Bolt action guns don’t get the attention they deserve. They produce good accuracy at an affordable price and are generally rugged and reliable. While less aggressive looking than an AR, they are proven technology which can fire full power cartridges that out perform the .223
Chris Baker at Lucky Gunner has a been thinking about bolt action rifles. Here is a great video about how to select and operate a practical bolt action rifle and where to train with it..
I have a Ruger Scout rifle with a Leupold scope. It is my go to gun for hunting.