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must have rifles in a collecction

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by 10-Ring, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. 10-Ring

    10-Ring Well-Known Member

    I've been primarily a handgun guy -- and over the eyars, I have a few but I've recently bit bit by the rifle bug. In the last 12-18 months, I've gone from none to a AR in 223 & one in 9mm, a Marlin 336 in 35 rem and a M1a. In my mind (at least my rationalization at this point), it's not a collection until you get to 6 ( :D ) so, what am I missing?
    Thanks for the advice in advance ;)
  2. jkingrph

    jkingrph Well-Known Member

    Marllin 39a Ruger #1 Swiss K 31. M-1 Garand.
  3. Onmilo

    Onmilo Well-Known Member

    +1 on the M1 Garand
  4. taliv

    taliv Moderator

    an EDM Arms Windrunner in 50bmg (since you're in cali, you can keep it at my house in TN and come visit it on weekends)

    a tubb2k in 6mmXC

    an SR25 in 308win

    an AI-AWP in 6.5x47Lapua

    and at least 2 more AR15s
  5. I don't think there are any must-haves, since the basis of a collection can vary in a nearly infinite number of ways - it's just whatever floats your boat - it's all good, as the kids say! :) Only "must have" I'd say, is not a RIFLE, but a CALIBER - I'd say everyone needs at least .22 long rifle, rifle.
  6. casio02478

    casio02478 Well-Known Member

    You got to have one from the warsaw pact. A AK of some type is order, sir!
  7. Nanook

    Nanook Well-Known Member

    I think somewhere in the Constitution it's mandatory to own a .30-30 lever gun. :D

    If it isn't there, it should be. Kidding aside, it is one of the quintessential American guns, like a 1911 or a 12 gauge pump shotgun.

    Lever guns are fun in whatever caliber. And I agree with the M1 Garand completely.

    Just something about those guns.
  8. Vern Humphrey

    Vern Humphrey Well-Known Member

    For a rifle collection:

    First and foremost, a pre-'64 Model 70 Winchester (preferrably in .30-06.)

    An M1 Garand.

    An M1903 or M1903A3 Springfield.

    A Winchester M52 .22 LR

    A Winchester M94 .30-30.

    After you have those, get what you want.;)
  9. Auburn1992

    Auburn1992 Well-Known Member

    a .22lr
  10. azhunter12

    azhunter12 Well-Known Member

    M1 garand and ar15 or ak
  11. DWH

    DWH Well-Known Member

    Don't forget the 12 gauge!
  12. plexreticle

    plexreticle Well-Known Member

    Anything with a true Mauser action.
  13. kennedy

    kennedy Well-Known Member

    rem 700
    swede mauser
    mosin nagant
    win 30-30
    marlin .22 auto
    single shot .22 to teach the kids
  14. TIMC

    TIMC Well-Known Member

    What ever tickles your trigger finger. Anything else is just somebody else's collection.
    I have quite a few of what most would call "should have" guns but then I have run off into the eclectic realm with some. Get what you like and make it yours and yours alone. You will enjoy it more.
  15. Ash

    Ash Well-Known Member

    You need a Mossberg 810 in 7mm Rem Mag.

  16. transformerguru

    transformerguru Well-Known Member

    depends your budget :)

    +1 on the Garand BUT they tend to breed like any other mil surplus
  17. Vaarok

    Vaarok Well-Known Member

  18. lee n. field

    lee n. field Well-Known Member

    Some .22 rimfire. Almost doesn't matter which, as long as it's not an AR-7.
  19. retgarr

    retgarr Well-Known Member

    all of them
  20. DSAPT9

    DSAPT9 Well-Known Member

    What you’re missing is a bolt action with a good scope on top. I am personally a .308 fan but a good 30-06 will do as well. This would round out your collection well. If you go with the .308 you can use the same ammo as the M1A.

    A good Remington 700 tactical with at least a 3x9 on top would be nice.

    Have a good day

    Plan for the worst, Hope for the best and if you land on your feet running life is good!!!

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