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Rifle enthusiasts, this one's for you.

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by WinchesterAA, Sep 14, 2007.

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  1. WinchesterAA

    WinchesterAA Member

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    Rifles are my specialty through and through. Shotguns I've got years of experience, but rifles came first for me. Pistols I'm getting a lot of experience in lately, but having shot a really large chunk of todays and yesterdays rifles, I've got a good solid grasp on what a real rifle needs...

    that being said, I'm embarking on a project to get my own firearm designs up and running. I need money for that, however, and that's where ya'll come in..

    I'm pretty sure the responses here won't surprise me much, but I'll never turn an idea down until I thoroughly contemplate it and decide it's not what my business will represent as far as quality and functionality go.


    What do you want out of your rifle? What rifles do you love, and why? What about those rifles you love do you wish was different?

    Do you like detachable magazines? Do you like a reliable system to feed stripper clips? How many rounds do you want in your rifle? How much or how little do you want it to weigh?

    What's something you want that isn't offered by anyone else?
     
  2. esmith

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    Cheap ammo to feed it.
     
  3. eliphalet

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    I think most of those questions would depend on if it is to be a sporting gun or military/home defence. Hunting I would like to see more choices in LH and removable magazines.
     
  4. Bartkowski

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    For hunting, a Rem 700 BDL is a great looking and peforming gun, all I would want is more caliber choice, as of now they offer what, 5 or 6 choices.
     
  5. rangerruck

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    A internal double stack mag that holds at least 4 rounds plus 1 in the pipe, so we can evenly divide the box of ammo, into two or four loadings.

    a fully adustable rear site, a receiver bridge, which will allow you to set up your scope mounts in more than just one exact place, and the bridge mus be high enough, so a 50 mm front scope bell, wont hit the rear site assy., even the long varmint type scopes. a bent , or dogleg bolt, or rear slant bolt, so that if you are using a longish scope, the handle doesn't hit the rear of the scope, like it will on a CZ.
    An adjustable trigger, or if not, a trigger that is 4 lbs or less from the factory.
    a decent recoil pad, allready on the back, if caliber is above say, 243.
     
  6. Clipper

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    A light (like 5lb or less loaded, with sling and good peep sights), short, bolt or pump in a good medium caliber like .260rem that won't cost $2000.00.
     
  7. chad1043

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    History, fun, and long lasting... I'll lean on the lever action 30-30. Nothing has proven it's equal.
     
  8. GunTech

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    I've been thinking about this as well. Take a CZ-527 in 6.5 grendel and put it into a light composite stock and you'd be pretty close. The wood stock version of the 527 carbine weighs 5.9 pounds.
     
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    Tasty. To expand on that idea further, why not give the CZ-547 a double stack flush five rounder with the capacity to take larger high caps.

    I also think iron sights are sadly undervalued and underused in 95% of the rifles on the market--the CZ's being the exception.

    Pump action rifles are an interesting idea that for some reason never seem to get much attention. In an intermediate chambering they can be incredibly fast and fun.

    Also, BALANCE is sadly hard to find in modern rifles. It used to be one of the key elements of rifle design, but these days the engineers just try to make the rifle lighter and lighter. This in turn makes recoil worse and worse. You can reduce FELT weight by many pounds if you understand how to get the balance right.
     
  11. Chrome

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    A double barreled break action rifle in 30.06 would be both awesome, and somewhat simple to accomplish. Like a No. 1 Ruger with a touch of high-class shotgun mixed in.

    I'd also like to see a semi-automatic .308 with the bolt lock option. So the rifle either functions as a semi or as a single shot at the flip of a switch.

    I'd also like to see a shrunken Garand in .22LR. But I'll keep dreaming on that one.

    Later,
    Chrome...
     
  12. MinScout

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    How about something along the lines of a European stalking rifle. A light-weight (6 lbs), break-action, sleek, elegant single shot with good solid iron sights and integral scope bases.
     
  13. SaMx

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    that light pump or bolt with good peep sights sounds nice. Maybe not only in .260 or 6.5 grendel, but in something more common too, like .243?
     
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    WinchesterAA;

    I'd like to see a Mauser actioned gun available with a left hand bolt that appears in calibers that are common, but the other makers of LHB guns don't/won't touch. For instance, 6mm Remington instead of .243. The .257 Roberts, 6.5 X 55 Swede, .280 Remington instead of the ubiquitous .270. That kind of thing.

    What in the world is to hard about screwing a 6.5 Swede barrel into a left handed action?

    I've written to CZ asking them to think about the above caliber choices if they decide to import LHB CZ550's.

    900F
     
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    I would like a nice, realtively inexpensive side-by-side double hunting rifle. Available in 30-06, 45-70 and what ever other calibers people like.

    If your game is not at least slowed down for you to reload by the second shot, shots 3, 4, 5+ are not going to matter.

    If New England Firearms and Thompson Center can make great singles, why not great doubles? The Chinese or the Russians are going to beat them to it.
     
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    6.5 Grendel in a highly-accurate single shot . . .
     
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    Chrome - you beat me to the double-barrel, break action 30-06 idea.

    I think it's a HUGE, gaping hole in the firearms market.
     
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    I would like to see more assault rifles using 7.62x39mm and the same mags. Everything ambidextrous.

    I'd also like to see more rifles coming standard with picatinny rails. *cough* AK's *cough*

    Most importantly, I'd like to see a grip feed assault rifle utilizing a telescopic 5.56mm cartridge. Am I asking for too much? :D

    I'd also like to see more rifles using the AK style long stroke gas operation system, fixed ejector, and generally I would like to see extremely simple rifles like the AK with the least amount of parts possible in the weapon. Lots of integration too, like the op rod and bolt carrier being semi-permanently together. No separate charging handle like the FAL or AR15. The rifle also must be as ergonomic as you can make it.
     
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    Something that looks life the older rifles, nicer. Todays rifles just don't look as good. 4 rounds plus one in the chamber and some peep sights. Aside from that, not much else. A Garandsh gun would be nice in a different caliber, same general design and conept, just in different calibers.
     
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    For a semiautomatic, military style rifle it needs to use commonly availible mags. 5.56mm use AR mags, 7.62x39mm use AK mags, .308 use FAL/HK mags...you get the picture. I wanted to buy a .308 AR, but every one I looked at had factory specific mags that cost 40-60 dollars apiece.
     
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    To elaborate on the pump rifle, one of my favorite rifles is my wife's Remington 141. If that rifle was made lighter, with a 20" barrel, and a Savage-type rotary magazine (detachable or not, though the twisted tube mag it was made with is indeed suitable for pointed bullets anyway), in 243, .260, etc, with maybe a light composite stock, it would be right up my alley. would a tang-mounted safety be pushing it?
     
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    I want to see proven designs married with ergonomics and flexibility/modularity.

    For instance, the Masada has done a great job (on paper) of taking great ideas, common parts, and coming up with a new platform to use them on.

    I am not sure which types of rifles you plan on building, military style, hunting and/or target rifles?

    The AR15 and it's variants tend to be the most popular among people in the US. Something along those lines would surely a good place to start and have success IMO... Something in 5.56, w/ a chrome lined barrel (not an HBAR!!), and uses AR15 mags...
     
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    I think there might be a trend moving towards bullpup designed weapons. To have an accurate rifle in such a compact design is something everybody wants. Iv'e never seen a bullpup that just didn't look wierd to me. But regardless, that something you might want to take a look at. RockyMountainTactical said it best: Use AR15 mags. There are so many in the market its rediculous. That said, Give the operator Dozens of options. The AR is loved because you can do almost ANYTHING to it. Those 3 Options would spell success for me!
     
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    straight pull bolt similar to the schmidt rubin action, with the 3 pairs of locking lugs similar to the sako bolt that lock into the rear of the barrell, allowing a light aluminum reciever, with an adjustable trigger similar in design to the howa. Nice wood, internal 5rd double stack mag with some nice wood to boot would make for a light, quick and simple stalking rifle in 260 rem, 30-06, 338rem. Or similar action with a thumbhole stock, heavy fluted floated barrel and 10 rd box mag in 204, 22-250, 7mm-08, 308 should be a nice target gun.
     
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    I would really like to see a semi-auto version of the AK SMGs such as the Bison. I think it should be chambered in 9mm, .40, 10mm, & .45. I'd love to get one of these and SBR it.

    Barrett
     
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