What is your all-time favorite rifle?


June 21, 2014, 07:20 PM
I'm primarily a predator and varmint hunter and, of the sixteen varmint/predator rifles I own this one is my favorite. Its a Cooper Model 38 custom classic in .218 Mashburn Bee caliber:

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June 21, 2014, 07:34 PM

June 21, 2014, 07:53 PM

June 21, 2014, 08:02 PM
Just a standard 10/22.

June 21, 2014, 08:22 PM
M1 Garand

June 21, 2014, 08:25 PM
The Arf. I have more of them than anything else. :rolleyes:


June 21, 2014, 08:32 PM
I've been really impressed by the Steyr AUG I picked up. Excellent design that's well made.


June 21, 2014, 08:39 PM
don't really know... I have a lot of favorites... type 44 arisaka, 6.5 grendel AR15, Remington 1903A4... can't pick just one.

June 21, 2014, 08:45 PM
Favorite rifle: AK-103
Favorite rifle I own: Converted Saiga

June 21, 2014, 08:54 PM
I own a lot of guns.
Call me crazy, but I have a Finn M39 that out shoots my K31. I love that rifle.
But for shooting cans with the kids, nothing beats the old Marlin 39A. Just something about the mechanical action of a Lever 22 that makes it so much fun to shoot.

June 21, 2014, 09:36 PM
Probably my 32+ year old 700 BDL .30-06



June 21, 2014, 09:48 PM
Not sure that I have a favorite.
Lately I'm enjoying an unrestored Saiga.

June 21, 2014, 09:50 PM
marlin 1894c. 2nd place is a 10/22.

June 21, 2014, 10:26 PM
Today is Saturday June 21st 2014, the first day of summer where I am so today it would be my M1A. Tomorrow is Sunday so it would be one of the M1 Garands I have and I think Monday will be maybe the AR10[T]. Not really sure about Monday yet. Maybe Monday I'll switch to a more traditional hunting rifle.

Threads like this can be difficult for me because what I just posted is true. My entire life I have always had a love affair with rifles. While a few shotguns have passed through my life I don't even own one today.

All time favorite rifle is just a tough question as all time in my case has (fortunately) been a long time. A gun safe stuffed with rifles and I still can't manage to choose a favorite. Pretty sad huh? :(


June 21, 2014, 10:35 PM
M1 Garand

June 21, 2014, 10:36 PM
Hoo boy, just one favorite isn't possible.

rimfire: Marlin 39a
bolt: Swedish Mauser (from 1905)
Semi: Garand (nothing else comes close)
Lancaster style flintlock (most used rifle)


June 21, 2014, 10:47 PM
I go for the 700 in 30.06. I've always owned one for hunting. Then sold my last one about 5 years ago..go figure....HOOfan, that's a nice one.

June 21, 2014, 11:29 PM
Of the rifles I currently own, my 77/357 is currently my favorite. May not win any beauty contests, but that little 'carnival gun' (wife coined the term while in the store to pick it up) is damned fun to shoot and easy to tote around.

June 21, 2014, 11:43 PM
My Marlin 1894 in 44 Mag. I am not into rifles but this is one fun gun.

June 22, 2014, 12:27 AM
Too tough to say. Marlin 60, marlin 336, 1903a3 m14rem700 all are in the running, but on this one I'm going DEEP for my response, Red Ryder BB gun that started my obsession. I have worn 8 of them out to date and no, they do not make them like they used to. They now are weak and last at best 2 years. My first lasted from my 8th birthday through middle school. After that it has been a downhill slide. I'm 29 so that puts me at around 2.5 years per gun on average but the ones from the early 90s were great.

June 22, 2014, 01:04 AM
So many ways to answer, each pointing to a different rifle. For the sake of answering, my Marlin 25N. That plain, cheap, ugly rimfire shoots better than it ought to for the price and has made itself a constant companion.

June 22, 2014, 01:29 AM
Not the best looking rifle I've ever owned but performance wise, my Tikka T3 Hunter 6.5x55 SE holds the number one slot.

June 22, 2014, 01:59 AM
CZ 550 American in 6.5x55.

chris in va
June 22, 2014, 02:04 AM
Not sure if a 9mm CX4 counts as a 'rifle', but I adore it.

Really like my Garand, CZ 527, and Henry lever action. My AR is so-so and doesn't see much range time. Considering I can cast and reload for less than the cost of 22lr, it makes the CX4 even more appealing. I have to buy 'spensive rifle powder and tips for the AR.

June 22, 2014, 03:35 AM
Mine is a IDF 7.62 nato Belgian mfg rifle.

June 22, 2014, 04:55 AM
This 7x57.

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June 22, 2014, 05:17 AM
I love all my rifles, but my Marlin 881 will always take the honor of favorite. I got the rifle when I was 12 years old, and it was a constant companion for many years. The rifle, along with an old Weaver 4x scope my uncle gave me, has accounted for untold numbers of prairie dogs and a sizable pile of cottontails too. It almost seems to shoot without me in the field, if that makes amny sense.....the act of shouldering it, finding my target in the scope, flipping off the safety, and squeezing the trigger have all become instinctual after 20-some odd years of using it. It may just be a cheap bolt .22 to some, but that rifle symbolizes all I love about shooting and hunting to me, and I will never part with it as long as I'm kicking.

June 22, 2014, 05:51 AM
Little surprise here mine was the best repeating sporting rifle ever devised the Savage Model
1899. The man responsible for it's creation grew up on Jamaican plantation later to become rancher and railroad engineer. Most truly great designs come from minds that originally knew little about firearms: Glock, Flodmann, Savage, A.H. Fox, Fabbri,...

June 22, 2014, 07:44 AM
Bolt: Sako Forrester heavy barrel 22-250 Leupold Vari-x III 6.5-20 50MM 1971 vintage

Semi:Stag Arms super varminter Leupold VX3 4.5-14 50 mm

Lever:Winchester 94AE 7-30 waters

Single:Ruger Number one 257 Roberts Leupold Vari-x II 3-9 40MM

June 22, 2014, 08:30 AM
My favorite is a Mini 14 Ranch Rifle in 6.8SPC.

June 22, 2014, 08:36 AM
For blasting? No doubt my non import marked SVT 40.

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j187/stubbicatt/Tula%20SVT40/IMG_0307_zps97996782.jpg (http://s80.photobucket.com/user/stubbicatt/media/Tula%20SVT40/IMG_0307_zps97996782.jpg.html)

My 40x XB made me Master in NRA Highpower. I sold it when I was sick. It just sort of fit me, and it just shot well.

I really enjoy my PTR 91.

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June 22, 2014, 08:53 AM
That's easy, Out f all the rifles I have owned in the past or own now, my SCAR 16:


June 22, 2014, 09:21 AM
Favorite rimfire-Ruger 10/22
Favorite semi-auto-Colt AR-15
Favorite lever action-Rossi Model 92

June 22, 2014, 09:29 AM
I actually have two, that I prefer equally:

Winchester M70 Supergrade

Weatherby Mark V Deluxe

June 22, 2014, 11:08 AM
Mine is a Handi-Rifle in 500 S&W. I hand load all my ammo to be subsonic. If I want more power, I just up my bullet weight. It's really enjoyable to shoot, no supersonic crack, just a satisfying boom, and those big old bullets really slap things around.:)

June 22, 2014, 01:13 PM
rem 760 in 35 rem. Took my first deer with it. A gun passed down from my grandpa, then my mom and dad. Wonderfully accurate enough.

June 22, 2014, 01:31 PM
my winchester model 43 22 hornet
close second is my dad's old Model 94 trapper 30-30

can't really go wrong with an old winchester :)

June 22, 2014, 01:49 PM
When in doubt, go back to the classics...

It's just an old 92 Winchester carbine in 32-20 but I've killed coyotes, snakes and one dog that was trying to be rude to my favorite son with it.


June 22, 2014, 02:17 PM
Without a doubt, my favorite rifle ever is the Remington 510 Targetmaster. Its light, handy and puts bullets where I want them.

Float Pilot
June 22, 2014, 03:52 PM
For hunting it is a tie between:

My Model 70 Win featherweight in 6.5x55mm
and,, my Model 1600 Husqvarna Lightweight in 30-06.

For target work:
it is my Swedish CG-63 target rifle in 6.5x55mm...

June 22, 2014, 03:56 PM
Winchester Model 70 Featherweight

June 22, 2014, 03:58 PM
Although I no longer hunt deer with centerfire rifles, my all time favorite from way back still is my Savage M99 A in .250/3000. I've long lost count of the deer that have fallen to this beautiful rifle.

http://i599.photobucket.com/albums/tt74/hanshi_photo/6e726b59-5562-4402-9a10-5bbf3dd79f62_zps22a0e76a.jpg (http://s599.photobucket.com/user/hanshi_photo/media/6e726b59-5562-4402-9a10-5bbf3dd79f62_zps22a0e76a.jpg.html)

For a long time, now, I've hunted exclusively with flintlocks (and a few caplocks) and my favorite up to the present is my custom Late Lancaster .45. It has chalked up an astonishing score. It is being semi-retired to give a .50 upstart Early Lancaster hybrid a chance.

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And the new kid.
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June 22, 2014, 05:11 PM
Definitely my No5 Mk1. With surplus ammo it is surprisingly accurate. I have so much fun I don't even mind the sore shoulder afterward.


June 22, 2014, 05:18 PM
had a 700 rem in 308 glass bedded trigger job, was a tack driver, took bigest deer of my life with it. Son decided he needed dope more, no longer have it :(

June 22, 2014, 05:44 PM
Two actually. Both 8x57mm.


June 22, 2014, 05:47 PM
Browning BAR, mine is in .308.

June 22, 2014, 05:55 PM
I'm going to have to vote M1 Garand, also. Interestingly, I don't own one. In the modern day, there are better battle rifle/carbine choices, and better game choices. But for it's time, and legacy... hard to beat.

June 22, 2014, 05:58 PM
had a 700 rem in 308 glass bedded trigger job, was a tack driver, took bigest deer of my life with it. Son decided he needed dope more, no longer have it

I'm VERY sorry to hear that. That's disappointing. Luckily, the Lord intended us to love our children more than possessions. I hope you both can find peace of mind soon.

June 22, 2014, 06:05 PM
that is gorgeous!

June 22, 2014, 06:10 PM
My most favorite looking rifle I ever laid my eyes upon was a Walther WA 2000.

Couldn't tell you how it shoots or if it's reliable. All I know is that it's rare, expensive and a little (way) out of my price range....

Time to sell the yacht.

June 22, 2014, 06:27 PM
I'm VERY sorry to hear that. That's disappointing. Luckily, the Lord intended us to love our children more than possessions. I hope you both can find peace of mind soon.
Yea, I am old and crippled somewhat now, He is handy as a pocket on a shirt ;) A year in rehab fixed the other problem. :) Still mis the gun tho.

June 22, 2014, 06:41 PM
[QUOTE=Reloadron;9519789]Today is Saturday June 21st 2014, the first day of summer where I am so today it would be my M1A. Tomorrow is Sunday so it would be one of the M1 Garands I have and I think Monday will be maybe the AR10[T]. Not really sure about Monday yet. Maybe Monday I'll switch to a more traditional hunting rifle.

I have 6 Savage Bolt rifles 3 are 270win's that's my favorite cal , but the nicest looking one is a 7mmWSM, my favorite bad weather one would be my 7mm-08 Savage Weather Warrior, for small game it would have to be one of my Savage Mod 24's
as of late, I don't seem to go to the range with out my H&R Classic Carbine 45LC just something about tossing a 300gr bullet down range out of something that looks like a kids gun :)
for the fun factor and showing off a bit , it would be my AR15 in 25WSSM, lucky for me I could have a favorite for each day of the month ,

My gun are like my kids , I love them all the same , maybe for different reasons but the same ,

June 22, 2014, 06:54 PM
Favorites change, but as of right now, this one is my favorite of favorite rifles.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b13/armoredman/527/527CSR1_zpsaf7e3935.jpg (http://s16.photobucket.com/user/armoredman/media/527/527CSR1_zpsaf7e3935.jpg.html)

CZ 527 CSR in 7.62x39mm, with pistol grip/spare magazine stock, bedded and pillared.

I'd love to find out if the KelTec RFB could be my favorite, or the Tavor, but funds and availability say no, not yet. :)

Boxhead, nobody is allowed to sit on that chair, are they - looks like it has no wear whatsoever.

What the HECK is .218 Mashburn Bee? Never heard of it...

June 22, 2014, 08:29 PM
Other than the guns I have made myself, out of blocks of steel Les Baer gave me, it would be my Remington pump, model 25, in 25-20. Light, slick, ten shots lightning fast. A close second would be a Savage 23 in the same caliber. I cant remember if it is a C or D model but I have both . The other is a 22 hornet.

June 23, 2014, 12:44 AM
As stated above, favorites can change, but for the last 6-7 years its been my SBR'd SiG-556 pistol ...
Here it is with the critters it's killed at 100yards:


June 23, 2014, 08:31 AM
Winchester model 70 featherweight 6.5x55.
Don't know if this would count but my favorite gun ever was my uncle's 1950's Winchester model 70 375 h&h magnum.

June 23, 2014, 10:19 AM
The Glenfield Model 60 of my youth 40 years ago... I hope the @#%#^@ that stole it gets a carbuncle where the sun don't shine.

edited to add:

Browning BAR, mine is in .308.

Of the guns in my possession, I'm with you - I have a BAR in 30-06 that I will never sell that I bought when I first got out of college - it's a deer slaying machine -

June 23, 2014, 10:26 AM
I am not sure it has become my favorite yet, but it is getting close.

Remington 700 Sendero in 300 Win mag.

Dont mind the dirty bench. This is what happens after a good day at the range and all the guns need a bath.

midland man
June 23, 2014, 12:48 PM
mine is a Winchester model 94 in 30/30 I've had it since I was 12 years old, it was my first gun and it still goes out every year and has yet to fail me! it is the best gun I ever owned since dad bought it for me for xmas present :) and so it is my top favorite!!

June 23, 2014, 01:09 PM
Right now it is this:


Norinco SKS that I bought last year unfired. It now has T200 peep sights, stock pouch for three strippers & a M1 Garand sling.

monk d
June 23, 2014, 01:17 PM
I am at work with no ability to post pics, but I have 2: Springfield M1A Loaded 308, and a 90's vintage T/C Hawken 50 cal percussion

June 23, 2014, 01:49 PM
My enduring favorites are my M1 Garands. Fads come and go, flirtations with rifles of various colors (black and otherwise), but my M1 Garands are always there, and will always be there.


Oh, these and my 1861 Springfield. Yeah, I'm a traditionalist at heart ...

June 23, 2014, 02:00 PM
I'm going to have to cast another vote for the Garand.

Although I have a wide variety of new-age polymer semi-auto rifles that I also I enjoy, the only rifles that I ever find myself getting out of the safe just to hold and look over are the old ones made of wood and steel.

June 23, 2014, 05:19 PM
Mine would be my Tiger
Then my BM ACR

June 23, 2014, 09:26 PM
I'm primarily a predator and varmint hunter and, of the sixteen varmint/predator rifles I own this one is my favorite. Its a Cooper Model 38 custom classic in .218 Mashburn Bee caliber:

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We're a lot alike as most of my bolt action rifles are varmint rifles. My all time favorite rifle is my first, a Remington 700 Varmint Spec in .25-06. Owned it since 1978. Had it so long that I had to replace the barrel about 5 years ago.

I've hunted a lot of game with this rifle, even Black Bear.

Danny Creasy
June 23, 2014, 09:31 PM

June 23, 2014, 10:25 PM
I'd have to say there are two:

Go to hunting rifle is a Remington Model 7 in .308 that wears an H.S. Precision stock and 2-7X compact Leupold scope. Love the handy, carbine length.

Plinker is a CZ 452 American with a can; thing is absolutely quiet and a hoot to shoot with subsonic ammo. Plenty accurate to boot.

June 24, 2014, 12:45 AM
If I had to pick one from my collection it would be the AI AW in .308 Win. I have .300 WM and .338 LM versions too but the .308 Win is my favorite. I consider it to be one of the greatest rifles ever made.


June 24, 2014, 09:47 AM
M-14 It never should have been replaced by a groundhog caliber.:)

June 25, 2014, 09:55 AM
Garand of course
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Cee Zee
June 25, 2014, 03:03 PM
I've got much nicer rifles but maybe not more accurate rifles than my Stevens 15-B. It's about as simple as it gets. A single shot, pull to cock rifle that won't accept a scope in any way. But it's killed hundred of squirrels. And my dad gave it to me so that right there makes it tops on my list. Don't get me wrong. It's a very nice rifle IMO. It's as accurate as rifles come IMO But it's not exactly a HD rifle or a battle carbine. I have those too but if I had to get rid of all my rifles but one I would keep the Stevens.

Here's a couple of photos of it beat up and banged up as it is but not so bad considering what it's been through:



June 25, 2014, 03:57 PM
Ill second the walther wa 2000, i've loved that rifle for half my life, and got the opportunity to drool over one at cabelas 3 years ago when my wife was just my girlfriend. It was in the case on the outside of the gun library with the other super high dollar rifles, it was next to a 30,000 dollar winchester lever gun. A few gentlemen stopped and mused about who would spend 60,000 dollars on a rifle like that so i kindly explained the history and that there are in the neighboorhood of 170-200 of them left.

June 25, 2014, 04:10 PM
I have many favorites.....but lately my top in 5.56 is this.


My top in .308 is my HK 91.


June 25, 2014, 05:33 PM
tc encore

20 vartarg(seen here) and the 6.5 creedmoor

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June 25, 2014, 05:40 PM
My rifles are insanely jealous and I might have a fight break out in my safe if I start picking favorites. ;)

By round count my Colt 6920 wins. In successful hunts my Savage 116 in 30-06 wins. In stupid grin factor my Marlin 1894 .44 mag wins.

And I need more rifles.

June 25, 2014, 06:47 PM
These are two of mine favourite rifles. Lee Enfield nr 1MK 3 and a German mauser G33/40 carbine. Great to shoot and looks good.:)

Sarge 13
June 25, 2014, 06:56 PM
Excluding 22LR caliber, the one rifle that I have that would be grabbed in a SHTF scenario over all others I own is my select fire FN/FAL. It is very accurate with standard sights and very controllable on full auto.
Here it is on the left end with my 2 M14s (which would be left laying in the driveway for whoever wanted them If I had to di di mau) and others.

June 25, 2014, 07:06 PM
anything AK.

Cee Zee
June 25, 2014, 08:17 PM
And I need more rifles.

I think I'll use that as my tag line.

Cee Zee
June 25, 2014, 08:19 PM
Testing. There it is!

June 26, 2014, 10:05 AM
The next one...;)

June 27, 2014, 10:22 AM
I fought the feelings for years in favor of sexier .30 cal models, but I have to say my favorite is the plain old boring AR-15. What can I say -- it's a great combination of accuracy, reliability, light weight, ergonomics, ease of maintenance, plentiful and cheap spare parts, and is customizable enough that I can make it fit me and my shooting style perfectly.

I can't fight this feeling anymore
I've forgotten what I started fighting for
If I had to lay upon the floor
Shoot people crashing through the door
Baby I can't fight this feeling anymore


The Bushmaster
June 27, 2014, 10:30 AM
My favorite "go to" rifle? 65 year old Winchester Mod 94 .30 WCF.

June 27, 2014, 10:31 AM
Oh gosh, answering this question would start a fight inside my safe that would sound like a Hefty bag full of pots and pans thrown down the stairs.

The fighters would be my Marlin 39As, my Garands, my M1A, and my those guns left to me by my dad and grand dad.

Those rifles are in that safe because they *are* my favorites.

June 27, 2014, 10:31 AM
Browning buckmark carbine

June 27, 2014, 10:49 AM
I love my old Remington M722 in .257 Roberts, my grandpa's old gun and what I shot my first deer with at age 11 in 1963. I took one last season with it, 50 years after the first one. Hunted with it just for that reason.

If I want a rifle, not black powder, I'll generally go for my stainless Remington M7 in .308, though. That thing is an awesome hunting rifle.

June 27, 2014, 03:04 PM
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Sako model 75 finnlight in 25-06
I love a good bolt rifle

June 27, 2014, 06:30 PM
I didn't know Sako made stainless, fluted rifles. That's a fine looking and functional piece.

June 27, 2014, 08:59 PM
Rob, that's the Finnlight model and they have been making them for a while now.

I probably have more rifles than a guy should but I loose interest in them quickly. I'll either build a rifle or buy a factory model but the glamor in it quickly subsides and its off to another. As far as favorites go I have none zip,zero!

June 27, 2014, 09:55 PM
To date my favorite is the AR. You can buy them in 22 to 300 win mag! It has so may uses and infinite combinations.

I have yet to shoot an AK but I have a feeling it will give the AR a good run for its money on my favorites list.

June 27, 2014, 09:57 PM
My Winchester M70 Safari Express in 375H&H.

June 29, 2014, 07:13 PM
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What ever happened to the pride of ownership of a rifle exhibiting all of the characteristics of the rifle maker's art….flawless metal finish perfectly inletted into a beautiful claro walnut hand checkered stock? One that shoots in the 2's and 3's like this one?

Welding Rod
June 29, 2014, 07:17 PM
For shooting fun, the Garand.

For SD, a good AR, nothing else even close.

June 29, 2014, 07:56 PM
Gosh, so many rifles, so much fun. OK, it has to be my Savage 93 .22M. I bought this stainless rifle on gunbroker.com, had my gunsmith thread the barrel, changed to a Boyd's gray laminate stock, and mounted a Nikon 300 BDC scope. It is stupidly accurate and an affordable hoot to shoot.

June 30, 2014, 02:25 PM
No plastic cool looking rifles for me. My favs are the Marlin 336's...356 Winchester, 35 Rem and 32 WS.

June 30, 2014, 03:19 PM
A Remington model 514 .22 lr. It was my first gun. My mom bought it for me for Christmas in 1962. I don't shoot it much anymore. But every time I pick it up it brings back memories that you just can't put a price on.

June 30, 2014, 04:11 PM
My Anschutz 1827F for shooting flies at 50yds and grasshoppers at 100.
Daryl (cwmoss)

June 30, 2014, 04:32 PM
I call it the "Tactical Tree Rat Sniper System Caliber .22" :)

The rest of you know it as a Wallyworld special 10/22 with Tech Sights and a little stub of rail with a TLR-1 on the forend for late night armadillo excursions.


Ignition Override
June 30, 2014, 10:43 PM
Nice guns, and even better with the new rear aperture sights.

Whenever I've mentioned how much better my SKS is with the TS 200 version of TechSights, few people seem to comprehend (or care).
Maybe they feel that the installation requires any skill at all. It requires none.

July 1, 2014, 12:27 AM
Scratchndent - I like it, simple and sturdy.

forward observer
July 1, 2014, 08:13 PM
My favorite? Why not possibly one of the most recognized rifles in the settling of the West and the title of a Jimmy Stewart western? You only get 1873 guesses.



P.S. I ain't rich, so the top three are merely clones

Danny Creasy
July 1, 2014, 10:21 PM

July 3, 2014, 09:13 AM
Winchester pre '64 Model 70 "Alaskan" in .338 Win. mag. The rest of my days will be filled with anguish for letting myself be talked out of it.


July 3, 2014, 11:44 AM
Just a standard 10/22.

July 3, 2014, 11:01 PM
My current favorite rifle is a custom 30-06 I got a few years ago. I admired the rifles quality and looks so much that I have used it for both off season varmints and the later deer seasons.

It's on a DWM mauser action with a stock with excellent checkering and wood quality. The 22" barrel is octagon! The rifle has a three position M70 type safety.


Dave Markowitz
July 4, 2014, 09:11 AM
I really can't pick just one.

My favorite rimfire rifle is a 1948-vintage Remington 550-1 that I found last year. It's a tackdriver. Shown below on the left with a Remington Apache 77 on the right.


My favorite black powder longarm is my GL Dech customized Dixie TMR flinter.


My favorite rifle in a round larger than .223 is my 1944-vintage Fazakerly No.4 Mk.I, even though I'm a lefty. My club's Practical Rifle program has an annual WW2-themed match. This is me shooting it last year at the 200 yard steel.


My favorite centerfire semiauto is Frankenstein, an AR15 that I built from an 80% lower + a Spike's midlength upper.


smithman 10
July 4, 2014, 11:55 PM

smithman 10
July 5, 2014, 12:03 AM
The Stevens Model 15 was my first rifle some 50 plus years ago. Given to me by my Dad one Christmas. I sure wish I still had it.

July 5, 2014, 02:10 AM
It's so hard to pick.

I've got a Garand in 30:06

A Garand in 308; Navy refurb from the 50's

And a Tanker Garand in 308.

Yeh, it's the M1 Garand Rifle.

Love wood and steel.

Ignition Override
July 5, 2014, 02:44 AM
As Dave Markowitz said (for his rifles larger than .223), my Enfield #4/Mk. 1 trio.

But as for the most frequent use, the pair of Yugo 59 ("Pre-bayo") SKS. Why? It's hard to beat modern retail centerfire ammo at .20/rd.

That's the primary reason why I've never even used a friend's near-mint Colt AR, which is stored in my safe.
kvtcomdo mentioned "Love wood and steel".

July 5, 2014, 07:25 AM
Ruger 10/22.

July 5, 2014, 07:31 AM
My 257 Roberts Browning Micro Medallion. Small,light and kills deer well.

July 5, 2014, 08:06 AM
One is my Hawkins rifle and the other a Ruger 30.06 American.
May not be the best on the market but I am proficient with both.

July 5, 2014, 11:54 AM
Favorite rifles I presently own:

CZ527 Carbine 7.62 X 39
Henry lever carbine .22 Magnum
Ruger Gunsite Scout .308 Win
Winchester Model '94 .30-30 from 1922
Winchester Model 63 .22LR

Favorite rifles on the bucket list:

Steyr Scout .308
Jim West Co-Pilot .45-70 (takedown)
Something "classic" in .30-06
Likewise, in .270

July 5, 2014, 12:33 PM
It would be my M1A or my Garand.

July 5, 2014, 04:14 PM
I haven't found my favorite as yet.

When I do it could easily be a Ruger Number 1 single-shot,,,
Or it could be a bolt-action of some ilk,,,
It certainly will not be a semi-auto.



P5 Guy
July 6, 2014, 02:31 PM
M1 Garand
But I am sure having a time with my Colt AR15. It just doesn't go 'PING' when empty.

July 6, 2014, 07:45 PM
CZ 453 Varmint 22LR. It hits anything I point it at.

Pete D.
July 7, 2014, 09:17 AM
Favorite rifle of all time:
My retirement present to myself - an Anschutz Biathlon rifle with a straight pull Fortner bolt:
http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr287/PeteDoyle/1827-Fortner-big.jpg (http://s492.photobucket.com/user/PeteDoyle/media/1827-Fortner-big.jpg.html)

July 8, 2014, 06:42 PM
Well...................... The zfk55, of course! :D
As long as you don't mind lugging 13 pounds of rifle around.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v87/zfk3155/zfk55IOR10-1.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/zfk3155/media/zfk55IOR10-1.jpg.html)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v87/zfk3155/WeaponsRoomzfk55.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/zfk3155/media/WeaponsRoomzfk55.jpg.html)

July 10, 2014, 12:18 AM
This is the only forum that keeps closing topics.

I don't like it.

July 10, 2014, 02:05 AM

I've shown my reverence for the Garand.

But upon further review.

It may just be whatever rifle i'm shooting at the time.

July 11, 2014, 09:40 PM
Ruger #1 45-70 Stainless \ grey laminate. stunning rifle and a fine shooter!

July 11, 2014, 09:49 PM
Can not choose the one. Different rifles for different uses, I like them all even if some get more range time. I do love my Browning semi-automatic ones...

July 11, 2014, 11:01 PM
A 1958 Winchester Model 70 in .243.Great deer rifle.

July 12, 2014, 02:59 AM
M1 Garand

July 12, 2014, 03:30 AM
Finn M-39.

July 12, 2014, 08:31 AM
GMA 33-40 Joe Smithson rifle

July 12, 2014, 06:30 PM
Don't really have one, that is why so many of us have dozens! A Center fire favorite is a reworked 1885 Winchester....

http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt98/saleen322/Center%20Fire%20Rifles/1885-1.jpg http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt98/saleen322/Center%20Fire%20Rifles/Right.jpg http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt98/saleen322/Center%20Fire%20Rifles/1885Win1-hole.jpg

But if I had to be limited to one rifle, it would be a .22 LR and this Kimber would not be a bad choice...


July 12, 2014, 09:44 PM
Winchester Big Bore 94 in 375 Winchester.

July 14, 2014, 08:41 PM
Lee Enfield .303 No.4 Mk 1 smoothest bolt action ever bar none and accurate,

July 24, 2014, 12:01 PM

Your rifle is superb.

I agree with you that quality such as you admire is what I wish we saw more of and not rattle guns and push feed 7xx's.


July 24, 2014, 11:12 PM
Custom Mauser in .243 Win. (Sorry for the crappy pic. I'm just a crappy photographer.)
http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc422/johnnydollar1949/006_zps170bad8f.jpg (http://s1211.photobucket.com/user/johnnydollar1949/media/006_zps170bad8f.jpg.html)

July 25, 2014, 10:40 AM
My 2009, Marlin 39a, w 6-18X44 scope using Aguila Rifle Match out to 100 meters. "FANTASTIC"

July 26, 2014, 11:42 PM
My ALL time Fav...my next Rifle...LoL:D
Actually, probably will be...as I plan to get my 1st .308/7.62x51 AR10 "type"...
....perhaps the Ruger SR762; or Larue Predator; or JP LRP 07; DPMS has a new super light one...GII, but not sure about a DPMS?

These here, are just some of my favorites, and when I am shooting each, they become my "all time favorite";)

Well, hmmm, I thought the "attached file" function would display the photos of rifles in my post???
Maybe someone here can educate me how you all do that?

July 28, 2014, 11:42 PM
Tikka T3 Stainless 6.5x55, there is simply nothing on this planet more practical, accurate, fun to shoot, or deadly on game. Smoothest action in the business, top notch trigger, at only 6.25lbs it is a joy to carry in the field and the trigger is the best every put on a hunting rifle. Since I got it it has gone hunting with me more then all the others combined.

July 29, 2014, 05:53 PM
Probably the Springfield 1861 rifled musket.

July 30, 2014, 09:32 AM
My favorite rifle of ALL time is the big hooped, lever action rifle that Chuck Connors used in the RIFLEMAN! ! !:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

be safe.

July 30, 2014, 11:04 AM
Love my Winchester 94 in 30-30.
Sweet handling and has a capable range for any type of hunting in my neck of the woods.

July 31, 2014, 12:43 AM
That's a thing of beauty, and I'm not a sako fan. Yes I know they are excellent rifles but not a fan. But that one is nice.

July 31, 2014, 09:51 PM
That's a nice looking custom 243, Johnny. Sort of reminds me of the classic early Ruger 77's.

Vern Humphrey
August 1, 2014, 04:42 PM

In .22 LR, my Kimber M82

As a varmint rifle, my Kimber M82 in .22 Hornet (ideal for the Ozarks.)

As a general purpose do-anything rifle, my Winchester Model 70 in .30-06.

August 1, 2014, 08:32 PM
I have many favorites, Marlin 39A Mountie, Rem. M700 BDL "Varmint Master", Spfld. 1903A4, and Finn. M39, most of which I no longer own, sad day!.

August 1, 2014, 09:29 PM
Other than parhaps my Dad's 22 (Winchester 67) it has to be this one:


It's one of the last pre-64 style left handed Winchester model 70's produced in the New Haven plant before they closed. The stock is an aftermarket laminate from Richards, but its a tack driver wearing the original walnut stock too. If I knew they were going to stop making them I would have bought a couple more.

August 3, 2014, 04:17 PM
Thanks, Scot. Here are a couple more pics.

(http://s1211.photobucket.com/user/johnnydollar1949/media/007_zps910afdd1.jpg.html)http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc422/johnnydollar1949/006_zps5745a6d3.jpg (http://s1211.photobucket.com/user/johnnydollar1949/media/006_zps5745a6d3.jpg.html)

http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc422/johnnydollar1949/004_zps312760bf.jpg (http://s1211.photobucket.com/user/johnnydollar1949/media/004_zps312760bf.jpg.html)

August 3, 2014, 10:34 PM
Very nice Cooper, Scot. As an aside, I remember walking into the old Mashburn Arms store, back in the early '80's, when it was still located in downtown Oklahoma City. A.E. Mashburn was still alive and was working the counter that day. I was a punk kid then, looking for a Choate folding stock for a Mini-14. A.E. seemed rather reluctant to sell me one, but he finally dug one out of the back somewhere and I went home with it. I was little interested in fine rifles then (I couldn't afford to be) and I barely glanced at the racks and racks of beautifully crafted rifles he had for sale. I wish I could go back and do that all over again, knowing what I now know, but, hey, that's life sometimes. Anyway, that's a gorgeous rifle you have.
I'm primarily a predator and varmint hunter and, of the sixteen varmint/predator rifles I own this one is my favorite. Its a Cooper Model 38 custom classic in .218 Mashburn Bee caliber:

http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu105/Scot43/IMG_0301.jpg (http://s638.photobucket.com/user/Scot43/media/IMG_0301.jpg.html)

August 3, 2014, 10:44 PM
Cooper Model 22, 243 Win.


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