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Owning multiple rifles?

 
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Old 01-29-2012, 02:36 PM
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Owning multiple rifles?

How many of you guys own more then one rifle?

I have a 7mmRM that all of my $$ goes into to make it the best long range killer it can, but I've been seeing these new 6.5 CM rifles that I really want.. Do you see a point in owning more then 1 rifle if they both are used for the same purpose?
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Old 01-29-2012, 06:42 PM
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Re: Owning multiple rifles?

I didn't think you could only have one gun I am trying not to buy any new guns this year so I can start putting customs barrels on some of them.
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:53 PM
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Re: Owning multiple rifles?

I think it might be easier to count those that don't own more than one rifle.

You've got hunting rifles: standard hunting rifle, long range carry rifle, long range ain't going to carry it very far rifle.

Then you got your varmint rifles: short range varmint rifle, long range varmint rifle, and you better have a walking varminter to even out the pack.

But what if one rifle is out of commission for some reason? That's where the back up rifles come in, and the back ups for the back ups.

And what if you want to take a girfriend/niece/nephew/neighbor/etc., or all of the above out to learn to shoot and/or pop some squirrels? Half a dozen rimfires and you should be good to go...don't forget the back ups though.

Then there are the project rifles. Problems can and do arrise during projects though, thankfully you've got the back up projects too.

I'm sure I missed a few, someone else will probably jump in and point them out.
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Old 01-29-2012, 08:07 PM
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Re: Owning multiple rifles?

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I think it might be easier to count those that don't own more than one rifle.

You've got hunting rifles: standard hunting rifle, long range carry rifle, long range ain't going to carry it very far rifle.

Then you got your varmint rifles: short range varmint rifle, long range varmint rifle, and you better have a walking varminter to even out the pack.

But what if one rifle is out of commission for some reason? That's where the back up rifles come in, and the back ups for the back ups.

And what if you want to take a girfriend/niece/nephew/neighbor/etc., or all of the above out to learn to shoot and/or pop some squirrels? Half a dozen rimfires and you should be good to go...don't forget the back ups though.

Then there are the project rifles. Problems can and do arrise during projects though, thankfully you've got the back up projects too.

I'm sure I missed a few, someone else will probably jump in and point them out.
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Old 01-29-2012, 09:11 PM
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I'm sure I missed a few, someone else will probably jump in and point them out.
Nope, I think you nailed it!
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Old 01-29-2012, 09:24 PM
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Re: Owning multiple rifles?

All depends on you. Are you willing to shoot coyotes with a 7mm. Limit the distance you harvest an Elk?

If you do plan on having only one you will be able to spend more on the one you have. You won't have to cut any corners or settle. You will know the rifle very very well if you use it. I have two hunting rifles and one soon to be completed comp. rifle. One 260 for coyotes and deer sized game although I harvested a 6-7year old cow elk this year with it at 400yds with one shot. The other is a 300Rum for the bigger stuff and Africa hopefully. All depends on what you want to invest your money in.

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Old 01-29-2012, 09:32 PM
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Re: Owning multiple rifles?

Rifles are tools, not every one works for every job.

I have in the past used my flashlight to pound some nails in the wall for my wife to hang pictures. Kind of akin to going elk hunting with my 16" bushmaster.
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