My Heritage Rough Rider puts a big smile on my face.
Here's a question to get your juices running. Of all the guns, or any type or style, you have owned, which one has consistently put the biggest smile on your collective faces..?? Which one shouted out to everyone around you "Yeah, look at me, I'm having so much fun..".
For me it has to be the Winchester '94 that I owned for a good 10 years. It was chambered in .357/.38 and was just a hoot to shoot.. I never got tired of it despite it's little glitches. We regulary shot what we call gallery rifle competitions at my former club and, to a man, everyone else shot Marlins..!! When asked why I stuck with the Winchester 94 my answer was simple, and always the same. "You never saw John Wayne carrying a Marlin did you..?".
EDIT TO INCLUDE MY "SERIOUS DISTANCE" RIFLE..
This is a .308 Remington 700, Sendero action fitted with a PacNor barrel, bedded in a HS Precision Stock, with Badger Ordinance bolt knob 20MOA scope rail, 10 round detachable mag, an original military issue Parker-Hale bipod and, the only British made part, a muzzle brake by RPA. This photo shows the only time I ever shot the rifle at 100m.. it was custom built for me and designed to shoot 1000-1200m, and in fact I shot it a few times out to a mile. Cost me around $4000 dollars back in 2004..!!
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My Heritage Rough Rider puts a big smile on my face.
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toss up fo me!
the Ar 15 Pistol in 300 Blackout or the CZ 97 BD.
the CZ Shadow -2 and the Tanfoglio Elite Match in 38 Super are close second placers.
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Would have to be my Rock River AR-15. It's a mid range (out to around 500 yards) target gun. 22"bull barrel, National Match 2 stage trigger, Leupold Mk AR scope. Best ground hog shot was 240 yards - measured with my range finder before I pulled the trigger. I love to watch my Shooting Sports kids shoot it. A good rifle which is pretty inexpensive to shoot.
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That's tough..... might be cause it's new but my Hi Point 995TS had really been a blast! My Ruger 10/22 and my PT809 would be pretty close.
S&W Model 657. Not because of the power since I shoot low-power reloads in it. But because it's very accurate and I shoot it better than anything else I have. Everybody either has a gun that fits them perfectly, or they are looking for it. For me I think it's 6" heavy barrel N-frames. It's a combination of grip size and weight/balance and it's different for everybody.
Isn't that why we buy all these guns? We're looking for something?
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1: any of various devices that grip, clasp, or hook
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My Rock Island 1911 in 9mm, it is by far the easiest gun to shoot that I own,
Would probably be my Walther P38...great shooter.
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Probably my Ruger MkII. First semiautomatic I ever owned where I didn’t have to reload it after 6 rounds - that was 1985 so well over half a lifetime ago.
To the OP, I was also raised with a Marlin 1894 in 44 Mag but have long since handed that down to my oldest son. It was scoped very soon after I got it and it was my venison taking rifle for > 40 years.
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A tie between my Feg SA-85M and the Calico M100S. The first time I ever went to the range with the Calico, I could not believe that I shot 100 rounds flawlessly as fast as I could with no issues, at all. Blew my mind. I think it was sometime during the late 80s when I got that. It had the wooden thumb hole stock. Beautiful. Irving, TX gun dealer stole it from me. My Feg also had a thumb hole stock… blonde wood.. Most dependable blonde I ever knew. ✌
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