Who makes a good .223 Bolt gun ?

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CZ has new line coming out, 3 diff models using replacable barrels, adj triggers, 60 degree bolt throw, 3 diff action lengths det on calibre. The 223 are in short actions.
Do you know if they are rem 700 platform?
 

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BadRock(built in house by defiance) sells complete rifles for 2k, or a barreled action for 1600 I believe. Its built off a slightly modified tenacity action that has a mechanical blade ejector and control round feed. My friend has one in 65prc, extremely accurate rifle.
 

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    You can always be economical about it and buy an AI and pay for a .223 bolt, barrel, and mag. 🤣


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    I bought a PVA .223 barrel for my ARC Nucleus. I shoot it more than any other caliber currently. Honestly, I mostly shoot .55 grain bulk stuff out to 400 or so. Ammo is still a challenge here so its nice to be able to practice on the (relative) cheap.
     
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    gun broker is loaded with 223 lites,nothing else tikka wise in USA.
    Have your FFL watch Lipseys and Sport South for Tikkas. I was able to find a place with a .223 Varmint on the shelf that they got from Lipseys.
     

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    There are no Tikka .223s at Lipseys right now , they have a 22-250 and some other bigger calibers . Can't remember last time I saw a .223 .
     

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    Zanders has two Tikka 223s in stock at this moment . T3X Lite .
     

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    I did not either , just adding a Fact . I logged in to check status hoping to help someone out , just like I did at Zanders where I found two . I see No harm in trying to help out .
    GREAT gun. Be aware the muzzle is not threaded.
     

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    Lite isn't useful for what we do on this site.

    Great for hunting though.

    I want Tikka Lite Compacts in both .223 and .308 so I can make them into scout rifles. Finding the .223 has been fruitless so far and only a couple of .308 out there. There must be a container ship floating around out there full of Tikkas. :cautious:
     
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    Another option is buy the action and bolt from a chop shop or MGW and get a prefit barrel spun up. I almost wish I’d gone that route rather than the Varmint, but whatever.

    Something like this:
    Either buy a Tikka factory

    Or build off a quality action

    No point in starting with a Tikka action and building on it; limited options compared to R700 clones
     

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    Don’t dismember your 5r. Clean it and put it up. Discover it in a year or so and breath a breath of relief.
     

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    I started with a 223 T3 lite that I bought a few years ago. Bought a Proof prefit couple years ago that was on sale. Added CTR bottom metal with GRS stock. I think i have around $1600 in it.
     

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