I don’t hunt....but I’d like something ready for Varmints, so I don’t need long range power. Just paper at 200yrds for now. I’d be quite happy to do well at that range. Have reloading dies for both....Have few different grains of.223 bullets and brass...and powder for both.. will have to work on.30 bullets and brass.What do you plan on doing with the bolt action rifle.... hunting big game, shooting varmints, long range target shooting, short range target shooting, truck gun, etc. What's your budget? What ammo do you have access to. All these factors will determine your first bolt action rifle.
Budget $400-700 depending on what it is. 200 yards ain’t asking for much I think. So ideally at the low end of budget. I’ll work on my own scope.
Doesn’t NEED to be polymer or wood or laminate.... I hear the term “building” these.... be cool to add my touch eventually. I guess it’s stock, optics, bipod, cheek rest...
I hear it’s hit or miss on accuracy in budget rifle barrels, so I guess I’d be trying to find a solid barrel.
What are you thinking?