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must have rifles in a collecction

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by 10-Ring, Apr 5, 2008.

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  1. 10-Ring

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    I've been primarily a handgun guy -- and over the eyars, I have a few but I've recently bit bit by the rifle bug. In the last 12-18 months, I've gone from none to a AR in 223 & one in 9mm, a Marlin 336 in 35 rem and a M1a. In my mind (at least my rationalization at this point), it's not a collection until you get to 6 ( :D ) so, what am I missing?
    Thanks for the advice in advance ;)
     
  2. jkingrph

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    Marllin 39a Ruger #1 Swiss K 31. M-1 Garand.
     
  3. Onmilo

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    +1 on the M1 Garand
     
  4. taliv

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    an EDM Arms Windrunner in 50bmg (since you're in cali, you can keep it at my house in TN and come visit it on weekends)

    a tubb2k in 6mmXC

    an SR25 in 308win

    an AI-AWP in 6.5x47Lapua

    and at least 2 more AR15s
     
  5. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    I don't think there are any must-haves, since the basis of a collection can vary in a nearly infinite number of ways - it's just whatever floats your boat - it's all good, as the kids say! :) Only "must have" I'd say, is not a RIFLE, but a CALIBER - I'd say everyone needs at least .22 long rifle, rifle.
     
  6. casio02478

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    You got to have one from the warsaw pact. A AK of some type is order, sir!
     
  7. Nanook

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    I think somewhere in the Constitution it's mandatory to own a .30-30 lever gun. :D

    If it isn't there, it should be. Kidding aside, it is one of the quintessential American guns, like a 1911 or a 12 gauge pump shotgun.

    Lever guns are fun in whatever caliber. And I agree with the M1 Garand completely.

    Just something about those guns.
     
  8. Vern Humphrey

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    For a rifle collection:

    First and foremost, a pre-'64 Model 70 Winchester (preferrably in .30-06.)

    An M1 Garand.

    An M1903 or M1903A3 Springfield.

    A Winchester M52 .22 LR

    A Winchester M94 .30-30.

    After you have those, get what you want.;)
     
  9. Auburn1992

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    a .22lr
     
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    M1 garand and ar15 or ak
     
  11. DWH

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    Don't forget the 12 gauge!
     
  12. plexreticle

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    Anything with a true Mauser action.
     
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    rem 700
    swede mauser
    enfeild
    mosin nagant
    win 30-30
    marlin .22 auto
    single shot .22 to teach the kids
    AR-15
    Ak-47
    sks
     
  14. TIMC

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    What ever tickles your trigger finger. Anything else is just somebody else's collection.
    I have quite a few of what most would call "should have" guns but then I have run off into the eclectic realm with some. Get what you like and make it yours and yours alone. You will enjoy it more.
     
  15. Ash

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    You need a Mossberg 810 in 7mm Rem Mag.

    Ash
     
  16. transformerguru

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    depends your budget :)

    +1 on the Garand BUT they tend to breed like any other mil surplus
     
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    Mosin!
     
  18. lee n. field

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    Some .22 rimfire. Almost doesn't matter which, as long as it's not an AR-7.
     
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    all of them
     
  20. DSAPT9

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    What you’re missing is a bolt action with a good scope on top. I am personally a .308 fan but a good 30-06 will do as well. This would round out your collection well. If you go with the .308 you can use the same ammo as the M1A.

    A good Remington 700 tactical with at least a 3x9 on top would be nice.


    Have a good day

    Remember:
    Plan for the worst, Hope for the best and if you land on your feet running life is good!!!
     
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    -An M1 Garand - Better yet, THREE+ (still cheap right now...and you gotta use the stacking swivel)
    -A good bolt-action in .308, .270, 30-06 or another "full-sized" round - with a good scope
    -A good .22 rifle - bolt or semi-auto
    -An AR15
    -An AK or SKS 7.62x39

    PLUS...

    -One or more "expensive" milsurps - 1903, 03A3, Swedish Mauser, K31...
    -One or more "inexpensive" milsurps (including ammo cost) - Mosin Nagant, 8mm Mauser...
     
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    At least 1 AK, 1 SKS, and one 22lr.
     
  23. moewadle

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    Something in 45-70

    It is a cartridge with history, romance, and wonderful ballistics in a neat, old-fashioned sort of way....and some wonderful rifles are being made in this caliber. Get one with with an historic look....like a high-quality single-shot with a tang sight (no scopes allowed). Then challenge yourself to see what you can do with that and some marksmanship.
     
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    I forgot to add -- a 30-30. Winchester 94 or Marlin 336.

    But unless you need an every-day carry rifle (for which a 30-30 lever is perfect - and moves to the top of the list), I think a lever action falls below the list I posted above.
     
  25. 10-Ring

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    I've got a couple AR's and the M1a so I'm not really interested in the AK...maybe I missed the boat on that one but it just does nothing for me. As for the 30-30, I already have the Marlin 336 in 35 rem so my lever action need is filled. I'm doing my homework for a bolt gun. I shoot lefty so I'm looking at the Tikka T3 and the Rem 700. I'm leaning towards the Tikka because it's the road less taken :D and has a certain coolness about it.
    After that, I may start looking for a 22, it's just not a priority

    Oh, as for shotguns -- I have a couple -- a Winchester Defender and a Beretta 391 :cool: so that niche seems filled too :cool:
     
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