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Old 03-13-2012, 12:41 AM   #1
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Default Do you prefer the rifles of today or of yesteryear?

Call me crazy but I'm kind of partial to older rifles. I own quite a few from the 40's to the late 60's and just adore them. Actions seem so much smoother(not because of being over or well used) , the stocks have a warmth and feel to them unlike the guns of today. It just seems like when they were made the craftsmen cared more. Just my 2 cents

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I hear ya. I'm only 28, but, my 2 favorite are older than me. Got a Ithaca 25-06 built in 70 and a model 70 30-06 built in 1957. Both shoot sub moa. The lines are beautiful and the actions are silky smooth. I wish I could have lived before rifles had to be "politically correct" with short actions and composite stocks and performance robbing "lite" rifle features. I don't trust plastic. I want blued chrom-moly steel and walnut stock. Carbon barrels and composite stocks can kiss my &$@.

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I hear ya. I'm only 28, but, my 2 favorite are older than me. Got a Ithaca 25-06 built in 70 and a model 70 30-06 built in 1957. Both shoot sub moa. The lines are beautiful and the actions are silky smooth. I wish I could have lived before rifles had to be "politically correct" with short actions and composite stocks and performance robbing "lite" rifle features. I don't trust plastic. I want blued chrom-moly steel and walnut stock. Carbon barrels and composite stocks can kiss my &$@.
I love all guns but the pre 64's an the old,94's just have that feel to them. I guess its the history behind them ,where they have been, the game they have taken, I sure love lookin at them an thinking about that stuff
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I would take my 1984 Belgium made browning bar 30-06 over a new one any day and the same with my grandpas old model 70 in 308 he passed down to me

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I'm old and I prefer the older guns, though many of them are out of sight price wise. As a result, I have some modern ones mixed in with my older ones. One example is my Remington model 722 in .244 Remington w/ the 1 in 12 inch rifling twist. A true classic.
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I'm old and I prefer the older guns, though many of them are out of sight price wise. As a result, I have some modern ones mixed in with my older ones. One example is my Remington model 722 in .244 Remington w/ the 1 in 12 inch rifling twist. A true classic.
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I hear ya. I'm only 28, but, my 2 favorite are older than me. Got a Ithaca 25-06 built in 70 and a model 70 30-06 built in 1957. Both shoot sub moa. The lines are beautiful and the actions are silky smooth. I wish I could have lived before rifles had to be "politically correct" with short actions and composite stocks and performance robbing "lite" rifle features. I don't trust plastic. I want blued chrom-moly steel and walnut stock. Carbon barrels and composite stocks can kiss my &$@.
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Have spent 45 years collecting, researching, and shooting guns built before 1960. So one vote for early guns. I dont shoot plastic guns.

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I'm gonna have to go with the yesteryears rifles.
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Lets see, I have a few. 90% are older then I am. I'll be 50 this year. Don't get me wrong, the 2 newer bolt rifles I own are incredable peices of machinery. I also like Semi autos, which are newer military types. For pure shooting, fit, finish, anything before 1962. My oldest, modern cartridge bolt gun is from 1907.

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