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    Are there any bolt action AR-15 derivatives?

    Due to silly laws we cant get AR-15 on hunters license in Sweden. Basically because it is an Evil Black Semiautomatic Rifle. Semi automatics must look like oldschool rifles such as the mauser to be allowed.
    Bolt action rifles on the other hand may look howewer they please.
    Just to be contrary i am looking for a Bolt action EBR, something looking a lot like an AR15 with folding stock and a humongous magazine would be quite fun.
    Sp, Are there any EBR looking Bolt action Rifles in common hunting calibers? .308 would be particularly nice.
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    The make manually operated AR15-pattern rifles as rule beaters in the UK.
    (Straight-pull operated, no gas tap in the barrel).

    http://www.riflesintheuk.com/ar15.htm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMkA2agJL8M
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    Don't know of any bolt actions.

    How are your regulations with a pump rifle?

    There is, or was, a California legal PUMP (no semi-auto action) AR-15 rifle.

    Not in .308 Win., IIRC it was available in .223 Rem. and 7.62 X 39 M 43.

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    Only bolt actions made for the AR15 lower are .50 BMG uppers that I'm aware of.

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    Only bolt actions made for the AR15 lower are .50 BMG uppers that I'm aware of.
    And 338 Lapua
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    well, a pump action would probably be quite ok. Just to get something with a ridiculous pucker factor to totally flip the lawmakers off.
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    Cool, i knew i could trust this forum. are there any links to manufacturers of bolt action or pumpaction (or even lever action) EBR:s? It would be nice to be able to ask my gunstore the price imported and clear of a hunting legal EBR, particularly something legal for moosehunting.
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    When danger has past, and theres food in the larder,
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    I saw a bolt action AR15 at my range recently, a conversion by some gunsmith or another. I'll try to remember to ask the owner next time I see him.

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    ...there is nothing proportionate between the armed and the unarmed;
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    and in the other suspicion, it is not possible for them to work well together.

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    Also, I would think that it would be a fairly simple matter to make one out of regular AR parts. You would want an upper receiver without the forward assist and a barrel with no gas hole. All you would have to do is to drill and tap the bolt for a handle and cut a slot in the upper for the handle to ride in.

    This could be done in US very inexpensively. How you would get that contraption to where you are, I have no idea...
    ...there is nothing proportionate between the armed and the unarmed;
    and it is not reasonable that he who is armed should yield obedience
    willingly to him who is unarmed, or that the unarmed man should be
    secure among armed servants. Because, there being in the one disdain
    and in the other suspicion, it is not possible for them to work well together.

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    How much do you want to spend?

    Sort of like an AR... http://www.davidtubb.com/t2k.html
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    One could always go with a Remington 700 or similar bolt action, with a synthetic stock. Conversions that use removable M-14 magazines are common enough. Apply a military-looking camo finish of some kind and the pucker factor will have been well established.

    Otherwise, yes; just use a plain (non gas-tapped) barrel on any AR and it's a straight pull bolt action. No other modifications required. No need to remove the forward assist or alter the charging handle design, I wouldn't think. That would depend on the level of difficulty in initial extraction however. I've shut off the gas port on an M1A and had quite a difficult time extracting the fired cases. One gun will differ from another in that regard, depending on the finish inside the chamber and the pressure of the load fired.

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    nevermind. Didn't read the part about wanting a .308 before I posted.
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    The gun must be manufactured to be manually repeated, so no gasport in the barrell. The gun must also be user friendly, so it must be modified with a charging handle on the right side of the gun.
    Thanks for all replies and ideas and please keep them coming.
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    God and soldiers we revere,
    In times of trouble hold them dear.
    When danger has past, and theres food in the larder,
    We forget God, And Scorn the soldier.

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