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Old 04-20-2013, 01:22 AM   #11
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Trying to separate your favorite from all you own is like trying to pick your favorite child. You love them all equally and each one has its own special quirks that endears it to your heart.
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I agree. It is hard and each DOES have a special purpose.
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Trying to separate your favorite from all you own is like trying to pick your favorite child. You love them all equally and each one has its own special quirks that endears it to your heart.
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Well said!!!

There are so many guns that I like and would love to have, but there has to be a limit.

I eventually created a list of what thought the best gun is in each category such as bolt action battle rifle, battle rifle, bolt action hunting rifle, and so on. I've got quite a few left to buy off the list but that is my limit. Once I cross off each from the list I will be done buying firearms, unless they come out with a new gun that warrants creating a new category.
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i have many and i like each of them for different reasons. i am more partial to my bolt actions and they do comprise the bulk of my rifle collection.

i love my Remington M700's and have several in different calibers. i have probably owned more of these over the years than any other make and type of rifle. i like how such a simple design is such a proven performer for so many years.

my next favorites are my Marlin X7's. started buy these a few years ago and they are definately growing on me. inexpensive, accurate and well made. damn good combination for sure.

though i only currently have one right now, the older tang safety Ruger M77 have been a favorite for many years now. i have owned several over the years, and would own more of them if i could find them. they seem to be somewhat scarce in my neck of the woods. fantastic rifles, excellent accuracy, very beautiful rifles as well, but definately not cheap either. i can usually buy two decent used M700's for what one M77 goes for when i do find one.

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That's a tough call.

Right now I'd say it's my 1903, with my SKS & M44 tied for second...

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i love my Remington M700's and have several in different calibers. i have probably owned more of these over the years than any other make and type of rifle. i like how such a simple design is such a proven performer for so many years.
That's why I put the M700 at the top of my list for "best bolt action hunting rifle"!
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as far as rifles go it's easier for me to pick since I only have a few.

favorite rimfire is my Winchester 74 22LR that my grandpa gave me. a 70 year old semi-auto 22 that is accurate & it still functions perfect? can't ask for better than that.

favorite centerfire is my Savage Axis .223. cheap to buy & cheap to shoot but groups as good as much more expensive rifles. Savage really did something right with those guns

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I like every one currently in the safe, that said, my temporary favorite is usually the latest acquisition. That would be my M1 Garand.
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That's a tough call.

Right now I'd say it's my 1903, with my SKS & M44 tied for second...
That is a tough call........

Untill I get my IH Garand, it would be my M1903 with the M1917 in a close second....
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

I don't think that Garand will disappoint you.

30.06 in semi is a rush.

Kind of a "BOO-YAH! Let's Rock!" type of thing.

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I lucked up and bought a great SVT-40 dirt cheap. That is certainly one of my favorites.

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