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Loaded by a manually operated bolt. Used of a firearm.
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(of a rifle) equipped with a manually operated sliding bolt.
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You won't hear such things bouncing around inside your cranium when you sit down to fire the Daniel Defense Delta 5 precision bolt-action rifle.
A quick way to assess the design of any bolt-action rifle is to look at the layout of the bolt lugs, extractor and ejector.
LOT OF SERIOUS RIFLEMEN HAVE BEEN THOROUGHLY impressed with the Blaser bolt-action system since it was introduced in the 1990s.
is now distributing SAUER 100 bolt-action rifles in 6.5 PRC (Precision Rifle Cartridge).
The agency explained in the letter that in their opinion, the Safety Harbor Firearms bolt-action .50BMG upper met the ATF's definition of a firearm frame or receiver as outlined in the Gun Control Act of 1968.
A century ago American doughboys were experiencing the awesome extended-range capability and authority of the bolt-action rifle as they shot their M1903 Springfield and M1917 Enfield rifles across no-man's-land.
Imperial officer Captain Sergei Ivanovich Mosin and Belgian designer Leon Nagant created the then-modern bolt-action repeater that bears their name.
Domestically, it made its debut in the Remington 722 bolt-action rifle, but as the cartridge gained a footing in Europe, manufacturers like Sako began offering their bolt-action rifles in the same caliber.
For well over 50 years I've been unaware of Winchester's bolt-action .22 handguns until a friend dropped by last week.
Among students of small arms, it is generally agreed that the bolt-action rifle's reign as the predominant military long arm ended circa 1945.
Here's a bolt-action rifle with an AR-style magazine and look.
But of Larry had the bright idea to hunt out-of-season with a bolt-action rifle and think no one would be the wiser.