for my bday present to myself. i love milsurps so it has to be that and these- NOT semi auto more than 60 years old either easy to mount a scope onto NON permanently or have aperture sights. preferably the latter. not impossible to reload for, i dont mind casting for the bullets either. accurate by means of at least 4" 100 yard groups. preferrably able to be better with handloads and last but not least- fun fun fun. +1 for rich history. I'm thinkin enfield .303 or MAYBE mas 36 (but because it doesnt have a rich history im not sure) of course there are the 1917's and 1903's....budget wise im looking at less than 1500.