The Remington Model 700 deserves a spot on this list because it is the bestselling bolt action rifle ever made. In the early 1960s, the Winchester Model 70 was the bestselling bolt action hunting rifle, but it was also incredibly expensive. Remington resolved to manufacture a high quality bolt action rifle at a significantly lower price point. The Model 700 proved so successful that Winchester was forced to adapt the Model 70 to more modern machining methods in order to lower the price point on it. Today, the Model 700 remains in very wide circulation throughout the entire world, and in service with the United States military as the M24 sniper rifle.