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#541702 03/19/19 06:51 PM
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So, let’s say a guy wants a left handed bolt rifle, in .222. Is, or, was, there a commercial option, or, would it be something that a guy would have to build, and if you went that route, where and with what would you start?
Regular .222, not the magnum version.

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Why a 222? seems a 223 would make more sense.


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I inherited most of 1000 rounds of .222 ammunition. There is no shortage of varmints in my world.

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Would a singleshot work for you? Seems like there are/were Ruger #1s in .222. I think my FIL has one. Perhaps they would be easily drummed up on Gunbroker and the other auction sites.


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https://www.gunbroker.com/item/797508931
https://www.gunbroker.com/item/804595960

There is a plethora of others out there, but most seem to be pretty darn pricey.


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Originally Posted By: BrentD
https://www.gunbroker.com/item/797508931
https://www.gunbroker.com/item/804595960

There is a plethora of others out there, but most seem to be pretty darn pricey.



That was my observation prior to posting. I really don’t need to outlay 4K to poke holes in foxes, woodchucks and ‘yotes.

A small version Remington 700 action seems to come in under $400. Might be an option, but, was hoping for a turnkey rifle, so to speak.

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Kind of figured that was what you had in mind. I'd shop for a Ruger #1. That might be more cost effective than building one from an action.

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If I were in the market for a new one, I would take a look at the Tikka brand, I believe Beretta is the importer. Easy to search up reviews and tests. Their T3 model is available in a left hand setup.

I believe you're in great shape with that chambering, it seems to be an easy cartridge to get to shoot well. Make sure you stick a decent modern scope on whatever you settle on, modestly priced ones seem strides better than higher end stuff from just ten or fifteen years ago.

My favorite part of shooting my .222, a plain jane varmint rifle, is that I can generally keep the scope on the target at the shot. The fun factor goes up when you can watch what's going on. Also, consider a predator call, they're a fraction of what they sold for not too many years ago. Without breaking a sweat, you'll blow through that thousand rounds. Have fun.

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Set the barrel back a little bit and re-chamber to 222

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/804307214

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Ted as a lefty myself I keep my eyes open. I have seen the Kimber of Oregon 84 in a plain 222 I believe twice. If you were willing to look and play around it’s pretty easy to score some sweet deals and I find as much fun in that as I do shooting them. But most recently I bought a left-hand savage weather warrior 16 in 223. I was able to sell the Leupold that came on it and clear the cost of the rifle and then some. There were other accessories to boot. Off to ER Shaw or Douglas for a custom barrel. (7mm Tcu) and I have another lightweight low recoil deer thumper for my kids sub $400

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