What is the worst rifle you have ever owned?

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The worst rifle I ever owned was an unknown brand of 22 that I paid 5 bucks for back in 75.
It was accurate enough but had the bad habit of blowing the head off cases now and then.
I used that thing every weekend for 12 months putting 500 rounds thru it each weekend, off hand at targets at ranges from 10 to 100 yards and even had mates throw cans in the air for me to shoot.
Even tho it had it's issues I still managed to have fun and improved my shooting no end. Back then a brick of 500 rounds was only $5.
C ant even remember what happened to that rifle but probably just gave it away.
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The worst gun I ever owned was a Model 110 Savage 30-06. Kicked like a brown mule! Viscious, sold it, but took years to get over the flinch. POS Brian
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My Stevens 200/savage 110 in 35 Whelen kicks like a kittens caress with 250 grainers at 2,700fps even without a muzzle brake.
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I can honestly state I stay away from any caliber with magnum in the name for exactly that reason. None of the 35 caliber rifles I use from 35 Remington up to 35 Whelan have ever bruised my shoulder. I have never had cause to try a "magnum" caliber as my 35's reach as far as I care to shoot. If it is too far, use your hunting skills to sneak closer. Good hunting.
 

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My most marginal rifle was my first, bought it when I was 15 years of age, for deer hunting in MN. It was the 740 Woodsmaster in .30-06. I believe it was only sold for one year and replaced by the 742 model. The rifle worked fine as long as I used "iron" sights. It's major fault was that if one had a scope mounted and disassembled the rifle for a thorough cleaning (gas operated semi-auto) one had to rebore sight the scope before shooting game. (Actually, that wasn't necessary if you didn't want to kill anything.) After posing as a gun vault protector for 25 years I cleaned it and took it one a deer hunt in WI. Not knowing the requirement to rebore sight the scope. I didn't come close to hitting anything I shot at with the scope. Did some research and found out why Remington replaced it with the 742 model.
 

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my first foray into the 7 mag was a ruger77 with the tang safety.
would not under any circumstances group on a foolscap page at 100 yds.
also after a while the stock split from the forend to back behind the receiver ring.
could only morally sell it for parts,
close second was a sako finnbear 30/06.
again would no group on a foolscap page at 100.
rebarreled it with a hart barrel and it shot extremely well, but one day on a mountain the trigger fell out of its hanger.
3rd worse was another ruger77, this time in 338mag.
the chamber was so oversized that a seating die served well as a fls die.
the case in front of the belt was the same diameter as the belt after firing, so headspace had to be on the shoulder.
interestingly that 338 would not give velocities as good as a 338/06, even with max loads.
it did however shoot about 2 moa.
in no case would the oz agents or their dealerships admit any fault or liability.
i was seen as an enemy, even though i had in faith spent money on their product.
i was told that the 30/06 is not an accurate cartridge.
with the new barrel it won a number of 200 yd scheutzen matches against schultz and larson target rifles and such.in those days at least, all a gun had to do was go bang to pass the selling test.
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Worst rifle I ever had was a Globe Firearms .303 British. It would only fire when it wanted to or if you "slapped it up side of the head".
I saw it at a gunsmiths shop and though "hey something different" (can't believe I traded a .303 Jungle Carbine for it.....still kicking myself)
Successive trips to the range started to yield interesting stubbornness to want to co-operate with me (an uncanny resemblance to marriage!!!).
I tried to fire it one day and she said no......wait for it.....bang. I was using factory ammo not cheap military stuff. So I though sticky firing mechanism. Cleaned it up. Came back to the range a week later. Squeeze....."click"....SOB was my first thought. Waited the 30 seconds or so before I cleared the action. Here's the fun part....went to pull the bolt back by the bolt handle and ...BANG the gun goes off. Much more non printable words as the bolt slammed my hand into my nose. After the stars and tears were cleared up it was back to the drawing board. Checked firing pin spring, trigger sear, etc and the usual culprits. Went back to the range a bit more apprehensive this time. Loaded a round (thank goodness it didn't fire), squeeze the trigger...."click"...hmmm. I was a bit smarter this time and hit the side of the gun and ...BANG.....BBBBBANG. The mag had five rounds in it. They was all gone!
I thought this is going back to the place I bought it from......but we had to try one more mag. I was brave and put 10 in the mag. Loaded up carefully pushed the bolt forward. No bang. Good I thought. Squeezed the trigger....BBBBBBBBBBang. The other people that were shooting beside me wanted to know why I was shooting a machine gun, and weren't thrilled about being peppered with brass casings. It went back to the store the next day. I guess that's what you get when you buy a $250 semi auto.
i'm sorry but I can't stop laughing long enough to catch my breath.
 

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