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Old 06-15-2013, 12:47 PM   #11
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I own one bolt action rifle. I always trade in my old rifle to help with the cost of a new rifle. A CZ-550 synthetic .308 made in the Czech Republic. The adjustable iron sites came standard. It is a Mauser action of course. It holds five rounds. I top it with the Czech company Meopta Meostar 3-12x56 scope with illuminated dot. I hunt at night and in the daylight. Here is the complete package:

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Old 06-15-2013, 12:54 PM   #12
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I've read on this forum before that bolt guns, or Military bolt guns are antiquated. I'm just not seeing it. I've actually sold all my auto loaders except for 1. OK 2. A pistol caliber carbine and a 12ga. Even when I had auto loaders I shot my bolt guns more often. Would I buy another auto loader, maybe if It really feels right. I'm good with my bolt guns. I have refined my bolt guns over the years so that I've kept the ones that suite my needs. Funny part is they were proven platforms from 1800's technology. All the bolt guns since are based on that same technology. If I ever had to "bug out" I'd be carrying a 1943 M38 Swede in 6.5x55 w/ iron sights. Fast, accurate and I'd own a 400 yard FOV area. The scoped rifles I've posted pics of are all set up for 300..500 yards+, but it is the old school stuff that is the easiest to use and most effective. At least for me.


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well said JP! i too have read before that some people think the bolt action is old technology and dated. but i still actually prefer a bolt action over most other rifle designs. i shoot my bolt actions more than the others. i do have other rifle platforms than just bolt actions and i tend to only keep and shoot the ones that appeal to me or have specific usage.

yes the bolt action is an older design from the late 1800's, but even most modern bolt actions have evolved from that simple design. what would be a curious breakdown would be to see how many of which types of rifles are sold by percentages. personally, i think the bolt action would be a large segment of those sales. and a large majority of custom built hunting rifles are built off the bolt action design.

personally, i don't see the bolt action riding off into the sunset anytime soon. i know i'll be buying more and they will always be the bulk of my collection for many years to come.

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I've always been taught, whether hunting or targets, The 1st round is the most important. Make it count. I find these old world rifles cycle faster and are worth there weight in gold when you really need to depend on something. There is nothing wrong w/ newer bolt guns, don't get me wrong. They just sometimes lack the refinement. My Howa and Savage are testiments to What is done right. Then again, both are based off the '98. The Winchester pre 1964 '70 is a great platform. They took it to the next level. From there they have gone backwards.

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I love and own only bolt actions and single shots. In fact, I despise and will never own an autoloader. I have many bolt action rifles and reload for and shoot all of them. I have recently developed a real affection for older Husqvarna sporters built on the M96 small ring Swedish action, and own several. Don't let anyone fool you into thinking that that action is not strong. It is a very strong action and smooth as butter on warm marble.
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My M44 and '03 are two of my favorite rifles. Very deliberate,

tough, well made, and for milsurp, accurate.

I guess the feature I like best is you can drop

the bolt, and clean the barrel from the chamber

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Here's a couple of mine. The top one is a Spartan Precision built 260 Rem. for 1000 yard target. The second one is a Remington manufactured 03A3 which was already sporterized when I aquired it.
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Here are a few of my bolt actions. Never cared much for the plastic factory stocks. I just shoot benchrest and make my own wood stocks to suit my shooting needs. Wood used is generally basically scrap wood from old furniture, flooring or maybe even a pallet that I've laminated/pieced together. The first two are a Marlin XS 308 heavy varmit barrel and a Stevens 200 that I had rebarreled to 6.5x55. Third is a M1936 Mexican I had barreled to 300 Savage. The Mexican is made of laminated 3/4" popular boards I found at a local Lowes....had interesting walnut like color in the wood. The first two are made with wood from parquet flooring, oak from either a pallet or old furniture and etc......worked with what I had to use.

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My very favorite rifle I own, a Sako 25-06:


My Weatherby 223 Vanguard Rifle:


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