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    My wife loves her Ruger American in .308 Win...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raycetpfl View Post
    I got that one for cost. It's a $2000 rifle and I got it for $500 bucks.
    Since I have no need to pretend I am a soldier.. I have alway put off buying an M4 because I don't like the little chunk of lead it throws. Now a semi-auto precision rifle in 30/06? well that I can get behind and had to take her home.
    The gas system is adjustable so you can shoot hot ass rounds out of it and turn the gas system up and down as needed to run the bolt. Recoil is ridiculously low out of it even with warm rounds.
    Nice rifle, and a great bargain you got for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by submessenger View Post
    I had an old Winchester 63, I always loved that gun. Found out in the back pasture of our ranch, along with an over/under 12 gauge. That one was mangled beyond repair, but my grandfather paid to have the 63 fully restored for me. Unfortunately, somebody stole it in a house robbery about 5 years later, but it was my constant companion when at the ranch. I'd like to try to get another one, someday.

    Those are sweet rifles. I've got an Model 61 that my Dad bought new in the 60s.

    I feel your pain on the burglary. Someone stole a custom .308 Win. my Dad gave me for high school graduation present in 1981...
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    I don't own any single shot rifles yet, but I will some day. In order of most fired to least: semi auto, lever action, bolt action, and pump action. Currently I'm probably enjoying my side folding CSA Vz58 the most. I have shot tens of thousands of rounds through AR pattern rifles, so I tend to shoot those with the most fluidity. If I had to go grab a gun right now for any purpose, it'd either be the Vz58 or one of several AR pattern rifles I own. Unless it was to fend off elephants. Then I'd probably go for the Henry 45-70.
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    For actual "tactical whatever the ****", I'm a huge fan of the AK action, even though I just own what amounts to an M4 with a quad rail and no funswitch. I have a lot more fun shooting old military surplus bolt guns thought.

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    From a practical standpoint, I have everything I need to tear down and rebuild an AR pattern rifle, up to and including spare parts, calipers, specs to ensure proper tolerances, and modified headspace gauges for .223 family cartridges. I can pretty much do it from memory, too. With that, decent suppressor compatibility, predictable and acceptable fouling cycles, and the largely sealed action, it is sort of my favorite by default. Once an AK pattern rifle goes down, it is not always easy to get running again. The lack of a well sealed action also causes issues when you start introducing foreign matter into it, and it's not like you can swap major parts like the barrel out all that easily. I don't know if the Vz58 has similar issues given the sheer openness of the action, and the short stroke gas piston. I know they don't suppress well, though.

    That said, nothing puts a smile on my face like an old milsurp bolt gun or a well made lever action. Apparently I own too many rifles to be good at choosing a favorite action.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cassius View Post
    From a practical standpoint, I have everything I need to tear down and rebuild an AR pattern rifle, up to and including spare parts, calipers, specs to ensure proper tolerances, and modified headspace gauges for .223 family cartridges. I can pretty much do it from memory, too. With that, decent suppressor compatibility, predictable and acceptable fouling cycles, and the largely sealed action, it is sort of my favorite by default. Once an AK pattern rifle goes down, it is not always easy to get running again. The lack of a well sealed action also causes issues when you start introducing foreign matter into it, and it's not like you can swap major parts like the barrel out all that easily. I don't know if the Vz58 has similar issues given the sheer openness of the action, and the short stroke gas piston. I know they don't suppress well, though.

    That said, nothing puts a smile on my face like an old milsurp bolt gun or a well made lever action. Apparently I own too many rifles to be good at choosing a favorite action.
    Yeah. The AK is very much a disposable design. Simple issues can be fixed with some elbow grease and a rock, but anything beyond that involves a hydraulic press and a bunch of dies. I just like the affirmative mag lockup and how easy it is to clean. Also the guns just tend to fit me better for whatever reason. I don't particularly like where the charging handle is on the AR, and the fact that if you don't really make sure the mag is seated it will fall right the **** out as soon as you go to charge the thing is annoying. Yes, I realize it's partially a training issue, but I still prefer the rock and lock style of magazine engagement on the AK.

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    I'm split between the Mauser 98 bolt action and the lever action.

    More specifically, the old FN commercial 98 Mauser action. And, on the lever side, the Winchester 94. Nothing wrong with the Marlin, and I know the arguments for the Marlin over the Winchester, but the Winchester 94 carbine just feels like a better balanced and handling rifle to me.

    Since Mausers are getting harder to come by these days than in years past, I feel I should probably give a nod to the Winchester Model 70s. Since Winchester moved manufacture of the Model 70 to S.C. and went back to CRF, it's been my unfulfilled obsession to add one to my collection.

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    My favorite rifle to shoot these days is an AR15. I've got a bunch in different setups. I started shooting them when I went through the academy years ago. When I bought my first guns, I bought what I was familiar with. First was a Mossburg 500 because I shot them and broke them down so much that I was comfortable with them. Plus I saw the abuse we put them through and knew I would never come close to that. Then I bought a pistol and AR. For the longest time my favorite rifle to hunt with was a Savage .308. Then I got squirrely and put a bull barrel on it and a thumb through stock. Well, I still like to hunt with it, but now days my hunting spot is way the **** in the back woods. One day, it was hot and we were going to scout some new spots so I took my AR10 instead. I've been hunting with it ever since just because it is so light and easy to carry.

    But for recreational shooting. I love my AR. It is fun to shoot, doesn't beat up my shoulder, the ammo is super cheep (I stopped reloading it because it is to cheep right now) and the ease of changing barrels out makes it fun to see what I can do with different setups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BKR View Post
    I am requesting you to post a copy of your man card to verify your gender for taking so long to shoot that rifle.

    I hope you just bought it yesterday, in which case, OK, you get a pass for now...

    I like them all, although I have shot very few semi-auto centerfire rifles out side of a the Mini-30 and AK-47.

    I have a weakness for single shots, though, as I've hunted with one for a 3 decades now.


    If I could afford one...






    First deer with same rifle 3 years ago...


    I think I've got a couple of photos from when I was young and skinny at home, LOL...
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