Bolt Action Rifle

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Nathan, May 5, 2011.

  1. Nathan

    Nathan New Member

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    Hello, im saving up for a Bolt action rifle and was wondering if anyone had
    any recommendations.
    Thanks.
     
  2. wmille01

    wmille01 New Member

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    Remington 700, Mosin Nagant, 1903 Springfield, Browing X bolt. Really depends on your cup of tea, the 700 has a good trigger and a lot of parts on the market, you can really turn it into a tactical rifle if you want there are tons of extra parts for the rifle. It really just depends on what your going to us it for, like for cayote hunting you can get a bipod and a exstended mag, heavy barrel and all that jazz or if your just a plinker you can get a heavy barrel and a bipod.

    different strokes for different folks.
     

  3. Nathan

    Nathan New Member

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    Im getting it for deer hunting and i can only spend 300-500 dollars,
    i found two guns at academy ones a mossberg 100 atr it 300 the other is a
    weatherby vg1 its 400 anyone have any experience with these?
     
  4. bgeddes

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    Hi!! Welcome to the forum. Be sure to hit the intro section so we know a bit about you and your interests.

    Not knowing you intentions for this bolt gun, it is hard to say. For just plain learning some marksmanship, I'd go the .22lr route and shoot often. The skills learned there will carry over to bigger calibers.

    If you are an experienced shooter and are looking for an all around gun, and it seems money is as issue as you are saving for it, I'd go .308 or .30-06. The simple reason is the ammo is cheaper than most other choices.

    For a bargain .22 LR bolt gun, Savage makes a ~$200 rifle that shoots well enough to learn the basics. The choices for larger caliber bolt guns are galactic. Many old, beat up, ex-service rifles are capable of another lifetime of service, hunting north American game.

    Good news is, there are a ton of options for you. NEVER over look used guns. Many are experienced hunting rifles with little use.
     
  5. dnthmn2004

    dnthmn2004 New Member

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    ^^^ Beat me to it. I was going to recommend the Axis. Seems to have great reviews for price.
     
  6. Cory2

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    I just wish the axis had an accutriger... Couldnt they make an axis with an accutrigger and slap on an extra 100 bucks? :confused::(
     
  7. Nathan

    Nathan New Member

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    Thanks guys, and bgeddes i have a .22 lr i've been shooting it for over a year almost every other day thats why i want a bigger caliber.
     
  8. Wambli

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    Of the two I like the Weatherby Vangard. Every one I've owned has been a good shooter. What is it chambered in?
     
  9. Nathan

    Nathan New Member

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    its chambered in .243 .270 and .308
     
  10. Nathan

    Nathan New Member

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    Does anyone know if the weatherby accepts bipods?
     
  11. Nathan

    Nathan New Member

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    does anyone know if the weatherby accepts bipods?
     
  12. canebrake

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    Does it come with a sling stud?
     
  13. Nathan

    Nathan New Member

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    yeah it does
     
  14. Wambli

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    Yes it will take a bipod. Of those options I'm rather partial to the Wetherby Vangard in .308 for a good solid all around hunting rifle. I've owned two of those in .308, both exceptional shooters that I ended up selling to buddes that were getting into deer hunting and wanted a nice cost effective rig.
     
  15. adjusterr

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    new rifle

    Nathan: Everyone has their own opinion on what is the best caliber, I'm 71 and have taken countless deer, several bear, and other varmits with a Savage model 99F lever action in .308. I really like the caliber, many re-load possibilities. Like some other guys said, don't overlook a good used rifle in either .308 or 30-06, plenty of ammo available and it will take down anything you run into in the US. I agree with Wambli, the Weatherby Vanguard in .308 will be hard to beat as a fair priced hunting rifle. My neighbor bought one when they first came out and uses nothing else. Good luck.
     
    Last edited: May 7, 2011
  16. Nathan

    Nathan New Member

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    Thank you adjusterr, i'll keep that in mind.
     
  17. huffmanite

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    I suggest a Marlin XS in 7mm-08. Fairly low priced rifle with a nice adjustable trigger that should provide you with good accuracy right out of the box. Buying the Marlin would allow you more money for a decent scope. The 7mm-08 is a good hunting cartridge and its recoil is nothing to worry about.