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View Poll Results: What is your preferred style for your bolt action walking rifle.
Detachable magazine 150 53.00%
Hinged floorplate / Internal box 133 47.00%
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Old 07-22-2018, 04:40 AM
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Default Bolt action walking big game hunting rifle: Detachable magazine or Hinged Floorplate

What is your preferred style for your bolt action walking big game hunting rifle.

Im not asking for semi auto rifles, or high speed PRS competition style rifle. Just your bolt action walking big game hunting rifle preference.

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Old 07-22-2018, 05:59 AM
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I do like the detachable magazines and own a few, but some of my favourite rifles have a hinged floor plate, less chance of something going wrong or missing.
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Old 07-22-2018, 06:34 AM
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Always went with hinged floor plate....magazines tend to get lost, misplaced, fall out etc then you stuck with a single shot rifle but one shot is all you need....maybe
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Old 07-22-2018, 06:43 AM
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I own both, and while both styles have their pros / cons, I voted for a floor plate. I do think a detachable magazine is a little more convenient for a lot of things, and I never used to think I would ever lose one, but truth is I did one time. I was able to find it by backtracking, but I managed to unknowingly hit the release button in a field one time and it fell out without me knowing. I also like the looks of a nice floor plate over most detachable magazine setups that I've seen.
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Old 07-22-2018, 07:07 AM
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I voted hinged floor plate as my go to rifle is a Winchester model 70. Nothing against rifles with a detachable mag as I've owned a few and never lost a mag, I been shooting my model 70 for 30+ years and can't see any reason to change.
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Old 07-22-2018, 07:47 AM
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I never really worried about either and have owned both .
I never did take my detachable magazines out except to load them , so hinged floor plate - IF I am going to use a bolt action repeater which is not my first choice , anyway .
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Old 07-22-2018, 08:09 AM
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Prefer the hinged floor plate.

Years ago I had my first removable magazine; a Parker Hale, and I lost the magazine....boy was that ever hard and expensive to replace.

I have never had a hinged floor plate ever open.
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Old 07-22-2018, 08:27 AM
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It makes no difference to me. As to the people so worried about losing the magazine, do you have a string on your mitts, gloves, so you can't lose them?
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Old 07-22-2018, 08:56 AM
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I prefer a hinged floorplate first, blind magazine second, and DBM third.
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Old 07-22-2018, 09:02 AM
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I've seen too many people lose their "clip" essentially leaving them with a single shot.
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Old 07-22-2018, 10:03 AM
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Definitely a detachable mag, would never own a hinged plate way to big of PIA. Been hunting for over 40 years with numerous mag rifles and have never lost a mag yet and have never heard hunting partners mention that they ever lost theirs either so for me that is not a consideration. Suppose it could happen though.
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Old 07-22-2018, 01:57 PM
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It makes no difference to me. As to the people so worried about losing the magazine, do you have a string on your mitts, gloves, so you can't lose them?
I somehow had a Sako S Mag magazine fall out of a stand during a major snowfall. Never could find it then. Recovered the next spring. Not perfect ,but would like to know what type of string you recommend
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How do you have time to dump your beer, and unload your gun if you’re not using detachable mags?
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Old 07-26-2018, 05:41 PM
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I like the hinged floorplate. When I empty the rifle, I place my bullets in a holder on the stock of the rifle.
That way nothing ever gets lost and it's a double check that the rifle is empty.
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How do you have time to dump your beer, and unload your gun if you’re not using detachable mags?
^^This
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