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Nathan 05-06-2011 03:33 AM

Bolt Action Rifle
 
Hello, im saving up for a Bolt action rifle and was wondering if anyone had
any recommendations.
Thanks.

wmille01 05-06-2011 03:58 AM

Remington 700, Mosin Nagant, 1903 Springfield, Browing X bolt. Really depends on your cup of tea, the 700 has a good trigger and a lot of parts on the market, you can really turn it into a tactical rifle if you want there are tons of extra parts for the rifle. It really just depends on what your going to us it for, like for cayote hunting you can get a bipod and a exstended mag, heavy barrel and all that jazz or if your just a plinker you can get a heavy barrel and a bipod.

different strokes for different folks.

Nathan 05-06-2011 04:27 AM

Im getting it for deer hunting and i can only spend 300-500 dollars,
i found two guns at academy ones a mossberg 100 atr it 300 the other is a
weatherby vg1 its 400 anyone have any experience with these?

bgeddes 05-06-2011 04:35 AM

Hi!! Welcome to the forum. Be sure to hit the intro section so we know a bit about you and your interests.

Not knowing you intentions for this bolt gun, it is hard to say. For just plain learning some marksmanship, I'd go the .22lr route and shoot often. The skills learned there will carry over to bigger calibers.

If you are an experienced shooter and are looking for an all around gun, and it seems money is as issue as you are saving for it, I'd go .308 or .30-06. The simple reason is the ammo is cheaper than most other choices.

For a bargain .22 LR bolt gun, Savage makes a ~$200 rifle that shoots well enough to learn the basics. The choices for larger caliber bolt guns are galactic. Many old, beat up, ex-service rifles are capable of another lifetime of service, hunting north American game.

Good news is, there are a ton of options for you. NEVER over look used guns. Many are experienced hunting rifles with little use.

canebrake 05-06-2011 04:57 AM

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Try this, it's well within your budget:

Savage AXIS XP 3006 W/SCP $302.00 SHIPS FREE

Savage AXIS XP 270 W/SCP $302.00 SHIPS FREE

Savage AXIS XP 308 W/SCP $307.00 SHIPS FREE

dnthmn2004 05-06-2011 05:00 AM

^^^ Beat me to it. I was going to recommend the Axis. Seems to have great reviews for price.

Cory2 05-06-2011 05:09 AM

I just wish the axis had an accutriger... Couldnt they make an axis with an accutrigger and slap on an extra 100 bucks? :confused::(

Nathan 05-06-2011 06:33 AM

Thanks guys, and bgeddes i have a .22 lr i've been shooting it for over a year almost every other day thats why i want a bigger caliber.

Wambli 05-06-2011 03:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nathan (Post 499381)
Im getting it for deer hunting and i can only spend 300-500 dollars,
i found two guns at academy ones a mossberg 100 atr it 300 the other is a
weatherby vg1 its 400 anyone have any experience with these?

Of the two I like the Weatherby Vangard. Every one I've owned has been a good shooter. What is it chambered in?

Nathan 05-06-2011 07:46 PM

its chambered in .243 .270 and .308


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