Favorite? Man that's a tough one ... if I had to choose I'd say it's my PTR-91 with a Bill Springfield trigger job. I did the duracoat camo job, I call this pattern "Swamp Thing".
What do I love about it? It lets you know you're alive! It takes just the right amount of muscle to keep it on target so you know you're shooting a real caliber. I shoot it a lot at the 650 yard range, there's steel at 350 yards that I can bang all day long standing with iron sights. And when the range is dry and dusty, I can find the 600 yard iron in 3 shots and keep it on for the better part of a magazine.
Favorite Hunting Rifle (and just to stare at):
and Favorite Plinker (and never-ending project):
November 23, 2009, 01:47 AM
The CZ 452 ZKM. I bought it in 2000 for about $200 new. Handles like a high end centerfire rifle and shoots competition-level accurate. The iron tangent sights are fantastic. I killed more squirrel, hare and other small game with it than I can count. It's a death ray laser beam.
My favorite would have to be the only (complete) rifle I own...a Winchester 94 .30-30. I used to have a Czech BRNO bolt action in .30-06, but sold it when I moved to Iowa, because we can't use high-powers for deer. BUT there is an overwhelming abundance of coyotes here, and have been kicking myself where-the-sun-don't-shine ever since. I'm hoping to get a remington M700 SPS-Varmint in .308 as a Happy Tax-Return present to myself lol. Hopefully in a few months I can do an update about it.
-And about the incomplete rifle, I've got a DPMS AR-15 Lower I built a few months back, but because of losing hours at work, I haven't been able to afford an upper yet.
November 23, 2009, 02:39 PM
most excelent choices of weaponry. the frst on on the start of the thread is rem 700 sps stripped down and reworked by me. scope is a super sniper from SWFA. it's a 1:12 twist on the barrel. I mostly shoot 130 xbt but have been shooting 150 sierras loaded with norma powder. if I buy another I will get the tactical just for the faster twist so I can shoot the heavier bullets. other than that I love my 700. more rifles to come...
the scope on the mosin is just a crappy old simmons i put on there just to get it off the bench in the shed.
November 23, 2009, 02:41 PM
I just ran across some uppers a few days ago for not to bad a price. I am talking 300-400. if that is within your range let me know and I will try to find that link again.
November 24, 2009, 05:10 PM
About 8 years ago a really great friend of mine, and the father of a friend of my wifes passed away. 6 days after his funeral she came by and handed me two of his rifles, I assumed for me to clean and relube as I had done for 10 years prior to his death. She said, he wrote in his will, that they were to be given to me, since I had taken such good care of them for him all those years, and had never accepted any money for my efforts. I could not believe he would do such a wonderful thing, but I told her I would keep them and then pass them on down to my sons eventually. I gave one of them to my oldest son right away, as he is a lover of the old lever action cowboy style rifles. It was a Savage lever action rifle in 300 savage and had a 3X9 Tasco scope on it. He removed the scope and started hunting with it the following year. I kept the other.....a Winchester Model 70 Pre-64 bolt action in .308. When I checked the serial number, the gun had been manufactured the same year I was born in 1958. The gun came with an original factory Redfield that was adjusted for windage and elevation using the scope rings. This gun at 100 yards is a hole in a hole shooter. I took a nice mule deer out in West Texas the following hunting season using the Winchester. I had never shot anything at 200 yards but made a perfect double lung shot on the mulie at 206 yards using the Winchester. It is now and always will be my favorite rifle, thanks to a good friend. Prior to that a Winchester Model 94 in 30-30, that my Dad bought for me when I was 10, held that distinguished position. I cant tell you how many kills I made with that '94, because if it was game I shot it with the gun. Too numerous to count.
November 24, 2009, 07:01 PM
As nice as your "Swamp Thing" G-3 looks, was it originally in blued steel with wood when you bought it?
Either G-3s or very similar HKs were used in "Heat" (Kilmer, Pacino, DeNiro) and "The Professional" ("Leon" Reno , Altman, Portman) etc.
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