Most underrated rifle.

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by cpttango30, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    What is the most underrated rifle out there. I am not talk about SAVAGE. I am talking about a rifle that is out there that few people know about that is really good.
     
  2. Missileman

    Missileman New Member

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    I'll throw out two, but they're both lever actions:
    1. Henry .22--American made, slick action, nice wood and fit.
    2. Marlin 1894--Americam made, available in pistol calibers, loads of fun to shoot.
     

  3. Davyboy

    Davyboy New Member

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    I would suggest

    The all new L115A3
     

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  4. USMC-03

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    My Marlin MR7 in 30-06. They were only manufactured a few years ( 1999 was the last I think ) outstanding rifle.
     
  5. stalkingbear

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    In MY opinion the Remington model 788 is perhaps the most underrated widespread rifle in existence. They regularly outshoot the 700s straight out of the box. I only have 1 left is the 7mm08 that my daughter lays claim to.
     
  6. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    My brother had a 788 in 308. That gun was a shooting SOB right there. 100 yard .5" 5 shot groups with factory ammo.
     
  7. jpattersonnh

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  8. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    cattango,

    I agree! I Think that was one reason Remington did not sell them long. For the following reason. That year I purchased a new Remington 700 BDL in 243 Winchester and a Remington 788 in 22-250. Well the 788 with all of its I believe (9?) Locking lugs on the bolt would out shoot the 700 any day. So I assume since it was almost like an economy rifle and embarrassed the company due to its extreme accuracy and being inexpensive,they may have dumpted the product line for that reason. I understand why a company would do that but what a shame. I wish I could find another one in great condition in 22-250. Since I had traded it many years ago.

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  9. CA357

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    Many surplus rifles are given short shrift. The VZ24 is just one of them. I also think the M1 carbine is underrated and was a pretty good deer getter back in the day.
     
  10. Sniper03

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    JP,

    Nice pictures and nice weapons.
    Thanks for sending them. Always enjoy looking a great weapons!

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  11. JonM

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    ive got one of these and its probably best rifle ruger has ever produced

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  12. CA357

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    I know there's lots of pro's and con's about the Mini 14, but, if used as it was designed, for what it was designed for, it just goes about its business and does it well.
     
  13. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I had one Jon and wish I had it back.
     
  14. JonM

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    9 years of gunshows that been to in wisconsin ive seen exactly 1. bought it, the guy said it was broke and wouldnt work. detail stripped it cleaned it and it works just fine. it was so filthy it didnt look like it had ever been cleaned.
     
  15. jpattersonnh

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    Swing on by if you have a few days. They all need to go out and play.
     
  16. Ruzai

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    Even though the FNAR is fairly new, its overlooked a lot of the time due to the AR-10 style rifles on the market. I hear a lot of people complaining about the FNAR's complexity, the thing is, its piston driven and robust as all mess while still offering sub-moa groups just like the design it was built off of, even if they were built for hunting by good ol' JMB. :cool:
     
  17. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    I lusted after that Ruger 44 carbine for a long time. Seams like a great truck gun for bustin a yote if you had the change or putting down farm animals if the needed it.
     
  18. c3shooter

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    Well, the Remmys and M1 Carbines and the Ruger 44s, AKs, etc, are pretty well known, and well thought of-

    My candidate for "under appreciated" was a decent little rifle and caliber- brought out too late, and eclipsed by the rifle that came after it.

    I nominate the US Army caliber 30 rifle. No, not THAT one.

    The 30-40 Krag. Modest recoil, decent power and range, relatively light, could "top up" the magazine with bolt closed, and was the "gateway" rifle for smokeless ammo for the US military.
     
  19. spittinfire

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    I've always thought Marlin rifles as a whole were underrated.
     
  20. masterPsmith

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    I agree on the Mini-14, It's a great all-a-round rifle/carbine. The Ruger .44 carbine was and is a great brush bustin pig and deer getter. I also like the Krag, but would prefer the Mauser 98..

    Jim.....................