Best Bolt Action Rifles......


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May 19, 2009
Republic of Texas
When I was a young lad in the late 1960’s, we had family friend that made a yearly hunting trip to Africa. He was a quite a traveler, so he stored his rifles at our house.
None of my friends had ever seen a .375 or .458 H&H Magnum rifle. His rifle of choice the Finnish Sako brand. I remember fondling them and imagining hunting in the wilds of Africa, so far from Texas. The rifle actions were as smooth as butter. I was too small to fire either one, but if they could talk, the stories they would tell...

Glenn B

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Sep 5, 2019
Texarkana Area
Remington 513T Matchmaster, 22 LR
Marlin 25MN, 22 WMR
Savage Axis XP, 308
Mosin Nagant M44, 7.62x54R, Hungarian
Savage Arms Model 111 Long Range Hunter, 300 WIN MAG


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Oh boy... lemme preface this - I typically go for modern semiautomatic rifles and pistols for most shooting, its just what I prefer in general BUT I have a soft spot for old school bolt actions, mostly WW1-2 era bolt action battle rifles.

In no particular order (sorta)

K-31 for its straight pull weirdness
Winchester Model 70 /Mid 2000's and older Remington Model 700s (tie)
Springfield 1903 / Remington & Smith-Corona 03-A3 variants

And for honorable mention - the Ruger American Rimfire
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