Favorite Firearms

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Favorite Firearms

Postby Ozarks Hillbilly » July 12th, 2009, 5:43 am

I was just curious what where some of your favorite firearms be it rifle, pistol or shotgun?

A few of mine are as fallows.
Hunting firearms
Remington 700 Sendero 25-06
Remington 870 Super Mag
SKB 500 O/U

sentimental firearms
Great Grandfathers  Stevens Favorite .22
Fathers Stevens 311 12 ga.
My first rifle I bought with my own money  Ruger M77 Varmint 220swift
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RE: Favorite Firearms

Postby nhtrkybstr » July 12th, 2009, 9:27 am

My favorite deer rifle is the browning BAR in .30-06 (which I am fortunate enough to own!)

For turkey it would be the benelli super black eagle with that tactical steady-grip stock (which I don't own)

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RE: Favorite Firearms

Postby grizzly » July 13th, 2009, 12:44 am

i have owned alot of different guns over the years. but there are four that i love first is a marlin model 60 22. it was my first gun next is a mossberg 500 in a 12 gauge it's kill a good many deer and turkeys now i have a mossberg 500 in 20 batam weigh camo finish with a 20 inch barrel and a 24 inch slug barrel that's becoming a fast favorite. last is my dad's 20 gauge ithaca deerslayer he got it in 1958 and before he pasted 5 years ago he killed over 40 deer with it[:D] wayne

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RE: Favorite Firearms

Postby mark hay » July 13th, 2009, 1:43 pm

If I were to list all the guns that I've owned and foolishly sold or traded away ,,,,,ya'll would tar n feather me .
Cz 527 Lux ,223 Rem. very light , very accurate, very reliable .
Marlin 880 sq , 22 long rifle ,,,,,,,tack driver
Lyman , Great Plains Rifle . 50 cal. ,,,1:60 twist ,,,ball shooter
Baikal , IZH43 ,SxS , 12 ga.
Favorite handgun is the Single Action Army Colt in 45 , with 5 1/2 inch barrel .
 My opinion of what is practical has changed many times in the last 40 years . Turkey and coyote hunting have been the biggest influence on my present evaluation what I need for practical sportin' arms . I have stopped shooting the big bore revolvers just because I don't want to risk any more hearing loss . I would rather hear the ''spit n drum'' than shoot the Colt .

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RE: Favorite Firearms

Postby rbewilson » July 13th, 2009, 4:23 pm

My would the mossberg 935,835 shootguns as for a hand gun it would be the Colt 45 1911 model or the Smiths 629 models,and for a rifle I am still looking at that one any suggestion?

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RE: Favorite Firearms

Postby Cut N Run » July 13th, 2009, 4:47 pm

Great topic.
Winchester Model 70 Featherweight with a Leupold 2.5 X 8 compact scope on top. I've got one in .308 and another in .30-06.  Both are great shooters. I bought the .308 new in 1982 and just got the .30-06 two years ago. I could have gotten plenty of other more expensive makes & models of rifles, this one fits like shaking hands with an old friend. That .308 has killed truckloads of deer. I look forward to using the .30-06 on Elk.
Ruger 77-22 in 22 Mag. stainless with a composite stock. 2X7 Nikon on top.  It is a true tack-driver. I wanted one since I first saw one.
I love my Benelli SBE II.  It is a turkey collecting machine. It has never jammed, even when I mix low brass field loads in with magnum turkey loads.
I always liked Ruger No. 1 or No. 3, but haven't gotten one yet.
I've used a Stevens single shot for decades, but forgot the model number...its been covered up with camo tape since the early-1980's.
I borrowed a Fox Model BSE 12 ga. side by side from a friend's father to duck hunt before lead shot was banned for waterfowl.  I could always shoot it better than most shotguns.
I have a Colt Model M .380, the only handgun I own.  It looks like a baby .45 Colt Model 1911. It shoots great.
My father-in-law took it off a Japanese soldier in WW II that he killed in Corregedor in the Philippines who had taken it off one of our boys. He also got a Nambu off that same soldier that went to my brother-in-law.
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RE: Favorite Firearms

Postby Bobbyparks » July 13th, 2009, 5:43 pm

I'm  pretty fond of my Benelli M1 Field 12 gauge for turkey, ducks and geese.

I like my Ruger Red Label 20 gauge over and under for pheasants and quail

I have great memories hunting with an old Remington model 760 30-06 pump that was replaced with a Winchester Model 70 Featherweight 30-06

I have both good and bad memories with an older model  Mossberg 835 shoulder buster
What I'd like is to get with one of you gun guys that know how to turbo charge these things and turn you loose on my turkey gun
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RE: Favorite Firearms

Postby Steve_In » July 13th, 2009, 5:53 pm

.54 fullstock flinter
.45 caplock halfstock
10 bore Jas Cooper SxS ML
18 bore Birmingham SxS ML, fast, light rabbit gun.
But if I had to choose just one it would be Rem 870 special field 20 gauge.
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RE: Favorite Firearms

Postby singleshot » July 13th, 2009, 6:00 pm

mossberg 835 , t/c triumph
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RE: Favorite Firearms

Postby Cut N Run » July 14th, 2009, 8:23 am

Left off that I'd really like to have a T/C Encore to hunt black powder for deer with.  I'd probably give up my wants for a Ruger #1 & # 3 if I got the right rifle barrel for the Encore.
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