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Varmint Rifles

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Auburn1992, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. Auburn1992

    Auburn1992 Well-Known Member

    I've been looking for a new target/varmint rifle for a while. The ones that I recently came accross were the Savage BVSS chambered for the .223 rem, CZ 527 Kevlar Varmint in .223, and the beautiful Remington XR-100 in 22-250. Anyone got one of these and can give me some info on them? So far my favorite is the Remington so far. It fits me pretty well and I hear the trigger if fairly good (40-xb). What groupings can I expect with each of these. As stated before it will be used for target (maybe 300 yrds, 400 max) and to kill those pesky yotes. Also, I hate how front heavy the savage is :barf:
  2. jhansman

    jhansman Well-Known Member

    I have the Savage 12VLP in .223, very much like the 12 BVSS you are considering. It is, by far, the most accurate rifle I have yet shot, and with handloads of the proper OAL, you not be sorry you bought it. The Accutrigger is a really nice addition to the Savage rifles as well.
  3. Auburn1992

    Auburn1992 Well-Known Member

    Along with this, is the Ultra Low Light Varmint Scope any good for $299?
  4. kgpcr

    kgpcr Well-Known Member

    My Savage 12flv is far and away the most accurate rifle i own and i own and have owned a lot of them. sub .50 groups any day of the week!!
  5. rangerruck

    rangerruck Well-Known Member

    I have shot many times the savage and the cz, having not shot the remmy.
    The other two are most excellent, with great groups, a well made product, and very good triggers. If cost is not a factor , then don't worry on which you get, I am sure the trigger and the quality of the remmy are on par with the savage or cz, though the cz is more of a humping around/field rifle than the other two.
  6. YodaVader

    YodaVader Well-Known Member

    Of those you mentioned I have the 12BVSS in .223. It is a heavy rifle that is very stable shooting from a rest. I thought the Accu-Trigger was very good for an out of the box trigger - a very crisp 2.25lbs. Although it would not adjust any lower for me. I had a Sharp Shooter Supply trigger installed , set at 14oz.

    The accuracy potential appears to be excellent , shooting some outstanding groups from time to time but with no regularity or consistency. The problem with this particular 12BVSS is the tendency to foul very rapidly. I am going to give it a few more thorough cleanings and see what happens in regards to consistency. If things do not improve I will re-barrel or trade it off. I've fired about 300 rounds so far.

    I have a couple of Remingtons in .223 but they are 700s. My 700 LTR is the most accurate factory rifle I have ever fired. Also a relatively new 700SPS in a HS Precision stock that is shooting extremely well. I plan to take it out today to zero in its new scope - Bushnell Elite 4200 6X-24X.

    The XR-100s in .223 I have read about on other forums like benchrestcentral , have been very positive. If I had to do it all over again I probably would have bought the XR-100. Although , now they will probably be hard to find.
  7. Auburn1992

    Auburn1992 Well-Known Member

    Xr 100

    Actually, I've found three in the local Sportsman's Wharehouse (.223, .22-250, and 204 Ruger) Which caliber would you get? I'm partial to the 22-250 or 223.
  8. LongRangeInternational

    LongRangeInternational Well-Known Member

    Get the 22-250 and don't look back.
  9. Auburn1992

    Auburn1992 Well-Known Member

    That's what Ive been thinking, and I'm pretty set on the XR 100
  10. stubbicatt

    stubbicatt Well-Known Member

    I'm very happy with my CZ in 223 caliber. Were I to do it over again, I think I would instead purchase the 204 Ruger. Same performance as the 22-250, maybe even better without the wear issues.
  11. GunDoctor

    GunDoctor Well-Known Member

    CZ makes a fine gun.
  12. Auburn1992

    Auburn1992 Well-Known Member

    I've heard that it is a hit or miss with a CZ 527. My friend had one in .223 that he said would not shoot what so ever.
  13. Essex County

    Essex County Well-Known Member

    I have a 112 single shot in .223. Yes, they did make some. Other than the addition of a SSS trigger it's as stock as a stove. Accuracy in still air is absolutely uncanny. My 2 cents worth...Essex
  14. Auburn1992

    Auburn1992 Well-Known Member

    What kind of scope do you have on it?

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