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danf_fl 01-19-2013 08:26 AM

A Purchase consideration suggestion
A close friend and shooting buddy has suggested that in addition to the semi autos I own, I should consider a bolt action in the same calibers.


Marlinman 01-19-2013 09:06 AM

Its sound advice for sure. Then you always have a back up and at least two reliable guns that shoots the same it gives you another excuse to buy a gun and even more fun for reloading if you reload;)

TLuker 01-19-2013 01:29 PM

Personally I would get the bolt action in another caliber. There are so many great calibers out there, and every time you get another gun that's an opportunity to try a different caliber. :)

JTJ 01-19-2013 02:04 PM

It is a good idea. I have a bolt in 223 but I am looking at the Mossberg MVP in 5.56x45 which will handle the military ammo. That would go with the AR. I have been wanting a lever rifle and got a BLR in 308. I set it up for close in and am looking at getting a bolt 308 to scope. That would go with a semi in 308. CZ, Savage and Ruger have bolts in 7.62x39. A really nice set up is the 357 or 44 mag pistol and rifle.

longunner 01-19-2013 03:03 PM

IMO bolt guns are much more fun to shoot than semis. I say go for iit

dteed4094 01-21-2013 03:42 PM

JMO but some states don't allow semi for hunting purposes. Bolt action rifles tend to be more accurate. As far as home loads, I don't know how well semi autos can handle hot loads compared to bolt action. I personally don't care for semi autos except or SD purposes. I also find having too many differant calibers to be a disadvantage when you stock your ammo cabinet.

303tom 01-21-2013 04:49 PM

Your friend is correct, I have several semi-auto & I have bolt actions in the same said round..................

Crazycastor 01-22-2013 02:40 AM

I think it depends on what semi auto's you have. If its 223 I think I would consider a 308 bolt action rifle.

paperplatetargets 01-23-2013 07:23 PM

For me, shooting my bolt over my semi autos saves me a ton of ammunition.

longunner 01-23-2013 08:39 PM


Originally Posted by paperplatetargets
For me, shooting my bolt over my semi autos saves me a ton of ammunition.

And it's more fun :cool:

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