Re: Old Time Bolt Action
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Keeping it fun is the goal. I would not start with an old military action as the basis for a long range rifle, or put a bunch of money into bringing it into the modern age. Shoot it as is, decide on some goals and parameters regarding what you want in a new rifle, and go from there.