Bolt action rifles are firearms in which the user operates a handle attached to the bolt to load the firearm. The most common type of action found on a bolt-action rifle is a rotating bolt design where the user manipulates the handle up and rearward to unlock the bolt and forward then downward to lock the bolt and load the chamber. Bolt action rifle advantages include increased accuracy potential due to tighter tolerances and bolt lock-up as well as great reliability due to the simplicity of the design and lack of moving parts. Long-range shooters, hunters, and snipers often cite those reasons for choosing a bolt-action firearm. Whether you need a rifle for your next hunt or your next long-range competition consider a bolt-action rifle for its accuracy, reliability and ease of use.