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.223 bolt action without threaded barrel

ButterfingerButterfinger Posts: 10 New Member
I'm looking for a good .223 bolt action just for bench light recoil shooting. Most of the rifles I looked at online have threaded barrels  and no choice of regular barrel. I live in the Anti Gun State of Connecticut,where silencers are legal I have a legal 22 suppressor.But Connecticut's new laws prohibit
threaded barrels on all weapons unless previously registered years ago. So I cannot even buy the S&W M&P 22 compact because of the only choice threaded barrel.  So if any one has has a Bolt action in mind that won't break the bank, please let me know.  Thank you, Bill

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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,261 Senior Member
    Have you looked at the Savage models in  223?.  Some are pretty basic but accurate out of the box 
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • ButterfingerButterfinger Posts: 10 New Member
    Yes looking at them now since I don't see any signs of the REM 700 stainless 5-R which I really like
    and no threaded on that one. Heard bad results in accuracy with the Ruger Ranch 223
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,261 Senior Member
    You used to be able to get a Remington 700 ADL fairly inexpensive then change add whatever you like and spend as little or much as you want and have an accurate rifle 
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • gunner81gunner81 Member Posts: 632 Senior Member
    Check out a Tikka good rifles maybe out of price range
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,642 Senior Member
    Brno?
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • jbohiojbohio Senior Member Posts: 5,615 Senior Member
    Savage has 9 heavy barrel,non threaded , 223 rifles in their catalog.
    Many more hunting, sporter weight rifles, unthreaded.


  • JustsomedudeJustsomedude Posts: 1,341 Senior Member
    Gunbroker should have a plethora that would fit the bill.
    We've been conditioned to believe that obedience is virtuous and voting is freedom- 
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,545 Senior Member
    Many at GB:
    One example...

    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • ButterfingerButterfinger Posts: 10 New Member
    If I can't get the REM 700 stainless 5-R  then I'm looking at the Savage line.
  • ButterfingerButterfinger Posts: 10 New Member
    excuse my ignorance Gene L but what is BRno?     Browning ? or CZ BRno is in Czech Republic
  • ButterfingerButterfinger Posts: 10 New Member
    I was looking at the Savage 110 Varmint  Heavy barrel adjustable comb and pull  .AccuStock rail system secures the action three-dimensionally along its entire length. Anyone have any experience with this model. I have a older 110 tactical in .308 and it performs well.
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,642 Senior Member
    excuse my ignorance Gene L but what is BRno?     Browning ? or CZ BRno is in Czech Republic
    Brno is indeed in the Czech Republic.  Also known as CZ.  Another choice would be the Savage 25, Walking Varminteer.  I've got one in .22 Hornet and it's very accurate, got the Savage Accu-trigger and a laminated wood stock, removable magazine and isn't especially heavy.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,545 Senior Member
    BF,
    Three action screws are not necessarily better than two, and Savage triggers leave a lot to be desired  from my point of view.
    Savage rifles typically shoot well, as will Remington, Tikka, Bergara, and Howa.
    I have been even seeing Ruger rifles turn in some nice groups.
    A good bedding job, recrown, and a better trigger will typically improve factory rifles.
    Of course, the nut behind the gun always makes a difference.
    A factory rifle is still a factory rifle, and some will just shoot better....Luck of the draw from one to the other.
    What kind of accuracy 3 or 5-shot groups are you wanting at 100 yards?
    What size groups do you consider good?
    Do you reload?
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,161 Senior Member
    I was looking at the Savage 110 Varmint  Heavy barrel adjustable comb and pull  .AccuStock rail system secures the action three-dimensionally along its entire length. Anyone have any experience with this model. I have a older 110 tactical in .308 and it performs well.
    I have had a number of Savages, both 10s and 110s and used them to put together rifles that suited my needs...Pre Accustock and Accutrigger...Tossed the stocks and installed them in either Carlson stocks or a Stockade custom stock..
    Replaced the triggers with Rifle Basixs Triggers...No need to mess with the barrels...they were sub-MOA out of the box and were even tighter after my modifications...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • ButterfingerButterfinger Posts: 10 New Member
    Ernie I do reload just starting again do to high ammo costs. Powder is the problem ,hard to get locally  found some on Midway USA but after the Hazmat and shipping fees was about $70 a pound so I said NO WAY. Glad I stocked up on bullets and Primers years ago as I have more than enough to last my lifetime.
  • ButterfingerButterfinger Posts: 10 New Member
    I did spot a Kimber heavy barrel.223 bolt action with scope in the used rack at a gun shop locally for $699 . I Didn't want used, not knowing how many rounds when down that barrel . It may have been a super buy at that price knowing Kimber start at over $1200
  • Uncle FesterUncle Fester Senior Member Posts: 1,589 Senior Member
    I'm looking for a good .223 bolt action just for bench light recoil shooting. Most of the rifles I looked at online have threaded barrels  and no choice of regular barrel. I live in the Anti Gun State of Connecticut,where silencers are legal I have a legal 22 suppressor.But Connecticut's new laws prohibit
    threaded barrels on all weapons unless previously registered years ago. So I cannot even buy the S&W M&P 22 compact because of the only choice threaded barrel.  So if any one has has a Bolt action in mind that won't break the bank, please let me know.  Thank you, Bill
    Are you sure?  When I was there (3 years ago) suppressed rifles were ok but all pistols with threaded barrels were verboten.  

    Did they make the laws worse?

    I miss my club in Guilford though.  Great private range.


  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,642 Senior Member
    I did spot a Kimber heavy barrel.223 bolt action with scope in the used rack at a gun shop locally for $699 . I Didn't want used, not knowing how many rounds when down that barrel . It may have been a super buy at that price knowing Kimber start at over $1200
    I doubt a Kimber .223 has had too many rounds through it.  The price sounds good...wood or plastic stock?

    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • ButterfingerButterfinger Posts: 10 New Member
    yes uncle fester stupid law silencers are legal still CT doesn't want you get have one so they made all threaded barrels illegal. I have a Pre Ban FAL   so I can can still get on for that.
  • ButterfingerButterfinger Posts: 10 New Member
    Gene L the stock was plastic and had a small scope on it. Not sure what brand but wasn't fancy
  • ButterfingerButterfinger Posts: 10 New Member
    Gene L said:
    I did spot a Kimber heavy barrel.223 bolt action with scope in the used rack at a gun shop locally for $699 . I Didn't want used, not knowing how many rounds when down that barrel . It may have been a super buy at that price knowing Kimber start at over $1200
    I doubt a Kimber .223 has had too many rounds through it.  The price sounds good...wood or plastic stock?

    Gene L the stock was plastic and had a small scope on it. Not sure what brand but wasn't fancy


  • JustsomedudeJustsomedude Posts: 1,341 Senior Member
    My hatred for authority and stupid laws would drive my desire to bypass that stupidity somehow. I'd make a threaded adapter that can be removed easily or something that skates their BS.
    We've been conditioned to believe that obedience is virtuous and voting is freedom- 
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