Favorite Bolt Rifle


December 24, 2002, 03:47 PM
Accuracy, reliability, sizing, how it handles etc... All things considered, what is consistantly your favorite out of the box production bolt rifle?

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December 24, 2002, 03:53 PM
Steyr Scout rifle... not in your poll! :p

December 24, 2002, 03:58 PM
CZ. Also not in your poll!

December 24, 2002, 04:21 PM
From what's listed.. Remington 700 in .308 Win. ...;)

December 24, 2002, 05:53 PM
The open sighted British 303 that my Dad left me after he died in 1994. Not an expensive gun but my Dad loved it and he was a heck of a sportsman and hunter.

In other words the 303 for sentimental reasons......

December 24, 2002, 06:05 PM
Would have to go with the 700 from the list.

December 24, 2002, 06:45 PM
Both of my choices ain't in your poll...

My old Winchester 100 and I am currently looking for a Steyr Scout rifle...anyone got one fer sale? :D

December 24, 2002, 06:54 PM
Where's the fill in the blank?

I'd go for CZ also.

December 24, 2002, 06:59 PM
Well of the four I've only ever shot a Win Model 70. I love mine though and it had brought down some deer.

December 24, 2002, 07:27 PM
My Blaser R93, although my Rem700PSS is no slouch either.


Dave Markowitz
December 24, 2002, 08:03 PM
As-issue No.4 MK.I Lee-Enfield. :D

December 24, 2002, 08:08 PM
rem 700

December 24, 2002, 09:15 PM
I had to go with Savage. I love the savage.

December 24, 2002, 09:22 PM
Sako 75.

December 24, 2002, 09:26 PM
First post in the new house! Feels like home all ready...just need some old beer cans in the corner....O.K....there we go.

Gotta go with the 700. My first and second bolt actions...out of the two I own.


December 24, 2002, 09:32 PM
I said Rem 700, because you did not have Barrett M95 in 50BMG. :D

Inspector Callahan
December 24, 2002, 10:03 PM

December 25, 2002, 01:27 AM
REM 700 ADL. No bells or whistles. Just elegant and accurate!
Works for me.

December 25, 2002, 02:04 AM
I didn't see a box for the 98 Mauser. When are these younguns gonna learn where the origin of their favorite Remchester/Ravages came from?


December 25, 2002, 02:07 AM
"I said Rem 700, because you did not have Barrett M95 in 50BMG"

Id have to agree on that, even though its a 99 I shoot

December 25, 2002, 02:07 AM
Yep, Mauser
In all its forms.

Got a $40 Turk that will clover leaf with iron sites at 100 yards (Course, I also have one that shoots 12" groups at 100yds...), Also M39 finns can shoot very nice as well. My first bolt was a Rem 700 in .270 and it was a great shooter right out of the box. So if I have to stick with the poll options, it would have to be that one

3 gun
December 25, 2002, 02:08 AM
Kind of limited in my choices. None of the rifles listed are bad but when it came to spending my money I bought a Steyr Scout.

December 25, 2002, 02:15 AM

December 25, 2002, 02:41 AM
I gotta go with the 700

s&w 24
December 25, 2002, 01:13 PM
I still like 1903 sprinfield best

Rick R
December 25, 2002, 01:17 PM
I like my M-77's and the M-70. One Ruger is hyper accurate (77VTR with Douglas 7mm-08 barrel) the other is ultra handy (77RSI in 308). And I've got a 77-22 for cheap playtime:D


December 25, 2002, 02:10 PM
Swedish model 96 Mauser.

December 25, 2002, 03:29 PM
270 Weatherby mag (in a Weatherby rifle, of course!)

Dan Morris
December 25, 2002, 04:27 PM
IMO, the old Pre 64 M70's can't be beat...never had one that wouldn't do moa's...a lil loading shrunk that!

December 26, 2002, 12:27 AM
Remington 700P

December 26, 2002, 12:28 AM
how about the anschutz 54 in .22lr?

December 26, 2002, 08:06 AM
Outright favourite is #4 Mk2 303 Brit closely followed by my CZ 22lr rifles. I really like the Winchester M70 243 but don't have one at present.

December 26, 2002, 08:46 AM
Why, the Mauser, of course. ;)

Of the available choices, though, I checked Ruger, because it has a very Mauseresque look and is available with a Mannlicher-style stock. Yum.

December 26, 2002, 09:43 AM
My favorite rifle!
Win.70 Rebarreled S/S in .223

December 26, 2002, 10:13 AM
I gots to go with the 700 in .308:cool:

Bottom Gun
December 26, 2002, 10:25 AM
Sako and Tikka

December 26, 2002, 10:43 AM
Not in the poll

Browning A-Bolt---------preferably in a Stainless Stalker---but the other variants will do.

December 26, 2002, 12:24 PM
Shoot a Sako 75 or TRG - you'll never go back


December 26, 2002, 12:56 PM
from your list Remmy , but i have to agree with LevelHead



The Good / The Bad / The Ugly

DPMS Super Bull

Sako TRG-41 300 mag

Remmy LTR 308


December 26, 2002, 04:25 PM
A Finn M39 B-barrel. Accurate and tough.

December 26, 2002, 08:36 PM
Got to love those savages there is not a gun that shots any better for less then 4 bills

December 27, 2002, 12:10 AM
Come join us Savage Owners!


December 27, 2002, 12:25 AM
This is my favorite rifle:

(oops. Ddin't work. Back to skul).

December 27, 2002, 01:15 AM
I have shot all of the rifles listed but I only own the Remington 700. The 700 in 30.06 is an awesome gun.

December 27, 2002, 08:37 AM
Without a doubt, Mauser.

December 27, 2002, 09:17 AM
My favorite's not on your list, but what the heck it hasn't stopped anyone else. My favorite is my Hungarian M44. But my M48A is an awful close second.

.333 Nitro Express
December 27, 2002, 09:45 AM
Overall: Vintage british sporting rifles on Mauser actions.

Currently manufactured: Tikka (the new T3 especially!), Sako, Ruger (the MkII mag) and Winchester. All have clean lines, good designs and shoot great.

Surplus: Enfield, Mauser '96, Springfield '03 (and the Schmidt Rubin, of course, although it's a slightly different action type)


Savage is a great rifle ~ but it's butt-ugly. Too bad. It's kind of like a girl who would make the perfect wife if she wasn't so darn bad-looking. You keep trying to convince yourself, but always end up saying "....naaah" every time you see her.

Too bad also because Savage has just solved their gritty-trigger problem by coming out with a retrofittable unit that is adjustable down to 1 lb. Still waiting for a good face-lift, though.


Remington doesn't grab me. Neither does the A-Bolt.

Weatherby needs to lose the caricaturesque monte carlo.

No experience with CZ, although all I have heard is good.

December 27, 2002, 10:09 AM
The one I own. Interarms Mark X, 30-06.

December 27, 2002, 10:18 AM

Dang! I give. How are you guys getting files attached?

December 27, 2002, 12:28 PM
Rem 700


December 27, 2002, 04:33 PM
Remington 700 from the list.

First choice, though, would be the "other" line which you forgot to put on there. That would be my custom built Lawrence "Tommy" Moore .30-06 floated on one of his hand carved stocks.

I have never shot a sweeter bolt gun. Though its set up for the big bore range, it dropped a moose in its tracks a couple years ago (blasphemy! :D )

December 27, 2002, 04:49 PM
98 Mauser:D

May 9, 2008, 01:32 PM
Remington M700, BDL, Varmint Special, 25-06 w/ 15 power Unertl scope. The best I ever owned and there has been a BUNCH!

Snapping Twig
May 9, 2008, 01:58 PM
From your list, the 700, that said, if you said pre 64 model 70, I'd choose that.

My real favorites of what I chose to spend my hard earned dollars?

I own 2 Colt/Sauers. These are really super rifles. If you've never seen or heard of them, google them and you'll be impressed.

Also, in the vein of a pre 64 model 70, I own a Belgian FN Browning which is a Mauser 98. Controlled feed, controlled ejection and a SMOOTH action, not to mention accurate.

May 9, 2008, 04:19 PM
Where are all the savage junkies?? This must be the first time I've seen the 700 beat the savage on a poll.

700P ftw

May 9, 2008, 04:54 PM
Anything built on a DWM 1909 Mauser action.

May 9, 2008, 05:12 PM
i own a winchester model 70 in .270 and have been very happy with it so far. very handy, lightweight, and accurate. it has a black synthetic/rubbery stock on it now but id love to find some nice wood furniture for it.

i have no experience with the others listed but would like to own a remington 700 someday.

May 9, 2008, 05:23 PM
The poll is reminiscent of a Cuban election ballot with one name on it......you don't get to choose your favorite, rather the authors favorite picks.

May 9, 2008, 08:55 PM
not on the list, but i am very pleased with my Vanguard 270 win. solid moa or less rifle. the deer hate it.

Zouave Rifle
May 10, 2008, 12:00 AM
Mauser K98k or Mosin Nagant 91/30

May 10, 2008, 12:13 AM
Brno 602

May 10, 2008, 12:32 AM
Mannlicher Schoenauer

Wesson Smith
May 10, 2008, 01:15 AM
I'm hoping my new Kimber LongMaster Classic in .308 will become my favorite bolt here shortly. I'm scoping it with a Leupold VX-III 6.5-20x40 Long Range, but I'm waiting on the rings. Should prove to be a sweet setup.

May 10, 2008, 01:31 AM
Mauser 98

May 10, 2008, 07:31 AM
The fact that the Rem 700 is a favorite here is discouraging.


May 10, 2008, 09:12 AM
Mr Jimmyraythomason is the man with very good taste.

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