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View Poll Results: Which is your favorite bolt action centerfire
Browning A-Bolt
18.57%
Ruger M77
18.57%
Winchester Model 70
18.57%
Remington 700
38.57%
Savage 110
14.29%
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Favorite bolt action centerfire

Old 11-30-2010, 04:32 AM
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I like Sakos. I owned one for a while but sold it. Nothing wrong with the gun.
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Old 11-30-2010, 07:13 AM
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This is silly. A-Bolts are far superior; trigger, 60 degree bolt throw, just overall fit and finish. There is no comparison. I don't understand.
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Old 11-30-2010, 07:28 AM
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Savage has worked very well for me. Very accurate, durable, reliable, great trigger, kills what I aim it at.
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Old 11-30-2010, 08:08 AM
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Browning X Bolt

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Old 11-30-2010, 08:39 AM
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I shoot a Savage Weather Warrior 16FLHSS...Extremely accurate, reliable, lightweight and gets the job done, also where else do you get that much rifle for that price? All the guns listed are great though
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Old 11-30-2010, 07:57 PM
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I own a Remington 700BDL in 30-06 that I bought new in 1976. It's a great gun, a lot more accurate than I am. I did some research on the alleged trigger problem and there's two sides to the story and I figure the truth is somewhere in the middle. Remington claims that in every accidental discharge that was reported in that story, the triggers were all worked on by the owners to try and reduce the trigger pull. The one story where the husband shot his wife, he was carrying the rifle with the sling over his shoulder and the gun went off when he took it off his shoulder. It seems that this guy doesn't use his safety while hunting, he was walking around with the safety off while wearing a heavy jacket. It just may have been an accidental discharge or the trigger might have caught on his coat, either way if the safety was on his gun wouldn't have fired. Remington does admit that the safety can be "tricked", if the safety is placed in between position and you pull the trigger the gun won't fire. At that point the trigger has disengaged but the safety prevents it from firing. If you move the safety to the on position it resets the trigger, but if you move the safety off before resetting the trigger, the gun will fire. I wonder how many other brands of rifles will do the same thing? If you find one you like, check it out carefully before you buy it, but keep in mind that the problems they have are with a small percentage of guns. Even if some of them do discharge when you take the safety off, the gun should always be pointed away from anyone. Of course I now have an excuse to replace the trigger with a fancy high dollar one before I pass the gun on to my son.
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Old 12-01-2010, 09:57 AM
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When I first started buying rifles most I bought were Remington's. The 700 is a fine rifle, I have 3 of them including my 30-06 which I bought when I was 16yrs old. Never had a problem with any of the triggers, mine are set between 2-3 lbs and break evenly and cleanly. I have one model 70 in a 270 which in a very good gun as well. The last two I have bought were Ruger M77 in 30-06 and 300 win mag. I have heard in the past about Ruger's being luke warm in the accuracy dept, you sure couldnt prove it by my 2 or a buddies 3 Ruger's that he owns. I have shot and sighted in several Savages and a few Brownings of other people, never actually owned one before, they shot good as well. My feelings is that a person can get good or bad out of any brand of rifle, its just comes down to which one feels right for you.
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Old 12-01-2010, 10:30 AM
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I have 2 Remington 700s a .30-06 and a .243. Both are accurate and depenable. Love Remington 700s
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Old 12-01-2010, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by rgs1975
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What caliber ? Nice rifle BTW.
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Old 12-01-2010, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by 13pointjomc
What caliber ? Nice rifle BTW.
Thanks. It's .30-06. Shoots like a champ.
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