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Old 03-13-2012, 11:18 PM   #11
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Frankly, I like them all. I have my Garands, M1As, M1903s, Savage 99, Win 94, Marlin .444, old and new .22s and various others. Then there are the newer ones such as my M700 SS Milspec 5Rs, .22 match rifle and handguns, .45s, .44s, and .22s. Shucks, I just like em all. I don't believe there is a gun that I wouldnt like.
I do plan to hunt a good bit this fall with one of my WWII Garands. I would like to take one deer with an old warhorse before I get too old to hunt.
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I like them all as well but when I want to place multiple accurate shots in quick succession nothing beats my Daniel Defense, LWRC or BCMs. Two of them have lightweight profile barrels one w/ a stainless barrel and one a medium contour barrel.
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I may be old but I am not living in days gone bye. Yes there are some beautiful old guns out there but there are still some good ones being made today. I noticedthat everyone on this forum is using a computer. I have a couple of CZ rifles that are as good as any of the old rifles and while the walnut stocks are nice to look at and feel the laminate and synthetics are more stable. I had to sell my "old" rifles so I moved on. I dont mind the "plastics" and I dont mind the "plastic hand guns either. There are some fantastic firearms being produced today and I for one will take advantage of them.
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I like the older guns. There is just something so special about the old lever guns like the Win 94. This will always be my favorite rifle
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my 1903A3 springfield made by remington is just smooth as buttered silk. the workmanship on even mass cranked out guns like the m1 garand and m1 carbine are still better made than most of the modern stuff.

hells ill take a mosin 91/30 over any remington rifle and most of the stuff winchester is producing currently
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my 1903A3 springfield made by remington is just smooth as buttered silk. the workmanship on even mass cranked out guns like the m1 garand and m1 carbine are still better made than most of the modern stuff.

hells ill take a mosin 91/30 over any remington rifle and most of the stuff winchester is producing currently
I would not own a new remington, try one of their bolts, terrible. Look in any gun rag and they have 3-5 product recall notices. A Winchester now is a FN, I do like FN but let's call a spade a spade. And in turn their superX rifle is a FN AR is a browning short track. A bushmaster is a Remington R15. A bps is an Ithaca. It goes on and on. Yet the quality and asthetics are nothing compared to 40+ years ago.
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They say a pic is...Well y'all know the rest.

M95 Mauser (1895)
Sporterized some where in mid-life but still with the original barrel chambered for 7x57:



And a 1941 M70 Winchester that still shoots like this:


and looks like this:



My son and I are still trying to wear them out.
If we can't, then we'll leave it to grandkids.

If they can succeed - They can buy the plastic stock rifles w/ the SS barrels!
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I like all my rifles, half of them are older than I am. But if I was going to be in a SHTF situation, I'd rather have a rifle of today.
M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle

But for regular old target shooting, I have a lot of enjoyment shooting my US Remington Model 1903.
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Pre-1970 is yesteryear, eh? LOL
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I like older guns to collect. but for users, I want the most modern available.

I'll take black polymer and parkerizing over wood and bluing any day.

Modern guns may not have the "craftsmanship" of the old timers, but they're stronger, tougher, far more accurate and more reliable.
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