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Old July 1, 2014, 08:13 PM   #101
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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
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Old July 1, 2014, 10:21 PM   #102
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Old July 3, 2014, 09:13 AM   #103
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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.

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Old July 3, 2014, 11:44 AM   #104
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Originally Posted by ZGunner View Post
Just a standard 10/22.
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Old July 3, 2014, 11:01 PM   #105
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My favorite rifle.

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.

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Old July 4, 2014, 09:11 AM   #106
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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.

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Old July 4, 2014, 11:55 PM   #107
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Favorite Rifle

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Old July 5, 2014, 12:03 AM   #108
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My other favorite which I no longer own

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.
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Old July 5, 2014, 02:10 AM   #109
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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.

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Old July 5, 2014, 02:44 AM   #110
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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".
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Old July 5, 2014, 07:25 AM   #111
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Ruger 10/22.
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Old July 5, 2014, 07:31 AM   #112
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My 257 Roberts Browning Micro Medallion. Small,light and kills deer well.
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Old July 5, 2014, 08:06 AM   #113
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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.
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Old July 5, 2014, 11:54 AM   #114
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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
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Old July 5, 2014, 12:33 PM   #115
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It would be my M1A or my Garand.
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Old July 5, 2014, 04:14 PM   #116
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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.


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Old July 6, 2014, 02:31 PM   #117
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M1 Garand
But I am sure having a time with my Colt AR15. It just doesn't go 'PING' when empty.
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Old July 6, 2014, 07:45 PM   #118
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CZ 453 Varmint 22LR. It hits anything I point it at.
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Old July 7, 2014, 09:17 AM   #119
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Favorite rifle of all time:
My retirement present to myself - an Anschutz Biathlon rifle with a straight pull Fortner bolt:

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Old July 8, 2014, 06:42 PM   #120
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Well...................... The zfk55, of course!
As long as you don't mind lugging 13 pounds of rifle around.

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Old July 10, 2014, 12:18 AM   #121
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Closed topics by moderators.

This is the only forum that keeps closing topics.

I don't like it.
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Old July 10, 2014, 02:05 AM   #122
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I've shown my reverence for the Garand.

But upon further review.

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

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Old July 11, 2014, 09:40 PM   #123
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Ruger #1 45-70 Stainless \ grey laminate. stunning rifle and a fine shooter!
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Old July 11, 2014, 09:49 PM   #124
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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...
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Old July 11, 2014, 11:01 PM   #125
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A 1958 Winchester Model 70 in .243.Great deer rifle.
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