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What Rifle Action is your Favorite?

Old 04-28-2009, 11:58 AM
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Default What Rifle Action is your Favorite?

I own a number of guns... I love my Remington 700 in 7mm express, and my FN in 270 and I've shot deer with both. but my favorite currently is my Savage 99 in 7mm-08 a rifle action developed 100 years ago. What is yours?
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:14 PM
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My favorite is by far the lever action. Although I do most of my hunting with either a bolt or a pump. Not sure why. I only carry the .30-.30 in the brush or when it's raining really hard.
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Old 04-28-2009, 01:01 PM
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favorite deer rifle
tikka t3 lite 270win
favorite varmint rifle
savage model 12 22-250
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Old 04-28-2009, 01:53 PM
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I voted bolt action because I hunt from stands mostly.I like a semi-auto if I'm trying to walk up a deer,or if I'm hunting with dogs running.
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Old 04-28-2009, 02:43 PM
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i use bolt actions for my deer hunting because i dont need to shoot fast i make the first shot count (most of the time [8D])
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Old 04-28-2009, 05:15 PM
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i like bolt and id like to get a bolt
but i use lever
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:00 PM
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I started out deer hunting using an old lever action 30-30. I used it until I turned 16 when I bought my 30-06 pump. This year will be my 16th yr. with the pump. Me and the 30-06 become one come deer season. I personally will not be starting my kids out with a lever action because I feel they are dangerous. I don't like the idea that the cartridge has to go in and out of the chamber so often. I also remember those times when the lever action jammed.
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Old 04-28-2009, 08:42 PM
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Bolt action hands down
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Old 04-29-2009, 03:21 AM
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You asked "FAVORITE", so I choose the old reliable Gene Autry style lever action.





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Old 04-29-2009, 07:43 AM
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All of the action's listed have their advantages and disadvantages. The lever and pump guns have the advantage of faster follow up shots, the disadvantages are that these actions generally do not provide the accuracy potential of a bolt. I own levers, pumps and bolt action guns. IMO it is hard to improve upon the perfection of the mauser action or its variants.
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