Top Ad

Collapse

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Are you more of a fan on single shot gun or a Bolt action? and why

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Are you more of a fan on single shot gun or a Bolt action? and why

    Are you more of a fan on single shot gun or a Bolt action? and why

  • #2
    I like them both. Single shots often give a shorter overall package with the smae length barrel as a bolt which is a plus for me. With practice a person can reload their single shot with sufficient speed for most hunting tasks, but for most big game situations I still prefer the adavantage of a bolt action and a few rounds in a magazine. Most of my single shots have been varmint rifles such as a Ruger #1 in .204, while my Elk and Deer rifles remain bolt actions. I do have a wanting desire to try some Elk hunting with an old school single shot in 45-120 and a creedmore sight if my pocket book allows some day.

    Comment


    • #3
      Both are very accurate and I like them both.

      Comment


      • #4
        bolt because it is like having a single shot but it dosent take as long to reload. i like the single shot guns to they are nice for target shoting.

        Comment


        • #5
          I like bolt but that is because I had a bad experience with a single shot 12ga. We were out rabbit hunting and I pulled up on a rabbit but it went over the crest of a hill. When I went to release the hammer it slipped and I accidently discharged the weapon and hurt my thumb. That was very dangerous and I am glad I did not hurt anyone.

          Comment


          • #6
            Single, allows for a shorter, more compact firearm.

            Comment


            • #7
              I like my single shot CVA Optima because it has both muzzleloader and centerfire barrels. I enjoy the challenge of being restricted to one shot, it keeps me focused on the importance of making it count.
              I do still prefer the bolt action for larger game like elk in rough country where a follow up shot can save a lot of time and trouble. I hope I get to go this year.

              Comment


              • #8
                I like single shot arms, for simplicity and ease of cleaning. Single shots make me focus on my marksmanship and have an old timey feeling about them that I like.

                Comment


                • #9
                  I like the single shots alot better. There are 2 main reason why and I will expleain them both. First off I like the single shot because they are alot more accurate. Now I may not know why they are more accurate but experience with both guns have taught me this. Second, with one shot it must be a good one. I feel that the whole one shot thing makes a better marksmen. I think younger shooters need to start out with single shots to teach good shooting habits.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    I like them both, my first rifle was a bolt-action (took deer and elk) and have shot elk w/ a single shot Ruger #1, as for accuracy hunterkid,they are both so close even the "experts" can't decide which is better. If you feel more "accurate" with the single shot then that's the one you need to stick with for now, but please don't give up on those bolts young man you'll be missing out on a lot of fun if you do.
                    Good luck and Good hunting young man.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      A good bolt action is every bit as accurate as a single shot, so don't start barking up that tree, and bolt actions allow for follow up shots.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        I go bolt action... I just don't want to treck all day and finally jump three coyotes and have to settle for getting only one while I am digging in my pocket for another round. I realize some super heros can reload their single shots fast but a bolt action is too slow for me at times. I can understand the sporting interest in giving them a chance and if that is what you want to do, the single shot is great and more challenging. Very few rifles shoot more accurately than my bolt action so that doesn't swing me.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Bolt fan here.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Of course, I like them both. I like the Weatherby Stainless Mark V Magnum, The T/C Encore, and the Ruger #1.

                            The biggest difference is that the Weatherby has to go to the accurizing gunsmith.

                            But an accurized Weatherby is a Total Prize.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Agreed with idahooutdoors answer above and A + 1 for you sir!!!

                              Comment

                              Welcome!

                              Collapse

                              Welcome to Field and Streams's Answers section. Here you will find hunting, fishing, and survival tips from the editors of Field and Stream, as well as recommendations from readers like yourself.

                              If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ for information on posting and navigating the forums.

                              And don't forget to check out the latest reviews on guns and outdoor gear on fieldandstream.com.

                              Right Rail 1

                              Collapse

                              Top Active Users

                              Collapse

                              There are no top active users.

                              Right Rail 2

                              Collapse

                              Latest Topics

                              Collapse

                              • Reply to Rest Easy
                                by FirstBubba
                                "... I took your advice and blocked the slimy nine and the red rodent, ..."

                                Welcome! It's pretty sad to rant and rave on a blog...
                                Today, 04:39 PM
                              • Rest Easy
                                by jhjimbo
                                Rest easy 2nd amendment, you are safe now - for the time being....
                                Yesterday, 08:55 PM
                              • Reply to Rest Easy
                                by 99explorer
                                Even if the Democrats take the White House and the Senate, it will still take 60 Senate votes to kill the filibuster, because of the filibuster!
                                ...
                                Today, 03:02 PM
                              • Reply to Rest Easy
                                by jhjimbo
                                They know IF Trump wins and holds the Senate and picks up some down ticket it will mean the end of the Dem party for at least ten years if not more....
                                Today, 02:39 PM
                              • Reply to Rest Easy
                                by bowhunter75richard
                                I am most pleased with the Barrett confirmation, now we only need to see the fallout from the D’s. With the reelection of Trump, probably not too much...
                                Today, 01:18 PM

                              Right Rail 3

                              Collapse

                              Footer Ad

                              Collapse
                              Working...
                              X