.223 for bear, deer, elk and moose.

Nomosendero

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I tried the “problems with Ruger Americans”. A lot of rotary mag issues. Creepy triggers. And stocks, like mentioned before.
Maybe I’ll try some different searches later to come up with something. I’d like to have parts on hand so I’m not down. Thanks again.
I am not expecting much, I know of several of these being used without issues so far.

That being said, I know the Tikka is a better rifle overall.
For a serious hunt out West I will take one of my old M700's, they seem to hold up well.
 

BLJ

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@Nomosendero. Agreed on the Tikka. They are for sure a fine rifle. I just thought I was missing something about the Americans since I’ve had nothing but great performance so far.
 

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Canadian Ranger Test???
Canadian rangers are a sort of reserve paramilitary that is eyes and ears on Canada's norther fringes. They are issued rifles for defense and sustenance. They've been using Lee Enfields but we're recently replaced with tikka arctic. Rifles that were tested needed to function in -50c

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I’ve been looking for a couple hundred, or what I can get, Speer 75gr Gold Dots. Have scoured the internet. If anyone sees any available anywhere, or have any they’d part with, please PM me. I have some 62gr Gold Dots but am looking for the heavier bullet. Thanks.
 

canyonhunter47

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Tikka 223’s are pretty scarce. Are there any other good options?

Ruger American’s are no go for me. Alright specs on paper but terrible quality. I have two friends that got them. One shot lights out but had a horribly sticky bolt. The other’s stock was misshapen and pressed on one side of the “free floating” barrel.
 

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Tikka 223’s are pretty scarce. Are there any other good options?

Ruger American’s are no go for me. Alright specs on paper but terrible quality. I have two friends that got them. One shot lights out but had a horribly sticky bolt. The other’s stock was misshapen and pressed on one side of the “free floating” barrel.
You might want to take a look at Howa.
 

Tmac

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Make sure and verify, but I believe they now offer a 1 in 8. Used to offer a slow twist, so there could be several options. Believe Legacy Sports is the importer, so it should be in here. https://www.legacysports.com/

My last one was a mini action in 6.5G. I bought the barreled action from Brownells and put it in a MDT LSS. Been a nice rig. The trigger is OK and believe you can get a spring, much like a Tikka, to drop it into the 1.5lb range.
 

wind gypsy

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Anyone using CFE223, H335, or H4895 with the 69 TGK or the 77 TGK. I don't have any 8208 anymore. I want to load both at AR mag length for my 18" and 10.5" AR rifle and pistol.

H4895 is a great powder option.
 

BigNate

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Anyone using CFE223, H335, or H4895 with the 69 TGK or the 77 TGK. I don't have any 8208 anymore. I want to load both at AR mag length for my 18" and 10.5" AR rifle and pistol.
I'm using 26gr. Of CFE223 under 69gr Nosler CC, CCI primers, mil brass.
 

BLJ

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States .223 is 1-8" on there site for the mini action.
 

jadkins223

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I just got my ruger predator 223 setup. Went with the arken 4-16. Pretty sweet setup. Depending on how it shoots it may be my new favorite rifle. 8476B9DB-5266-43E0-9D93-F2259B06C1CF.jpeg 80E9BABE-5F76-43FA-8E13-EFEEFA1BA957.jpeg
 

Nomosendero

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The RAR Predator I bought had the barrel touching the forearm on one side. It took 15 minutes with a rasp to cure that, it is not as though I had to worry about "wood to metal fit". The bedding block works.
 

canyonhunter47

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The RAR Predator I bought had the barrel touching the forearm on one side. It took 15 minutes with a rasp to cure that, it is not as though I had to worry about "wood to metal fit". The bedding block works.
It can be fixed, but why buy a gun that’s good once you do the QC that the factory should’ve done and possibly void your warranty in the process. If they missed something you can see plain as day on the rack what other problems might be hiding?

A Tikka is a couple hundred more and has a solid design and quality. Possibly the Howa too, still looking into that one.

For the record I’m not a Ruger hater, just disappointed with what I’ve seen from the RAR
 

Nomosendero

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It can be fixed, but why buy a gun that’s good once you do the QC that the factory should’ve done and possibly void your warranty in the process. If they missed something you can see plain as day on the rack what other problems might be hiding?

A Tikka is a couple hundred more and has a solid design and quality. Possibly the Howa too, still looking into that one.

For the record I’m not a Ruger hater, just disappointed with what I’ve seen from the RAR
What I did would be hard to see the way I did it, I don't see it voiding the warranty. Ruger, Tikka, whatever, I pull the barreled action anyway to adjust the trigger and inspect everything, so no hassle on my end.

I said earlier the Tikka is a better rifle, but for the purpose of this back up rifle, not so much and when I bought it the difference was a good deal more than 200.00.

I some cases now the difference is 200.00 and in that case I would lean Tikka.
 

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First post here, hope it's formatted correctly.. Performance from Federal Fusion 62gr factory loads until I can find 77 TMKs. 115 yards, 30ft decline, 18" barrel. 40 yard death run. Great blood trail from the shot all the way to the doe.

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We killed 5 deer total this year with that load, and all died very quickly, but we had zero blood trail. On all five deer I had to poke my finger around to find the entrance......no blood on the outside of the deer. Some did exit, but same thing.....couldnt find it without poking my finger around to find it.
 

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