The bolt-action rifle is one of the great, classic firearm designs. Originally developed nearly two centuries ago, it remains one of the favorite rifle actions for shooters everywhere. Omaha Outdoors offers a wide selection of bolt action rifles from a variety of manufacturers, including Marlin, Winchester, Henry Repeating Arms and, of course, Weatherby, as well as others. They are available in a range of calibers, from .22 LR to the powerful 7mm-08, with the popular .308 Winchester, 7mm Remington, .22-250 and .30-06 represented. We can provide rifles with traditional wood stocks as well as synthetic in a variety of patterns and colors. Whether you’re looking for a single-action .22 rimfire to help train a young shooter or a great hunting rifle, you can buy rifles from Omaha Outdoors with confidence.
Accurate, rugged, dependable – these are all the hallmarks of the bolt action. The design secures the cartridge in the breech, but a quick twist of the hand and wrist can quickly eject a fired case and load the next round. Moreover, the full power of the cartridge’s load is utilized; unlike semi-automatics, where a portion of the propellant’s gasses is used to cycle the action, bolt action rifles provide all of the energy of the powder to speed the projectile on its way. The three classic bolt action designs – Mauser, Lee-Enfield and Mosin-Nagant – were all originally developed in the late 19th century, yet the strengths of their designs are so great that they continued to be used in various makes of rifles to this day; few other feats of engineering can boast of such longevity.
Even though the bolt action was first introduced in the early 19th century, not long after the metal-case cartridge was developed, this type of firearm is not mired in tradition. While it’s true that the bolt action traces its ancestry back nearly two hundred years, the manufacturers who still produce them continue to improve on the design and materials. Today’s modern bolt-action rifle is machined to tolerances unheard of even 50 years ago and is made from stronger, lighter and more durable metals. Although the traditional wood stock and forearm are still available in many models, gunmakers now provide alternatives in advanced composite materials, which are stronger, lighter, more durable and much more resistant to warping (which can throw off the accuracy of a rifle). Even the design of rifle furniture has improved, including adjustable stocks that allow a shooter to find the optimum length. Make no mistake: The bolt action rifle is alive and kicking!
When you’re looking to buy a rifle online, Omaha Outdoors offers not just a tremendous selection of discount firearms but a convenient way to choose the firearm that meets your exacting requirements. Use our web site’s selection feature to view rifles by manufacturer, caliber and stock type and color. You can even register for free and use our “wish list” feature so you can keep track of all the rifles you’d like to own. If you have any questions, just call or use our handy e-mail form; we’ll be happy to help. Once you’ve made your choice, we’ll help you find the most convenient Federal Firearms License (FFL) holder in your area, so delivery will be fast and easy.