very respectable place. He has build a few oddball guns like a couple really bad 9mm bolt guns as well.
     

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    I have the Desert Tech SRS with the Short Action Custom conversion in. 223. And have about 4500 ads through it and can not say enough good thins about it. Still very accurate and shoots everything just as well.
    Wow I have one too figured at 4500 rounds accuracy would start to suffer

    Op if you don’t go desert tech
    I also have a Apollo lite and like it

    lone peak is supposed to be awesome
    AI has a 223 coming out. Supposedly
     
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    Got everything ordered.

    - Curtis Valor action
    - Bartlein 22” Carbon wrap barrel
    - Trigger Tech Special
    - Whiskey 3 folding chassis

    Looks like it’ll be around 3 weeks on the action, but everything else will be here in the next week or so. Had my smith order a .308 bolt for the action as well so I can easily change barrels to 6mm or 6.5 from .223.

    If I ever have time to shoot matches again, I’ll be able to go from .223 trainer to 6CM match gun in a few minutes.