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    Year of the modern hunting rifle

    I feel that bolt actions are becoming less popular. Other then a few surplus guns I rarely see bolt actions at the range, especially with younger people. Not many people started threads about bolt actions other then I need a hunting rifle.

    Then the Ruger Precision came out and has been a pretty big hit. Today I came across Bergara LRP and it looks like a pretty sweet rifle, especially with the laws we have. I know people can change the chassis on a 700 but the options of accessories and rifles isn't that great.

    Will 2016/2017 be the year of the bolt action? Will we be seeing a change in the form and functions of bolt action rifles like with semi automatics? Are more companies going to start to put out more tactical, black, modern, assault, military type bolt actions? Will bolt actions be making a comeback?

    Some pictures of the Bergara LRP.




    Last edited by cu455; 06-20-2016, 11:53 AM.

    #2
    I hope so. love the big cal bolt guns.

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      #3
      Those weapon pics you posted are pretty piss poor 'hunting' rifles and we won't be seeing too many guys in tree stands for deer/ bear or humping them up Colorado mountains stalking elk with those. I also don't see traditional bolt actions going away anytime soon. Many guys go to the range only once a year with hunting rifles and one box of ammo to confirm zero and sharpen up on theur shooting then take it in the woods where it serves it's purpose as meat getters.
      Traditional bolt actions are here to stay.
      "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction" R.R.

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        #4
        More deer shooting than deer hunting.

        "it's a legitimate strategy!"
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          #5
          Everybody wanted a .44 magnum after Clint Eastwood movies. Snipers are hot right now in Hollywood. It'll pass.
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            #6
            Different strokes for different folks, I'm digging those rigs...

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              #7
              Originally posted by iceburg View Post
              Different strokes for different folks, I'm digging those rigs...
              ^^^ this.
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                #8
                Originally posted by iceburg View Post
                Different strokes for different folks, I'm digging those rigs...
                But would you take one of them on a hunt in deep woods or up on a mountain somewhere? Or perhaps are there are much better choices for that?
                "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction" R.R.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by C6NY View Post
                  But would you take one of them on a hunt in deep woods or up on a mountain somewhere? Or perhaps are there are much better choices for that?
                  Not every firearm a hunter owns is for hunting. I would definitely get something like in the OP, but no I wouldn't use it hunting most likely.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Hunter View Post

                    Not every firearm a hunter owns is for hunting. I would definitely get something like in the OP, but no I wouldn't use it hunting most likely.
                    I was referencing the original post calling them ' modern hunting rifles'. I have absolutely no problem with the rifles posted in the OP but to call them hunting rifles misses the target unless one is a long range target shooter or U.S. Military Sniper.
                    "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction" R.R.

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                      #11
                      Nice rifles I use an ar10 to hunt in NY. Since in PA I can't use a semi I use an Accuracy International when I hunt with my dad. It is very similar to the rifles in the OP.

                      C6NY you sound like an anti with no one needs one of those rifles to hunt. I don't see why it bothers you that people enjoy using more modern rifles to hunt.
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                        #12
                        I really don't think he sounds like an anti. His point is they are not really hunting rifles.

                        I don't necessarily agree as I'm sure it could be used in a hunt such as pronghorn where you are shooting at distance. They seem to be long distance shooting firearms and most hunter take their shot at much less than is needed by these guns. Saying he sounds anti is a bit much.

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                          #13
                          Captive bolt gun , an oldie but a goodie . image.jpeg
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                            #14
                            Originally posted by C6NY View Post
                            But would you take one of them on a hunt in deep woods or up on a mountain somewhere? Or perhaps are there are much better choices for that?
                            I get what you saying, maybe not the best choice of words to describe the tactical bolt action as a modern day hunting rifle...But if that's what that is called...I'd still buy one and enjoy shooting it...I've heard the modern day sport rifle called an assult rifle..some people go hunting with the AR..Call it what you will...But as I said,, different strokes for different folks. .just my opinion. .

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by JPS439 View Post
                              Nice rifles I use an ar10 to hunt in NY. Since in PA I can't use a semi I use an Accuracy International when I hunt with my dad. It is very similar to the rifles in the OP.

                              C6NY you sound like an anti with no one needs one of those rifles to hunt. I don't see why it bothers you that people enjoy using more modern rifles to hunt.
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                              so what you take away from my posts saying, hunters won't be taking these rifles up deer tree stands, hiking up mountains after elk and I have absolutely no problem with the rifles in question is that I sound anti. Unfuckingbelievable.
                              "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction" R.R.

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