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PostSubject: Rifles,Shotguns,Carbines, and sub guns.   Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:32 pm

That's right, anything with a stock on it. Very Happy

I'm not much of a hunter, so most of the long guns I've owned down through the years have been milsurp or the nasty and dreaded 'assault rifle'...



Had a buddy that had an MP-44.
That was back when you could buy surplus 9mm for about 3.50 a box. Had tons of fun with that thing.

As for what I've actually owned.

I guess my favorite would be a Mossburg 590. Not worth much for rabbit hunting but I imagine it woulda made a real good 'varmint gun'... It reminded me of the old old old Winchester commercials, "Load it on Sunday, and shoot it all week long" Very Happy

Back when I had that Blackhawk I spoke of in the Pistol thread I had a Lever Action Carbine chambered in .357 Mag to match it, can't remember who made it, I think it was a Rossi but I might be mistaken.

As for real rifle cartridges... I had a Savage 110 in .270 with a 3-9 adjustable bolted on top. I kept that rifle for years. Probably the best bang for the buck, at least back then... I haven't been rifle shopping in a long time...Never could get two rounds into the same hole but more times than not it could make 'em touch at 200yds (off a bench, I aint that good Very Happy )

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PostSubject: Re: Rifles,Shotguns,Carbines, and sub guns.   Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:31 pm

.54 cal hunk o'lead,,,,100 grains of black stuff,,,crammed down 12 inches of hand cannon,,,,,squeeze the trigger if you dare,,,,
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PostSubject: Re: Rifles,Shotguns,Carbines, and sub guns.   Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:33 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Rifles,Shotguns,Carbines, and sub guns.   Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:12 pm

Fox Sterlingworth Double Barrel 20 Gauge.
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PostSubject: Re: Rifles,Shotguns,Carbines, and sub guns.   Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:17 pm

I have a number of long guns but I enjoy plinking with my Colt AR-15 the most, I guess.

My Remington .270 is fun for the occasional deer and for long range target fun.
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PostSubject: Re: Rifles,Shotguns,Carbines, and sub guns.   Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:14 pm

I had a rifle collection of WW2 pieces,tried to get several from each country.
I sold most of them when I married 10 years ago.Most impressive looking was
a mint Soviet SVT-40 semi-auto with a muzzlebrake.Most accurate was a 1903
Springfield circa 1942,even outperformed my M1 National Match.I love target
shooting rifles when the range is not full of greenhorns.I used to get a black
and blue shoulder in the summertime from the recoil of those rifles,would shoot
50 rounds 8mm Mauser and be stiff for days.

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PostSubject: Re: Rifles,Shotguns,Carbines, and sub guns.   Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:38 pm

My personal favorite is my Marlin Lever-bolt 30-30 great all around brush gun.

I'm in the market for a good reliable wooden stock .308 and favor this one:

The CZ 550 American

For shotguns I like the Remington 870, nothing fancy, just reliable as a rock
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PostSubject: Re: Rifles,Shotguns,Carbines, and sub guns.   Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:41 pm

A friend came across the ever popular 7.62x.39 (you know the one) - it was fun to shoot but the thought of getting caught with it gave him a case of the nerves so he sold it. A sweet action, like a rockin chair in your arms! Lots o fun to shoot.

My own guns:
Browning Citori 12 gauge 26" field gun
Browning A bolt .270
Remington 870 express 12 gauge (fantastic duck gun!!)
Ithaca 37 featherweight 12 gauge
6.5x.55 Swedish Mauser, still packed with grease when I got it. Very long and heavy with flip up iron sight, also very, very accurate. Greate coyote gun.

Guns I'd like to own:

Marlin 45/70 lever action
S&W 41 mag
A brace of Browning pump shotguns, 20 and 28 gauge
Browning Gold 12 gauge, 3 1/2"
Remington 17mm centerfire

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PostSubject: Re: Rifles,Shotguns,Carbines, and sub guns.   Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:50 pm

My 8x57 Mauser is like shooting a .22 It's so heavy I cannot imagine Germany fighting a war with it.

I still have an old CVA .45 black powder rifle I built. And a Steven's 12ga pump. At least I think it's a Steven's. Cannot hurt it so it's the perfect knockabout scattergun.

In my trap shooting days, I had a Winchester Model 12 trap. A Winchester Model 101 Pigeon Grade o/u that kicked like a mule. A Browning BT99 that I loved, and a Browning BPS that I wore the single shot selector out on. Shot a lot of trap.

I liked the Ruger Model 77 rifles. Had a Bicentennial .22/250, and a .358 Winchester. Affordable rifles for the average guy.

Various handguns. Model 15 and 19 Smiths. Bernadelli .380. Several Ruger Blackhawk's and more black powder pistols than I can count.

Cathy ain't big on guns.

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PostSubject: Re: Rifles,Shotguns,Carbines, and sub guns.   Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:54 pm

K1 - The 30-30 lever action is next on my list. It would be fun to carry while I ride my horse on the 1300 acres my friend owns in VA. I carry a holstered six shooter, too. Like I'm a cowboy or something. There are quite a few wild dogs running in packs up there in those hills. They attack the newborn calves, so we try to shoot anything that looks mangy, has no collar, and typically runs in a pack. I could tell some stories...

PD - I love my Browning Gold 12 ga. It's a super shotgun.
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PostSubject: Re: Rifles,Shotguns,Carbines, and sub guns.   Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:04 pm

What would you gents recommend for a good "everyday" [not really to be USED every day, but...] shotgun that won't break the bank? I'm finally back in CT, where I can have a longarm without too much hassle, but I am flat-out clueless about shotguns.

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PostSubject: Re: Rifles,Shotguns,Carbines, and sub guns.   Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:06 pm

Doc Manhattan wrote:
What would you gents recommend for a good "everyday" [not really to be USED every day, but...] shotgun that won't break the bank? I'm finally back in CT, where I can have a longarm without too much hassle, but I am flat-out clueless about shotguns.

I would say look into a Mossberg. Affordable and well made. Not the top of the line, but not the bottom either.
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PostSubject: Re: Rifles,Shotguns,Carbines, and sub guns.   Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:22 pm

Doc Manhattan wrote:
What would you gents recommend for a good "everyday" [not really to be USED every day, but...] shotgun that won't break the bank? I'm finally back in CT, where I can have a longarm without too much hassle, but I am flat-out clueless about shotguns.
I would respectfully not recommend the Mossberg, I've personally seen several of them simply not work, break or fall apart with normal use. The Remington 870 will, on the other hand, give you service you can measure in decades. A fellow I hunted with regularly for many, many years had an 870 and had a little ritual - He'd run an entire can of WD40 through his 870 at the beginning of every waterfowl season, period. Put it away for months, never break it down, just the annual WD40 treatment. It lasted almost 20 years and we hunted at least 3 times a week every fall and winter.

I love my Brownings but the 870 has proven to me that it is the gun to have when you need a shotgun that will simply last and perform in the worst of conditions. I've had mine about 8 years now, never failed me. Never needs attention. Shoots damned well.

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PostSubject: Re: Rifles,Shotguns,Carbines, and sub guns.   Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:49 pm

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Doc Manhattan wrote:
What would you gents recommend for a good "everyday" [not really to be USED every day, but...] shotgun that won't break the bank? I'm finally back in CT, where I can have a longarm without too much hassle, but I am flat-out clueless about shotguns.
I would respectfully not recommend the Mossberg, .

You certainly would get a better and more reliable shotgun with the 870. I can't argue that. I was trying to keep it at 300 bucks and under, though, I guess. I have a Mossberg 500 pistol grip (250 bucks) and have never had a problem with it. And I have friends with other Mossberg brands who have never had problems. But you do get what you pay for. The Remington 870 would be well worth the 400-800 dollar price, depending on the exact specs. I guess it all depends on what you define as "breaking the bank."
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PostSubject: Re: Rifles,Shotguns,Carbines, and sub guns.   Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:57 pm

I am also a strong proponent of Remington 870 over Mossberg. There used to be a nice package deal on the 870 Express 28 inch bird barrel and a rifled deer barrel (the is the model I had, sold it about 10 years ago, stupid move). Yes you can buy a more expensive shotgun, one day I'd love to have matching Berettas side by side break-open breech in 20 and 12 gauge. But for a throw in the trunk of the car or in the pick up everyday pump shotgun, I just don't think anyone does it better than the 870

PD I too would like a Marlin 45/70, I think they even chamber a .444 and .450 but I'd have to check. The Marlin lever-bolt action is sweetness itself Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Rifles,Shotguns,Carbines, and sub guns.   Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:18 pm

TallSmoke wrote:
K1 - The 30-30 lever action is next on my list. It would be fun to carry while I ride my horse on the 1300 acres my friend owns in VA. I carry a holstered six shooter, too. Like I'm a cowboy or something. There are quite a few wild dogs running in packs up there in those hills. They attack the newborn calves, so we try to shoot anything that looks mangy, has no collar, and typically runs in a pack. I could tell some stories...

PD - I love my Browning Gold 12 ga. It's a super shotgun.

There are several manufactures of level action 'cowboy' style guns, based on the Winchester 1894 model. I prefer the lever-bolt action by Marlin >>> http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firearms/xlr/default.asp

I've never scoped mine, use stock 'iron site' and can get a pretty decent grouping out to about 150 yards (the limit of my ancient eyes). For a brush gun for deer or varmints its pretty hard to beat.

Rossi made a nice collection of lever action pieces in a wide variety of pistol cartridges, if that sort of thing trips your trigger Laughing http://www.ampro.co.nz/products/rossi/rossi.htm#puma

I don't see them listed on the official Rossi website, so I wonder if they are still made http://www.rossiusa.com/
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PostSubject: Re: Rifles,Shotguns,Carbines, and sub guns.   Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:30 am

Favorite rifles: Either my Uberti 1874 Sharps (clone) in 45-90 or Winchester 1885 in 45-90 single shot rifles. Even me with my horrible eye sight has shot 518 grain bullets 400 yards bench-rest and hit a pie plate sized target eight out of ten times. I have been amazed of both the range and accuracy of these things even before I put the fancy sights on them. Favorite shot gun would be my 30+ year old Charles Daily Over/Under 12 gauge shot gun built by Miruko/Japan.
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PostSubject: Re: Rifles,Shotguns,Carbines, and sub guns.   Sat Jun 20, 2009 2:34 am

Oh man...I love all my guns, and I have well over a dozen.

I love my winchester 1300 12gauge, ar-15 with 20" heavy SS DPMS .223 upper, I WILL love my .50 beowulf AR-15 as soon as it is finished in a couple weeks. I also enjoy my mosin nagants, 8mm mauser, and even my .50cal Flintlock rifle Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Rifles,Shotguns,Carbines, and sub guns.   Sat Jun 20, 2009 2:36 am

Mikem wrote:
Favorite rifles: Either my Uberti 1874 Sharps (clone) in 45-90 or Winchester 1885 in 45-90 single shot rifles.

the local Sportsmans Warehouse has several Uberti 1874 Sharps, including one in .45-120!! I can't imagine the kick on that sucker, I believe they are all around $1200 to $17000
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PostSubject: Re: Rifles,Shotguns,Carbines, and sub guns.   Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:29 am

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Mikem wrote:
Favorite rifles: Either my Uberti 1874 Sharps (clone) in 45-90 or Winchester 1885 in 45-90 single shot rifles.

the local Sportsmans Warehouse has several Uberti 1874 Sharps, including one in .45-120!! I can't imagine the kick on that sucker, I believe they are all around $1200 to $17000
My sharps with the long range front and rear tang sights ended up running me close to $2000 when everything was said and done. As far as recoil goes my 45-90's are not as bad as one would expect. I have a Browning 1885 in 45-90 that I purchased used because the guy that owned it didn't like the recoil. He bought the thing and before even shooting had a custom Douglas barrel put on it. Put maybe twenty rounds through it and didn't like it. Found out that he was hot loading (pushing the max on the reloading charts) his bullets. I reload in the middle (41 grains of Accurate 5744 powder going out at around 1550 fps) or slightly above on the charts using a 500 grain bullet and haven't had any problems. I think that my 300 Win Mag or 7mm Mag kick worse.
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PostSubject: Re: Rifles,Shotguns,Carbines, and sub guns.   Sat Jun 20, 2009 9:10 am

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I was trying to keep it at 300 bucks and under
Gun prices must fluctuate a lot across the country. Here you can walk into Wal-Mart and buy an 870 express (synthetic stock, 28" barrel) for $300. Other sources are very close in price:

http://www.impactguns.com/store/047700255873.html

The Mossberg tends to be about the same price here in California.

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PostSubject: Re: Rifles,Shotguns,Carbines, and sub guns.   Sat Jun 20, 2009 9:22 am

Yeah but the California 870 has all that State Mandated Exhaust stuff on it..... Laughing Laughing Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Rifles,Shotguns,Carbines, and sub guns.   Sat Jun 20, 2009 9:43 am

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TallSmoke wrote:
I was trying to keep it at 300 bucks and under
Gun prices must fluctuate a lot across the country. Here you can walk into Wal-Mart and buy an 870 express (synthetic stock, 28" barrel) for $300. Other sources are very close in price:

http://www.impactguns.com/store/047700255873.html

The Mossberg tends to be about the same price here in California.

I was going by the MSRP at Remington. I'm sure Walmart buys in bulk and can knock 50 bucks or so off that.
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PostSubject: Re: Rifles,Shotguns,Carbines, and sub guns.   Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:38 pm

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Here you can walk into Wal-Mart and buy

They have Wal-Marts in California? affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Rifles,Shotguns,Carbines, and sub guns.   Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:49 pm

I guess I'm the only one with a bad Mossberg here, eh? I've got a 590 Mariner as one of my bear swatters and can't say I'm real fond of it. Durable as all heck, but picky about ammo. Cheap shell cases cause it to not feed properly. My 870 duck gun is older than I am and still works perfect, as well as looking almost new. I spoil that one though.

My current favorite is probably my Savage 110 SE in 458 Win Mag. This one just fits me better than most of my others, and has enough power to take down a pissed off grizzly when I'm fishing.

Close second would be my old Remington 700 in 30-06. Has a nice old wood stock my father made for it, but is unfortunately glass bedded all the way down so loses it's zero all the time. One of these days I'll get around to fixing that.
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