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    Default Bolt-action rifles.

    I've looked around but don't see much in the way of bolt-action posts.
    I packed an M-24 for a while and am currently building an M40 look-alike.
    I haven't run across much in the way of posts for accurized ("sniper" for want of a better term) rifles. Does GUNCO.net have a section I've so far missed?

    A lot of the "Sniper" forums I've run across seem to be mostly war stories. Good info on scopes and actions might serve some of us better.
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    I would like to see a bolt action section. I think most posts about them get put here in the general section.
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    Yeah mtdew; I looked around. "Battle Rifles" has two lonely posts. The rest is kinda hit and miss. A section on accurate single-shot or bolt-actions might have some pretty good threads once it got going.
    Granted, hosing down an area is impressive; but nothing says 'nowhere-to-hide' like pin-point accuracy.
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    The 98 Mauser is the best all around bolt action rifle when you consider it's combination of accuracy, reliability, ease of maintenance and safety IMHO!

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    Accurizing a bolt action comes down to "blueprinting" everything, smoothing up everything, hand lapping the bolt lugs, and installing a high dollar match grade bbl with a match spec chamber, then properly bedding it in a good synthetic or metal skeleton stock. That requires a lathe and other specialty tools, which is why hobbyists are not into them too much.

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    True, kernel. Accurizing a line weapon involves a lot.

    On the other hand, I just bought a Remington SPS-Tactical. So I've got a better than average action, trigger group and barrel out of the box. I got rid of the Hogue Overmolded joke in favor of an M40 stock. A good scope to top everything and I'm off to the range.
    I may just be 'parts swapping' in some people's eyes, but isn't that what a lot of "builds" are?

    Tommo's right. Some weapons are better than others for overall accuracy, 'feel' and dependable function and performance under field conditions. Don't know what makes the difference but it's there.
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    I looked around. "Battle Rifles" has two lonely posts.
    You need to go to the bottom of the page/threads and change it from "this month" to "from the beginning" (or something like that), there's 16 pages of threads with 20 threads per page in the Battle Rifles area. It's like this in every section.
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    Thanks Coils.
    I tried your suggestion and all kinds of stuff opened up. This'll keep me reading for a month.
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    Your welcome. It took me a while to find that when I first joined
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    Hello Gents,

    I am glad this subject came up. I have been building Mausers for many years now. I am transitioning to Savage Rifles for a number of reasons now.

    I will take some time to read and put up some quality posts to get the pump primed.

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