bolt action pistol setup?

Discussion in 'Specialty Handgun Hunting' started by loaders_loft, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. loaders_loft

    loaders_loft Well-Known Member

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    For those of you shooting a bolt action pistol, what would be the best setup for a right handed shooter?

    Left port, left bolt

    Dual Port, left bolt

    dual port, right bolt

    etc...

    Seems like a left port, left bolt or dual port left bolt would be easiest...??

    Is the savage undesignated PTA available in these configurations??
     
  2. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

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    Left left would seem the best. I heard rumors of this happening with the target action, but am anaware if it has happened yet.
     

  3. zuba

    zuba Well-Known Member

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    I have a pistol that coyboy put together on a right bolt/left port, I went with the right bolt so I never have to worry about introducing the bolthead to my face... I really like that configuration for prone shooting, I can operate the bolt with one hand and grab the spent brass with the other...
     
  4. hammertyme

    hammertyme Well-Known Member

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    Savage has both available. Left or right bolt. Left or right port or dual port.

    Fred at Savage Shooters will also, along with Scott Null Savage Gunsmithing , rework your action for a left bolt. You can also swap bolt heads to make most any action eject right or left.

    Personally the left bolt Target action is not worth an extra $300. so I watch gun broker for Savage Strikers.

    I am a hunter and like having my hand on the grip at all times. Left bolt/left port means I can extract spent cases and feed a live round with my left hand all the while my right hand is used for lining up for another shot.


    Neal