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.223 bolt action! what is the?

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I am interested in purchasing a new 223 rifle and I'm not sure what make or model to get.

1 remington 700 varmint heavy barrel (any)
2 winchester 70 varmint heavy barrel (any)
3 bushmaster
4 Cz
5 Browning A bolt

I want a varmint rifle and my main concern is accuracy! what are the pros and cons of each rifle mentioned above?

If you own one of these rifle, would you buy it again? Does any of these rifle shoot better than the other?

Or, Should I save up and put together a custom rifle and If so, how and where do I get started?

I realize this is a oppinionated question but I am looking for personal experiance and will base my puchase on the info you give me. Thank you and sorry for the long post! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!!!!!! :D
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Well, I don't know nuthin' 'bout no custom rigs or which is better. I will tell you that I own a Browning A-bolt Medallion Varmint and a CZ527 in .223.

I really like the Browning, but it's big, long, and heavy - not something you pack around. It sure shoots though, happily churning out sub-MOA groups with nearly everything I feed it, handload or otherwise. It's got a semi-adjustable trigger that works for me, but it could use more fine tuning to be a serious target shooter. For poppin' prairie dogs and long-range jackrabbits it's a dandy!

The CZ is much lighter and better handling as a hunting rifle. It shoots nearly as well as the heavier barreled Browning too, maybe just as good if I cared to continue load development. It does, however, have a few features I'm not to fond of: that bass-ackwards safety (up/forward for safe, down/back for fire); and the removeable magazine, which must be removed to load. I sure miss being able to stuff fresh rounds (or a recently unchambered round) into the magazine. It's kind of a pain to have to drop the mag, jack out the round, put it in the mag, then reinsert the mag when you're in and out of the truck between coyote stands 10 times a day. The adjustable set trigger is neat though, and makes for some nice bench targets.

I would definitely by the Browning again. I'm still undecided on the CZ. It shoots and handles nice, but I think I may have been better served bya Browning A-bolt Micro.

There's my opinion, take it for what it's worth.
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