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Old 10-05-2016, 05:20 PM
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I've been on a rimfire buying spree lately, and you know, the hunt is as much fun as the purchase! I got it in my head that I wanted a good, vintage, bolt action single shot, and that got me wondering, what do you guys think would be the best bolt, single shot sporter? Winchester 47, Savage 3c, Remington 510, etc? I'd like a long barreled single that I could use an old side mount and put a vintage scope on as well. What would you suggest? Why? Don't want to spend more than lets say $300 tops.
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Old 10-05-2016, 08:42 PM
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Old 10-05-2016, 11:55 PM
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Remington 510 is a good one. Easy to find and usually very reasonably priced.
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Old 10-06-2016, 08:56 AM
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+1 to the Remington 510. Mine is by far the most accurate rimfire I own. As previously stated, they are priced right. I bought a Williams 5D sight, had a smith mount it and now it happens to be the most fun rimfire I own as well. There shouldn't be a problem with a side mount.
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Old 10-06-2016, 10:05 AM
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Yes, I was thinking a 510 might be the way to go. I have a chance at about 3 different Savage 3c's, and they were factory drilled for side mount, but I've always been more of a
Remington guy.
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Old 10-06-2016, 12:51 PM
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There are so many good choices from that era,,,

There are so many good choices from that era,,,
That trying to name a "best" is nothing less than futile.

There were so many fine single-shots from those days,,,
Pretty much any of them are capable of great performance

I recently picked up a Western Field that is actually a Mossberg 320,,,
I purchased a new cantilever scope mount for it from Havlins,,,
And found a period 4X scope at a gun show for $25.00.



In all, rifle, scope, and mounts,,,
I have a total investment of $167.00 in her.

Even with my 65 year old eyes I can hit 12 gauge shells at 50 yards.

I bought an old Savage 3B for $99.00,,,
It's dropping 3/4" groups at 50 yards as well.

I am going to venture a thought that if you stay with a major name gun,,,
Pretty much any of them will give you very nice accuracy.

Now go find that one rifle that makes you smile when you hold it.

Aarond

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Old 10-07-2016, 08:23 AM
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The old Marlins are pretty good - cheap, accurate, and reliable. Get a Model 100 if you want to do a side mount or a Model 101 for a grooved receiver. Many of them were made for Sears, I. e., J C Higgins. The above Models were replaced by some other models, like the Model 15.

I also have a Savage Mark I which is a real nice gun.
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I love my Kimber 82G but she is a "tank"
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Old 10-07-2016, 11:37 AM
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Remington 33!
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Old 10-07-2016, 04:20 PM
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I've been on a rimfire buying spree lately, and you know, the hunt is as much fun as the purchase! I got it in my head that I wanted a good, vintage, bolt action single shot, and that got me wondering, what do you guys think would be the best bolt, single shot sporter? Winchester 47, Savage 3c, Remington 510, etc? I'd like a long barreled single that I could use an old side mount and put a vintage scope on as well. What would you suggest? Why? Don't want to spend more than lets say $300 tops.
I grew up with and learned to shoot on a Winchester Model 67 boys rifle, and I went out earlier this year to buy one. Unfortunately, the one I was going to look at was sold before I got to the shop, but I did find one that qualifies as the best single shot .22 rifle I have ever shot. I saw it behind the counter and the first thing that grabbed my attention was the beautiful walnut stock. And when I held it to my shoulder I fell in love with it. It's the Winchester Model 47. It just fits me very well and it is much more accurate than I am able to shoot. The automatic safety takes a little while to get used to (I don't like auto safeties on my shotguns) but it's not a big deal. I'm sure there are comparable SS rimfires out there but this is the best one in my world.

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Old 10-07-2016, 05:19 PM
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I'd love to find a clean 47, never seem to see them. If I do, I'll grab it, if not, I'll look for a 510. Nobody's commented on the Savage 3c's yet, they seem more common. Curious if they're shooters or not?
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Old 10-07-2016, 07:40 PM
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jes, here's a nice article on the Remington 510 Targetmaster: http://www.theboxotruth.com/educatio...-action-rifle/
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Old 10-07-2016, 08:28 PM
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Well, depending on how vintage you want I prefer the Remington 580 over the 510. Not saying the 510 is a bad choice, just that the 580 has a much improved trigger and the action can easily be drilled and tapped for a second action screw. Also I won't even go into trying to bed a 5teen series rifle.
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Old 10-07-2016, 11:18 PM
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Salish, thanks for that article, that's what I'm interested in, feedback on those old classics. 92lowrider, I agree, the 580 probably makes more sense from a practical standpoint, but somehow doesn't have the same nostalgia. Plus, I don't think I've seem a 580 for sale in years!
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Old 10-09-2016, 11:17 PM
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Rem 510 and it won't devalue!
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