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Looking for a bolt gun

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by RainDownmyBlues, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. RainDownmyBlues

    RainDownmyBlues Well-Known Member

    So I'm looking for a budgetish bolt action rifle. But I have a few stipulations of course ;)

    1. Lefty. I'm right handed but left eye dominant. Nothing was more annoying when I was still active in the army(well, dealing with guns at least) than seeing the brass cross my face, it was distracting. And if they didn't have deflectors I would have that burning hot crap down my shirt.

    2. Iron sights. I just don't know why hardly any bolt gun comes with iron sights anymore. I might scope eventually, but I still like shooting with irons and prefer to have them.

    3. .308

    4. Somewhat budget. 500-800(I'm not to confident in finding something new with those stipulations for that :uhoh:)

    Thanks guys.
  2. RainDownmyBlues

    RainDownmyBlues Well-Known Member

  3. mannac

    mannac Well-Known Member

    I know Tikka T3s are good rifles. They come in a lefty and .308. I don't remember if they have iron sights though. I've heard bad things about customer service though.
    Browning A-Bolts come in a lefty .308. Once again, I don't know about iron sights.
    Remington 700. Not sure about iron sights.
    Iron sights seem to be disappearing. Kind of annoying.

    Something to look into.
  4. Wanta B

    Wanta B Well-Known Member

    Look into CZs...lefty may still be a problem.
  5. RainDownmyBlues

    RainDownmyBlues Well-Known Member

    Is it a fathomable option to get irons put on? As in good sights that seem close to factory and don't look incredibly cheesey standing an inch off barrel?

    Lefty is a pretty big issue with me, as if I shoot right handed, I don't hit on target as well and I get a terrible headache after 20 aimed shots. I played army boy as a SDM and as such I'm a pretty damn good shot, but ONLY lefty.

    If irons can be put on for not much money that may be an option, but I'm not sure if modern rifles are even pre drilled for 'em.
  6. 627PCFan

    627PCFan Well-Known Member

    Savage and Tikkas have lefties in 308 and some offerings with iron sights. Or you could get a standard model (cheaper) and add peep sights?
  7. Hatterasguy

    Hatterasguy Well-Known Member

    Does it have to be new, and in .308?

    What about a 1903 in 30-06?
  8. hawk45

    hawk45 Well-Known Member

    Savage or there Stevens line.. Tikka would be good too.
  9. RainDownmyBlues

    RainDownmyBlues Well-Known Member

    Right handed bolt. And ammo is like three times the price.
  10. lopezni

    lopezni member

    look around, I've seen some lefty Rugers and Savages for some pretty good prices.
  11. Wanta B

    Wanta B Well-Known Member

    Back home,state side,.308Win and .30-06 were the same price most of the time...However the OP does specify .308Win.
  12. billyhornsby

    billyhornsby Member

  13. RainDownmyBlues

    RainDownmyBlues Well-Known Member

    Well if the .308 and .30-06 were the same price, either cartridge are similar enough for my taste. But from what I've seen with a little research is that about the lowest price of 30-06 is around $1 a round. .308 cheap stuff can be had for 30 odd cents online.
  14. Wanta B

    Wanta B Well-Known Member

    I did say "most of the time".Wolf is cheap...in every way.;)

    LEVRLOVR Well-Known Member

    I second the Ruger Hawkeye recommendation.
  16. nipprdog

    nipprdog Well-Known Member

    So, you're saying that accuracy potential, and ammo quality, mean nothing to you??
  17. mannac

    mannac Well-Known Member

    I think he wants something in a somewhat bigger caliber that he can have fun shooting that doesn't cost a fortune. "Plink" with cheap stuff, then bring out the match grade/handloaded rounds every now and then. We're not here to argue about which cartridge is better. He wants a .308 :)
  18. sledhead76

    sledhead76 Well-Known Member

  19. husker

    husker Well-Known Member

    rem Mohawk 600 Dont know if you can find it in left hand
  20. RainDownmyBlues

    RainDownmyBlues Well-Known Member

    Nail on the head. I also don't have any handloading equipment and doing plan on investing for awhile. Cheaper ammo for fun on weekends. And obviously there is the ability to get great ammo for long range stuff. Remember, I'm wanting to use irons for awhile first. No sense of using match ammo with irons.

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