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Wanted: Wanted, cheaper .223

Dan 1

Well-Known Member
#1
I have been told my FAC is on its way so I'm starting to gauge what is on offer rifle wise as I'm looking to make a purchase as soon as it comes through the letter box if the right one comes up.

I'm on the lookout for a .223 setup that is either able to be RFD' or around the Cheshire/Cornwall area (the two places I move between with work)

I have around £400 to spend for a rifle and moderator setup, if possible even cheaper if it's in good working condition, aesthetics is not too much of a priority due to it being used for rough shooting only.

Thanks for reading

Dan
 

PKL

Well-Known Member
#2
without hesitation get a brno fox or cz550, best value gun out there by far in this calibre and price group. the cz (newer) have better single triggers, the fox has the double which is like marmite, and 'can' be a bit dangerous to those not familiar and accustomed to their workings and for example, how to un-set the trigger.
 

Markfox

Well-Known Member
#3
I think a .223 for that money as a setup maybe asking a bit much

you would probably have a better selection if it was .222

But I could be wrong as said maybe a CZ or BRNO
 
#4
as others said dan i think your looking maybe 500ish for a t3 hunter then poss 100/150 for a mod unless you go for the cz then you could get both for 450/500 you might be lucky and pick a t3 synth lite but then its maybe 700ish just the rifle,
 

Dan 1

Well-Known Member
#6
I think a .223 for that money as a setup maybe asking a bit much

you would probably have a better selection if it was .222

But I could be wrong as said maybe a CZ or BRNO
Ye I'm only looking for rifle and mod but maybe only rifle if it's asking too much at them prices.

It's gonna be a slower build choosing bits as I go along etc.
 
#9
Ye I'm only looking for rifle and mod but maybe only rifle if it's asking too much at them prices.

It's gonna be a slower build choosing bits as I go along etc.
took me twelve months for my first as i was paying off for a scope at one shop and a rifle at another ,same again now im in your position got two new slots but not enough cash so its batten down the hatches and plod on,i know one thing tho everyone does it,DONT RUSH you will sort it,atb doug,ps you wouldnt go wrong with a good cz,
 

Dan 1

Well-Known Member
#10
took me twelve months for my first as i was paying off for a scope at one shop and a rifle at another ,same again now im in your position got two new slots but not enough cash so its batten down the hatches and plod on,i know one thing tho everyone does it,DONT RUSH you will sort it,atb doug,ps you wouldnt go wrong with a good cz,
Ye I have a 10/22 and shotguns that will keep my shooting bug at ease whilst I build this package I don't want to rush but at the same time I don't want it to take too long lol
 

Dan 1

Well-Known Member
#12
I'm not sure whether to hold off and maybe get a .243/.308 in the future for fox and deer instead as the market seems to be full of them at good prices lol
 

Dan 1

Well-Known Member
#15
Well it seems my FEO is getting funny about approving me a .223 on initial grant so the hunt for .223 is off for now.

Thank you all for the help though and hopefully it won't be long before I'm back on the hunt again :)
 

Dan 1

Well-Known Member
#17
If you can justify the need and have no bad records they cant deny you.
It was going be a foxing rifle which the perms have multiple fox problems, but they said they don't give out CF Calibers on initial grant :S

I think I may hold off and then stick in for a 22-250 as that seems like one of the greatest foxing tools created!
 
#18
I bought an unfired 222 Marlin X7 with the clever trigger from Holts but don't want it now because I also got a 243 so it will be up for sale £300. I'm collecting it on Friday.
PM if your interested
 

Druid

Well-Known Member
#19
It was going be a foxing rifle which the perms have multiple fox problems, but they said they don't give out CF Calibers on initial grant :S

Well they are talking cobblers! If the permission is suitable and you have a need ( sorting Charlie out) then a centre fire is no problem. Don't let them b*****it you.
 

Dan 1

Well-Known Member
#20
It was going be a foxing rifle which the perms have multiple fox problems, but they said they don't give out CF Calibers on initial grant :S

Well they are talking cobblers! If the permission is suitable and you have a need ( sorting Charlie out) then a centre fire is no problem. Don't let them b*****it you.
I am going to call them back tomorrow, I have been looking through the HO guidelines to quote them along the way :)
 

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