And a Beretta
AR (any brand or caliber)
AK (any style, caliber)
Don't own a rifle
And a Beretta
For me it's a Winchester model 94 in .32 special (wonderful eastern woods gun, really lightweight) and a ruger 77-22 in stainless with a synthetic stock and a 2 to 9 power scope.
I have a RUGER 10/22 and a Marlin Model 60/.22
I don't hunt as a rule.......but gophers are open season 24/7 in my books
There are a lot of nice rifles mentioned in the poll, but my 2 faves are not there. By far the most accurate I own is not, or maybe it is. It's my Tula TOZ-78-04 .22LR also marketed by Winchester as the "Wildcat", but I have the Rusky version. GREAT rifle. The other is my CAI CETME .308/7.62x51mm
I have of few of the brands listed...
plus a couple SKS, Arisaka, Mosin-Nagant
i have 2 rifles.....remington 541-t heavy barrel .22cal.......and a cz 452 .22cal......great target guns and squirrel getter's
I have a steyr M III professional in 7X64 brenneke.the most accurate rifle I have ever owned.next is a rem 700 BDL classic in 8X57 mauser.
my military runs from a M-1 to a bunch of mosin nagants and mausers.I like the K98K 8mm for pigs in the brush.
First and only rifle right now
Marlin 30-30 lever action with scope and some new Hornaday Lever Action ammo, traditional rifle with this new ammo works well for me and I like it.
Hunting rifles - Savage 110 (.243win) ,Enfield p17 sporterized (7mm Rem Mag), Winchester model 94 (30-30), Rossi (.50cal BP)
Semi-auto's - Olyarms Ar-15 (.223/.22lr/.17hm2), Cust built AK varient (7.62x39),Custom built HK91 Clone (7.62x51), Yugo 59/66 SKS,Ruger 10/22
Old military rifles - Russian Mosin Nagant 91/30 (7.62x54r), Argentine Mauser (8mm), Gew 88 commission Mauser
Marlin 1894 - 32-20
Marlin glenfield 22
Marlin .22 semi auto
H&R (NEF) 45-70,223,45-70 buffalo (which by the way is owned by Marlin)
Winchester '94 (30-30 of course)
Ithica .22mag (ss/lever falling block)
Model 36 Arisaka
CVA Black powder.
Mostly Lever or singles. Hmmmm. Not sure what that says about me lol
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DS Arms SA58 (FN FAL)
Next purchase will be MANNLICHER SCOUT in .308 Win
After an epiphany a few years ago, I started selling off most of my rifles. Gone are the Romanian AK, the Chinese SKS, the DPMS and Stag M4geries, a couple of .22s, and some others.
Still on the chopping block, when I return to Arizona, is a pseudo-Scout .308 built on a commercial Mauser action.
Remaining is a Marlin .22, a CMP Garand (Springfield receiver), and a Steyr Scout. The Steyr and one of my Glocks makes a nice "Austrian Dynamic Duo."
Occasionally I get an urge for a Marlin lever gun in .30-30 or .44 Magnum, but the feeling always subsides. Handling the Steyr for a few minutes is a sure cure for new-gun-itis. I've owned a variety of lever guns in the past and I liked them, but I know they will just sit in the safe in preference to the Steyr.
submoa, this pic's for you:
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Or at least tell me where the one you saw that prompted the feeling was so I could indulge instead.
Pana - so far i love it, but haven't had a chance to really "Step her out"
my "range" is only 75 yards. Need to go 10 min up the road to my parents "range" this summer for 200-300 yrds. Course i hade the handi-rifle in 45-70 first and she has been a beaut. I know a lot of people knock these, but i am a firm believer.
Course it helps I went to college with Frank Kenna's daughter (Marvin President/CEO/Owner, whichever he calls himself.)
If I ran across a 16" 1894 in .44 Magnum at a decent price, I might not be able to resist, even though I have no actual use for one. But other than that, I am fairly immune to the siren song of the slick and handy old lever guns. I've owned several .30-30s over the years, but always ended up selling them for lack of use.
The problem with having Scout rifles is that they are good for so many things that it becomes hard to justify owning other rifles.
Make mine one with 5rd mags and black furniture. Only wish the wood inlays of the prototype made it to production.
Here are the mods I have planned:
Replace Leupold scope reticle with standard reticle and mount on Leupold QRW rings. Cooper package comes with a heavy duplex reticle that subtends 3 1/2" at 100 yards. That means the "narrow" portion covers 6" at less than 200 yards, and nearly a foot at 300. The new rings utilize a square cross bar insert that fits the cross slots of the rails deeply and won't peen the lips of the cross slots.
Larger bolt knob (from european tactical model).
If I really get ambitious, maybe one day replace the black plastic inserts with cocobolo...
You've probably guessed I won't be going with the Jeff Cooper Pkg. Hesketh-Pritchard is my role model for distance shooting anyways.
I'm okay with the standard bolt knob. I do prefer it to the early "butterknife" design, though, and it's not as bulky and "unhandy" to me as the tactical.
My Scoutscope actually has the European-style post reticle, which I generally prefer to the duplex. I have the newer Leupold QRWs.
I do need to get a black Ching Sling, but other than that, I am happy with the gun as it sits. The trigger is splendid, by the way. I have batted around the idea of the 10-round mag conversion...but I can't think of a reason I'd ever need a 10-round bolt-action .308.