Dear Badlands Rifleman: Bolt gun vs. M1A considerations

Posted: January 15, 2022 by gamegetterII in Uncategorized

Badlands Fieldcraft

The following was an email I received from a student, and as I was trying to answer it I had a lot of thoughts I wanted to convey so I figured it would be a good article.

Hi, I’m wondering if you would allow a bolt action rifle for the fieldcraft course. I have a Bergara B14 HMR in .308 that accepts 10 round mags.
The only self loading rifle I have that’s capable of 500yds is a Springfield M1A but the best accuracy I’ve gotten out of it is about 2 moa. Please let me know if either of these options would be acceptable for the course. Thank you.

To answer your question: yes, either rifle is appropriate and of course they are allowed (I’m a modern man, I’m not riflephobic after all). The Fieldcraft Course is a class that teaches skills that apply to anyone in the outdoors…

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