Originally Posted By: TNLynn
Locksley----How is a bolt action more accurate than a single shot????????????

There are some single shots that are accurate but most of them are based on bolt action rifles . The 40 X Remington has some single shots that are very rigid and thus accurate The most ridgld guns are bolt actions as there is not much play size of there parts or tolerance allowed in the moving parts in most actions.
In really accurate bolt actions used in bench rest contests the action is sleeved in an even larger more rigid sleeve to reduce inconsistencies that occur from one shot to the other. The most accurate bench rest records are all shot with bolt action rifles as they can have tighter match chambers and more rigid actions and still function.
An auto rifle has to have more clearances in the parts for it to work and a single shot like the sharps has a barrell that is not held as rigid as the bolt gun holds its barrel.

Edited by Locksley (01/09/08 06:15 AM)
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