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9Fiddy
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Welp, I now know my next rifle purchase.
Aptly named the Savage Impulse. Straight pull bolt that can be changed from right to left handed. As a lefty I like it as it’s a PITA to get lefty guns.

LINK to video and story.
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re: Welp, I now know my next rifle purchase.
I like it.



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Lakefront-Tiger
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TheDrunkenTigah
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re: Welp, I now know my next rifle purchase.
I thought it was gonna be goofy but that actually looks badass, the ball bearing lock up is pretty slick too.


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re: Welp, I now know my next rifle purchase.
Did he say at the end of the video that the entire action is aluminum?

Did I understand that correctly?


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re: Welp, I now know my next rifle purchase.
won't the casing still eject in your face when cycling?


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re: Welp, I now know my next rifle purchase.
I really don't understand why straight pull bolt guns haven't taken off


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re: Welp, I now know my next rifle purchase.
I’m intrigued, but at 8.8 pounds I’ll pass until they get a bit more svelte.


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CarRamrod
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re: Welp, I now know my next rifle purchase.
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I thought it was gonna be goofy
the guy slamming the bolt back and forth looked goofy AF.


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Welp, I now know my next rifle purchase.
So I can get a blaser R8 for less than a rolex?

Sweet!


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re: Welp, I now know my next rifle purchase.
Savage Impulse

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Hazel Green Cerakote® aluminum receiver and steel barrel


Not sure how I feel about this. Kinda cringy.


Cossatotjoe
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Did he say at the end of the video that the entire action is aluminum?

Did I understand that correctly?


The bolt locks up in the barrel. Therefore, the receiver is merely a housing for the bolt and serves no purpose with regard to containing the pressure of the fired round and can be made as lightly as possible.

Which, makes it all the more disappointing that it is an 8.8 pound pig. That rifle could be made very lightly.


ccard257
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re: Welp, I now know my next rifle purchase.
quote:

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Did he say at the end of the video that the entire action is aluminum?

Did I understand that correctly?


The bolt locks up in the barrel. Therefore, the receiver is merely a housing for the bolt and serves no purpose with regard to containing the pressure of the fired round and can be made as lightly as possibl


This is correct. I have a rifle that uses the same concept in order to be able to switch barrels easily, although it is not a straight pull (same company does make a straight pull).


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Duckhammer_77
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re: Welp, I now know my next rifle purchase.
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don't understand why straight pull bolt guns haven't taken off

when the first straight-pull bolt guns were introduced to the US and Canada before WWI, they were good performers and accurate infantry rifles...until they went to the trenches. They failed miserably in that environment and the poorly, rapidly mfr'ed ammo at the time failed to cycle or was inaccurate. They were quickly replaced by the .303 Enfield and M1903 Springfield (30-06). After the war, straight-pull bolts had a bad rep on this side of the pond and there were plenty of surplus Springfields sporterized for hunting (along with winchester, browning, and remingtons).

Browning currently offers a straight-pull on the Euro market (the Maral) and 99% of Euro competition shooting is done with straight pull small caliber rifles.


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TigerOnThe Hill
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Which, makes it all the more disappointing that it is an 8.8 pound pig. That rifle could be made very lightly.


1+. The Savage website doesn't list the outside diameter, but says it a "medium contour." It looks like a heavier contour to me. Since the barrel's only 22" long, there must be significantly more metal in its aluminum action than in the typical steel action. Regardless, it IS an interesting concept. It's been much too long since I found a new gun or cartridge interesting.
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Clames
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Not sure how I feel about this. Kinda cringy.



How is it any diiferent from an AR? Barrel extension is where the bolt locks and takes up the stress.


White Bear
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re: Welp, I now know my next rifle purchase.
A man could use all them BB "lugs" as buckshot in the last stand baw.


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White Bear
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The bolt looks like the handle off an old crank-open/close window.


Outdoorreb
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re: Welp, I now know my next rifle purchase.
Isn’t there an extremely high dollar German gun with that? Named Blauser or something like that. The clip is designed in with the trigger guard.


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bbvdd
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How is it any diiferent from an AR? Barrel extension is where the bolt locks and takes up the stress.


The stress points is what I was wondering.

Stress points on an AR are straight back through the buffer tube

Stress point on a bolt action is the recoil lug and the action screws for the stock.

I would like to see how they designed that.


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