Top Selling Bolt Action Rifles Actually in Stock | Sportsman’s Guide

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It’s no secret that ever since Covid-19 hit, there’s been a shortage of weaponry on the shelves. It seems like no matter where you go, either the firearm you want is listed as out of stock or on backorder. Well, we found several rifles that are available for purchase, right now, at Sportsman’s Guide. So, here’s a list of the top-rated bolt-action rifles being sold on Sportsman’s Guide, that are actually available.

About Sportsman’s Guide

First off, let’s say, when you go digging around on Sportsman’s Guide’s page, they only show you the products that are in stock, which we like. (You can view their out of stock items, for future reference, if you’d like). Since it seems like everyone else is just a tease of what you could have, but can’t get, it’s a bit refreshing. Otherwise, you’re sent down a tunnel trying to find the exact same thing with some other company only to find out they’re undergoing the exact same shortage. Let’s just forgo all the hassle, and show me what I can have. I’m not looking for a good tease, I’m looking for a good rifle I can actually get my hands on, without paying an arm and a leg

What’s kinda cool about Sportsman’s Guide is that they dabble in a little bit of everything. You like hunting, fishing, camping? No- something’s wrong with you. But no, seriously, they have it all, including apparel, tools, equipment, and even products for your home.

They even sell top-products, such as Carhartt®, Under Amour®, and Mossy Oak®. Oh, and let’s not forget, they’re even into Military Surplus? Looking for something from the WWI-era, they have it; they also have the more modern-day stuff our guys and gals are using in the field every day.

And we can’t go without mentioning this, they offer a “lowest price guarantee.” If you find an advertised price for the exact item elsewhere, you just have to let them know within 10 days of your purchase, and they’ll honor the lower price.

Sportsman’s Guide Members

If you’re looking to save a few dollars, Sportsman’s Guide also offers a membership option, kind of like your local grocers. You can still purchase any number of their products, but a membership gets you a 10% discount on most items and 5% off on most firearms and ammo. Oh, there’s also something called Bullseye Deals, only available to members. It’ll cost you $49.99/year, which is cheaper than a Costco membership. And if you find yourself frequenting the ammo shelf, you’re likely to make your money back on that membership in savings.

If that’s not enough for you, they have something called a 4-Pay Plan. If you spend at least $150, you can split it into 4 payments, interest-free. You’ll also get free shipping for anything over $49. If you’re on the fence, maybe not sure if you’ll at least break-even on your membership, then you can do a 30-day free trial.

 

Top-Rated Bolt Actions Rifles

 XP, .300 Win. Mag., Nikon BDC Scope

According to the Sportsman’s Guide, the Savage 111 Trophy Hunter XP package deal is an excellent option for the new shooter, or anyone really, who’s looking for something ready to go right out of the box. You don’t have to worry about purchasing a rifle, scope, or rings because the combination is put together for you. Now, this isn’t to say you can’t make alterations later, because most people tend to replace stock scopes, but it can make a good starter option.

Specs

  • Caliber: .300 Winchester Magnum
  • Action: Bolt
  • Round capacity: 4+1
  • Barrel length: 24″
  • Barrel style: Carbon steel
  • Barrel twist: 1:10″
  • Stock: Fixed synthetic
  • Trigger: AccuTriggeTM
  • Safety: 3-position
  • Sights: Nikon 3-9x40mm BDC reticle scope
  • Overall length: 44.5″
  • Overall weight: 8.25 lbs.

Price: $503.49 (member) $529.99 (non-member)

Bergara B14 Timber, 6.5mm Creedmoor

We actually did a review on the Bergara B14 Timber a while back, which you can read by clicking on that colored text you just read over. With an MSRP of $850, as a member of Sportsman’s Guide, you can get it for $807.49, or four payments of $201.87. You could also check out Armslist, but you’ll pay more than even non-members of Sportsman’s Guide.

Featuring a 2-lug bolt with a 90º opening angle, the dimensions are intended to allow various optics and includes a free-floating barrel. You’ll find a blued finish, Bergara PERFORMANCE ActionConed Bolt Nose and Breech, Slide Plate Extractor, and a Floorplate Magazine when you open the box.

Specs

  • Caliber: 6.5mm Creedmoor
  • Action: Bolt
  • Round capacity: 5+1
  • Barrel length: 22″
  • Barrel style: Free-floating 4140 CrMo steel
  • Barrel twist: 1:8″
  • Stock: Oil-finished walnut
  • Length of pull: 13.75″
  • Trigger: Adjustable
  • Overall length: 41.25″
  • Overall weight: 7.45 lbs.

Price: $807.49 (member) $849.99 (non-member)

Ruger American Rifle, 6.5mm Creedmoor, Vortex Crossfire II Scope

If you’re looking for another packaged deal, this is an option for you, too. The Ruger American Rifle, 6.5mm Creedmoor, has a 22″ heavy-tapered barrel that’s cold hammer-forged, a 3-lug bolt with a 70º throw using a full-diameter bolt body and dual cocking cams, and a Power Bedding® system that we’re told delivers the free-float barrel accuracy.

Specs

Rifle

  • Caliber: 6.5mm Creedmoor
  • Action: Bolt action
  • Capacity: 4+1
  • Barrel length: 22″
  • Barrel style: Hammer-forged, heavy-contour, 5/8×24″ threaded
  • Barrel twist: 1:8″ RH twist, 5 grooves
  • Stock: Moss Green synthetic
  • Length of pull: 13.75″
  • Trigger: Marksman Adjustable 3-5 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 42″
  • Weight: 7.6 lbs.

Scope

  • Magnification: 4-12x
  • Objective Lens Diameter: 44mm
  • Reticle: Dead-hold BDC
  • Eye Relief: 3.9″ – 4.4″
  • Field of View @ 100 yds.: 24.7’ at 4X, 8.4’ at 12X
  • Tube Size: 1″ diameter
  • Adjustment Gradation: 1/4 MOA
  • Max. Elevation Adjustment: 50 MOA
  • Max. Windage Adjustment: 50 MOA
  • Parallax Setting: 100 yards
  • Dimensions: 13.1″l., 17 oz.

Price: $569.99 (member) $599.99 (non-member)

Mossberg Patriot, .22-250 Remington

This rifle doesn’t come with any rails or a sight, but that leaves room for you to customize this rifle to your own liking, without paying for a product you don’t actually want. Of course, if you’re looking for something that comes with all the toys attached, there’s the Mossberg Patriot Combo option, which comes with a beautiful checkered walnut finish.

Specs

  • Caliber: .22-250 Remington
  • Action: Bolt
  • Capacity: 5+1
  • Barrel length: 22″
  • Barrel style: Button-rifled, 1:14″ twist, fluted, recessed target crown
  • Stock: Black synthetic
  • Length of pull: 13.75″
  • Trigger: Lightning Bolt Action Trigger, adjustable 2-7 lbs.
  • Sights: Weaver-style bases
  • Overall length: 42.75″
  • Overall weight: 7.5 lbs.

Price: $322.04 (member) $338.99 (non-member)

Ruger American Rifle Ranch, .450 Bushmaster

If you’re looking for something lightweight, this is one of the top-rated options available at the moment. Unlike the standard, 41″ Ruger American Rifle, the Ranch is only 36″, which aids in giving the rifle its 5.5 lb weight. And of course, it’s made in the USA!

Specs

  • Caliber: .450 Bushmaster
  • Action: Bolt action
  • Capacity: 3+1
  • Barrel length: 16.12″
  • Barrel style: Hammer-forged barrel, 11/16-24″ threaded
  • Barrel twist: 1:16″ RH twist, 6 grooves,
  • Stock: FDE synthetic
  • Length of pull: 13.75″
  • Trigger: Marksman Adjustable 3-5 lbs.
  • Safety: Tang
  • Muzzle device: Ruger Muzzle Brake
  • Overall length: 36″
  • Overall weight: 5.5 lbs.

Price: $446.49 (member) $469.99 (non-member)

Best Deal on Bolt Action Rifles

If you’re looking for their best-deal options, again, all in stock (as of the publication of this article), here are their 3 top-rated/best deal bolt action rifles.

Ruger American Rifle Ranch, 5.56 NATO

The Ruger American Rifle makes it on the list in various fashions, this time as the Ranch in a 5.56 NATO/.223 Remington. Again, just like the .450 Bushmaster, a few inches are shaved off, leaving it a lightweight 6.1 lbs. And in case you were wondering, this rifle fits any standard AR-15 style magazines, so the sky’s the limit.

Specs

  • Caliber: 5.56 NATO/.223 Remington
  • Action: Bolt action
  • Capacity: 10+1
  • Barrel length: 16.12″
  • Barrel style: Hammer-forged, 6 grooves, 1/2×28 threaded
  • Barrel twist: 1:8″ RH twist
  • Stock: FDE synthetic
  • Length of pull: 13.75″
  • Trigger: Marksman Adjustable 3-5 lbs.
  • Safety: Tang
  • Overall length: 36″
  • Overall weight: 6.1 lbs.

Price: $465.49 (member) $489.99 (non-member)

Ruger American Rifle, 6.5 Creedmoor, Vortex Crossfire II Scope

Yep, it made the list again…so we’ll just list the key features. You can also purchase this rifle without the scope, with a 3+1 option for $446.49 (member) or $469.99 (non-member).

Rifle

  • Marksman Adjustable trigger, adjustable from 3-5 lbs.
  • Ergonomic, lightweight stock
  • 3-lug 70° bolt utilizing a full diameter bolt body and dual cocking cams
  • Power Bedding
  • Hammer-forged barrel
  • Easy-to-locate tang safety
  • Rotary magazine
  • Factory-installed one-piece scope rail
  • Sling swivel studs
  • Soft rubber recoil pad

Scope

  • Fully multi-coated lenses
  • Single-piece tube
  • Aircraft-grade aluminum construction
  • Waterproof design with o-ring seal
  • Shockproof
  • Fast Focus Eyepiece
  • Low-glare matte finish
  • Capped reset turrets

Price: $569.99 (member) $599.99 (non-member)

Ruger American Rifle Predator, 6.5 Grendel

Ruger seems to be doing well amongst the customers over at Sportsman’s Guide, particularly the American Rifle. As for the Predator, the only real negative comment left was that the stock doesn’t slide in too easily, but I guess that means it won’t slide out too easily either… Advice from other buyers, use the magazines specific to the 6.5 Grendel. While it’ll fit standard AR mags, those specific to the Grendel work better.

Specs

  • Caliber: 6.5mm Grendel
  • Action: Bolt action
  • Capacity: 10+1
  • Barrel length: 22″
  • Barrel style: Hammer-forged, heavy-contour, 5/8×24″ threaded
  • Barrel twist: 1:8″ RH twist, 5 grooves
  • Stock: Moss Green synthetic
  • Length of pull: 13.75″
  • Trigger: Marksman Adjustable 3-5 lbs.
  • Safety: Tang
  • Overall length: 42″
  • Overall weight: 6.6 lbs.

Price: $465.49 (member) $489.99 (non-member)

Top-Selling Bolt Action Rifles

Maybe you’re looking for a best-seller. Here’s a list of the top 3 selling bolt action rifles currently available on Sportsman’s Guide.

Ruger Precision Rifle Gen 3, 6.5mm Creedmoor

Now that we’ve moved onto the top-sellers on Sportman’s Guide, you might notice the significant price increase, especially when you get to the third one listed. And while this might break the bank for some, they’re at least nice to look at; window shopping, anyone? This actually presents an excellent opportunity for you to take advantage of the Buyer’s Club 4-Pay, bringing down your payments to four installments of $308.75.

Specs

  • Caliber: 6.5mm Creedmoor
  • Action: Bolt
  • Capacity: 10+1
  • Barrel length: 24″
  • Barrel style: Cold-hammer-forged 4140 chrome-moly with 5R rifling; medium contour
  • Barrel twist: 1:8″
  • Stock: Ruger Precision MSR folding adjustable
  • Trigger: Marksman Adjustable 2.25-5 lbs.
  • Length of pull: 12-15.5″
  • Overall length: 43.25-46.75″
  • Overall weight: 10.7 lbs.

Price: $1,234.99 (member) $1,299.99 (non-member) 

Ruger American Rifle Ranch, 5.56 NATO

Another one that made the list, again… so we’ll just list the key features

  • Marksman Adjustable trigger, 3-5 lbs.
  • Ergonomic, lightweight stock with modern forend contouring and grip serrations
  • 3-lug 70° bolt utilizing a full diameter bolt body and dual cocking cams
  • Power Bedding
  • Hammer-forged barrel
  • 1/2×28 threading
  • Easy-to-locate tang safety
  • Sling swivel studs
  • Soft rubber recoil pad
  • Made in the USA
  • Includes one 10-rd. magazine

Price: $465.49 (member) $489.99 (non-member)

Barrett Model 95, .50 BMG

We’re going to go ahead and say it, this rifle isn’t cheap by any means. But, it still landed on Sportsman’s Guide as a top-seller for bolt action rifles. And while I can’t personally afford this, even with the Buyer’s Club 4-Pay installments of $1,537, it’s nice to imagine laying behind. Or,  maybe that next round of stimulus checks will work toward paying this baby off?

Specs

  • Caliber: .50 BMG
  • Action: Bolt
  • Capacity: 5+1
  • Barrel length: 29″
  • Barrel twist: 1 x 15″
  • Upper receiver: Steel with parkerized finish
  • Lower receiver: Steel with parkerized finish
  • Sights (front / rear): Flip-up iron back-up sights
  • Flash hider: High-efficiency 3-port fanned muzzle brake
  • Overall length: 45″
  • Overall weight: 23.50 lbs.

Price: $6,149.34 (members) $6,472.99 (non-members)

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