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Long-Range Bolt-Action Rifles: How to Choose The Best One

Long-range bolt-action rifles are a firearm tradition. Choosing one of these firearms means knowing what you want to use the rifle for, and what you want to spend. You need to know about:

  • Caliber
  • Deciding Bolt Action vs. Semi
  • How you can customize the rifle to suit your needs 

Choosing the Right Caliber for Your Bolt-Action Rifle

Caliber is the first thing to know about your future bolt-action rifle. Let’s do a quick primer on caliber. The standard for sniper rifles, for a long time, was 7.62mm NATO or .308. This caliber remains popular, and is in wide spread use.  While some experts have their complaints, but nothing that takes away from the fact that this is a powerful, long-range shot that offers minimal recoil. However, the real question you need to ask yourself is what the rifle would be used for.

Some firearm owners tend to purchase .30-06 rifles for dear hunting, but may want to get a smaller rifle such as the .243 Winchester for youth shooters, or family hunting trips. These are also good for inexperienced shooters who need an easy-to-handle firearm that will give them a way to practice hunting.

Details and Performance Notes on the .243 Winchester:

The T3x bolt action rifle is a great firearm for when compromising just isn’t an option on the table. It gives you the benefits above, along with a synthetic stock that offers you full modular functionality, which lets you design the shooting experience you want. The models come with a classic low-angled grip, and an all-black (all-weather) synthetic stock.

Details and Performance Notes on the .30.06 Bolt Action Rifle

The Venture bolt action rifle merges the high-end features with a working man’s price tag. The trigger (3.5-5 pounds) is adjustable, and the firearm features Hogue traction panels, pillar bedding, 5R rifling, and guaranteed MOA accuracy.

High Precision Bolt-Action Rile for Recreational Hunting: The Creedmoor 24” with Threaded Barrel

For an excellent long-range bolt action rifle perfect for recreational hunting, tactical shooting and competitions, the Savage 22632 Model 10 is the way to go. This is a wonderful carrying weight at 9.2. This firearm features a precision-made AccuTrigger, and M-LOK Forend, and an APO Saber MRCS-AR Folding Chassis.

Learn More About Bolt-Action Rifles with Help from a Top Online Gun Dealer

DEGuns is the largest online dealer of firearms, parts and accessories and ammunition, not to mention outdoor adventure gear of all kinds. We would be happy to help you figure out which bolt-action rifle is best for you. Ask us all of your questions about caliber, parts, ammunition, and more. Don’t forget to ask us about getting you ready from head to toe for your next hunting trip with a selection of all-weather, high-quality outdoor adventure gear. If you have any questions about the legal dimensions of shopping for firearms and ammunition online, our in-house experts would be happy to talk. Contact us online or call us at 402-875-6500 to learn more.