NEF .223 Handi Rifle

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I picked up a new .223 handi Rifle this past weekend. Model SB2
Mine has a twenty-two inch standard barrel. I don't know yet what the barrel twist rate is. Who here has experience with this rifle and what does it like factory ammo wise? Also, what is the most accurate hand load? Thanks in advance for your response. :)
 

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I had one in .308 that I liked a lot. I handloaded with it and got great results. This was the target from when I sighted my scope in. The two shots on the right were still sight-in shots. The cluster in the middle is a 3 shot group at 100 yards. Thats a standard rifle target.


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It is a single shot so you can shoot the cheap stuff(Monarch) without an issue.For accuracy I would shoot some Hornady or Federal.Those are fun to shoot.
 

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I can not disobey orders from the Gunny. Here are the pics. I will probably put a scope (3-9x40) on her thursday evening and try her out Friday on the 100 yard, on "Range Day". I will sight in at 25 yards first. I will most likely shoot some 55gr nosler ballistic tips. I think these will work real well. I roll my own. I plan to tune her to a sub MOA.
 

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Sweet rifle.I am looking at getting one just to have something for my non gun owner friends to shoot while I shoot my ARs and 45s.They are good rifles and are affordable.
 

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Surprisingly accurate and easy to shoot. Ejection of the spent brass can be...........brisk.:eek: Make sure it goes over your shoulder and not into your chin. Ask me how I know this.

I also have a 30.06 barrel for mine and a 12 gauge rifled slug barrel. The .06 punishes on both ends but would love to have a 45-70 for it. The slug barrel has irons but it is very hard to get a good cheek weld on the stock the way it is set up. A scope or a red dot of some kind might work better. It would be a good rig for a slug only state.

I passed up a .22 for $105 a few years ago and have always wished I had picked it up. A buddy has one in .17 and it is amazing.

Best bang for the buck out there today.
 

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update:

Just mounted a new Leupold 3-9x40 rifleman gold ring tonight. Should have range report by friday late evening. Plan on shooting some 55gr FMJBT and Nosler Ballistic tip ammo.
 

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My 22 lr version is very good however very particular to a certain position
of screw tightening on forearm, I've read that some use a rubber washer
under forearm screw.
 

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