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Old 08-09-2011, 06:54 PM   #1
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does any one know of a good cheap bolt action rifle that is less powerful then a 30/6

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Old 08-09-2011, 07:16 PM   #2
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The Stevens 200 and Savage Edge will probably be your best bets for a solid rifle with the best out-of-the-box accuracy on a budget.


Though, please understand that these are not at all "sniper" rifles. "Sniper Rifle" and "cheap" don't belong in the same sentence . What we're talking about are maybe "hunting" or simply "bolt-action" rifles.

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Old 08-09-2011, 07:21 PM   #3
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probably not what your looking for but mosin nagant 91/30 mild recoil, ammo is cheap, bolt action and you can throw a scope on for a reasonable price. Also was the sniper rifle for the Russian army during the second world war.

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There are a few good rifles out there referring to your Thread Heading. But for the money in the Tactical Sniper Rifle category and reference to cost, dependability and accuracy, the Savage Tactical Rifle models like the Tactical 110 Series for one stand at the top. 308 Cal.
We have had several of them in our schools in the past 15+ years and they perform with the best of them. And much less money than the Remington 700 PSS Systems. And are impressively accurate. With a good quality scope, one is hard to beat. As I can recall we have only repaired two of them out of the hundreds of them that have been at the sniper school. Both were simply a wire that had been out of place in the fire control (Trigger) area. Quickly repaired, re-zeroed and back in service. Great rifles!
Good luck on your choice!

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+1 on what sniper 03 said . the best bang for the buck is the savage. I have one in .223 bvss and the acuracy is amazing. the bvss is a savage 12 with a heavey fluted ss barrel.
now if you want to get even tighter groups roll your own amo.
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Wal-mart sells the the savage edge for about 260 for a 308 bolt action box feed

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does any one know of a good cheap bolt action rifle that is less powerful then a 30/6
Cricket .22 Meets all your criteria set forth.
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does any one know of a good cheap bolt action rifle that is less powerful then a 30/6
I can't say that I've ever seen anyone shoot snipe with a rifle,but maybe I'm wrong.
We like to use the term "Tactical Rifle" around here.

The problem your going to find is there is no such thing as a "Good-Cheap" tactical rifle.
You can buy a cheap rifle,or save your pennies up and buy a lower tier tactical rifle for under $800 without quality optics.
A Savage model 10 or 12,or a Remington 700 SPS would be a base model for what your looking for.Both brands are great shooters.

I personally like the Savage,and have 5 of their heavy barreled Tactical and Target rifles in 223,25/06,308,and 300WM.
The cheapest $ amount in any of my setups is my model 12 223.I bought the rifle used,and still have about $1k in it after changing the stock,installing quality bases and rings,scope,ND-3 laser,and a Rifle Basix trigger.

You can find a good used rifle like the Savage 10/12 or Remington SPS for $350-500 if you look hard enough.That would be a good start.
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I have the gap crusader but it is going to cost you around 3850 plus optics. So it really depends on the amount of money you are willing to spend. Just remember. A good rifle is only as good as the optics you put on it. If you look around you can find a real good mil-spec for around 1300 to 1500 but if you throw a 500 dollar scope on it then you wasting your time

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I'm pretty jazzed with my Savage 110FP 7.62X51MM.
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