6 Reasons Why AR Guys Need a Bolt-Action

Every AR-15 owner also needs a bolt-action rifle. Why? Because in many ways bolt guns are just better than ARs.


Now, I'm an AR guy too, so I can empathize with your initial repudiation, metaphorically pat you on the shoulder and tell you to swallow your pride and listen.

No matter how versatile, capable and downright cool AR-15 rifles are, they do have some shortcomings. And for whatever reason, where they fall short, bolt-actions stand tall. Here's a look at some of those cracks in the AR universe, along with reasons why bolt-actions sometimes dominate.

All this glowing enthusiasm for bolt-action rifles isn't to try and convince you to retire the AR. Rather it's a suggestion (or six) that if you don't already own a bolt-action rifle, it's time to get your beloved black gun a friend that's strong where your AR is weak. You know, a sidekick.


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