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Do you prefer the rifles of today or of yesteryear?

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Old 03-14-2012, 10:36 PM   #21
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Different people like different things in firearms. For the last three years, I have been selling "new" stuff to purchase "old" stuff. While I still retain a modest modern assortment of "work" guns, all of my play guns are mil surps from 1895 to 1955. You get a decent rifle, but superior history to go with it. I also like guns with lots of wood, and don't like guns with lots of plastic. I have a scoped modern rifle, but I like iron sights. I have a flashlight on the shotgun that lives by my bed, but no other electronics hanging on any other firearms.

A man needs a good shotgun, a good rifle and a good pistol, everything else is for fun. What I like is a matter of personal taste and has very little to do with rational thought.
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Old 03-14-2012, 10:41 PM   #22
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I prefer older guns I prefer wood a lot more over crappy synthetic stuff
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I would prefer the older pre-64 Winchesters, 700 BDL's of the 60's, older Sako's(never had one) in rifles.
Pre-64 Winchester shotguns, any Beretta's semi-auto's, any Browning O/U's & sxs 20 ga, although I'm not up to date on shotgun quality, but generally the older stuff.
Some of the older shotguns that aren't around anymore, especially trap grade stuff.
CZ .22 rifles, 52's, 40x's
I'm glad to see 1911 .22's coming out. Mixed choices on all handguns.
About anything I can't afford, and can only dream about.
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