10 Rifles You Should Own Before You Die

10 Rifles You Should Own Before You Die

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    3/10...I have a way to go!

    What do you believe is missing from the list? Maybe the M1 Garand? Or possibly a 1903 Springfield?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MJK View Post
    3/10...I have a way to go!

    What do you believe is missing from the list? Maybe the M1 Garand? Or possibly a 1903 Springfield?
    I'd say both of them belong on a list of "must have" rifles. Both were venerable rifles and served our country and the men who carried them well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MJK View Post
    3/10...I have a way to go!

    What do you believe is missing from the list? Maybe the M1 Garand? Or possibly a 1903 Springfield?
    The list seems very "current". It needs a wider base of historical rifles that made real contributions to culture, life, and liberty. IMO.

    For me, there has to be:
    The Musket (a black powder, patch and ball, barrel loaded)
    1873 Winchester in 44-40, 38-40, or 32-20;
    A Winchester single-shot (caliber unimportant);
    A Sharpes Rifle;
    A Spencer Rifle;
    M1 Garand;
    And four from his list of the more current rifles, definitely including the AR-15.

    You can't really appreciate the development of rifles, and the changes from black powder musket design, through breech loaders, to current technology until you have loaded and maintained these rifles, and appreciated the developments of each successive leap forward in design.

    So my list covers the rifle from an earlier period to present. Just MHO.
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    2 out of 10: Winchester 94 & AR 15.
    It's a start, I guess.

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    7/10. The Browning lever and 22 plus the Custom are two I never had.

    But in their place I submit a Shilo Sharps 45-90, a Remington Nylon 66, and Sporterized Mauser.
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    What good are they after I die? and then what do I do with them? Do you think there is a range in heaven?
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    Weird list.

    I own 1 on their list and am interested in maybe 1 or 2 others, but most are completely uninteresting to me.

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    Many of those rifles listed are probably desired by more refined " rifleman" and would not appeal to newer or modern day shooters, at least not until they mature in knowledge and skill.

    Black rifles and plastic guns are to some the pinnacle of firearms, which is OK, but once you reach a certain threshold, of which I don't have the vocab to adequately describe, you will lust after many of those rifles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    ...Shilo Sharps 45-90
    Nice choice! :)
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    Bleh, nothing special about most of those.

    Should have just listed to get the following.

    Lever Action in at least 30-30
    A .22 lr rifle.
    An AR-15
    A bolt action 30 cal or bigger
    a semi 30 cal or bigger

    and be done with the list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    Many of those rifles listed are probably desired by more refined " rifleman" and would not appeal to newer or modern day shooters, at least not until they mature in knowledge and skill.

    Black rifles and plastic guns are to some the pinnacle of firearms, which is OK, but once you reach a certain threshold, of which I don't have the vocab to adequately describe, you will lust after many of those rifles.
    Yes, you are correct in the fact that it is a listing of rifles for the more refined hunter and upscale traditional rifle afficianado. I don't think it's as much based on knowledge and skill, as it is on stature and activity.

    Many have the knowledge and skill, but lack the stature (ok, money, let's just call a pig a pig) to acquire them. On the other hand there are those whose activity or interest would negate many of those from their wish list - which is where I fall in. I understand them, but don't find the value there; for my activities (not a game hunter any longer), nor for my interests (I collect for historical impact of gun development and their contributions to our culture, country, and life).

    So, I agree, many will see that list as a non-value list right off. For a dedicated rifleman - reaching number ten on that list is the coup de grace.
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    I agree with some that is on the list. As for the AR15....ehh not really. As some have mentioned where is the M1 ??? God Bless

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    4 for 10 and not really interested in the others. I can think of a few not on the list I'd want more.

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