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Best "Range Gun"

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by sprice, Oct 17, 2010.

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  1. sprice

    sprice Member

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    In your opinion what is the best rang gun? Or what you think is the funnest gun, but you still have to pay for ammo.

    For me it is a ruger blackhawk .357 with 9mm cylinder or a ruger single six .22. Single action revolvers are the most fun to shoot (in my opinion). :)
     
  2. wrs840

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    If the "best" and "funnest" qualifiers imply that I enjoy it because I group most reliably with it, that would be a S&W Model 64. I don't know why I do, and I don't much care "why". That said, I enjoy a lot of stuff that I don't shoot as well as the M64. I keep looking for something I shoot better though... :)

    Les
     
  3. sprice

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    I was just looking for pure fun- Whatever you think that is...
     
  4. Prion

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    An AR with an Eotech is pure fun goodness.

    Sig P226 or any good 9mm auto to go hog wild with and just blast away!!! Light recoil and lotsa' rounds per mag.
     
  5. Erik M

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    Its a toss up between my S&W 64 and a Taurus 82. Both are 4" .38 special.

    My Taurus PT99 and Jericho 941 are also alot of fun with Winchester 100 round value packs.
     
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    For me, a Smith and Wesson revolver in .357 Mag, .41 Mag or .45LC is the most pure fun.
    The fact that I reload means it doesn't break the bank.
     
  7. cougfan

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    Wow it seems like a trend is developing here. Mine is a S&W 686 (no dash, early model) with 8 3/8" barrel. I ground the trigger smaller and polished it, did some light polishing on the internals and am forever trying to give the rest of it a mirror shine. But it is so smooth and accurate and I reload everything from light .38s to near maximum powder .357s.
     
  8. G27RR

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    For handguns, any good 1911. My current favorite is my STI Ranger II. For rifles, I'd say my Savage Mark II TR because it's very accurate and very inexpensive to shoot.

    Here's the only pic I have of the Mark II. A Remington 700 SPSS is in front of it.

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    Here are my 1911s.

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  9. Fuego

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    I like a 6" 629 with handloads.

    It is a great gun to introduce new shooters to the hand gun. I load my 629 to shoot a 230 grain lead SWC at 850 f/s, and it is a very pleasant pistol to shoot and is as accurate as the shooter can hold it.

    It is easy to use ergonomicaly, easy to load, eject, and handle. A great training handgun. Plus, there are braggin' rights to shooting a .44 Magnum, if if it is with powderpuff loads.
     
  10. MrWesson

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    Mine would be my .22 pistols because they are cheap and fun to shoot at long distances.
     
  11. Guns and more

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    I would pick a CZ-75 SP-01.
    I did.
    It is as reliable as a crowbar, looks good, great ergos, heavy and steady, large capacity magazines. Since it is 9mm, ammo is affordable.
     
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    .22 Henry lever at small metal targets that fall over when you hit them
    Pure fun and cheap.
     
  13. 19-3Ben

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    My S&W 19-3. Absolutely FLAWLESSLY smooth DA trigger, super crisp SA pull. Low recoil with .38spl. Never fired a single round of .357 from it. It's not a defensive gun for me, so I have no desire to do so.
     
  14. russ69

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    The one I remember to take to the range. They are all fun.

    Thanx, Russ
     
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    I make it a point not to own any firearms that aren't enjoyable to shoot, but right now I am having a blast with my Sig 522 with a primary arms red dot sight on it. I don't own a 556 and don't intend to, but Sig has done a great job with the 522 (except for the lack of any sights). I don't mind putting a ton of rounds down range either, which is a major plus. I don't think I would find it nearly so much fun if I weren't a member of a private range with few formal rules.
     
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    My Mosin... shooting at little metal targets that totally disappear when you hit them.:D
     
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    My Mosin M44 is a blast, literally. The 3-foot flame that clears the ground 4' in front of me brings a smile to my face. Milk jugs, paint cans and oil containers blowing their lids 15' into the air from 50yards away or standing a 3' 2x6 on end and shooting it dozens of times from 100 yards and it never falls over is pretty cool.
     
  18. sprice

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    i think this forum really needs a "like" button, like on facebook :D
     
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    My Mosin M38(m44 without bayonet) is a blast to shoot but where I am now the ranges aren't really large cal friendly and I am thinking about selling her.
     
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    You will need it for the zombies!!!! What other rifle can you bayonet them from across the street, blast them from 500 yards easily, and then when you run out of ammo use the rifle as a most effective club! No AR can hold up to Zombie gore like the Mosin, I will bet!It just runs off of Cosmoline.:rolleyes:
     
  21. Erik M

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    I should also mention my GP100 6" with a Houge monogrip. With over the counter .38's its a real winner.
     
  22. texgunner

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    I shot with one of those this morning. Although I wouldn't call my handloads "powderpuff." :evil:

    I've really come to have more fun with my revolvers, especially the big bores.
     
  23. Jbabbler

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    My afore mentioned Mosin-Nagant M44 is almost a full foot shorter than the Mosin Infantry Rifles. It isn't as good for reaching across busy streets to stab unsuspecting Zombies.

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    My SA stamped Mosin-Nagant M28, however, most likely put fear into many young Soviet Red Army soldiers that happened to be on the receiving end of her. :)

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    The M38 is an outstanding carbine. I was looking for one when i bought my M44. They are getting harder to find these days.
     
  25. Furncliff

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    Having my eldest daughter with me for a shooting outing, along with her favorite Marlin 1894c loaded w/ .357 magnums. Beware the zombie milk jugs at 30 yards. Tint the water in the milk jugs red for added effect.:D
     
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