Interesting Question. I have thought of this before in terms what if I had the choice of only one of my current rifles. I have nice doubles and other rifles, my original choice would have been my ruger magnum 375hh as the caliber covers so many situations and workmanship in rifle and ability to shoot anyone else’s ammo is amazing, point of impact hardly changes. Then I acquired an old sako (used for clients) 375hh I had a magnaported barrel in shed I had it fitted. It has a synthetic stock that just fits. my youngest daughter uses it. It’s light, one of the most accurate guns I have owned, points great. It covers most game, looks a bit ugly but it would most likely be the one I would chose. It owes me about $450.Hey guys,
I currently own 2 centre fire rifles that are 'nearly' perfect except for a couple of things...
1.) Winchester M70 CRF Synthetic Matte in .338WM.
This rifle is nearly perfect in every way. It looks great, long 26" magna ported barrel, great trigger, accurate and feeds perfectly.
As I said nearly perfect except for one thing... the magazine follower is plastic!
Does this matter?
Probably not but it does bug me a little bit and it's the only thing I would change on this rifle.
And it seems I'm not the only one who feels this way as replacement metal ones are all sold out in Australia!
2.) Zastava M70 .458WM.
I love this rifle. Accurate, powerful, feeds & ejects perfectly and the Hogue aluminium bedded stock is strong and comfortable.
Apart from the stock everything is steel and it's nearly perfect... nearly.
What stops it from being perfect is that the trigger isn't that great, being creepy and a bit heavy (although sufficient for a .458) and the safety is a bit spongy.
I know these can be replaced but they don't bug me enough to do that. It just stops it from being perfect...
Lastly - and this is going to sound a bit funny, what bugs me a bit is that it doesn't 'look' like a .458! The other .458's I've owned had that safari look, ebony tips, cross bolts, etc... they just looked like big bore rifles. They had that look...
Mine doesn't have that look and by looking at it you couldn't tell it was a big caliber. But once again I'm not changing a thing as the rifle is so comfortable and practical I'm leaving it be!
So there you go, 2 examples of 'nearly perfect' rifles... oh so close...
Who else owns 'nearly perfect' rifles?
What are they and what would you change?
Looking forward to hearing everyones replies