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Posted 04 October 2012 - 07:56 AM

Well the wife is going back to work part-time and my gun budget is starting to look pretty good, as long as I can keep her from spending it on more hand guns (she has purchased two in the last two months, a M&P 40 and a Ruger 9mm) I'll be able to purchase a new gun. Just trying to decide on rifle or shotgun.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 07:58 AM

Depends on what you want to use it for.
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Posted 04 October 2012 - 01:58 PM

Let your wife go hog wild,
You don't see that to often.
Tell her it is an investment,
incourage her.
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Posted 04 October 2012 - 08:27 PM

She knows that if she wants it she can have it, looking at a Ruger or a M&P 22 to practice with so she can shoot a lot more than using either the M&P 40 or the Ruger LC9 .

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:05 PM

Depends on what you want to use it for.


Yep. The available hunting opertunities in your area could make a big difference too. Where I live, a shotgun can keep me hunting most all year. My rifles don't see near as much use.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:25 AM

Depends on what you want to use it for.


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Posted 06 October 2012 - 07:12 AM

The Ruger 10-22 is a great little plinker,
It is not expensive, and it is dependable.
The only con in my opinion is the clip,
It needs a larger clip, also inexpensive.
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Posted 06 October 2012 - 07:48 AM

This next rifle will be a "want" not a need, lol I have a 300 Win Mag, Win Feather weight in 270, a ruger 243, a 25 wssm in an AR, 223 in AR, Savage 223, Mossberg 17 HMR, 30-30 lever action, Henry 22 (golden boy) CZ 22, a couple of old 22s and shotguns, Win Super X Model 1 in 12 gauge Browning BPS(turkey model) 12 gauge, 20 gauge side by side. As you can see I really don't need a new rifle just want one, I'm thinking about a custom (everyone needs a least one custom) in 6.5 x 47 lapua or some other cal. for a long range shooter.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 04:41 PM

Just don' t go buy the Ruger Gunsight Scout rifle I just saw at the gunshop. That one is mine. I already convinced my wife I DESERVE that for my 45th birthday! Haha :-)

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 04:45 PM

Why not an AR10 in 6.5 Creedmore? They are pricey though.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 01:42 PM

This next rifle will be a "want" not a need, lol I have a 300 Win Mag, Win Feather weight in 270, a ruger 243, a 25 wssm in an AR, 223 in AR, Savage 223, Mossberg 17 HMR, 30-30 lever action, Henry 22 (golden boy) CZ 22, a couple of old 22s and shotguns, Win Super X Model 1 in 12 gauge Browning BPS(turkey model) 12 gauge, 20 gauge side by side. As you can see I really don't need a new rifle just want one, I'm thinking about a custom (everyone needs a least one custom) in 6.5 x 47 lapua or some other cal. for a long range shooter.


Ever considered a blackpowder cartridge rifle like a Sharps or a Remington rolling block? Big slow bullets at long range with iron sights is alot of fun! Booom..ssssssssssssssssssssssssss...TWANG!!!!

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 02:18 PM

clampdaddy, I have thought about a Sharps or maybe even a traditional muzzel loader kit from Track of the Wolf.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 06:34 PM

There are alot of companies that are turning out some really nice Sharps reproductions. An American made rifle will generally cost about a grand more than a comparable Italian made rifle. I have one in 45-110 and it is a hoot but I would strongly recommend a 45-70. The cost of brass really goes up once you go bigger than the 45-70.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:19 AM

I have considered getting a reproduction like the Sharps (Billy Dixon model) not sure of the cal.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 06:18 PM

This next rifle will be a "want" not a need, lol I have a 300 Win Mag, Win Feather weight in 270, a ruger 243, a 25 wssm in an AR, 223 in AR, Savage 223, Mossberg 17 HMR, 30-30 lever action, Henry 22 (golden boy) CZ 22, a couple of old 22s and shotguns, Win Super X Model 1 in 12 gauge Browning BPS(turkey model) 12 gauge, 20 gauge side by side. As you can see I really don't need a new rifle just want one, I'm thinking about a custom (everyone needs a least one custom) in 6.5 x 47 lapua or some other cal. for a long range shooter.


Okay - you just lost any sympathy I was feeling!!

You need a .45 Colt lever.

EVERYONE should own at least one.

Fun as hell to shoot with standard and cowboy loads, and with Corbon/Buffalo bore/etc hunting loads, serious game rifle ranges =< 100yards.




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