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View Poll Results: What is your preferred style for your bolt action walking rifle.
Detachable magazine 98 52.97%
Hinged floorplate / Internal box 87 47.03%
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Old 07-22-2018, 05:32 PM
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Default Bolt action walking

Hinged floorplate.
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Old 07-22-2018, 05:54 PM
skidderman skidderman is offline
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I would never own a rifle without a dbm. That eliminates many. Had one with a blind mag once and it classifies as one of the worst things I ever bought. Didn't keep it long.
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Old 07-22-2018, 09:33 PM
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I have sold Many, Many, Many guns, not a single one was sold due to the mag system it had. There are relatively few LH bolt actions with DMs. If that were a significant criteria it would severely limit and already limited range of choices.
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Old 07-22-2018, 09:59 PM
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I am gonna start a season with Parker Hale DM and end it with hinged floorplate Rem and Win .
But not because of the loading , but more about the caliber and the barrel length thing.
Like them about the same for what the are.
Both perform very good.
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Old 07-23-2018, 08:25 AM
Salavee Salavee is offline
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Default Hinged/Detachable

This is Voere's approach with their K-15.Voere K-15 003 (800x600) (2).jpg
When applied by competent people with the right intent, common sense goes a long way.
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Old 07-26-2018, 07:25 AM
bubba300 bubba300 is offline
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I voted detachable,I do use hinged also on a couple rifles but i find a detachable is quicker for me.I really like the browning bar style with mag clip into a hinged.I had a friend loose a detachable one time but I never have.
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Old 07-26-2018, 08:09 AM
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Dewey Cox Dewey Cox is offline
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How do you have time to dump your beer, and unload your gun if youíre not using detachable mags?
Why does the rest of the country get first dibbs on half my income?
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Old 07-26-2018, 04:41 PM
James 1 James 1 is offline
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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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Old 07-26-2018, 07:43 PM
boonedocks boonedocks is offline
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Default Hinged floorplate

Hinged floorplate for me, I tend to lose things, I had a lot of concussions when I was younger?😜
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Old 07-26-2018, 08:09 PM
kujoseto kujoseto is offline
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Originally Posted by catnthehat View Post
My favourite is the Mannlicher Schoenaur magazine system!


This is my favourite as well.

I would choose hinged floorplate next. I donít even know if I can explain why. Something about dumping the rounds out is satisfying. As someone else mentioned, I like thinking over the hunt and walk back to the house/vehicle while I gather the remaining rounds and put things back in their rightful places.

For anyone who has not used the rotary mag of the mannlicher, it truly is a thing of beauty. I can get 5 in my 7x57 and they blast out the top so fast into my hand it is a marvel of design.
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