If you could only have 3 long guns, which would you choose?

I didn't ever think I was a gun nut, but after reading Calvin45's remark, I started thinking I don't had 17 guns. So I started counting in my head. That lead to me going to the safe and counting. 28 is what I ended up with and only 3 of them, I would live without.
 
Pretty easy…..if you’re a hand loader with lots of components (Including bullet casting equipment)

First requirement……all will be SS.

#1- a quality, accurate 22 rifle
#2- a centerfire rifle capable of cleanly taking/stopping the largest, most aggressive animal you’re likely to encounter…while offering a minimum of around 800 yards of usable/practical range
#3- not needed! But a big bore handgun would be nice!

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I didn't ever think I was a gun nut, but after reading Calvin45's remark, I started thinking I don't had 17 guns. So I started counting in my head. That lead to me going to the safe and counting. 28 is what I ended up with and only 3 of them, I would live without.
Hahhahahaa. I actually don’t have 17. I need more. I have 8 at the moment 😮

I shouldn’t have sold some I did. Need to sneak a muzzleloader, a ruger 10/22 and a proper waterfowl shotgun in there and I’ll be complete. Of course, I also have some dreams…

On the serious plans some day note: a rebarreled savage 112 magnum target action shooting some member of the 33 xc cartridge family AND a classic safari type rifle in 470 capstick (would settle for 458 Lott)

Of course if a mint condition savage 99 in 250-300 or .358 Winchester shows up it will have my full attention.

And why the heck do I still not have a member of the RUM family, or the .378 wby family in my collection?????

I have work to do….
 
Hahhahahaa. I actually don’t have 17. I need more. I have 8 at the moment 😮

I shouldn’t have sold some I did. Need to sneak a muzzleloader, a ruger 10/22 and a proper waterfowl shotgun in there and I’ll be complete. Of course, I also have some dreams…

On the serious plans some day note: a rebarreled savage 112 magnum target action shooting some member of the 33 xc cartridge family AND a classic safari type rifle in 470 capstick (would settle for 458 Lott)

Of course if a mint condition savage 99 in 250-300 or .358 Winchester shows up it will have my full attention.

And why the heck do I still not have a member of the RUM family, or the .378 wby family in my collection?????

I have work to do….
It’s never really complete. There will always be a new want or need. I need a lever gun, a nice revolver, I would like to build something semi custom off a Tikka action, always thought a true benchrest rifle in 7mm br would be cool, 6mm ARC has my attention for a youth rifle (ya know for the kids), I could keep going but this is the cycle.
 
It’s never really complete. There will always be a new want or need. I need a lever gun, a nice revolver, I would like to build something semi custom off a Tikka action, always thought a true benchrest rifle in 7mm br would be cool, 6mm ARC has my attention for a youth rifle (ya know for the kids), I could keep going but this is the cycle.
Oh I know, I know 🤣

My “for the kids” gun is an old family heirloom at this point, a savage 99 with lots of “character” scratches and scuffs from real use in the field in .243 Winchester. I also love shooting it
 
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