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10 Best Bolt-Action Rifles of All Time

The bolt-action rifle has remained a primary hunting and target shooting tool for more than a century. Here are 10 of the best of all time.

10 Best Bolt-Action Rifles of All Time
The bolt-action rifle has remained a primary hunting and target shooting tool for more than a century. While the basic concept has stayed the same, some turnbolt designs stand out from the rest. 

Bolt-action rifles became popular with military forces in the early twentieth century, and hunters soon began using sporterized versions of these early military arms for taking game of all sizes. Since that time, the bolt-action has become the most popular choice for big game hunting for a number of reasons. They are accurate, dependable, affordable, and they lend themselves well to the use of scopes. The bolt-action's robust design made it possible to utilize powerful new centerfire cartridges that extended the effective range of these firearms. Unlike tube-fed lever actions, they could...

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