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View Poll Results: What gun would you like to see hit the market soon
More AR-15 type rifles 3 4.29%
More semi-autos that are legal in all 50 states 15 21.43%
More pump action rifles and carbines 13 18.57%
A carbine in 10mm auto that takes Glock mags 17 24.29%
An off the shelf .22-250 with a 1:9 or faster twist rate 9 12.86%
Stop with the new guns and cartridges already, we have enough 13 18.57%
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Old July 13, 2014, 10:32 PM   #26
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I dont really want people to stop innovating guns, but at the same time.... my wish list is already way bigger than my budget, and thats if no one designs or markets a new gun in my lifetime (barring a lottery win or otherwise unlikely sudden fortune).
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Old July 14, 2014, 07:43 AM   #27
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I'd like to see the import ban on Norinco arms & ammo lifted.
By the way, Greyling22, I like tube magazines on .22 rifles for several reasons. For one, I've never had a lick of trouble with any tube mag I've ever owned. Wish I could say the same thing about my new Savage MK-II and it's never-ending feeding and extraction malfunctions. For a while I thought that I had somehow bought an isolated example of a "lemon" until I started reading all the complaints at RimfireCentral and other boards. Apparently, some sort of design flaw plagues this model.
While my good old Marlin 39A has served me well over the last forty years, I'd still like to see a lefthanded bolt on a tube-fed rifle. It's nice to be able to shoot CB's, shorts, longs, and long rifle instead of just long rifle.
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Old July 14, 2014, 08:07 AM   #28
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I'd like to see the import ban on Norinco arms & ammo lifted.
While we are at it get rid of the idiotic(and IMO unconstitutional) import ban on "non-sporting" firearms.
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Old July 14, 2014, 08:12 AM   #29
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A rifle with a good cheek weld.
Ain't gonna happen - the trend of shooting rifles off of a bench under controlled conditions has effectively killed the cheek weld, IMO.

Truth be told, I'd like to see a few more pump rifle options. That's not likely to happen, though.

I'd also like to see more lightweight bolt guns in intermediate chamberings. I'd love to have a carryabout 6.8SPC or 300AAC option, but I'm not keen on building one myself off of a 308 sized action.
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Old July 14, 2014, 08:55 AM   #30
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Ain't gonna happen - the trend of shooting rifles off of a bench under controlled conditions has effectively killed the cheek weld, IMO.

Truth be told, I'd like to see a few more pump rifle options. That's not likely to happen, though.

I'd also like to see more lightweight bolt guns in intermediate chamberings. I'd love to have a carryabout 6.8SPC or 300AAC option, but I'm not keen on building one myself off of a 308 sized action.
What type of stock are you envisioning? Can you post a picture of a classic rifle with a stock you like?

I think the cheek weld on my TC dimension and Vanguard S2 are both excellent. The comb on the Dimension is so high that they had to put a little cutout in the front of the comb to allow bolt removal. Other than the dimension and the Weatherbys, I agree that the standard stocks offered by most manufacturers are pretty poor for cheek weld.
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Old July 14, 2014, 11:06 AM   #31
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I think the cheek weld on my TC dimension and Vanguard S2 are both excellent.
The Vanguard uses a Monte Carlo, which is not a parallel comb and can provide variability in cheek weld based on variances in how you shoulder it. But it's better than most. TCs have also always been good on cheek weld - I dallied for years with Encores and Contenders because their stock designs were close. Heck, the stock on an H&R HandiRifle is pretty darn good fitment-wise for me.

The stock that most folk need, if they do mostly offhand shooting, is probably something like this:

http://www.stockysstocks.com/servlet...t-Rifle/Detail

The key features for me are a raised comb that is parallel to the bore and pretty close to centered on the bore centerline. Most stocks made these days have too little drop and put too much of the stock above the 'pocket'. Stocks with little drop at the heel are great for prone/bench work or for driving recoil on heavy recoiling rifles back into the pocket, but the benefit of recoil management is lost if the only way to get a good cheek weld is to perch the toe of the stock halfway up the pocket and have an inch of buttpad sticking up above the shoulder.
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Old July 14, 2014, 11:13 AM   #32
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It would be nice if someone would build a light weight stainless rifle that had proper twist as well as mag box length to take advantage of twist. It seems no one can connect the dots in a factory rifle to shoot the best bullets. They might get one right but inevitably miss the other.
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Old July 14, 2014, 01:31 PM   #33
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I'll throw another idea out there. There have been a lot of advancements in "just in time" manufacturing, and no one likes to stock inventory, so what about a major manufacturer developing a "build a rifle" option:

Choose you action (micro, short, long, or magnum) and caliber
Choose your stock (style, material, LOP)
Choose your trigger (conventional, two stage, set)
Choose barrel (length, contour, material, threading, twist)
Choose extras (engraving, hinged floor vs magazine, rails, etc...)

Seems to me that you could design the components (e.g. single stage trigger and two stage trigger) to fill the same footprint so that final assembly would proceed the same for all rifles regardless of which components the customer chooses.

If a major manufacturer did this how much more expensive would the rifle be? Certainly the guy who wants a bolt action Grendel with a 12.5" LOP wooden monte carlo stock, hinged floor plate, two stage trigger, and 28" stainless barrel would happily pay a few hundred dollars over the standard offerings.

Maybe the big guys have thought about this and it's too cost prohibitive, certainly you lose some economy of scale if you can't hammer forge barrels and order 10,000 copies of a single stock design.
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Old July 14, 2014, 05:12 PM   #34
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I wished for years that someone would come up with a rimfire rifle of a larger caliber than .22 - maybe a 6mm or a .25 rimfire. The idea was something with a little more punch for small game and plinking, but still cheap to shoot. The idea is moot now, I guess, since .22 is going for as much as $8.00 a box.

I like the idea someone suggested of a small, light pump rifle in .357. Maybe bring back the .25-20 or .32-20? Oh, well. Ain't gonna happen...
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Old July 14, 2014, 05:26 PM   #35
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More semi-autos that are legal in all 50 states.
That is not a function of the firearms industry, that is a function of the voter. Stop putting anti-gun nuts in offices that can pass silly laws making something as simple as a flash hider illegal.
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Old July 14, 2014, 05:36 PM   #36
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I was going to post something very similar; I want Weatherby to release a Vanguard S2 with threaded muzzle. The already have the best stock shapes and triggers, now all they need is a few models with threaded muzzles.
Order it with the Accubrake, the it'll be threaded.
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Old July 14, 2014, 07:28 PM   #37
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I wished for years that someone would come up with a rimfire rifle of a larger caliber than .22 - maybe a 6mm or a .25 rimfire. The idea was something with a little more punch for small game and plinking, but still cheap to shoot. The idea is moot now, I guess, since .22 is going for as much as $8.00 a box.

I like the idea someone suggested of a small, light pump rifle in .357. Maybe bring back the .25-20 or .32-20? Oh, well. Ain't gonna happen...
i'd do the 25-20 and the 32-20
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Old July 14, 2014, 07:32 PM   #38
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I like the idea someone suggested of a small, light pump rifle in .357. Maybe bring back the .25-20 or .32-20? Oh, well. Ain't gonna happen...
http://www.uberti.com/lightning-rifle

6 pounds...seems kind of light
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Old July 14, 2014, 08:17 PM   #39
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Traditional lever action in 25-20,32-20,218Bee,32Mag.Ruger American in 7mmRem mag and 300 Win mag,(I don't need one,but I think they would sell.) More compact bolt actions in medium range calibers-6.8 SPC,7.62x39,6.5 Grendel,6x45. More Contender options in carbine barrels...Bring back the Ruger #3-I know it wasn't a huge success,but I like them.
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Old July 14, 2014, 11:28 PM   #40
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Interesting replies. Seems like ideas are almost as numerous as those responding to this thread.
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