Your Favorite Rifle

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  1. JShirley

    JShirley Administrator Staff Member

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    @tark, beautiful. thanks for sharing that with us.

    John
     
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  2. tallpaul

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    I have a few favorites... likely one of my my 45/70 Shiloh Sharps or one of my old German pellet rifles 20170923_134755 (1).jpg
     
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  3. marksman13

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    I honestly don’t know if I can choose a favorite, but the last rifle I would ever get rid of is my 6.8 SPC AR-15. It just fulfills all my needs for a rifle and it’s just the right weight for toting all day. 665335CB-1817-4ACF-8B75-C33807739029.jpeg
     
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  4. Seedy Character

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    Depends
     
  5. Scout21

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    10/22, baby!
     
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  6. Ignition Override

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    Favorite rifle.

    = my Favorite Gun. :) Period———-

    If you have a little patience..you can learn to pull Barely past the trigger “wall”, pause then continue. It is then much better.

    I don’t expect guns’ ergos to cater to me, and it’s not just about being a Lefty.


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  7. tallpaul

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    HKor PTR 91?
     
  8. Ignition Override

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    tallpaul:

    PTR-91, nib last March. Except for mistakenly Leaning/ Resting it on the magazine (just one rd./one time),
    It is 100 percent reliable.
     
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  9. Conelrad

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    Sweet stick.

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  10. Tallinar

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    H&R Classic Carbine in .45 Colt. Picked it up from another THR member years ago. Added a Williams rear sight and Skinner front site. Pleasure to shoot. It’s the one my kids always want to shoot.

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  11. Armored farmer

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    I've been watching for one of those....they're rare.
     
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  12. Chuck R.

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    Really have to break it down into "favorite rifle for:"

    Right now for "eastern KS whitetails out of blinds and stands" it's this Rem M7 in .260 Rem:

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    It shot OK while doing barrel break-in:

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    I missed my tgt weight by a few ounces, but it's still at 7lbs 7.8 ounces "all up" including 4rds and sling. I purposely went with the heavier profiled barrel to be able to practice longer strings.

    Previously this rifle with the sporter M7 barrel and HS Precision stock weighed in at 7.9lbs "all up" and I wanted a similar weight. The weight I saved with the carbon fiber stock I put into the barrel profile. The factory barrel would open up when hot (not a problem hunting) and fouled pretty badly also not big deal, but I like to practice and cleaning it just sucked.

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    "Trued" Rem M7 action with Timney trigger
    Pac Nor stainless super-match barrel in .260 Rem; 20" 1:8 twist, 3 groove, Bartlein 2B profile, fluted. Gives 2930 FPS with Nolser 120 BTs over H4350
    Bolt fluted and handle skeletonized (cosmetic, but IMHO looks cool)
    Manners MCS-EH8 carbon fiber stock in elite clear web (22 Ounces)
    Talley LW 1 piece rings
    Leupold VX3 HD 2.5-8x36 with CDS.
    Graphite Black Cerekote

    I'm working on the same treatment on another M7 in .350RM, so that will be my "favorite for doing something else", maybe "eastern KS whitetails that I want to make more deader quicker".
     
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    @Chuck R., nice rig!
     
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  14. tallpaul

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    I have an very early PTR with the A prefix heavy narrel and no flash hider that I need to shoot some more... I always liked the HK and was a pistol guy in my early 20's when they were only 460.00 in the stores. I wish I would have grabbed one of those and a 94 ? 9mm back then
     
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    My Rem 510 if I had a quarter for every 22 I put through it including my 5 sons training them to shoot with it I would never run out of money for ammo ever.
     
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    My Vz.58. It's the funny uncle everyone loves.
     
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  17. Ignition Override

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    tallpaul:

    In stark contrast to your interests, the combination of my Maadi AKM (etc), VZ-58 and especially this pair of PTR-91s has kept my handguns from really “growing” on me.

    A primary factor was storing lots of reserve 7.62x39 ammo years ago.
    Never had an “ammo panic” here. Instead, initiative,
     
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  18. 1948CJ2A

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    It refreshing to see a good number of wood-stocked rifles listed as people's "favorites".
     
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  19. EIB0879

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    My favorite is my Sako L691 in 300 Wby. It has a butter smooth action and on a bad day will put three rounds in .75 inch at 100 yards. The only downside is that it is heavy and it kicks like a mule.
     
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  20. Armored farmer

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    I may need to change my vote......!
    This just arrived:

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    It is a grail gun of mine....except the caliber.
     
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  22. JShirley

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    @Tallinar , Let me know, if you ever need to sell it. I have enough .45 Colt hunting ammunition for a few lifetimes...

    John
     
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  24. tallpaul

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  25. Gerd33

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    If I head to the range, this Marlin 57M (.22 WMR) is coming along regardless of whatever else I bring so I'm going to have to consider this my current favorite.

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