Stainless, US made .223 bolt gun?


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TT
December 20, 2011, 10:48 AM
I don’t know rifles very well- can someone here recommend a US made, stainless construction, detachable magazine .223 bolt action rifle to me? Short and light is desirable- looking for something like a Ruger GSR, but in .223. Price around $1000.

Thanks.

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beeenbag
December 20, 2011, 10:55 AM
here ya go...

you didn't give a price ;)

http://www.cooperfirearms.com/rifles.php?rifle_name=ve&cal=223-Rem

beeenbag
December 20, 2011, 11:00 AM
oh sorry, I looked over the detachable mag part.

In that case I recommend the tikka t3 lite stainless

http://www.tikka.fi/t3models.php?litess

edit: not made in U.S... your hard to please.

ROAshooter
December 20, 2011, 11:09 AM
other than the fact it is not stainless steel...the CZ527 carbine is what you are looking for

TxBobS
December 20, 2011, 11:15 AM
other than the fact it is not stainless steel...the CZ527 carbine is what you are looking for
Is CZ made in USA? Also, 1:12 twist? That seems high.

dubbleA
December 20, 2011, 11:22 AM
oh sorry, I looked over the detachable mag part.

In that case I recommend the tikka t3 lite stainless

http://www.tikka.fi/t3models.php?litess

other than the fact it is not stainless steel...the CZ527 carbine is what you are looking for


here ya go...

you didn't give a price

http://www.cooperfirearms.com/rifles...ve&cal=223-Rem




try again


Look at a Savage 16 FCSS in .223

TxBobS
December 20, 2011, 11:24 AM
Browning A-Bolt I think fits all of the requirements.

TT
December 20, 2011, 03:39 PM
Good point on the price- letís say $1K (Iíve edited the original post).

your hard to please
That is true.:)

Thanks for the replies, Iíll check out the Savage and the A-Bolt.

HoboCoastie
December 20, 2011, 03:45 PM
I was surprised to see it took to the 6th post to see Savage. That's the first one I thought of. I wonder if Mossberg makes one? I've heard good things about their bottom shelf cheap rifles.

jmr40
December 20, 2011, 04:22 PM
The Savage is the only recomedation that is offered in stainless, under $1,000 and is also USA made.

I'd forget the detachable mag, it opens up a lot more options. Ruger, Winchester, and Remington all offer quality USA made stainless rifles well under $1,000 that will serve you well

Tempest 455
December 20, 2011, 04:35 PM
I paid around $350 for my Stainless Savage Axis.

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/36_62_974/products_id/70974

TxBobS
December 20, 2011, 04:45 PM
Browning A-Bolt I think fits all of the requirements.
Oops... I see only their 22 pistols are made in the USA. Boo...

greyling22
December 20, 2011, 04:51 PM
I didn't know anything browning stamped their name on was made in the us. I thought it was FN or miroku or whoever. I guess I'm behind the times.

Savage guns are great. Only bad thing about them is that they're not very sexy. they sure can shoot though.

Inebriated
December 20, 2011, 05:05 PM
Savage get's my vote as well.

Hunterdad
December 20, 2011, 05:47 PM
Mossberg is coming out with a new rifle called the MVP. It takes AR mags.

helotaxi
December 20, 2011, 06:27 PM
Only bad thing about them is that they're not very sexy. they sure can shoot though.

"Sure can shoot" = "sexy" in my book.

Dmitri Popov
December 20, 2011, 07:03 PM
Savage.

TT
December 20, 2011, 10:07 PM
Thanks all. I'll check out the Savage line.

dprice3844444
December 21, 2011, 04:15 PM
legacy sports howa makes a ss varmint action you can order with detachable mags.midwayusa.com

jmr40
December 21, 2011, 04:27 PM
legacy sports howa makes a ss varmint action you can order with detachable mags.midwayusa.com

He said USA made. Howa's are made in Japan.

I'm not a fan of Savage, but it is the only rifle that meets all of his requirements.

essayons21
December 21, 2011, 05:41 PM
You could probably get a Rem700 SPS stainless and do a box magazine conversion for under $1K

boltgunner93
December 21, 2011, 05:45 PM
Thompson Center is US made.

http://www.tcarms.com/firearms/venture.php
You should be able to find the venture in .223 and "weather-shield", like stainless only more corrosion resistant.

I'd recommend the Icon, but it doesn't come in .223, .243 or .22-250 are the small caliber choices.

Savage is either US or Canada.
http://www.savagearms.com/firearms/finder/
The Savage model 16 "Weather Warrior" should do it for you.

I haven't shot that particular model, but you could check in with somebody who has I'm sure.

A new Browning is not US made.

Any particular reason that you want stainless and not blued?

Any particular reason for .223 instead of .308?

Based on your description and pointing to the GSR, you're looking for a scout rifle in .223. If you decide to jump to .308, the Savage 10 FCM Scout might fit the bill as well as the Ruger GSR. It's a nice pointable and accurate shooter in that price range.

I'll be interested to hear what you find.

Good Hunting.

TT
December 21, 2011, 09:54 PM
The T/C Venture looks very interesting, thank you for the pointer.

I hate firearms maintenance and oily guns, hence the stainless steel requirement. The .223 spec is because I already have a modest stash of .223 ammo.

Youíre right on with the Scout rifle observation. I like the GSR, but the stainless version doesnít seem to be readily available, and I donít want the carbon steel version.

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