Favorite guns

Discussion in 'Firearms & Ammunition' started by Jay Kelley, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. Jay Kelley

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    I saw (and participated in) a thread a while back that asked for your three favorite rounds. I have a different question - what three guns from your current collection would you keep if you could only keep three

    Here are mine

    Mossberg .22 Semi-Auto
    Winchester 94
    Remington 870 (20 gauge)
     
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    good thread jay
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    and 375 HH (mainly because l havnt had the opportunity to hunt with it yet ,and both the fellas that have have, both taken good stags with her )
     
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    7mm Rem Mag in a Super Grade Win Model 70
    300 Win Mag in a Browning A-bolt
    416 Rem in Win Model 70
     
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    BAH! This thread sucks. Whadaya mean just THREE? :heh:

    Does this include shotguns? If so...

    1. Remington 541s .22 LR (*my dads old .22 - 40 years old or more and still going strong.)
    2. Browning Superlight Feather 20ga. straight-grip o/u (6# and just a delight in the field.)
    3. Montana 1999 actioned .375 H&H. (20" bbl, topped with a Leica 2.5-10x42 #1 ret.)

    If shotguns are not included...

    1. Rem. 541s .22 LR
    2. Merkel K1 7mm Rem Mag (Loop FX3 6x42 w/Ballistic Dot Ret.)
    3. Montana 1999 in .375 H&H

    Yeah, I could hunt the world over with that setup. BUT, if I had to sell off my, umm...collection I'd have quite a large spendable cash fund and my three gun collection might look like this:

    1. Rem 541s.
    2. Merkel K1 7mm RMag
    3. Some stupidly nice Double with exceptional wood in 450/400 and an Elephant to go with it. Verney Carron...Searcy...MAYBE a full custom Merkel Safari... But .450/.400. Yeah, I think so.
     
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    :rofl: I'll keep my eyes on the Classified the wife did take me buying a new 375 H&H pretty good.
     
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    My 3 favorites are:
    -Ruger 10/22 Compact 22 LR, great little gun, fun and cheap to shoot
    -My Winchester Model 70 270 Winchester, been hunting with it for 19 years (Im only 35) and it has never let me down
    -"Thumper" my Winchester Model 70 Safari Grade 375 H&H Mag, great gun, fun to shoot, haven't killed anything with in yet but I'm thrilled with it
     
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    I enjoy my CZ in .375 as well. A youngster I hunt with from time to time has a Ruger MkII in .270 - big medicine on anything deer size or smaller out to about 400 yards for him (I can't even see that far, hence the .30-30 in my line-up)
     
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    Great thread!

    I havent had the time to really build my collection but of the little i've amassed i think i would keep these three:

    1. 1960 winchester model 70 featherweight in 30-06 (i use 180 grain barnes tsx, excellent penetration, thrilled as can be with the gun) without a scope.

    2. AOC/SG 20ga (boxlock SxS made by Ugartechea, contracted and designed by Jon Hollinger)

    3. Ruger No.1 in .270 win. With a 2.5-10 scope
     
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    1) Remington 700 "Classic" in 35Whelen
    2) Remington 700 bdl in 6mm Rem
    3) Bushmaster Varmiter in 223 Rem
     
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    This is incredibly painful...#'s 1 & 2 I just recently took to Namibia.

    In no particular order:
    1. Blaser R8 Kilombero .375h H&H: my newest most powerful hunting rifle which can also be converted to many rifles with a barrel swap.
    2. Browning bolt action 30-06: my first hunting rifle and I am extremely sentimental about it.
    3. Fulton AR-15 match service rifle: I shoot it competitively.
     
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    This is reality for normal SA citizens.

    This is what i have so far.

    6x45 (6mm 223) Custom.
    8x60s Brno 21H.

    Still got 1 spot open.

    Think it will be a 375H&H, Winchester Safari Express or the new SA made Musgrave. That is the dream anyway.
     
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    That's because you're a NINJA at hiding gun purchases from your wife. It's the UPS guy that sucks at hiding things.
     
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    .257 WBY
    .338 Lapua
    12ga pump
     
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    Do you hunt with the 338 Lapua? I assume so given that this is a hunting forum but just wondering what game you would pursue or have pursued with that round?
     
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    My 30-06 Sporter based on a 1941 Austrian
    My 223 Remm heavy Barrel Varmiter
    My Savage 110 in 308, a Plastic Stock Cheapie,, modded into a super star
     
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    M1 DCM Garand H&R .30-06

    Whitworth Express .375

    Remington 700 M40 (Vietnam era facsimile) .308 Win.

    Only one hunting rifle, but it will do it all.

    And no 35bore, the M40 aint for sale!!:D
     
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    :laughing: Oh come on ses sell it to him, he'll love it.:D
     
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    .375 H&H Musgrave K98 had it since 1991,I just love this one.
     
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    Wouldn't have even tried, if it is one of the last three you would keep in your safe. Great article BTW, very good read.
     
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    Hmmm... Tough one to decide, but here goes- I hope that no one from the government is reading and decides to take away what we value most....
    1: My Remington 700 BDL in 8mm Rem Mag.
    2: My Custom BNZ stamped 98 Mauser in 9.3x62
    3: My Winchester 70 Safari Express in 416 Rem Mag.
     

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