Your favorite long guns and why do you love them?

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    Your favorite long guns and why do you love them?

    There are (edited) a few empty slots in my gun safe reserved for long guns and I have some ideas from cheap to crazy expensive to fill those spots. So I'm starting a thread to get some ideas of the long guns in your collection that you absolutely adore.

    Everything thats not a pistol counts: carbines, shotguns, over unders, side by sides, rifles, lever actions, bolt actions, ARs, AKs, bullpups. What have you.

    I shoot my pistols to survive a SD scenario so I'm very specialized with my pistols and don't need further ideas for those. But I shoot all my long guns for pleasure and frequently pull them out of the safe just to fondle them.

    I welcome your sharing. And please do include the associated gun porn ;)

    Edit: list as many favorite long guns as you wish! I personally have two gaping holes to fill in my lineup but I'm open to a flood of ideas!
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    I think I'd be most upset if something happened to my Marlin 336C 30-30 lever action. It's scoped with a pair of see-thru mounts and it's simply impressive to aim, let alone shoot. There's just something special about that rifle to me.

    Of course, I'm also sentimental over my Rem 870 Wingmaster which was my very first gun.
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    I guess my Winchester model 70 all weather stainless in .338 Win Mag tops my list of favorites out of all my long guns. Maybe it's the PBR of 389yds that has me hooked.


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    I dont own yet but I plan to open a secret savings account for a Benelli M4 Shotgun. :)
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    I've only had it for a few weeks, but I love my M1 Garand that the CMP sent me.

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    My two long guns were both my hunters (Remingtons 788 in .223 & 700 in .30-06) and will always be with me. If I were looking for two long guns to have simply because I wanted them: M1 Carbine & M1 rifle.
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    Hard to arrange them in order but I really love the following.

    M1
    Model 1903-A3
    Pre-64 Winchester Model 70 .30-06
    Springfield Model 1922 .22 Long Rifle
    Winchester Model 1890 .22 Long Rifle
    Ruger M77V .220 Swift
    Pre-64 Winchester Model 70 .257 Roberts

    Along with a host of other neato rifles that would be higher on the list of favorites than the lone Colt AR 15 SP-1 that's lived here since the late 1980s.

    I admire these because of their wonderful design and workmanship, the cartridges for which they are chambered, their continued usefulness and relevance to me, along with the fond memories they bring me.
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    I love my StG.58

    My favorites would be:

    Steyr StG.58
    FAL Para
    FN SCAR-17
    SIG 751
    SIG 550 (The lone 5,56mm)
    H&K G3/91
    H&K MSG 90
    H&K PSG-1
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    My two favorite long guns (Henry lever .22 & S&W MP-15-22) are actually just "fun guns" that bring a smile to my face as soon as I pick them up! The Henry actually does double duty as a go-to "critter getter" around the homestead. Whats not to like about a smooth as silk lever action .22 or an AR in .22lr with 25 rd happy sticks
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    The only gun I'd never be without is a 14.5" AR. It fills pretty much every role that I need filled. There's other guns I've owned that I really liked and enjoyed, like my SCAR H, MP5, the Barretts, my 30/30 that's still out of state. I regret selling the SCAR H, but I can live without it.

    The AR (either the 11.5" or 14.5") fills every role for me. It feels just right when I pick it up and I know them inside and out.
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    My favorite is my Marlin 17 HMR, because it's the baddest bunny slayer out there.



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    I have two. A 9mm High-Point carbine, a .38/.357 Marlin lever action, and a Henry .22 lever action. I got rid of my AK's, AR's, Mini 14's not because of problems just because they use the same ammo as my handguns and only having to keep 3 calibers makes life and $$$$$ a lot easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1 old 0311 View Post
    I have two. A 9mm High-Point carbine, a .38/.357 Marlin lever action, and a Henry .22 lever action. I got rid of my AK's, AR's, Mini 14's not because of problems just because they use the same ammo as my handguns and only having to keep 3 calibers makes life and $$$$$ a lot easier.
    My math might be a bit off, but I think that's three... ;)
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    Gotta go with my marlin 30-30. The most fun shooting long gun I have ever shot. Fills every nitch.
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