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Posted: 10/14/2001 4:59:31 PM EST
Hey gang, I just wanted to pop my head up and say hello. I've been lurking here for a long time and finally took the registration plunge. Looking forward to lots of interesting chats with everyone. So, here's my question: What's a good, inexpensive bolt-action rifle? I mean those older, ww2-era rifles I keep seeing everywhere but know absolutely nothing about. Appreciate any info ...
Link Posted: 10/14/2001 5:08:29 PM EST
Agent-Orange, Don't know about the rifles. Just wanted to say Welcome to the madness! Jamie
Link Posted: 10/14/2001 5:09:33 PM EST
Here is my favorite cheap little bolt action rifle: [url]http://www.gunsworld.com/spain/cetmefr8_us.html[/url] Here's some other rifles: [url]http://www.gunsworld.com/gun_bolt_action_rifles.htm[/url]
Link Posted: 10/14/2001 5:11:53 PM EST
Welcome aboard! Hope you enjoy this forum as much as I do. Great place to get away from it all.............heck....what am I saying? This [b][i]IS[/b][/i] it all!
Link Posted: 10/14/2001 5:15:34 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/14/2001 5:15:48 PM EST
A-O: Good to see you. How 'bout looking for a nice old Swedish Mauser? Well made and fun to shoot. There's a lot to choose from and a lot of information to look up about them. Mosin-Nagants are another fun choice. There are many accessories for these, too. Have fun. Get a gun.
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Link Posted: 10/14/2001 5:49:41 PM EST
Great info here guys, I've found a lot of good sites out there just based off the info I've gotten so far. Thanks again!
Link Posted: 10/14/2001 5:58:49 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/14/2001 6:13:34 PM EST
The 1903a3 or the 1917 Enfield.
Link Posted: 10/14/2001 7:01:04 PM EST
A.O. -- For the money, the Ishapore 2A NO.1 MKIII gets my vote.-- I know it's post WW2, BUT!! You can usually find an EX+ (most have like new BBLS) for around $125.00 and .308 ammo is cheap. -- accurate, mild recoil and a Fun 300 yd. rifle.-- Good Shooting -- ALLONS11
Link Posted: 10/14/2001 7:13:45 PM EST
#4MkI SMLE, or one of those Yugo mausers. The Nagant is reliable, but it's ergonomics will frustrate your developing a good speed throw of the bolt. The Mauser is slightly better for accuracy than the SMLE, but not by much.The No4 SMLE IS the best combat bolt action. Ten rounds,detachable mags inexpensive ammo, great combat sights, and robust easy to maintain design. -Meplat
Link Posted: 10/14/2001 10:00:25 PM EST
Swedish Mauser... HANDS DOWN! db
Link Posted: 10/14/2001 10:06:52 PM EST
BTW... any chance you're same 'AgentOrange' (was w/ AhOLe... can't tell what ISP you're using as your profile won't come up) who was at VM1 back in the spring... Jes curious... db
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