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Norinco M1A -> .308 Bolt. Would You?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by D Boone, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. D Boone

    D Boone New Member

    May 21, 2008
    I have a Norinco that I am toying with the idea of selling to fund a .308 bolt gun. Whats the best "tactical/varmit" bolt gun for the money? If I had my way it would be a remington tactical or fn patrol rifle, but those are too much $$$. I found it difficult to scope the Norinco cheaply, and although a nice rifle, with the cost of .308 I am thinking I should move to a bolt gun. Am I losing it?
  2. Birddog1911

    Birddog1911 Active Member

    Oct 30, 2008
    Peyton, CO
    Yes, I think you are losing it. The cost of .308 isn't going to go down when you buy a bolt gun; you just might not shoot it quite as rapid. And, .308 isn't an ideal varmit gun. I'm not entirely sure why you say you can't scope the Norinco cheaply, a scope's price is independent of what platform you put it on. Now, if your referring to the cost of the mount, yes, those can cost a bit. Look at a Bassett mount, the absolute best for the money.

    Now, if your set on a bolt gun, then get one. I just wouldn't want to see you sell the rifle for the wrong reasons.
  3. Zak Smith

    Zak Smith Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Fort Collins, CO, USA.
    Losing it? Not at all. Bolt guns dominate precision and long-range shooting for good reasons.

    Look at the Savage. Great value for money.

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