Owning multiple rifles?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mada, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. Mada

    Mada Well-Known Member

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    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?
     
  2. gunaddict

    gunaddict Well-Known Member

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    I didn't think you could only have one gun:D I am trying not to buy any new guns this year so I can start putting customs barrels on some of them.
     

  3. KRP

    KRP Well-Known Member

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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.:D
     
  4. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    Rarely do I say this, but
    THAT IS THE MOST PERFECT REPLY I'VE EVER SEEN.
    +10000000000000:D
     
  5. Magnumitis

    Magnumitis Well-Known Member

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    Nope, I think you nailed it!
     
  6. blipelt

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    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.

    Brent
     
  7. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

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    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.:rolleyes:
     
  8. blipelt

    blipelt Well-Known Member

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    Jim you have never saw my 8" Crescent, hammer, pipewrench before?


    Brent
     
  9. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

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    Nope Brent can't say that I have.

    But I think it's long lost twin is in my tool box.:D
     
  10. Greywolf18

    Greywolf18 Well-Known Member

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    I completely agree....but I would add one more category, shotguns...

    Home defense shotgun
    Turkey shotgun
    Buckshot shotgun
    Slug gun
    Bird Gun
    Semi-Auto Bird Gun
    Over/Under Bird Gun
    Plus the normal extras for bringing a friend and backups...

    We could move on to pistols as well, but I'm not much of a pistol guy except for the one on my nightstand and the one I carry

    I can't remember who it was, but a reporter was talking to a politician about him owning guns and asked how many he owned and he said "more than I need but less than I want"....sounds about perfect to me!

    In reality, it also comes back to how much you can afford. If you reload the price goes up even more because you have brass/bullets/powder to buy. I used to go for quantity over quality, but the last couple of years I have been selling off rifles I never shoot to help pay for my semi-customs. I wish I could have afforded to keep them all, but selling them and making room in the gun safe for my new quality guns was less conspicuous to my wife than buying another gun safe which she would have noticed :D
     
  11. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, dont forget the hand cannons. One for the fishing vest, one for the glove box, one for bear country, yeh and the kid needs one too, plus I would like a Ernie LRPistol in a 7mm dakota or 338 Norma. Like to have a 338trg for plinking so I dont wear out my long range elk riflegun) Forgot to mention the 4 bows.....
     
  12. skookum

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    I am going to start doing the same thing. I am getting a pretty substantial collection. Next is going to be a new barrel on the .257wby and better optics than a VX-1 3-9 it came with it. I may just take it in to the Leupold Custom shop and see if they can put turrets on it. And last put not least Re-barrel my Savage 110 30-06, maybe turn it to a .338 lapua? Just maybe...gun)
     
  13. Timberbeast7

    Timberbeast7 Well-Known Member

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    I have more than one gun in every vehicle...
     
  14. Speedo

    Speedo Well-Known Member

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    My wife and I were sitting around awhile back and she says "What is it about guns that you can never have too many?" My quick response was "I love you!"

    Gus