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559luke
06-22-2011, 6:21 PM
I'm thinking about getting a centerfire bolt gun. It seems like most new production models come set up for scopes and don't even have iron sights. I really like shooting with irons and I'm not hunting or looking for MOA accuracy. It seems like most of the rifles on this category are surplus battle rifles like the Mosin Nagant and Mauser 98K. I'm definitely considering these, but are there any new production bolt guns with iron sights that I should consider?

Sumo99
06-22-2011, 6:27 PM
Off the top of my head

Remington 700 BDL
Browning X-Bolt with open sights
Ruger Scout (I kind of like this one) http://www.ruger.com/products/gunsiteScoutRifle/models.html
There is also a Tikka, but don't remember the model

Reductio
06-22-2011, 6:32 PM
Don't forget the K31 if you're interested in milsurps still.

Beetle Bailey
06-22-2011, 7:49 PM
CZ 527 and CZ 550 come with iron sights. I like iron sights as well, and ended up buying a National Match AR15.

plumbum
06-22-2011, 8:08 PM
I found the Stevens 200 (Savage 110 w/o accutrigger) a few years ago, the rear sight is plastic, but I would add a peep anyway. Ruger and Remington also catalog open sights.

Most dealers can special order them, but remember that dealers need to make a living too (costs more $$$). Of course none of them compare to the quality and value of Mil-Surp rifles.

RugerNo1
06-22-2011, 8:29 PM
Given time and money, any bolt action can have iron sights. That being said, I like PNW and Warner rear sights and Riles front sights, but I highly doubt that is what you want.

bubbagump
06-22-2011, 9:08 PM
Sako 85 Bavarian
Sako 85 Bavarian Carbine

7.62 Charlie
06-22-2011, 9:16 PM
I would definitely check out the Ruger Gunsite Scout

http://www.downrange.tv/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/ruger-scout-rifle.jpg

Korl
06-22-2011, 9:19 PM
Just picked up the gunsite today hopefully get a chance to shoot it this weekend

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bubbagump
06-22-2011, 9:21 PM
Savage 10FCM Scout

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/images/D11/43/43531.jpg

CK_32
06-22-2011, 9:38 PM
Off the top of my head

Remington 700 BDL
Browning X-Bolt with open sights
Ruger Scout (I kind of like this one) http://www.ruger.com/products/gunsiteScoutRifle/models.html
There is also a Tikka, but don't remember the model

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Cali-V
06-22-2011, 9:46 PM
I know you said new... but check out a Spanish FR-8... Find nice one and you'll have no disappointment...

559luke
06-22-2011, 10:53 PM
Cool, there are more rifles with iron sights out there than I knew about. I'm think I'll go check out the Ruger Scout. This might be a hard call compared to the milsurps though. I could get 5 Mosins for the price of one ruger. Or 1 Mosin and a shotgun or handgun. Or something nice for my wife (haha).

The Spanish FR-8 and Swiss K31 both look like good options too. Where is the best place in CA to buy milsurps? I've seen them at Big Five, but I would think there's a better source somewhere. I've also seen them on table at gun shows, but I wasn't in the market and didn't pay much attention. What do you think of gunshows as a place to buy milsurps?

I remember reading that long guns over 50 years old are C&R and can be sold face to face with no DROS and 10-day wait. Is this correct?

7.62 Charlie
06-22-2011, 10:58 PM
You best bet would probably be the Calguns marketplace.

bubbagump
06-22-2011, 11:05 PM
If your patient, you may be able to find an 03A3 with Aperture sights for a good price. The FN Mauser is nice too.

I had an Enfield that I really enjoyed shooting, but finding GOOD surplus .303 was a pain in the *ss.

Cali-V
06-22-2011, 11:29 PM
Here's a FR-8
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=444049&highlight=FR8

Just keep an eye on the Market Place

451040
06-23-2011, 3:19 AM
I would definitely check out the Ruger Gunsite Scout

http://www.downrange.tv/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/ruger-scout-rifle.jpg


+1 - I shot one at the Raahauges sports fair and it's a fun gun.

cmth
06-23-2011, 6:38 AM
If you plan to use iron sights primarily I would strongly recommend the previously mentioned CZ 527 or 550 models with the Euro-style stocks, especially the Mannlicher (full stock) style models. They are the most natural shouldering and pointing guns I've ever seen, and I think the length and balance of the FS models are just perfect. The slope of the comb puts the sights right at your eye when you shoulder the rifle every time. Definitely check them out if you can.

socal44
06-23-2011, 7:05 AM
I would definitely check out the Ruger Gunsite Scout

http://www.downrange.tv/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/ruger-scout-rifle.jpg

I own a Gunsite Rifle. I've only had it out once, shot 40 rounds of Brown Bear ammo. I'm very pleased. The iron sights are excellent.

xibunkrlilkidsx
06-23-2011, 7:53 AM
most mfg's still make light barrels with iron sights.

Spyder
06-23-2011, 8:21 AM
I've got a Steyr Mannlicher in .458 WinMag that's got a great set of irons on it. :D

socal44
06-23-2011, 8:34 AM
I've got a Steyr Mannlicher in .458 WinMag that's got a great set of irons on it. :D

Good squirrel gun :eek:

DasBoost
06-23-2011, 9:06 AM
Good squirrel gun :eek:

For spreading the squirrel across the next county. ;) OP, milsurps are definitely a nice way to go but there are modern options out there too. Now just try and narrow down the choices within your purpose and price-point. You can probably find good examples of both in the Marketplace and for a good deal too.

559luke
06-23-2011, 10:12 AM
For spreading the squirrel across the next county. ;) OP, milsurps are definitely a nice way to go but there are modern options out there too. Now just try and narrow down the choices within your purpose and price-point. You can probably find good examples of both in the Marketplace and for a good deal too.

Thanks. I will keep an eye on the market place and see what pops up.

WW2Buff
06-23-2011, 10:15 AM
The CZ 550 FS is easily the sexiest new production bolt rifle on the market. I'm thinking about ordering one in 6.5x55.