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Old 10-07-2019, 11:44 PM
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What is, (is there?) a perfect bolt action hunting rifle? For me, it'd be:

18" barrel w/open sights (hooded front sight would be nice because I like the look)
Flush 5 round magazine
Wood Stock
Sling Swivels
Grooved receiver
Light 4-5lbs
A GREAT trigger

What'd I miss? What is your 'perfect' hunter?
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Old 10-08-2019, 12:53 AM
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It depends on whether performance is the key, or if aesthetics are important.
If it is pure performance I would want stainless steel with a quality synthetic stock. If aesthetics is important then I would prefer blued steel with walnut.

A good trigger is important and I would prefer the flush fitting 10/22 mag with 10 dependable rounds.
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Old 10-08-2019, 04:47 AM
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Old 10-08-2019, 06:10 AM
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Old 10-08-2019, 08:45 AM
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such thing. Everyone has their own personal favorite.

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Old 10-08-2019, 08:50 AM
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I donít hunt any more but if did, it would be my Ruger American Ranch in 7.62 x39.
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Old 10-08-2019, 09:12 AM
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Many .22s hit that list, the cz 527 hits everything but the flush fit mag and is a great rifle.
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Old 10-08-2019, 09:30 AM
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I donít hunt any more but if did, it would be my Ruger American Ranch in 7.62 x39.
Ha, I don't hunt either however I do like to walk with my .22

So maybe clarify, is there a 'perfect' woods walking .22 rifle?

Light enough to carry
Accurate enough for pine cone plinking as needed

Better?
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Old 10-08-2019, 09:36 AM
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What is, (is there?) a perfect bolt action hunting rifle? For me, it'd be:

18" barrel w/open sights (hooded front sight would be nice because I like the look)
Flush 5 round magazine
Wood Stock
Sling Swivels
Grooved receiver
Light 4-5lbs
A GREAT trigger

What'd I miss? What is your 'perfect' hunter?
What are you hunting?
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Old 10-08-2019, 12:43 PM
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They never made one, but a left handed Kimber Classic Varmint. NY Kimber not Oregon. I had a right handed one and got rid of it. The worst firearms mistake I ever made.
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Old 10-08-2019, 03:47 PM
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Many .22s hit that list, the cz 527 hits everything but the flush fit mag and is a great rifle.
Just about any CZ in the 45x family is perfect. The Remington fans say the same thing about the 58x family.
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Zastava MP22 Precision, a real sleeper with old world walnut and blued steel for a reasonable price.
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MY perfect bolt action rimfire squirrel rifle is my Ruger 77/22 All Weather VBZ 22lr topped off with a Leupold VX3 6.5 x 20 AO.
The rifle is factory stock except for a wonderful trigger job done for me by an old gunsmith friend of mine. I have hunted squirrels for almost 50 years with many different rifle/scope combos and this is my all time favorite. I have a small stash of the old Western Mark II"Super Match" target ammo from the mid to late 1960's tucked away for it. Wish Winchester still made ammo like that! That stuff is amazing!

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Old 10-08-2019, 10:25 PM
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The 10 round rotary magazine makes the 77/22 a real gem.
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Old 10-08-2019, 10:44 PM
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Oooh , 22 Lr eh, hunting rodents ? then Iíd have to go with the Ruger 77/22 or even better the 77/17 in a the boat paddle stock. But the Zastava would be nice too!
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