Best "Range Gun"


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sprice
October 17, 2010, 04:10 PM
In your opinion what is the best rang gun? Or what you think is the funnest gun, but you still have to pay for ammo.

For me it is a ruger blackhawk .357 with 9mm cylinder or a ruger single six .22. Single action revolvers are the most fun to shoot (in my opinion). :)

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wrs840
October 17, 2010, 05:24 PM
If the "best" and "funnest" qualifiers imply that I enjoy it because I group most reliably with it, that would be a S&W Model 64. I don't know why I do, and I don't much care "why". That said, I enjoy a lot of stuff that I don't shoot as well as the M64. I keep looking for something I shoot better though... :)

Les

sprice
October 17, 2010, 05:41 PM
I was just looking for pure fun- Whatever you think that is...

Prion
October 17, 2010, 05:56 PM
An AR with an Eotech is pure fun goodness.

Sig P226 or any good 9mm auto to go hog wild with and just blast away!!! Light recoil and lotsa' rounds per mag.

Erik M
October 17, 2010, 06:05 PM
Its a toss up between my S&W 64 and a Taurus 82. Both are 4" .38 special.

My Taurus PT99 and Jericho 941 are also alot of fun with Winchester 100 round value packs.

orionengnr
October 17, 2010, 06:07 PM
For me, a Smith and Wesson revolver in .357 Mag, .41 Mag or .45LC is the most pure fun.
The fact that I reload means it doesn't break the bank.

cougfan
October 17, 2010, 06:25 PM
Wow it seems like a trend is developing here. Mine is a S&W 686 (no dash, early model) with 8 3/8" barrel. I ground the trigger smaller and polished it, did some light polishing on the internals and am forever trying to give the rest of it a mirror shine. But it is so smooth and accurate and I reload everything from light .38s to near maximum powder .357s.

G27RR
October 17, 2010, 06:28 PM
For handguns, any good 1911. My current favorite is my STI Ranger II. For rifles, I'd say my Savage Mark II TR because it's very accurate and very inexpensive to shoot.

Here's the only pic I have of the Mark II. A Remington 700 SPSS is in front of it.

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n634/G27RR/img477.jpg

Here are my 1911s.

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n634/G27RR/1911Collection.jpg

Fuego
October 17, 2010, 06:51 PM
I like a 6" 629 with handloads.

It is a great gun to introduce new shooters to the hand gun. I load my 629 to shoot a 230 grain lead SWC at 850 f/s, and it is a very pleasant pistol to shoot and is as accurate as the shooter can hold it.

It is easy to use ergonomicaly, easy to load, eject, and handle. A great training handgun. Plus, there are braggin' rights to shooting a .44 Magnum, if if it is with powderpuff loads.

MrWesson
October 17, 2010, 07:12 PM
Mine would be my .22 pistols because they are cheap and fun to shoot at long distances.

Guns and more
October 17, 2010, 07:15 PM
I would pick a CZ-75 SP-01.
I did.
It is as reliable as a crowbar, looks good, great ergos, heavy and steady, large capacity magazines. Since it is 9mm, ammo is affordable.

bushmaster1313
October 17, 2010, 07:16 PM
.22 Henry lever at small metal targets that fall over when you hit them
Pure fun and cheap.

19-3Ben
October 17, 2010, 07:39 PM
My S&W 19-3. Absolutely FLAWLESSLY smooth DA trigger, super crisp SA pull. Low recoil with .38spl. Never fired a single round of .357 from it. It's not a defensive gun for me, so I have no desire to do so.

russ69
October 17, 2010, 07:45 PM
In your opinion what is the best range gun?

The one I remember to take to the range. They are all fun.

Thanx, Russ

almostfree
October 17, 2010, 07:45 PM
I make it a point not to own any firearms that aren't enjoyable to shoot, but right now I am having a blast with my Sig 522 with a primary arms red dot sight on it. I don't own a 556 and don't intend to, but Sig has done a great job with the 522 (except for the lack of any sights). I don't mind putting a ton of rounds down range either, which is a major plus. I don't think I would find it nearly so much fun if I weren't a member of a private range with few formal rules.

writerinmo
October 17, 2010, 07:47 PM
My Mosin... shooting at little metal targets that totally disappear when you hit them.:D

Jbabbler
October 17, 2010, 07:55 PM
My Mosin M44 is a blast, literally. The 3-foot flame that clears the ground 4' in front of me brings a smile to my face. Milk jugs, paint cans and oil containers blowing their lids 15' into the air from 50yards away or standing a 3' 2x6 on end and shooting it dozens of times from 100 yards and it never falls over is pretty cool.

sprice
October 17, 2010, 07:56 PM
i think this forum really needs a "like" button, like on facebook :D

MrWesson
October 17, 2010, 07:58 PM
My Mosin M44 is a blast, literally. The 3-foot flame that clears the ground 4' in front of me brings a smile to my face. Milk jugs, paint cans and oil containers blowing their lids 15' into the air from 50yards away or standing a 3' 2x6 on end and shooting it dozens of times from 100 yards and it never falls over is pretty cool.

My Mosin M38(m44 without bayonet) is a blast to shoot but where I am now the ranges aren't really large cal friendly and I am thinking about selling her.

writerinmo
October 17, 2010, 08:03 PM
You will need it for the zombies!!!! What other rifle can you bayonet them from across the street, blast them from 500 yards easily, and then when you run out of ammo use the rifle as a most effective club! No AR can hold up to Zombie gore like the Mosin, I will bet!It just runs off of Cosmoline.:rolleyes:

Erik M
October 17, 2010, 08:28 PM
I should also mention my GP100 6" with a Houge monogrip. With over the counter .38's its a real winner.

texgunner
October 17, 2010, 08:48 PM
I like a 6" 629 with handloads.

It is a great gun to introduce new shooters to the hand gun. I load my 629 to shoot a 230 grain lead SWC at 850 f/s, and it is a very pleasant pistol to shoot and is as accurate as the shooter can hold it.

It is easy to use ergonomicaly, easy to load, eject, and handle. A great training handgun. Plus, there are braggin' rights to shooting a .44 Magnum, if if it is with powderpuff loads.

I shot with one of those this morning. Although I wouldn't call my handloads "powderpuff." :evil:

I've really come to have more fun with my revolvers, especially the big bores.

Jbabbler
October 17, 2010, 08:49 PM
You will need it for the zombies!!!! What other rifle can you bayonet them from across the street, blast them from 500 yards easily, and then when you run out of ammo use the rifle as a most effective club! No AR can hold up to Zombie gore like the Mosin, I will bet!It just runs off of Cosmoline.:rolleyes:

My afore mentioned Mosin-Nagant M44 is almost a full foot shorter than the Mosin Infantry Rifles. It isn't as good for reaching across busy streets to stab unsuspecting Zombies.

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc81/jbabbler/milsurplus/Mosins.jpg

My SA stamped Mosin-Nagant M28, however, most likely put fear into many young Soviet Red Army soldiers that happened to be on the receiving end of her. :)

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc81/jbabbler/milsurplus/M9110.jpg

Jbabbler
October 18, 2010, 11:47 AM
My Mosin M38(m44 without bayonet) is a blast to shoot but where I am now the ranges aren't really large cal friendly and I am thinking about selling her.
The M38 is an outstanding carbine. I was looking for one when i bought my M44. They are getting harder to find these days.

Furncliff
October 18, 2010, 11:56 AM
Having my eldest daughter with me for a shooting outing, along with her favorite Marlin 1894c loaded w/ .357 magnums. Beware the zombie milk jugs at 30 yards. Tint the water in the milk jugs red for added effect.:D

Cosmoline
October 18, 2010, 12:19 PM
A surplus rifle with a few hundred rounds of ammo is tough to beat.

But the very funnest is a flintlock. Smoke and thunder.

W.E.G.
October 18, 2010, 12:48 PM
Just for blasting fun and joy?

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd7/rkba2da/rifle%20pics/AK-47/vucijak2smaller.jpg

Cosmoline
October 18, 2010, 12:52 PM
Yeah that is also quite a blast WEG. Pongada-pongada-pongada. Ah for the days of dirt cheap x39.

NavyLCDR
October 18, 2010, 12:57 PM
For me, the best range gun is a Taurus PT-92, PT-99 or Barretta 92. The funnest is a S&W .460.

mcdonl
October 18, 2010, 01:17 PM
Hands down, the Hi-Point 995TS (NOTE: This is AFTER I picked up a couple of extra 10 round mags.....)

Jimfern
October 18, 2010, 01:22 PM
Any 22 LR rifle/pistol/revolver if you are on a budget. Otherwise an AR-15 on the range is pure joy, if you are not on a budget.

Sauer Grapes
October 18, 2010, 03:45 PM
Budget is getting tight, but I have a blast shooting my .22s anytime.
I seem to be the only shotgun nut here. Nothing more fun than a couple rounds of 5 stand with the whacky bunch of guys at the club.

thorazine
October 18, 2010, 04:29 PM
Or what you think is the funnest gun, but you still have to pay for ammo.

Almost any gun with a threaded barrel. :D

Hatterasguy
October 18, 2010, 09:25 PM
SAFN blasting 1 gallon water jugs 15ft away on muddy ground. Damn that was fun and made a mess.:D:cool:

That rifle drives me nuts sometimes, dialing it in, trying to keep the firing pin from sticking...but when it does work WOW better than my friends M1A. Its like an Italian car.

Geno
October 18, 2010, 09:31 PM
For me, I'd have to say my Savage Mark II, .22LR with Leupold 4X scope. It is quite capable for 100 yard shots at clay pigeons, and even much smaller objects. Even at 200 yards, it makes a distinct "ting" when the projectile hits the steel gong. What wouldn't be to like: the ammo is cheap; the recoil non-existent. The barrel won't over-heat even on summer days, and I just enjoy it. It makes for a good break while my centerfire rifles cool off after 3 to 5 rounds.

Very cool thread idea. Thanks for starting it.

Geno

Caliper_RWVA
October 18, 2010, 09:51 PM
where I am now the ranges aren't really large cal friendly and I am thinking about selling her.

:confused: 7.62x54R is a large caliber? I'm looking to add an M38 to my collection though ;)

On topic, I'm split between a Mosin (huge boom), SKS/AK (nice bang and autoloading) or .22 rife (endless shooting fun).

pro2
October 18, 2010, 10:03 PM
Gotta' say my Finn M39 after I beat the piss out of myself with an M44. I love the accuracy of my M39 and the ammo is comparatively cheap.

I also have a 541-X that I have been playing around with... has been satisfying with Timney Trigger installed.

sprice
October 18, 2010, 10:08 PM
Your welcome geno, thanks for contributing!

Swami
October 18, 2010, 11:19 PM
A Draco pistol is an absolute blast at the range; unfortunately that is about all they are good for! Super fun though.

shockwave
October 18, 2010, 11:33 PM
The 686+ 6" is just so much fun to shoot. Full-bore .357s always get attention on the line, and it is so freaky accurate that you are filled with confidence that you could make any shot with this gun. All my other guns were chosen with care and I train with them hard, but the 686 is the handgun that makes me feel invincible.

Ole Coot
October 19, 2010, 12:01 AM
I haven't found anything yet that hasn't been fun to shoot informally. If it's safe, I would enjoy it.

JTHunter
October 19, 2010, 12:31 AM
For cheap, fast fun, a Ruger 10/22 and a Single Six Convertible, plus my Marlin bolt as I like to try and wring as much out of those little 22's as I can.
If I'm going for range and accuracy, it's my Rem. 700 in .243 that's zeroed at 200 yds.

MinnMooney
October 19, 2010, 12:42 AM
An AR-15 shooting at small gongs.

My range has gongs hanging at 200 and 400 yards. The smallest at each station is about 4" diameter. At 200 yds. - cinch. At 400 yds. - a bit tougher to hit the gong while it's swinging but still a riot. My son has the record of hitting the 4" gong at 400 yds by hitting it each and every time it swings toward the front. The object is to keep it from swinging more than half-way back toward you. He recorded 10 consecutive hits without letting it get closer than vertical. I've done 5 or 6.

SharpsDressedMan
October 19, 2010, 03:09 PM
The one you remembered to bring the ammunition and magazine for when you arrive at the range! :D Did I win?

TonyAngel
October 19, 2010, 03:19 PM
The most fun I've ever had with any firearms was shooting a suppressed Ruger Mark II and a suppressed full auto AR15 with a .22 upper on it. I don't think we spent $100 on ammo all day and no one was wearing hearing protection.

Other than that, larger calibers are fun, but for extended shooting on weekend outings, .22s are a must have. Personally, I love my single six.

pro2
October 19, 2010, 03:39 PM
For a pistol, I have a gunsmithed S&W model 10 that is very fun to shoot, and super accurate. Best $150 firearm I even purchased!

hardluk1
October 19, 2010, 03:49 PM
Well my fun gun would be my ruger 10/22 custom but at a dedicated range where only puching paper is allowed ,fun is limited. Can't walk empty shotguns shells or shoot steel or bowlingpins or most any fun things. Only try'n to punch small groups.

wh!plash
October 19, 2010, 03:49 PM
Easy! Knocking down a row of steel pistol plates with a 9mm AR + Eotech.

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