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Old 01-19-2013, 08:26 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 01-19-2013, 09:06 AM   #2
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Its sound advice for sure. Then you always have a back up and at least two reliable guns that shoots the same ammo....plus it gives you another excuse to buy a gun and even more fun for reloading if you reload

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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For me, shooting my bolt over my semi autos saves me a ton of ammunition.
And it's more fun
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