Originally Posted by Crazycastor
I think a good all around bolt action rifle in .223 would be the Mossberg MPV. They have different styles and are highly accurate. Some come with good scopes and some come without scopes. Check them out before you buy.
A handsome rifle without a doubt, and it takes AR mags. The downside is that it does not cycle smoothly. The bolt face is equipped with a hinged lower lip. It feels like hitting a bump when the next round is stripped from the mag.
Reason to buy a bolt action rifle? None is required. Any firearm can be a "want" gun, not a "need" gun. But bolt action does offer the advantage of honing practical accuracy and precision with minimal ammo expenditure. With a semi-auto, once you get it on target, it is always a struggle to keep your rate of fire down. Result - more ammo wasted, and the barrel heats up quicker.
A clear advantage of bolt action is in using a suppressor to its full potential.