What caliber a bolt?@rwc101, similar story here. Was 14, went to BPS looking for a long dreamt of Win 70 classic featherweight in 270 that my dad would chip in for. Chickened out and bought an A-bolt hunter which was like $150 less. Decent gun but every time I look at it I just think I should have gotten what I wanted. Probably should fix that mistake.
Another one: Rem 81 woodsmaster in 35 Remington. Heavy and unwieldy as homemade sin, rough trigger, and would bounce empties off your forehead. Interesting design but found a new home.
I bought a Savage Model 93 22mag two years ago off a sale rack for $125, it wasn't worth nearly that much.
I've been eagerly awaiting his reports...sounds like they're just arriving.Steve from Hammer is packing one in Africa. Can't wait for his report. mtmuley
Bullet nose would jam on the feed shoe. Called and the cs guy said he'd never heard of that. I asked him if he'd ever heard of the internet... A guy on rokslide had the same problem but sent his back. Kimber used a dremmel on it and sent it back to him. When you finally got it loaded it shot about 1-1/2". The wifes $450 savage shoots half that with factory ammo.I have the same set up and really like it. It shoots as well as I do. What didn’t you like about yours ?
My first rifle when I turned 13 was a Ruger M77 ultralight in 308. Man oh man did that think kick like a mule! And with the thin barrel it would heat up fast and start flinging lead all over the place after 2-3 shots. I still killed a lot of deer with that thing though.Ruger 77 Ultra Lite in .270, thing kicked worse than my 300 RUM. It went down the road, traded for a Winchester 70 Featherweight in 257 Roberts. Wish I still had that one.