Looking for first bolt gun

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by mymaro, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. mymaro

    mymaro New Member

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    So ive got the itch for a bolt gun.
    My requirements are:
    Smooth bolt
    Light trigger
    Detachable magazine
    As for accuracy im looking to reach out max of 3-400 yard's. I would like to group 1-2 inches at 200 yard's i feel that is attainable.
    Im pretty dead set on .308 but open to others
    The guns i think ive narrowed it down too are the:
    Rugar gunsight
    Rem 700 what model is detachable mag?
     
  2. longunner

    longunner New Member

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    I'm pretty sure to have a detachable magazine on a 700 if depends on what stock you get but I'm not 100%. I'm sure someone with more smarts than me will come around here soon...
     

  3. n_h85

    n_h85 New Member

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    It just depends what your budget's like...?
     
  4. mymaro

    mymaro New Member

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    I would like to to stay under 1000
     
  5. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Browning X Bolt, love mine.
     
  6. ZombieBrawler

    ZombieBrawler New Member

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    Hmm well minus the mag, i picked up last year a 1917 winchester 30.06 for $280 otd. Perfect wood bolt action trigger ect, a tank! Couldnt beat the price for the condition its in. Food for thought if the money becomes a trouble, i love love love this gun.
     

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  7. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    pretty sure you could get all your wants and desires with a Remington M700. they dohave versionswith a DM. the triggers are adjustable and the bolts are pretty smooth. just need to decide on a caliber and go shopping. the ranges and level of accuracy you would to attain, you have many choices in calibers.

    now another option would be the Marlin X7 series of rifles. the only thing they don't have on your list is the DM. but they are very accurate, very well made and have adjustable triggers, pillar bedded stocks and very smooth acting fluted bolts. they are very decently priced and would leave a larger amount available for a really nice scope.

    i have three of them and will put them up against my M700's or my M77's anyday as far as function and accuracy.
     
  8. shouldazagged

    shouldazagged New Member

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    I haven't owned a Remington 700 for many years, but as I recall, back then the fancier BDL version had a trapdoor magazine, not a detachable mag. Do they have a DM model now?

    My ADL had a very slick bolt and a fine trigger. I loved it.
     
  9. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    M700 SPS DM, MSRP of $672
     
  10. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    With the requirements you've listed,take a look at a Tikka T3. They are one of the smoothest bolt's out there,have an adjustable trigger,and a detachable mag.
    T/C Icon is another fine rifle.

    You didn't state what type of barrel your wanting, Sporter/Varmint contour.
    If your wanting a Varmint contour,Savage and Remington offer several models that have what you want.
    Personally,I've never cared for any Ruger bolt action rifle.
     
  11. Ky_Rebel68

    Ky_Rebel68 New Member

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    My first bolt gun was a reliable savage 110 in 30-06 good weapon. Made me respect the weapon and all weapons and not just own them. Personally I think everyone who get's any type of firearm should know that.
     
  12. duddie10

    duddie10 New Member

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    Id say a savage. The 700s with the adj trigger are kinda tricky to adj them and back a few years ago people where having the guns go off when closing the bolt. That was from them improperly adj the triggers. For a cartrige i would say try the 30-06. The 308win was developed to be its little brother. Any thing the 308 can do the 30-06 can do just that much better.
     
  13. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    and that was fault of idiots not knowing what they were doing, not the rifle or it's trigger. the Remington M700 trigger is a great trigger and i have no problems adjusting them and them being safe to use. idiots that fail to adjust them properly and safely should learn to leave them alone in the first place.
     
  14. duddie10

    duddie10 New Member

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    I couldent agree with you more.
     
  15. n_h85

    n_h85 New Member

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    Well heck you can do tons for under 1k! Whenever I build a rifle I always go for something that is capable of doing everything. Remember, Fear not the man with several rifles, fear the man with 1 that knows how to use it... Anything that a 308 can do a 260 remington can do better and if you're a handloader than the brass costs the same. If you're looking for something that is good at 3 and 400 yards that does not kick significantly a 6.5 X 284 Norma is about the best thing out there, it is capable of killing elk at long range yet still very effective at short range. the brass is a little more expensive than a 260 Remington but you do get a little more performance as well. I recently purchased a Remington short action from a pawn shop for 300 bucks. Then I'm going to rebarrel it to a 6.5 x 284. between the lathe work (125$ fit and chamber) and the barrel cost itself (300$ for a #4 hart) It should come out to 725$ total and I will do the stock work myself! Not bad for a solid 9.5 pound gun (including the scope)!



    Here's a savage I did. Believe it or not this is the same stock. It is now fully bedded and fully floated plus now the cheek comb matches me perfectly!


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  16. Tingstad

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    The last few years Remington's been going down hill. Depending on how much they're worth where you are, look into a browning X Bolt. Beautiful little guns, if you don't have a scope already, try to find a Vortex Diamondback 4-12x 40 with the MOA reticle. The whole setup should cost you just under a thousand.
     
  17. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    when was the last time you actually looked at a Remington? i have bought them and look and handle them quite a bit and have for many years. this rubbish that Remington is going downhill is just that rubbish. bunch of internet hogwash and myths being spouted is all i can say.
     
  18. jpattersonnh

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    I would take a serious look at a Howa HB.308. Unlike the Remington 3 piece bolt, it is 1 piece of milled steel. It also has a flat base receiver that makes it stronger and more ridged then the 700. I personally like an internal box mag. I can load 5 rounds faster then you can remove a box mag and load it. Plus there is no removable mag to loose.
     
  19. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    Every thing you ask for +, and they make fine hunting rifles, I have 3 of them, this one I use for hunting & plinking, the other 2 are in my Battle Rifle Collection
     

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  20. BornToHunt

    BornToHunt New Member

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    TIKKA T3 HANDS DOWN!! Smoothest bolt. Scary accurate. 6.14 pounds. Stainless is 679.99