Anyone ever get the urge to buy the "better" version of something they already have? I was raised that you buy what you need to get by because we didn't have a heck of a lot of money so it kind of carried with me. buy what works to get by. well I have hit a few home runs with things like buying a savage axis. man that thing will outshoot a rem 700 of the same setup. I really wanted a rem 700 but couldn't afford it and glad I got the savage. I have a Mossberg 500 I'm not too fond of but it gets the job done, 45-70 single shot that's heavy, cumbersome, etc but it only gets used 10 days out of the year for hunting so I figured save the money and run with that instead of buying a marlin. I picked up a 44mag for deer hunting and its a single shot too. I get the bug here and there to sell the single shots and the shotgun and foot the bills for something a bit "better" like a nice auto loader, marlin lever guns for the 45-70 and 44mag but that bug goes away after a month or so because I say well I use it 1 week a year why spend $500 on another rifle that just looks a little better and holds a few more rounds. im getting that bug again. hahaha.