With all this ridiculous "semi-auto ban" talk, I started thinking about the feasibility of a bolt action upper. I own an AR in 6.8spc which I cannot hunt with here in Pennsylvania (law states "manually operated actions" only). But it's still fun to shoot.
I figured if a true bolt action upper were available, it could be a great way to avoid this whole "semi-auto"ban scare, AND create new manufacturing jobs. Plus, it would make an AR platform rifle legal to hunt with in all "rifle approved" hunting states (some states do not all rifles [NJ]).
I know Remington makes the MSR, but it's not a true AR, but it does look very close to what I imagine a bolt AR would look like.. I am also not interested in learning how to Jerry-rig a semi auto into a semi-bolt action. I would love the opportunity to go deer hunting with my bolt action .308, then if I wanted to go coyote hunting
, I could carry a .223 upper in my backpack. Simple pin-and-switch.
Anyway, is it even possible? If so, would you buy one?