Bolt Action Rifle 1 & 2 CD-ROM-Stuart Otteson classics!

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THE BOLT ACTION RIFLE VOLUMES 1 AND 2CD-ROM by Stuart Otteson **** Here, Stuart Otteson explores the original records and the bolt-action rifles themselves to reveal the fine nuances of many popular bolt-action mechanisms. The drawings were done by working from the guns---not factory drawings, old blueprints, or catalogs. The design facts collected and interpreted by Otteson are likewise his, taken directly from the guns. You will find such things as lock times, spring rates, cam angles, and considerable historical content. This CD-ROM, a reproduction of both classic books in high-res PDF format, is a MUST for the bolt action rifle enthusiast!


The strength, precision, and efficiency of the bolt action make it a fascinating study in engineering. Design and functioning is basic and simple, far easier to define in precise terms than most other repeating breech mechanisms, even single-shot types, and therein lies its beauty. It will doubtless continue thus for the foreseeable future because of its practical superiority for all shooting that stresses accuracy and certainty. A representative selection is examined, starting with several important military actions and their commercial derivations. The remainder of the text covers post-war designs.


Springfield M1903

Arisaka MI 905

U.S. Enfield M191

Remington Model 30

Winchester Model 54 Pre-'64

Winchester Model 70

Remington Model 720

Remington Models 721/722/725/700

Weatherby Mark V/Mark V


Sako L-461 Vixen

Remington Models 600, 660, and Mohawk-600

Mossberg Model 800

Remington Model 788 (Rimless Versions)

Winchester Model 70 (1968 Version)

Mossberg Model 810


Appendix: Lock Time

Speed Locks

Three-Lever Triggers

Bolt Back Thrust

Cartridge Lengths

Firing Pin Protrusion

Patent Summary




As in the first volume, the work of Paul Mauser occupies unique importance, and in fact forms the basis for most of the bolt actions covered. The content of this book, like the first, is based on the actual examination of actions, plus as many firsthand interviews with their designers and engineers as possible. In addition to more photographs, the drawings tend to be more elaborate due to a greater emphasis on the cooperation between the various working parts of each action.


Acknowledgments Introduction Original Model Newton Savage Model 1920 Buffalo Newton Schultz & Larsen Model 545 Savage Model 110 Ranger Arms Voere Shikar Schultz & Larsen Model 68DL Ruger Model 77 Champlin Mauser Model 3000 Carl Gustaf Omega 111 Voere K-14 Colt Sauer Golden Eagle Model 7000 Browning BBR Voere K-14 Colt Sauer Golden Eagle Model 7000 Browning BBR Bibliography Patent Summary Index CD-ROM, reproduced in high-resolution PDF format. BRAND NEW ! We ship WORLDWIDE ! SPECIAL QUANTITY DOMESTIC DISCOUNT! PURCHASE 5 OR MORE BOOKS AND/OR CDS/DVDS AND RECEIVE FREE SHIPPING VIA USPS MEDIA MAIL TO THE LOWER 48 STATES!

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