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Bolt-action rifles are a staple among sportsmen and hunters. It’s a design that has its roots firmly planted in the 19th century (the first was patented in 1824) and has been evolving ever since.

Today’s bolt-action rifles are fundamentally the same as those used in the late 19th century by big game hunters, sportsmen and sharpshooters, but bolt actions have also been developed into exceptional tactical guns for law enforcement and military use, as well as for long-distance competitive shooting. The mechanisms are easy to operate; bolt actions are inherently very accurate and offer any number of cartridge loading configurations based upon design and use.

Most of the models listed here are tactical designs with overall lengths of only 40 inches and weights that average 7.5 pounds. The majority are chambered in the two most common calibers used, .223 and .308, and the average capacity for these long arms is four or five rounds contained in either an internal or box magazine, the latter allowing greater capacity with tactical models.

Nearly every major gunmaker offers a bolt-action rifle, and they include some very famous makes and models such as the Remington 700 BDL and Ruger M77. The bolt-action rifle is truly a multi-purpose design that has seen use in the field for hunting big game to supporting military operations around the world.

The selections include some of the finest classic (walnut and high-grade wood stocks) and contemporary (synthetic stocks) models available.

More Information: Bolt-Action Rifles

Armalite AR-30A1
https://www.armalite.com

Barrett MRAD
https://www.barrett.net

FN Ballista
https://www.fnamerica.com

Kimber 8400 Advanced Tactical SOC
http://www.kimberamerica.com

Mossberg MVP LR/LR Tactical
http://www.mossberg.com

Remington Custom Shop Model 40-XS Tactical System
http://www.remingtoncustom.com

Remington Model 700 BDL
https://www.remington.com

Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle
http://www.ruger.com

Ruger M77/357
http://www.ruger.com

Savage Axis II XP
http://www.savagearms.com

Steyr SSG 04
https://www.steyrarms.com

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