Originally Posted by flybuddy
Hm, that may just be a pun (not by a long shot)...Anyhow, with 14K posts I respect your opinion. What IS your favorite?
Lol, actually, that wasn't meant to be a pun! In my prime, I was able to hit 10 out of 10 at the 500 yard line with iron sights, so yeah, I could even make the long shots with it!
I don't really have a favorite, per se.
My favorite of the one's I've owned, my old p17 eddystone enfield that I had to sell to help finance my divorce. .30-06, Krieger barrel, Timney match trigger, that damn thing was a tack driver. Topped with a cheap BSA 3-9X50. WAY sub MOA groups at 100 yards, but never got a chance to stretch it out for groups beyond that. Popped a few milk jugs at 500 though.
Of the ones I've shot, it doesn't really qualify as a rifle, but the M249 SAW. There's just something about that nasty little bugger, and when you treat it right, it treats you right in return. It's like the right woman, it likes it when you get a little rough with it when it's time to rock and roll.
My dream gun at the moment? Oh damn. For practical purposes, the M1A Springfield. I've never even shot one, but the one time I held one, it was love at first sight/caress/fondle/molestation. Even the back side of the peep is serrated to cut glare. Fit like a glove. Can't wait until I get one.
On the list? AR, AK, SKS, Win M70 in .30-06, M1 Garand, SVT 40, Another MN 91/30 (also sold to help see me through my divorce), and a youth .22 bolt action, such as the cricket. Not all in that order, and not all for the reasons many people would think. The AR, for the purposes stated so far. AK because... well, who needs a reason for an AK? Same ammo as the SKS, and both are rugged designs. Win M70 and Garand, same ammo, one is an excellent deer rifle, the other is history. SVT 40 and MN 91/30 take the same ammo, the 91/30 is super cheap, the ammo is on par with with .30-06 and is also cheap as dirt (cheaper than .22 in some places right now), and the SVT 40 is the original semi auto that also fired that round (I believe), and is a not so easy to find semi collectible. Youth sized .22 bolt action? Just a damn well rounded gun to have around, cheap(ish) ammo, and good for kids to shoot.
Oh, just to be clear, my next long gun purchase (for myself) will be the M1A. Probably about a year from now.