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  • Texas1911

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    What in your opinion is the best bolt-action rifle out there, and what caliber do you prefer?

    I tend to favor the Remington 700 with a heavy barrel.

    Also a fan of the Springfield 1903 and K98 Mauser.

    Calibers, I really enjoy .308 ... and I have come to like .243 / 6mm Remington more and more.
     

    schertztx

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    I like the Remington 700 for bolt guns, have one in 22-250. I had a mauser 98 in a 270 with an ultralight synth. stock. Kicked so hard it was no fun to shoot and the cheap optics my dad put on it wouldn't hold a zero. Traded it plus cash at a gun show for my Ruger No.1 in 25-06
     

    Texas1911

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    I've checked out, or shot, the following and they are all pretty damn sweet.

    ArmaLite AR30
    Sako TRG-22
    Sig Sauer SSG3000

    All of these way outclass a good Rem 700, but certainly exceed their pricing points too. The Sako has to be the cream of the crop in my opinion, with the Sig a very, very close second.
     

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    CZ 550 Varmint .308, AR-10 .308, Ruger 10/22 and Winchester 62(?) octagon barrel pump .22
     

    Texas1911

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    CZ 550 Varmint .308, AR-10 .308, Ruger 10/22 and Winchester 62(?) octagon barrel pump .22

    AR10, Ruger 10/22, etc. are not bolt-action guns.

    The CZ was higher on my list until I put some time behind one. The trigger weight moves around alot, which kinda distracts from the coolest feature of the CZ.
     

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    oopsy realized mistake after I submitted it my apologies I had a Rem 600 in .308 liked quick bolt throw on it barrel was short enough I could snap shoot well with it
     

    TAZ

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    For the factory high end tacticals I would go with the Sako TRG series. Just buttery smooth in every way. Accuracy International would be a good second, but I found their trigger lacking when compared to the TRG. Blaser R98 Tactical was also very neat with the straight pull, but the TRG just felt like sex in your hands.

    For custom work, a GAP rifle built on a Surgeon Action is my wet dream.

    For general purpose a Steyr Scout in 308 on the expensive side of things and a Tikka T3 in 308. Same buttery smooth action as the Sako, just not the price tag. I keep eyeing one, just cant seem to pull the wallet out since I have too many projects in the hopper right now and not wnough cash in the bank.

    For the semi oddball, I cant make my mind up category... The Remi VTR. Felt and balanced good in the hands, had a decent trigger, albeit heavy. Just cant figure out that triangular barrel thingie and the POS stock.
     

    oxbld

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    Swiss K31.

    They are inexpensive, extremely accurate, and the some of the most beautifully built rifles that I have seen. They just don't make rifles like these anymore, well, at least not that I can afford.
     

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