Looking for a simple bolty

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Gergify, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. Gergify

    Gergify New Member

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    So long story short I sold my Polytech m1a (yes I regret it :rolleyes: but I did turn a profit and I had bills to pay).

    I've reached the point in my life where I have to prioritize my spending habits. So I really want a cheap, reliable and accurate bolt action rifle. Something that I can find at a gun show possibly. Mostly going to be used for occasional hunting target shooting. I want to be able grow so comfortable with it that I can easily use it for an all purpose SHTF rifle.

    I'm really liking the Mausers though.

    Enfields seem nice, but I'm am concerned with ammo availability and they have gone up in price.

    Mosin seem to suffer from inaccurate sights and ammo availability is also a concern.


    I'm looking to spend less than $300
     
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  2. BenLuby

    BenLuby New Member

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    I have the Savage Axis .270 and paid $300, including scope. Great gun.
     
  3. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    Are you looking at Surplus rifles? It seems so.
     
  4. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    savage are fantastic rifles. i love mine. sold my m1a and bought a savage 10 i dont regret it a bit.
     
  5. davemccarthy707

    davemccarthy707 New Member

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    For 300 bucks you should be able to get a crate of ammo (880 rounds) and a Mosin Nagant 91/30. It is every bit as accurate as the guy behind it. From my experience most of these will do 2 moa at 100 yards if it has a good bore and crown.
     
  6. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    Enfield ! Can you say 2A, cheap ammo.
     
  7. donthav1

    donthav1 Active Member

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    i bought a Savage Axis in .223 back in april, gun was $267 at walmart. Funny thing is regardless of caliber, all the Axis guns were priced the same.

    I put a Bushnell 4-12x by 40 scope & i can put six 6 shots the size of a quarter on a target at 100 yards. great guns for the money
     
  8. dteed4094

    dteed4094 New Member

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    If you like to tinker with a firearm you can make a Mosin as accurate as most anything comparable. Ammo is as cheap as it gets. Dunhams+91/30 for $90, Aim surplus 440 round can about $90 to your door. Fun gun.
     
  9. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I second this.
     
  10. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    7.62x51 ammo is not cheap any more. It was at one time. .40 a round is not cheap.
    The Rifles also started at $129.00 a few years ago, went to 169.00. Within a short time they were at $269.00. Most are advertized as .308, which they are not.
    This is the current going rate: Guns For Sale : C&R - Enfield Nato 308ca R.F.I. Model N0.2A Mk.1 Rifle - Auction: 10598182 (Ended 10/14/2011, 03:27:46 PST)


    OP, Most Military rifles were really cheap to buy and shoot a few years ago. Now the 91/30 stands alone in that catagory.