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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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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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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 went thru my ar stage spent a lot of money only to find out I enjoyed shooting my SKS a lot more than the many AR's I had. The fact that I've been shooting this SKS for 25 years may have had something to do with It. As well as the cheap ammo. 2 years ago I bought a CZ 527 carbine in 7.62x39 and love It. these two rifles are just about all I shoot now. My other 3 cf rifle's ( 45-70, 7mm08, 30-30 ) don't see much range time. So I would agree thats some good advice.
 
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