Next firearm purchase's

Discussion in 'The Great Outdoors' started by wy0mn, Sep 10, 2006.

  1. wy0mn

    wy0mn Transplanted RedNeck

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    Been readin' the "deer weapon of choice" thread, got me wondering... what is everyones NEXT dream gun(s)?
    Mine will be a Magnum Research BFR .45-70 revolver, and a Marlin Cowboy in .32 H&R magnum.
    These would compliment my Marlin Guide Gun & my Ruger Birdhead.
    Lex
     
  2. MELOC

    MELOC Master Of My Domain

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  3. Haggis

    Haggis MacCurmudgeon

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    I'm looking to sell my 94 Winchester in .444 Marlin.
     
  4. Rockin'B

    Rockin'B Well-Known Member

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    It's legal to use a handgun for deer hunting in Illinois and I've never done it. I'm thinking about picking up another 44 mag that is already drilled and tapped for a scope mount.

    Not sure which one buy yet but I'd love to try a handgun on deer.

    The back part of my property has plenty of deer traffic and it's close, tight woods. Ranges would be within 30 yds.
     
  5. Trapper

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    I just need another .22 handgun to replace my ruger stainless single six. The gun has been so very dependable over the last twenty years on the trapline I just feel its time to retire it. Trapper
     
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    Theres quite a few on the wish list .
    Need a youth model .22 or .17 for the youngest .
    A pair of 1022s for plinking
    The wife wants a british 303 enfield
    I'd like a stainless 20 ga flare pistol
    and a 20 ga. side by side
    a nice 50 cal sniper would be nice just for something to have
     
  7. tulsamal

    tulsamal Well-Known Member

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    I'm almost afraid to say. I've been on a roll lately and been picking up a lot of the guns I've always wanted. For instance, I've wanted an H&K P7 since the 1980's. They were always too expensive and I never had the money. Well, they are still expensive but I did have the money when a P7M8 I liked showed up recently.

    I also picked up both of the new 50th Anniversary Flattops from Ruger. One in .357 and one in .44. I think I prefer the size and feel of the .357 even though I prefer .44 as a caliber. If Ruger would just make the darn .357 FT in .44 Special, then I would have to buy two!

    I'm always on the lookout for used P&R S&W revolvers. I just got another M28 this week. That's the sort of thing that you just keep watching and looking and they eventually fall into your lap. Just have to be sitting there with the money.

    The wife always asks me "what's next?" but there really isn't an answer. I kind of keep an internal list of about 100 or more guns that "would be nice to have." If a gun from that list shows up at a really good price, I buy it if I can. Guess that makes me a "value" buyer!

    Gregg
     
  8. wy0mn

    wy0mn Transplanted RedNeck

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    Chuckling..
    Realistically I don't NEED any more guns. But I def understand the desire. Oh to win powerball! Go to Cabelas & tell 'em to load up the gun library!
    I think the BFR would be cool to carry IF I should ever exit a trout stream due to bruin activity.
    And my GG is too much for jackrabbits & prairiedogs, therefore the 1895cb in .32
    I'd like a 10ga with a really long barrel, singleshot would be fine. Since I can't hit a darn thing flying, I could use the extra barrel length to swat at ducks & geese!
     
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    bgak47 Well-Known Member

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    Have you ever shot one of those .45/70 revolvers? I wonder because my 45/70 rifle kicks like a mule. I have a 10ga SXS, & it also kicks like a mule,or 2 mules.
     
  10. wy_white_wolf

    wy_white_wolf Just howling at the moon

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    I have a 243 for deer and a 7mm mag for the bigger stuff. Just nothing for the little varmits. Been thinking about a 22LR or a 223. Maybe something in a little assult rifle. Just don't know much about any of them. Any suggestions?
     
  11. Mallow

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    Im building a custom 10/.17 hm2 as my next weapon of choice. After that it will be time to replace the .287 with a newer deer rifle.
     
  12. Haggis

    Haggis MacCurmudgeon

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    I shoot my .45-70 govt. and my .444 marlin rifles one handed when the mood suits me, and they don't kick much. :shrug:
     
  13. Bwana

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    Hmmmmm, being that you are fortunate enough to live in Wyoming, I'd go with a bolt rifle in .223 Rem., .22-250 Rem. or .204 Ruger. I'd probably look mostly at Remington and Ruger offerings myself. Several different models to choose from in both standard sporter and heavy barrelled varmint configurations. There are also short and light variations as well.

    If you're going to set up on a prarie dog town and shoot a few hundred to a thousand shots or more in one sitting, I'd get a dedicated varmint rifle with a good scope (i.e.- Luepold VX-III 4-14 AO) and build yourself a portable shooting bench. If you plan on walking the landscape and just having something with for targets of opportunity, go with one of the standard weight rifles.

    Also, the Ruger No. 1 is available, which is a single shot. Very nice rifles. You may also consider the H&R handi rifle, a break action single shot that'll cost at least half that of the No. 1. Both are available in each of those calibers listed. Just check out the links in the thread titled "Are there any bolt action 7.62 rifles?" in this part of the forum.

    Dave
     
  14. Bwana

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    What I will get, or what I'd like to get? LOL!

    Let's see, I need a muzzleloading rifle for the ML season here in WI. Been meaning to get one forever and just haven't gotten around to it. OK, OK, it's because I never seem to have the extra money to get it! There, are you satisfied? LOL!

    After that, I guess I'd really like a good .22 pistol. Right now, I'm leaning toward the 'cute' Walther P-22. Just looks like a fun 'plinker'. Heard some great things about it too. For more precise accuracy, I'd like a Browning Buckmark I think, or perhaps another Ruger MkII. The best one I used to have that I wish I hadn't gotten rid of was a Colt Woodsman.

    Now, for what I'd like...I'd be very satisfied with my collection if I had a Ruger Magnum Rifle Mod. 77 in .458 Lott and a Weatherby Athena D'Italiano 20 gauge side by side shotgun. The Weatherby has the most beautiful wood, is featherlight, has double set triggers and a splinter forend and tastful engraving and...well, you get the picture. Those two together would set me back about $3600+! If I had an extra $7000 or so, I'd get a B. Searcy PH model double rifle in .470 Nitro Express instead of the Ruger .458.

    Ahhhhhhhhhhh, that feels much better getting that daydream off my mind! :)

    Dave
     
  15. elkhound

    elkhound Well-Known Member Supporter

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    bwana...how bout a side by side 45/70?that caliber can be loaded just like a 458.........lets call next week and get a couple of 470 sxs.then we just book one way ticket to africa and stay for a yaer......are you game.....if so i will send my airplane to pick you up friday.well......you said wish list....roflmao........wheres my lottery tickets at???
     
  16. moonwolf

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    I'd like to get a light ga. pump shotgun for close-in low brush for ruffed grouse and occasional woodcock. I really liked the 12 ga. pump marlin that now belongs to the ex. I don't think Marlin makes pump shotguns anymore, but that was a beauty, and I love the wood and overall feel and weight. In a 20 ga. that would be a perfect bird gun for my type of game bird. Now, for the faster and wider ranging sharptail, I'd opt for a 12 ga. ..... how about going between them and get a 16 ga. (Just talking to myself here :rolleyes: ).
    I like the idea of that .444 marlin also, but not for elk. We don't have elk here, but it might be a good black bear large buck deer gun. :shrug:....... I do love Marlin's form what I've had including that long barrelled 12 ga. mag. goose gun that served me a few double duty geese and deer slug killing.

    I'm thinking maybe to replace the lever action scoped marlin the ex has now with some caliber similar to 30:30 or 32 win. special. thinking, thinking.........
     
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    MELOC Master Of My Domain

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    moonwolf

    i bought a 35 rem caliber marlin. it is a great brush gun.
     
  18. Bwana

    Bwana Well-Known Member

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    You betcha,

    just got to get my personal assistant up to speed on everything so I don't have to worry about my empire while I'm gone! I'll load the Hummer limo and be down to pick ya up next week, OK? While I'm at it, I'll draw on a favor from one of my many connections and have a Concord taken out of mothballs and recommissioned so's we don't have to deal with such a long flight! Did you prefer Russian or Ukrainian caviar? :nerd:

    Dave :baby04:
     
  19. Argent Farms

    Argent Farms Pig farmer

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    Gee, yeah, which gun would I LIKE to buy next or which one am I GOING to!? I am really seriously considering picking up a K-31 Schmidt-Rubin, saw one at the gun shop and I love that straight-pull bolt action. I might even buy two and make a custom gun based on that action on that mythical day that I have "extra time".
     
  20. Paul72

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    Next on my list is a .32 cal kentucky rifle blackpowder (caplock), Ruger 77 or 1 in .223 or .204, third HK91 in .308. Plus any good deal that happens along always keeping the eyes pealed for a deal!!--Paul