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Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by usmarine3533, Mar 11, 2012.
For the money what model 30-06 bolt action is best?
I study firarms design as a hobby. I completely disassemble the gun and examine every screw and part for quality of construction and materials. This being said of all the affordable models the Ruger 77 MKII is heads and shoulders above the rest. The action closely resembles and operates like the old 98 mausers. Do I own one? No I prefer and use much more expensive pre 64 Winchesters. But if I did have to by a new gun it would be a Ruger 77 MKII. That being said I am not that found of many other Ruger products, but this one they got right.
New Winchester model 70's. Old pre 64 model 70's. The rifleman's rifle. Either one. I have a pre 64, I'm working on the wife to get a new one. The LGS has a sweet sporter model. Stock is covered with fiddleback.
Savage 110 with their new trigger. Amazingly accurate and the price can't be beat.
I'll Second the Ruger M77. I have 2 of them, 1 30-06 and 1 .243
Both are great bolt guns and both were a bit under $400 when I picked them up. With all the bolt guns out there I don't think there is any correct answer on which one is the best. I can tell you the Ruger is a great value for what you get.
I am very partial to my old Savage 110, I bought it used for $299 a couple years ago. Doesn't have tha Accutrigger, but the old style trigger is adjustable. The trigger breaks very clean, and is probably in the 3# range.
I prefer the Winchester model 70.
I would LOVE an old Model 70, I almost bought a new one the other day. Couldn't bring myself to buy an American Icon that was made in Japan.
Some day I will find the 70 of my dreams
It's all about opinions with bolt actions. Win 70, Rem700, Rug M77, Brwn A-Bolt...they are all pretty good.
I have to join the Ruger M77 bunch very well made sweet shooting rifle
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If u got the money look at the Browning bar sporting version I have one from 1984 and I love it
I RUN LIKE A CHEVY AND IM BUILT FORD TOUGH
I'm a fan of the Remington 700 and winchester model 70. My pops 70 in 30-06 shoots like a dream and with the muzzle brake he has on it greatly reduces the recoil.
My first choice would be the Remington and Winchester, but I wouldn't have a problem layin my hands on any of them.
Thanks a lot guys, think I'm gonna look into the ruger
My vote goes to the Ruger #1 single shot. You need to see one in person to really appreciate it. They are absolutely beautiful; both wood and metal. The action is very strong and the extraction cam is very positive. I only neck size the brass and I've never had an extraction problem. I have two and they are absolute tack drivers. Along with the M77 bolt action, old Bill Ruger got these two models right.
I bought a new R77ST for $180 and had it all these years. I never liked the stock fit compared to the M70. The original trigger was fair. It is a little muzzle light, and the action isn't recommended for rifle builds. If I had it to over again it would have been a LH 700 since the pre-64 M70 only came RH.
Of course if I knew what gun prices were going to be 30-40 years later.......
Yes Savage also...forgot about them...good rifles as well.