Your dream rifle?


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CmdrSlander
December 24, 2011, 06:21 PM
What is your "dream rifle"? In other words, what rifle would you build/buy if money was no object.

Mine:
-CRF Model 70 short action with 18" fluted barrel, threaded for AAC SCAR style flash suppressor. Custom AICS stock. Tuned 2.25 pound trigger. 6.8x43mm caliber, Leica ER 3-14x42 scope.

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TwoWheelFiend
December 24, 2011, 06:41 PM
Steyr scout or id buy up every original matching numbers mauser / springfield i could get my mitts on. or both, im rich right?

snakeman
December 24, 2011, 06:46 PM
I would either build my own sniper rifle or have e.r. shaw build me a mk VII in 8x57 js, 6.5 creedmoor, or 17 fireball

FMJMIKE
December 24, 2011, 06:55 PM
I already have it ! An UN-QUALITY M1 Carbine..........$2000.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e350/mbmphoto/UNQ1.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e350/mbmphoto/UNQ11.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e350/mbmphoto/UNQ8.jpg

Cecil Sharps
December 24, 2011, 06:59 PM
10mm ar style rifle.

txgunsuscg
December 24, 2011, 07:06 PM
Maybe its the egg-nog talking, but I would take a Yugo M48, rebarreled in 7.62x51. I would contour the barrel to accept an M-14 gas block and thread it to accept the Smith Enterprise Good Iron SOCOM 16 kit. The gas block would become a cleaning kit holder. Essentially, I would make an FR-8 but with more modern components. It would be even better if I could make one on a Mauser action without having to beat up an actual M48.

ApacheCoTodd
December 24, 2011, 07:13 PM
Johnson LMG as a Johnson Rifle. Or hell, when I'm rich and famous - the LMG itself!

taliv
December 24, 2011, 07:56 PM
holland and holland double rifle with two really, really big bores

or a GE minigun

TwoEyedJack
December 24, 2011, 08:00 PM
Ultra Light Arms Model 20 in .284 Winchester. 5 lbs. and can take anything in N. America besides big bears.

whetrock
December 24, 2011, 08:07 PM
A Cooper Arms Varminter in 220 Swift would be rifle nirvana for me.

Legionnaire
December 24, 2011, 08:08 PM
Blaser. Not sure if I'd want a 93 or an S2.

bikerdoc
December 24, 2011, 08:24 PM
FMJMIKE,

I am totally envious. If you ever get to the Beach give me a shout.

BrocLuno
December 24, 2011, 08:37 PM
Eddystone 1917 receiver built into a 375 H&H sporting a Shilen barrel with custom high figure Calif manzinita stock, conetrol rings - all with outline engraving and slow rust blued. Add a Schmidt & Bender fixed 4x Hunter. and you are ready to go :)

If I had it built, probably $10K or there abouts.

For more every day work, I'd like a Savage Model 99 take down in 300 Savage with a Doug Turnbull restoration, a lined hard case and an assortment of premium ammo - maybe 500 rounds :)

If it came my way and I had the work done, maybe another $8K or so?

Ridgerunner665
December 24, 2011, 08:42 PM
I'm building it now...its nothing dramatic.

The base rifle is a new Winchester Model 70 Ultimate Shadow in 30-06, and the only thing I plan on changing is the stock.

I've been searching most of my adult life for "the" hunting rifle for me...I found it a while back when a friend let me shoot his M70.

Its just a hunting rifle, but is quickly working its way up to being a trusted old friend.

H&Hhunter
December 24, 2011, 08:46 PM
holland and holland double rifle with two really, really big bores


taliv,

http://www.gunsinternational.com/Holland-and-Holland-London-Underlever-opening-Royal-Hammerless-double-rifle-in-577-NE.cfm?gun_id=100200602

So what's stopping you?;)

ShawnC
December 25, 2011, 12:28 AM
I'd take that new Ruger Scout and make it a full size rifle. Then convert it to accept M1A magazines. Then make it semi auto.
Wait a minute...:scrutiny:

Actually a nice Custom M1A, with a Krieger barrel. A an Ultimak scope mount with a nice Shepherd scope would rock the top and maybe a good solid bipod attachment.

nathan
December 25, 2011, 12:30 AM
It be a Tikka T3 in .300 WM for now.

husker
December 25, 2011, 12:53 AM
I would love to get after a pack of Coyotes with a SAW in the Arizona desert.

forindooruseonly
December 25, 2011, 01:23 AM
holland and holland double rifle with two really, really big bores

This. However, a more realistic goal for me would be a custom commercial Mauser in something like a .416 Rigby, hand engraved with a beautiful stock, express sights, ect.

dubbleA
December 25, 2011, 01:46 AM
Dont have wants for a dream rifle. I am content with what I have.

Ro1911
December 25, 2011, 02:32 AM
I have two

tactical = FNH scar SBR in 300 AAC Blackout with an acog and a surpressor

historical = Mauser C96 schellfeuer full auto in 100% condition

MistWolf
December 25, 2011, 04:13 AM
Full auto M14 with E2 stock

Josh Aston
December 25, 2011, 06:39 AM
Any of the November 5 series. They don't exist yet, but hopefully I'll be able to make them a reality someday.

Mp7
December 25, 2011, 09:49 AM
Hmm....

is any1 here able to decide ? :-)

The german luxury version of a "Handi rifle" :-)
https://www.ssl-id.de/waffe.net/dispitem.php?item_no=HA209
(... maybe even cut down a bit)

Or this one Drilling: 2x 9,3 & 1x 20ga.
It´s only 103cm in length.
https://www.ssl-id.de/waffe.net/dispitem.php?item_no=HA210

*sigh*

a custom built Vierling in the most common available calibers
would be awesome too :-) .. with synthetic stock.
Make it a Vierling-Black-Rifle!
9mmLuger/.22LR/7.62x39/12ga

ball3006
December 25, 2011, 09:57 AM
I already have it........an M1D Garand......chris3

Elkins45
December 25, 2011, 09:58 AM
LH blackened stainless Winchester pre-64 model 70 with a composite or lightweight laminated stock. I'll take one in 270, 308, 338 and 375 please.

StrawHat
December 25, 2011, 10:09 AM
I have already built several "dream" or "ideal" rifles. Problem is, after I use them a while, I need to modify something else to make it perfect. I started out with a Siamese Mauser, 45-70, 26" barrel (ER Shaw), and a scope. After a couple of years, I chose not to hot load the 45-70. Than a 222 Remington Magnum on a Remington 722 action. Then a 6.5 x 55 on a M96 action, next a 45-70 double rifle, and so on. My two latest are a 405 WCF on a Winchester 1895 action and a 50-70 Trapdoor. My next will be a 7 pound 58 caliber express percussion rifle. I doubt that will be the last as something will need to be modified.

P.B.Walsh
December 25, 2011, 10:25 AM
Winchester 70 in .308 with a Heavy Palma 20" threaded barrel in 1-10" twist possibly spiral fluted, sporting a Manners T3 with an internal magazine (BDL style) glass bedded of course, topping the rifle would be the excellent USO 1.8-10x37mm with their MIL/JNG MIL reticle, match grade iron sights, Atlas bipod, T.A.B. sling, AAC Blackout flash suppressor.

303tom
December 25, 2011, 11:34 AM
My dream rifle would be a for real BAR, you know a M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle, in .30-06 & select fire. Maybe one day ????

navajo
December 25, 2011, 01:22 PM
Another vote for the M14-E2.

JSNAPS
December 25, 2011, 04:23 PM
BAT action, krieger heavy sporter fluted, mcmillian stock, ziess victory, jewell trigger 300 win mag.

Ole Humpback
December 25, 2011, 04:32 PM
An FS2000 in anyone of the following calibers:

257 Roberts, 257 Wby Mag, 6.8 SPC, 7mm Mauser, 30-30 Win, 308 Win, 30-06, 338 Win Mag, 358 Win, 458 SOCOM, 45-90 Sharps, 5.7x28, 357 Mag/38 Spcl., 45 ACP

I personally lean towards the 257 Roberts, but those other calibers would be fun as well.

Sheepdog1968
December 25, 2011, 04:48 PM
For me it would be a double rifle. Not sure which brand. I want it in 30-06 to hunt in North America. I want 20" barrels and ejectors, iron sights with rear ghost ring, forward mounted 2.5x scout scope, spot for adding a light under the barrels, 13" LOP with nice wood. It would have a tang manually mounted safety which would allow to select the barrel. It would have a crisp single trigger (its not for dangerous game) set at about 4.5 lbs (I don't care for lite triggers on a hunting rifle). There would be tasteful scroll work. Also, I'd like a set of 12 and 20 gauge barrels to go with it. I'm very happy with what I owe but I would consider this the pinnacle of my collection.

troutfisherman1200
December 25, 2011, 05:06 PM
I just want to finish my 338-06 project

BrocLuno
December 25, 2011, 05:10 PM
What's way cool is that there is very little overlap. All of us are individuals and it shows in our selections. None of us are competing with each other for the "same" rare rifle. Gotta love THR :)

Mp7
December 25, 2011, 05:29 PM
What Broc said :-)


There are soooo many extremely luxurious or extremely sturdy pieces.....
... that are considered a dream rifle.

While i´d consider a Drilling the pinnacle ....
.... i always find my way back to this, owned by a THR member:

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=607642

http://i51.tinypic.com/28vvkhg.jpg

6x6pinz
December 25, 2011, 05:40 PM
My dream rifle would be a belt fed 7.62x54r. I have a bad habit of making my dreams come true. My last dream rifle was a DPM28, which now goes out with me every time I head out shooting.

I fully expect the next couple of years to have my dream come true. I will of course replace that dream with another (maybe FA 762x54R)

Brockak47
December 25, 2011, 06:28 PM
M60 or m249. Ge m134 would be nice to shoot if I had a Helicopter to mount it out the door =p

Probably would go for an m60 first though. Something about it I just like it. Maybe because it's bulky looking.

beatledog7
December 25, 2011, 08:29 PM
Cooper Jackson Game Rifle in .25-06 or 257 Roberts.

Freedom_fighter_in_IL
December 25, 2011, 08:32 PM
A 375 H&H double rifle from James Purdey http://www.purdey.com/guns/double-rifles/

OR a .358norma From James Purdey! http://www.purdey.com/guns/bolt-action/

I had a dream!!!!!

JohnnyK
December 25, 2011, 09:45 PM
my dreams keep changing... each time I get my "dream rifle" a bug bites me and I have to get another one... then another one... then another one...

but, I'd love a 50 cal Barrett and something crazy like an m60 and a few million rounds to go with it!

fehhkk
December 25, 2011, 10:51 PM
A black SCAR-H SBR'ed with an Elcan Specter DR

Savage99
December 25, 2011, 11:00 PM
Hmm....

is any1 here able to decide ? :-)

The german luxury version of a "Handi rifle" :-)
https://www.ssl-id.de/waffe.net/dispitem.php?item_no=HA209
(... maybe even cut down a bit)

Or this one Drilling: 2x 9,3 & 1x 20ga.
It´s only 103cm in length.
https://www.ssl-id.de/waffe.net/dispitem.php?item_no=HA210

*sigh*

a custom built Vierling in the most common available calibers
would be awesome too :-) .. with synthetic stock.
Make it a Vierling-Black-Rifle!
9mmLuger/.22LR/7.62x39/12ga
Look at the 'drilling' you found! Its a double rifle with a 20 ga barrel also. Now thats special.

Here is a picture of it.

https://www.ssl-id.de/waffe.net/img_l/HA210_f.jpg

I am here in the USA and I don't know how a double rifle 'drilling' would be an advantage. However I would like to own it for sure.

H&Hhunter
December 25, 2011, 11:23 PM
A 375 H&H double rifle from James Purdey http://www.purdey.com/guns/double-rifles/


I agree on the Purdey part but a rimless round in a Purdey double rifle OMG! That would be like putting gold spinny rims on a Roll Royce, it simply shouldn't be done!;)

Now if you made that .375 a flanged magnum I'm be all over it.:)

infmp32
December 25, 2011, 11:36 PM
My bar isn't set too high on a dream rifle right now. A really nice Weatherby Mark V in .257 Wby Magnum or an M1A would make me really happy. Not affordable right now, but attainable sometime in the future.

Freedom_fighter_in_IL
December 26, 2011, 12:57 AM
I agree on the Purdey part but a rimless round in a Purdey double rifle OMG! That would be like putting gold spinny rims on a Roll Royce, it simply shouldn't be done!

Well I love the old .375 H&H. My ex brother in law used to let me play with his Holland & Holland double in the classic old caliber and I just fell in love. Just haven't fallen hard enough to part with $100,000 or more for a custom Purdey. Although I did damn near "pull the trigger" on a fabulous condition .369 bore but I am glad I didn't. $65,000 3 years ago would have put me in a serious hurt when the economy really started tanking. Maybe one day.

Willfully Armed
December 26, 2011, 02:59 AM
Remington 700 North American Custom in 338 RUM topped with a Leupold VX-3L 6.5-20X56 Target.

Either a GA Precision or Bryant Custom 6MM AI in the stainless flavor with a 26" bbl and Zeiss 6-24x56 tactical.

jnoble87
December 26, 2011, 04:09 AM
I had my hands on my dream rifle, just the other day...Too bad its not mine....A Sako TRG 42 in .338LM with a Schmidt & Bender scope on top....:-D sexy sexy!

6x6pinz
December 26, 2011, 04:11 AM
@ Brockak47

Do you make it out to the Big Sandy(http://www.mgshooters.com/)shoot? Lots of fun, me and some of my friends like to take our toys out there for people to shoot. Great opportunity to shoot or at least see different platforms in action. Tons of fun if you have never been. Got to sign up early though if you want to participate but as a spectator it is no big deal. Plan on camping if you go as there is just too much to see and do for one afternoon.

wombat13
December 26, 2011, 07:11 AM
I would like to rechamber a Garand in .338-06 but I would be happy with one in .35 Whelen since there is a smith already offering them. There are plenty of Garands that are not very collectible to start the project.

Next would be a Cooper Custom Classic in .338-06.

MikePaiN
December 26, 2011, 07:15 AM
I have always been utilitarian in my weapons tastes. Fancy, rare, tricked out and overly expensive has never done it for me.
When I first put eyeballs on the Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle I saw my dream rifle....The more I read up on it the better it got. I eventually bumped into one locally, once I had it in hand, wow! was it good. I jumped on it, had to ultimately sell my .40 CX4 Storm to cover the GSR, but it was worth the sacrifice.

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x298/Mikepain_pics/GSR/DSC04130.jpg

Wildbillz
December 26, 2011, 07:21 AM
For several years now I have wanted a 10mm carbine of some sort. I was hoping that Glock would make one for Police use. But it never came to be (or there 9mm or 40S&W one they said was on the drawing board). For a hot second I though maybe Ruger was going to do it when they came out with the 40PC (I should have just grabed one of them) but now even they have discontinued that line.

So a 10mm Carbine of some sort that would take either a standard capacity Glock 20 mag or a mag of 15 to 20 rounds.

WB

dprice3844444
December 26, 2011, 07:23 AM
wild bill,http://www.mechtechsys.com/glock.php

jdh
December 26, 2011, 11:30 AM
A 5 pound Semi-auto no longer than 36" with the power of a 50 BMG and the recoil of a 22lr that will shoot 1" groups at 1000 yards.

DaisyCutter
December 26, 2011, 06:05 PM
What is your "dream rifle"? In other words, what rifle would you build/buy if money was no object.


M-60E3 if the old surplus 7.62 NATO weren't dried up.

Realistically, I'd settle for a M-249 SAW or an authentic Thompson machine gun.

Arkansas Paul
December 26, 2011, 06:09 PM
Ed Brown Damara in .280 AI with a Schmidt and Bender on top. Prolly never happen because if I did have $6k+ to spend on a rifle, I prolly couldn't bring myself to do it.

ratt_finkel
December 26, 2011, 06:36 PM
Tommy gun is on my list.
Select fire m16 A4 style.
Soccom II with goodies - already purchased :)

joed
December 26, 2011, 06:45 PM
four dream rifles sitting in the safe as I type. If it isn't my dream rifle I won't buy it. Every rifle I own somehow caught my interest or I would never have bought it.

One is a work in progress as I've decided I want to change the stock for an HS Precision.

waidmann
December 26, 2011, 08:35 PM
A nice stalking rifle, from Ferlach, modest engaving, set triggers, claw mounts, Schmidt and Bender glass, in say 7X65R.

lynntelk
December 26, 2011, 09:26 PM
The ultimate dream rifle would be a Winchester pre 64 model 70 ........serial # 1 of course.

NoirFan
December 27, 2011, 01:36 AM
An M14 pattern "Bush" rifle with all USGI parts, no forward rail, 18" barrel, wood stock, and select-fire capability.

And three or four more to sit in the safe.

Armchair Bronco
December 27, 2011, 06:54 AM
I'd buy a nice Rock-Ola or IBM M1 Carbine. Heck, if money were no object, I'd buy both! :-)

Brian Williams
December 27, 2011, 07:16 AM
A double rifle in 357 mag scaled to fit the size of the cartridge. Ivory bead front sight and tang rear with folding blade sights in the rib for 50 and 100 yards. A 410 frame should be just about right with 18" barrels.

valnar
December 27, 2011, 07:31 AM
It's not quite a rifle, but this shotgun (http://www.berettausa.com/products/imperial-montecarlo/) came to mind.

A Tommy gun would be nice too.

The nicest engraved 1911 you can imagine.

redneck2
December 27, 2011, 07:38 AM
A 5 pound Semi-auto no longer than 36" with the power of a 50 BMG and the recoil of a 22lr that will shoot 1" groups at 1000 yards.If you read enough posts, you'll find guys that can already do that.....

blindfolded, at night, over their shoulder, in a hurricane....:neener:

Pete D.
December 27, 2011, 07:56 AM
Dream? This one - Holland and Holland Royal Double Rifle....chambered for a cartridge that I can use, maybe .30-06, maybe .375 Flanged.
http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr287/PeteDoyle/royal-double-rifle.jpg

Pete

ExAgoradzo
December 27, 2011, 09:45 AM
AR 10. Sorry, don't own one yet, so I can't get all technical... But it would be old school.
Much more likely: I still want a marlin 45 LC and a Marlin 45-70: both newer so they can handle HP rounds.
But today I finally get my 1911: what's the theme of my current gun desires??? ;)

Odd Job
December 27, 2011, 10:28 AM
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g154/Odd_Job/SLR-R5556mmRifle01.jpg

amprecon
December 27, 2011, 11:12 AM
My RRA LAR-6 in 6.8spc is my dream rifle. I feel I could do anything with this rifle and the size is right too.

http://i860.photobucket.com/albums/ab167/amprecon/011.jpg

HankB
December 27, 2011, 11:32 AM
With cost no object, I'd be getting something along the lines of an H&H Royal double ejector rifle, sighted and stocked to suit myself (probably spend a couple of days in London for a "fitting") and chambered for .475 No. 2.

A little load development, and then it's off to Africa for Jumbo - the only proper test for that type of rifle. ;)

Eddystone 1917 receiver built into a 375 H&H . . .
Eddystone 1917s are a little controversial regarding the heat treating - the one P.O. Ackley chose for overload testing in his book failed in a spectacular manner. Most custom rifles are built on Winchester or Remington actions - since the Winchesters have a recess milled in back that doesn't look very good, many prefer Remington actions. (The irony isn't lost on me, since we all know who managed the Eddystone plant.)

ErikO
December 27, 2011, 11:39 AM
LMT SBR with suppressor, m1928, and a rock-ola M1.

H&Hhunter
December 27, 2011, 01:04 PM
I have to disagree with Hank when speaking of dangerous game big bore customs. I have seldom seen one done on a M-700. The vast majority are done on CRF actions such as the M-70's, CZ's/BRNO, Dakota 76's, and custom actions like the Granite Mt or original Mauser style either commercial or military 98's, Argentine's in particular demand.

M-700's are push feed and whether you agree with it or not they are NOT desired by most DG hunters for hunting DG. Now if we are talking accuracy rifles I 100% agree with Hank the 700 and 700 clones rule the roost in that arena.

DM~
December 27, 2011, 01:21 PM
I already own my "dream rifle",

http://fototime.com/2F1EDE966EE573A/orig.jpg

At 7 pounds, it's been a joy to carry and shoot over the 25 plus years i've owned it too...

DR drillings are tanks, as are all 12ga. drillings, i have no use for a gun that heavy, to carry all day long!

DM

Bill37m
December 27, 2011, 01:38 PM
I'm very happy with what i have and thats a Remington Targetmaster Model 41 built in 1937 and is in near mint condition.I just might sell later for something better.But for now i'm happy with it.:)

lowerunit411
December 27, 2011, 02:01 PM
my dream rifle is one that makes it own ammo!

Bobson
December 27, 2011, 02:22 PM
Mine would probably be a nice .308 AR-10 with a free-floated 20" bull barrel, adjustable bipod, fixed stock... maybe something like an RRA LAR-8, or even the Ruger Gunsite Scout.

Just don't know enough about the GSR to decide. I love the look and style, I love the fact that it's bolt action with a box mag, love the short barrel for maneuverability... but my dream rifle would be for hunting application, and I think a 16" bbl would be too short to be as effective as I'd like it to be at extended distances.

HankB
December 27, 2011, 06:02 PM
H&H Hunter, maybe I didn't make it clear that I was writing about Remington as one of the makers of the 1917 Enfield action . . . which was made by Eddystone (a Remington subsidiary), Winchester, and Remington (at the main Ilion plant.)

The 1917 Enfield as made by Remington is CRF. They continued making the same basic action as the Model 30 for some time after the Great War since they were tooled up in both Ilion and their Eddystone facility to make this rifle, and had parts on hand as well.

:cool:

afponiky
December 27, 2011, 06:50 PM
Hee Hee, Just got one more of mine. Damn boating trips though......

Freedom_fighter_in_IL
December 27, 2011, 09:08 PM
LMAO I was waiting for the old "boating accident" to come up in this! :D

H&Hhunter
December 27, 2011, 09:27 PM
H&H Hunter, maybe I didn't make it clear that I was writing about Remington as one of the makers of the 1917 Enfield action . . . which was made by Eddystone (a Remington subsidiary), Winchester, and Remington (at the main Ilion plant.)

The 1917 Enfield as made by Remington is CRF. They continued making the same basic action as the Model 30 for some time after the Great War since they were tooled up in both Ilion and their Eddystone facility to make this rifle, and had parts on hand as well.


Hank,

My apologies...Yes the Model 30 is a desirable DG action.

jdh
December 28, 2011, 12:08 AM
I don't know about a boating accident, but I can show you a picture of the contents of my gun safe after the fire if you need proof.

Magog
December 28, 2011, 12:53 PM
My dream rifle would be a MINI 14 Tac with a 20 inch barrel.

Robert
December 28, 2011, 04:16 PM
Right now I want a M70 in 375H&H with a 3-9 scope more than just about anything else.

atlanticfire
December 29, 2011, 01:13 AM
Blazer Tactical 2

Goblin
December 29, 2011, 09:29 AM
Ruger Int'l in .308 with a 10rd magazine.

ifit
December 29, 2011, 03:32 PM
Cz 770-338 lm

chiappa1911
December 29, 2011, 03:49 PM
Mosin nagant lol ive always wanted one just havent got around to buying one

dirtyjim
December 29, 2011, 06:26 PM
one of the approx 25 slant box mausers chambered in 303 brit

rocinante
December 29, 2011, 10:12 PM
phased plasma rifle in the 40 watt range.

can't help it, wanted one of those even sight unseen. sounded cool when he asked for it.

H&Hhunter
December 29, 2011, 11:33 PM
a M70 in 375H&H with a 3-9 scope more than just about anything else.

GUS!! We'll get you cured of that 3x9 issue right quick but the rest of it is spot on.:)

Dylon Fisher
January 1, 2012, 10:41 AM
A nice bull barrell, military grade bolt action rifle. Chambered in .308.

malakili
January 1, 2012, 10:55 AM
Right now?

Bravo Company Mfg. AR15, 6.8 SPC, 20" barrel, GI front sight
Magpul UBR stock
MBUS rear sight
Aimpoint Patrol Rifle Optic with flip to side 3x magnifier

Yeah baby! The DO-ALL rifle!

sooner7nc
January 1, 2012, 12:13 PM
The perfect opportunity for a 1st post:
(1) Ruger Number 1 in .375 H&H
(2) Springfield M1A SOCOM
(3) Custom Mauser-Shilen barrel, .257 Roberts Ackley Improved, Claro exhibition grade wood, Old Weaver K-4 (I have a "thing" for them)

woad_yurt
January 1, 2012, 12:33 PM
My choice is purely based upon shootability, not value or significance:

I love my Norinco SKS Paratrooper model, the short one with no bayonet lug. I put a peep sight on mine and can hit whatever I want with it, and pretty quickly, too. It never jams, either. It's almost as light and handy as my second choice, an old Glenfield 60. They're the best shooting long arms I've ever experienced.

One I don't own but really, really want an 8MM semi-auto Egyptian Hakim. Those things are killer.

bogus mcall
January 1, 2012, 09:24 PM
A B.Searcy Double rifle in 450-400 NE. Other wise Ill stick with my Ruger No.1 in 460 S&W mag which I dearly love!

kfgk14
January 1, 2012, 09:50 PM
Gosh...Full ambi, billet-machined AR-15 with one 14.5" barreled upper in 5.56, one 16" barreled upper in .22 LR, one 18" barreled upper in 6.5 grendel, and one 12.5" barreled upper in .300 AAC. All with Troy Alpha rails and AAC suppressors. Ambidextrous Gunfighter charging handles. All on a full-ambi, billet lower with an A5 stock. Did I mention the barrels are CF wrapped? Yeah. Hmmmm...1-6x Swarovski illuminated optic on the 5.56, Aimpoint Micro T1 (with 3x magnifier) on the .300/.22, and a 1.6-10x on the 6.5 Grendel.
Did I mention the night vision for each upper? And the PEQ-15? And that somehow, the gun would all weigh three pounds total, all uppers included?
hey, it's my DREAM gun.

Not to mention I've got to carry a lot of ammo for it.

trapper500
January 1, 2012, 11:36 PM
I would go to the Weatherby Coustumize feature on thier site & build me a 300 WBY Magnum that would make you slobber

Dmitri Popov
January 2, 2012, 12:03 AM
SVT-40
M1 Garand
M1 Carbine
K98 that my uncle has...
Marlin camp carbine
and a few more...
I'm simple...

nyc71
January 2, 2012, 02:53 AM
I blessed to own my "dream rifle" a SOCOM 16 & Scout Squad.


"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety"- Benjamin Franklin

oldpapps
January 2, 2012, 11:41 AM
This is a 'Dream Rifle' not a wish list rifle.

Weight loaded - about the same as a toy water gun.
Caliber - .5MM until the projectile reaches the target, then 3 to 4 inches.
Velocity - one quarter light speed.
Mag capacity - 100,000 rounds with easy mag change out for differing projectiles.
Length/dimensions - size of a deck of cards, stretchable to any length that is comfortable at the time.
Optics - variable from 1 to 5000 power, suitable for full sun light to total darkness.
Cost - a hundred bucks, just to keep the rif-raf out :D.

OK, it's a dream. Don't ask about my other dreams :evil:.

Enjoy,

OSOK

zfk55
January 2, 2012, 11:59 AM
I already have mine. One of 4,000 ever made, the Swiss zfk55 Sniper.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v87/zfk3155/zfk55IOR.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v87/zfk3155/zfk55IOR10-1.jpg

I'm happy.:D

wlewisiii
January 2, 2012, 12:04 PM
Either a 20 ga/7x57R drillilng or a Ruger #1 RSI in 7x57.

padkeemow
January 2, 2012, 01:36 PM
A Hammers Slammers 2cm powergun, along with some good sunglasses so I don't trash my retinas firing it.

In the really real world, probably a SCAR-H PR. Though I guess that's still fiction at this point. :)

kimberkid
February 22, 2012, 09:41 PM
my dreams keep changing... each time I get my "dream rifle" a bug bites me and I have to get another one... then another one... then another one...

but, I'd love a 50 cal Barrett and something crazy like an m60 and a few million rounds to go with it!
This could have been written by me ... Right down to and including the 50 Barrett and M60!

Smith357
February 22, 2012, 09:56 PM
Go big.
Holland and Holland “Model de Luxe”

http://www.sitemason.com/files/cLenPW/Holland%20.600%20DR%2035698%20c.JPG/main.jpg

paintballdude902
February 22, 2012, 09:58 PM
a holland and holland .375HH double rifle

pure art

azgun
February 22, 2012, 09:59 PM
Fully automatic thompson submachine gun... :)

bushmaster1313
February 22, 2012, 10:31 PM
Dakota Model 10 Mannlicher in .257 Roberts, on sale on GunBroker for only $7999

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=261045822

ZGunner
February 22, 2012, 11:05 PM
Tactical Rifles Chimera Sporter. Traditional look, 0.5 MOA garuntee.

TCBPATRIOT
February 23, 2012, 03:42 AM
Simple for me I just want a MK-12 Special Purpose Rifle just like the one I carried for a short time in the Marine Corps, but with a 1 o'clock mount with a small red dot. and 3.5–10×40 mm Leupold LR M3 sitting on top. Chambered in .308 Nato

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