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harlenm
01-19-2013, 21:33
Don't hunt, but would like to have one in my collection.

Don't want to spend much, and would like a caliber that is easy to find and not too expensive as well.

Thanks.

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KennyFSU
01-19-2013, 21:39
Remington 700 in .308 or .30-06 would be my choice.


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harlenm
01-19-2013, 21:41
I came across a 700 in 270 win on gun broker for $579. Is that a good one?

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mr00jimbo
01-19-2013, 21:42
Remington 700 in .308 or .30-06 would be my choice.


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+1.
I purchased a Remington 700 30-06 myself. Then I thought, "Damn the Tikka T3, Winchester 70, Savage, etc. etc. seem so much better"
But the 700 is reliable, robust, has a very known and sought-after action and very modifiable.
:)

klt1986
01-19-2013, 21:44
I'm really found of the FN made Winchester M70's. The TC Icon is a very impressive bolt rifle as well.

rednoved
01-19-2013, 21:46
Remington 700 in .308 or .30-06 would be my choice.


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This.

dougader
01-19-2013, 21:58
Remington 700 in .308 or .30-06 would be my choice.


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Ditto. Love mine. Had a Ruger M77 before that and the Remington is a big step up in my view. Recoils less and seems easier to shoot tight groups.

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The Pirate
01-19-2013, 22:16
I've got two 700's. A .308 tactical and a .22-250 VTR. You can't go wrong with a Remington.


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countrygun
01-19-2013, 22:24
call me crazy, but IMO if you don't have a specific purpose, just want one for the collection, I'm going to suggest finding a Lee Enfield #4. It is a unique and iconic bolt gun, that is a heck of a lot more interesting than 99% of the currently made bolt actions.

TexasVine
01-19-2013, 22:32
I have always been fond of Remington 700 models in 308. I hunt with the Mil-Spec 5R version which offers extreme accuracy at very long ranges.

harlenm
01-19-2013, 23:55
call me crazy, but IMO if you don't have a specific purpose, just want one for the collection, I'm going to suggest finding a Lee Enfield #4. It is a unique and iconic bolt gun, that is a heck of a lot more interesting than 99% of the currently made bolt actions.

I actually have a SMLE, but it's not in the best shape. I've had it checked and it can be fired, just not really something I'd trust. It's also been sporterized, so it's not worth anything.

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Redstate
01-19-2013, 23:59
Mosin Nagant. A little over $100.00. Ammo is about 160.00 for 880 rounds. What more can you ask for for the purpose stated.

countrygun
01-20-2013, 00:10
I actually have a SMLE, but it's not in the best shape. I've had it checked and it can be fired, just not really something I'd trust. It's also been sporterized, so it's not worth anything.

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I turned one into a scout rifle and I love it.


In the "modern' bolts for some reason I wish I'd picked up one of the "Mini" Mausers in 7.62x X39

jame
01-20-2013, 00:51
I'm going to be restocking an old Enfield Ishapore .308 next week. One of those projects that just lingered, I guess. Next week, finally done. (I should refinish it, however!)

Just some Mojo sights and an ATI stock set, and I'll have a heckuva rifle for $200.

RWBlue
01-20-2013, 01:09
Don't hunt, but would like to have one in my collection.

Don't want to spend much, and would like a caliber that is easy to find and not too expensive as well.

Thanks.


I would suggest getting your rifle in 223 or 308 or 30-06.

There are many good bolt action rifles out there. It is fairly hard to screw up.

Assuming you just want to punch paper, there is no reason not to go heavy barrel. I have not done HB because I didn't want to carry them over hill and dale while hunting.

The M700 is good. I have 2.
The Winchester M70 is good. Grandfather had 1.
There is my Steyr. It is GREAT.

I am thinking my next set will be Savage. I have been told they are good for the money.

wirenut
01-20-2013, 01:55
Ruger American is getting good reviews and I've found browning a bolts to be quality guns also. Remington and savage have a lot of after market support. Good luck.

PzGren
01-20-2013, 04:34
Among the modern bolt actions that are built for hunting purposes, I consider Sako and Tikka excellent choices in the mid-price segment. The Remington 700 has been built in large numbers and is the standard that most other bolt guns are judged by in America.

I am fond of military bolt actions and for me the calibre and availability of quality ammo, or components, are important.


I have a K98k in .308 Winchester that was made in Brünn in 1945 and saw servicee in Israel after WWII. With its barrel in pristine condition, it is a very nice rifle.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z159/Andyd173/K98kIsrael762.jpg

Restless28
01-20-2013, 07:31
Pawn shops after deer season.

I am paying on a Savage Hog Hunter in .308. I don't hunt either, but I wanted a bolt gun. I like shooting them. This Savage is somewhat of a "scout" rifle, with a threaded short free floating barrel with irons, accutrigger, fixed magazine, and under $400.

Hell of a deal if you ask me.

harlenm
01-20-2013, 07:40
Pawn shops after deer season.


Most hunting in ct is done with shotguns, as it's the only thing allowed on public land.


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Samned2003
01-20-2013, 07:43
I would look at the CZ 527 in .223 or the CZ 550 in .308. I have an american in .223 and it shoots well under 1 inch groups at 100 yards. The rifles are reasonably priced and are very well made.

faawrenchbndr
01-20-2013, 07:54
Winchester model 70......hunting setup, 308 Win
Browning A Bolt Medallion, hunting setup, 308 Win
FN SPR,.....tactical, long range, .308 Win
Remington 1903a3,.....mil-surp goodness, under-reliable, 30'06

The_Gun_Guru
01-20-2013, 08:11
call me crazy, but IMO if you don't have a specific purpose, just want one for the collection, I'm going to suggest finding a Lee Enfield #4. It is a unique and iconic bolt gun, that is a heck of a lot more interesting than 99% of the currently made bolt actions.

the problem with that is the surplus ammo has pretty much dried up, and if you can find it, it is very expensive.

OP....I did research on this before and was told a savage in 308 would be a great bolt gun, even better than the Remington 700. Just my $.02 :-)

enjoy the quest :-)

TGG

6forsure
01-20-2013, 08:16
30-06. < 7.5#, iron sights, and my Walmart actually still has this caliber in stock.

Dan Glock
01-20-2013, 09:35
Mosin Nagant. A little over $100.00. Ammo is about 160.00 for 880 rounds. What more can you ask for for the purpose stated.

X2. I'd suggest the M44 though.

HKLovingIT
01-20-2013, 09:40
Don't hunt, but would like to have one in my collection.

Don't want to spend much, and would like a caliber that is easy to find and not too expensive as well.

Thanks.

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CZ makes a bolt action carbine with iron sights and comes with rings. Is available in .223 and 7.62x39 Model 527.

http://cz-usa.com/products/view/cz-527-carbine/

HexHead
01-20-2013, 09:49
Weatherby Vanguard Series 2. Introduced last year, they gave it a new stock, 3 position safety, 2-stage trigger that's user adjustable down to 2.5 lbs., and they're now guaranteed to be capable of shooting a 3 shot group under 1 MOA @100 yards with premium ammo, right out of the box. Not bad for a $500 rifle.

byf43
01-20-2013, 11:40
For a new rifle, it's hard to beat the Remington 700.
I own two. A "BDL" in .30-'06 and an SPS AAC-SD in .308.
Both are fantastic rifles.

Savage makes a tremendous bolt gun. Very accurate and not too expensive.


IF you want something for not a whole lot of $$$, look for a K98k Mauser.
One of the strongest actions ever built.
The rifle can be re-barreled (if you want) to another caliber, with not-too-much outlay of $$$.

Here's a pic of one of my K98k(s).
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a366/byf43/Mauser%20folder/byf43Mauser.jpg
(Not too bad for $219.00 and a little bit of clean-up!) :wavey:

RWBlue
01-20-2013, 12:15
Who makes the bolt rifle that uses the AR-15 mags?

Does any one make a bolt rifle that uses the 308 AR-10A or AR-10B mags?

splitfinger09
01-20-2013, 12:42
Winchester Model 54 in .30-06

faawrenchbndr
01-20-2013, 12:49
Who makes the bolt rifle that uses the AR-15 mags?

Does any one make a bolt rifle that uses the 308 AR-10A or AR-10B mags?
B

None for either,......it was rumored that Ruger was going to use the
M1A mags for the Scout rifle. They used a proprietary mag, bad decision.

Mad Ryan
01-20-2013, 13:43
B

None for either,......it was rumored that Ruger was going to use the
M1A mags for the Scout rifle. They used a proprietary mag, bad decision.

Actually, they used the Accuracy International mag, which is pretty much standard among high end rifle builders. You can get them from Brownells or any other vendor. It's a standardized mag though.

I love my Scout rifle. I haven't even got round to mounting optics on it cause the irons work fine. I'm going to eventually get the full length rail XS makes and mount a nice fixed 4X or something.

Here's the mags... Linkey Linkey (http://www.brownells.com/magazines/rifle-magazines/magazines/detachable-magazines-prod45250.aspx?ttver=2&avs|Manufacturer_1=ACCURATE%20MAG)

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f296/madryan/D47D2E26-F258-497A-B921-7AA5CA60BA8F-20471-00000E7C20EA85A2.jpg

harlenm
01-20-2013, 13:48
Actually, they used the Accuracy International mag, which is pretty much standard among high end rifle builders. You can get them from Brownells or any other vendor. It's a standardized mag though.

I love my Scout rifle. I haven't even got round to mounting optics on it cause the irons work fine. I'm going to eventually get the full length rail XS makes and mount a nice fixed 4X or something.

Here's the mags... Linkey Linkey (http://www.brownells.com/magazines/rifle-magazines/magazines/detachable-magazines-prod45250.aspx?ttver=2&avs|Manufacturer_1=ACCURATE%20MAG)

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f296/madryan/D47D2E26-F258-497A-B921-7AA5CA60BA8F-20471-00000E7C20EA85A2.jpg

Looks good. Came across that one in my search. Not bad at all.

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Mad Ryan
01-20-2013, 13:59
Looks good. Came across that one in my search. Not bad at all.

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It really comes down to this...

If you dig the scout rifle, it's the right size and you like the threaded barrel, then the Ruger will do everything you ever want. The full length XS rail allows standard scope mounting with anyone's rings or you can use the supplied Ruger rings, or shoot it with irons like me.

If you want something that'll be a project, buy the cheapest Remington 700 you can find in the caliber you want. From there you can literally do anything to them.

My thing was that for where I'm at (Southern OR and the Southern OR coast) I don't need to shoot more than a few hundred yards, tops. I'm never gonna need big optics and the ability to tag targets at 500m. I wanted something robust, handy, short, and well built so the Ruger was perfect. I even dig the flash suppressor as it keeps the muzzle from getting buggered up.

The ability to easily reload 10 rounds makes the thing a fairly useful offensive weapon should I even need it.

Lt Scott 14
01-20-2013, 14:14
I had thoughts in the same area. Where can you shoot a hi power rifle near your home?
The closest range is a 45 minute ride for me. We are talking 250+ yds, and with tables to set up your spotters scope, sandbags, and extra gear. Minimum commitment is probably 4 hrs, factor in the weather.(Sun, clouds, wind, temp). Add in your water, sandwich, and a handgun to carry. Nice to have a partner to help set up targets, and secure the table while you walk out. Bring binos also to sight.

I chose a Mosin Nagant 91/30. 1928 Tula w/ hex bbl. Since i shoot military surp ammo, have to clean bbl, and bolt ASAP while hot. Ammo is pretty cheap, my carry is stripper clips, in a 1944 US Army cartridge belt. I also hang my canteen(WWII style w/ cup) on my belt. No complaints, always hits a paper plate at that range.

I would like a 30-06 like a Remington, look at Wally Mart. They had some with scopes included.(not really hi tech, Tasco).
The Mosin does it's job, so I'm still looking.

countrygun
01-20-2013, 14:25
It really comes down to this...

If you dig the scout rifle, it's the right size and you like the threaded barrel, then the Ruger will do everything you ever want. The full length XS rail allows standard scope mounting with anyone's rings or you can use the supplied Ruger rings, or shoot it with irons like me.

If you want something that'll be a project, buy the cheapest Remington 700 you can find in the caliber you want. From there you can literally do anything to them.

My thing was that for where I'm at (Southern OR and the Southern OR coast) I don't need to shoot more than a few hundred yards, tops. I'm never gonna need big optics and the ability to tag targets at 500m. I wanted something robust, handy, short, and well built so the Ruger was perfect. I even dig the flash suppressor as it keeps the muzzle from getting buggered up.

The ability to easily reload 10 rounds makes the thing a fairly useful offensive weapon should I even need it.

You are in the same region that I am. If I didn't have my old Remington 600 .308 I'd probably make the same choice.

harlenm
01-20-2013, 14:27
I had thoughts in the same area. Where can you shoot a hi power rifle near your home?
The closest range is a 45 minute ride for me. We are talking 250+ yds, and with tables to set up your spotters scope, sandbags, and extra gear. Minimum commitment is probably 4 hrs, factor in the weather.(Sun, clouds, wind, temp). Add in your water, sandwich, and a handgun to carry. Nice to have a partner to help set up targets, and secure the table while you walk out. Bring binos also to sight.

I chose a Mosin Nagant 91/30. 1928 Tula w/ hex bbl. Since i shoot military surp ammo, have to clean bbl, and bolt ASAP while hot. Ammo is pretty cheap, my carry is stripper clips, in a 1944 US Army cartridge belt. I also hang my canteen(WWII style w/ cup) on my belt. No complaints, always hits a paper plate at that range.

I would like a 30-06 like a Remington, look at Wally Mart. They had some with scopes included.(not really hi tech, Tasco).
The Mosin does it's job, so I'm still looking.

There are no public ranges in the area with more than 100 yards.

The scout rifle looks nice, but not sure if I want to spend that much

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countrygun
01-20-2013, 15:34
There are no public ranges in the area with more than 100 yards.

The scout rifle looks nice, but not sure if I want to spend that much

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Just to make the decision harder I would propose this.

http://www.savagearms.com/firearms/model/10FCMSCOUT/

Street price is quite a bit lower than MSRP and I have found Savage rifles to be blisteringly accurate. It is lighter than the Ruger and other that a muzzle brake and the larger mag, the Savage appears handier.

jakebrake
01-20-2013, 15:37
Mosin Nagant. A little over $100.00. Ammo is about 160.00 for 880 rounds. What more can you ask for for the purpose stated.

make it an m44. it's the only way you can legally own a flamethrower.

RWBlue
01-20-2013, 17:13
Who makes the bolt rifle that uses the AR-15 mags?

Does any one make a bolt rifle that uses the 308 AR-10A or AR-10B mags?

Found the one that uses AR-15 mags

http://www.mossberg.com/products/rifles/mvp-varmint/mvp-predator

hogship
01-20-2013, 18:03
I would look at the CZ 527 in .223 or the CZ 550 in .308. I have an american in .223 and it shoots well under 1 inch groups at 100 yards. The rifles are reasonably priced and are very well made.

I was thinking of suggesting the cz527, and came across your post.

Mine is in .223, and I've had 2" ten shot groups at 200 yards. This is with my reloads, but if you don't get 1" groups with "off the shelf" factory ammo, YOU are the problem!

Mine is a very early model........haven't looked at the current imports, but the quality is outstanding. You would have to look at much more expensive rifles to get this kind of quality. This is a miniaturized Mauser action.

Since this photo, I've traded scopes......now has Leupold 3.5x to 10x Vari-x III on it.

ooc

http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL431/781008/1425902/150500132.jpg

CynicX
01-20-2013, 18:32
I have a Remington 700 but when I'm in the mood for 30-06 I want too shoot my Garand.

However I LOVE to shoot my Savage 93R17 (.17 HMR). So the gun is cheap, the ammo is cheap, its fairly quiet, I just like it a lot. I typically shoot steel at 200-250 yards. I have a cheap BSA scope on it which limits me from shoot further.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/21/emyqyha7.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/21/asabuzyq.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/21/ruhegury.jpg

WarEagle32
01-20-2013, 23:30
I recommend looking at Academy for a Remington 700 ADL. They have them new for 379. I bought one of them in 25-06 for Xmas. It has the X-Mark trigger and all, what a deal. It's the best deal out there. Your academy can get you one in any caliber. If you want to spend more money you can get a higher end 700, or a Tikka T3 IMO, but the ADL is as good as any 700 for half the price. Most people just don't know about this deal or they would be bought up.

SiberianErik
01-20-2013, 23:43
Mossberg 500 MVP

My fav bolt gun. The action i super smooth, takes AR mags, has an AR barrel (1:9 twist) chrome lines, and nice birdcage FH.

I love mine, ash gray stock w/SS bolt.

5.56MM:supergrin:

http://www.mossberg.com/product/rifles-bolt-action-centerfire-mvp-centerfire-predator-combo/27715

Mad Ryan
01-21-2013, 02:33
You are in the same region that I am. If I didn't have my old Remington 600 .308 I'd probably make the same choice.

Nothing like falling down one of those nasty, brushy, slimy-mud banks and jamming your rifle barrel into the ground.

The Flash Suppressor is pretty good for keeping that from happening.

countrygun
01-21-2013, 13:16
Nothing like falling down one of those nasty, brushy, slimy-mud banks and jamming your rifle barrel into the ground.

The Flash Suppressor is pretty good for keeping that from happening.

True enough, there is a lot of "down" out there.

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee518/CountryG/000_0012_1-1.jpg

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee518/CountryG/005.jpg

and a lot of this at the bottom and on the way down.

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee518/CountryG/100_0408.jpg

dsa1115
01-21-2013, 14:19
In terms of the most bang for the buck (pun intended), I'd look at offerings from Savage.

Spiffums
01-21-2013, 14:36
308 "Sniper Rifle"

muscogee
01-21-2013, 17:18
There are no public ranges in the area with more than 100 yards.

The scout rifle looks nice, but not sure if I want to spend that much

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In that case, I second the Mosin Nagant. If you want to upgrade get the Finnish M39. These are Mosin Nagants upgraded by Valmet, Sako and Tikka. They shoot quite well.

G23c
01-21-2013, 19:53
Mosin Nagant. A little over $100.00. Ammo is about 160.00 for 880 rounds. What more can you ask for for the purpose stated.

Mosin Nagant for the win. ballistically similar to the .308 and 30.06. Lots of surplus ammo still to be found and some history to boot. and you wont feel bad if you drop it. :wavey:

blackangus
01-21-2013, 20:21
Weatherby Vanguard Series 2. Introduced last year, they gave it a new stock, 3 position safety, 2-stage trigger that's user adjustable down to 2.5 lbs., and they're now guaranteed to be capable of shooting a 3 shot group under 1 MOA @100 yards with premium ammo, right out of the box. Not bad for a $500 rifle.

+1

I have two Weatherby Vanguards in 223 and 30-06. I wish I would have purchased one in a Weatherby Magnum caliber because that ammo is still on the shelf. Common calibers are overrated.

harlenm
01-21-2013, 20:24
I like the idea of the scout rifle. While there a bunch of good choices suggested, I like the sights on the scout rifle. Actually, I think an m1a would be ideal, but way out of my price range. The Ruger Gunsite Scout is top choice right now, just wish it wasnt $1000.

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Mad Ryan
01-21-2013, 20:50
I like the idea of the scout rifle. While there a bunch of good choices suggested, I like the sights on the scout rifle. Actually, I think an m1a would be ideal, but way out of my price range. The Ruger Gunsite Scout is top choice right now, just wish it wasnt $1000.

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I paid $799 for mine. Got 5% off for being ex military.

harlenm
01-22-2013, 16:23
I paid $799 for mine. Got 5% off for being ex military.

Wanna buy one for me and send it to my ffl?

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panzer1
01-22-2013, 16:46
Don't hunt, but would like to have one in my collection.

Don't want to spend much, and would like a caliber that is easy to find and not too expensive as well.

Thanks.

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