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Old September 10, 2012, 11:01 PM   #27
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the bolt felt like complete crap and the internal magizine is alright but the device used to push the bullets upwards is embarssing it was difficult to get back into the gun and it bounced around and made the rifle look much cheaper then it was priced

The bolt is a copy of a Mauser bolt. The original Mauser design has been acknowledged as one of the best designs in the world for over a century. The magazine follower/spring assembly was designed by Mauser for the 1892 rifles, and has been a standard and much copied feature of many rifles ever since. I know Brownings are different, but the Ruger is both well-made and a solid design. The fat-bolt designs (Tikka and Browning) feel different, but are not any better. But hey, at least you liked the Model 70 . . .
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