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Old March 31, 2013, 07:39 PM   #26
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I just put an M1903A3, Ser# 41547XX, on layaway.

I probably spent a little more than I should, but I haven't seen many "all correct" 03A3's since I decided to start looking for one. Most that I have found have been "molested."

It will take most all of my spending money until I get it out of layaway in May.
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Old March 31, 2013, 07:51 PM   #27
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What's your next rifle?

Military surplus rifles are interesting and fun to shoot. The history behind them is amazing... Learning to shoot and preserve rifles dating to the first and second world wars is a great hobby. Mosins, Garands, Mausers, Enfields, 1903s...
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Old March 31, 2013, 08:27 PM   #28
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I have a 98Mauser sniper rifle that my grandfather's friend took off a sniper he killed in Germany. I dont know what it is about that rifle, but its odd holding it and knowing it killed several Allied Soldiers. Its totally different from anything in the safe simply because of what I know it has done in its lifetime.
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Old March 31, 2013, 09:00 PM   #29
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What's your next rifle?

Reynolds357, that is what makes surplus rifles intriguing.. These rifles are all connected to historical events that are yet to be documented and compiled. Identifying the place they were assembled, which troops most likely used them and the possible theatre of operations they were part of is very interesting. Conducting this type of research is very eye opening too. I plan to collect rifles used in WWII... That will keep me busy and entertained for a long time. There is a lot to read about these firearms and testing them at the range is a great excuse to spend fun time with my sons.
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Old March 31, 2013, 09:10 PM   #30
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My next rifle? Hm...that's a good question.

I already have my precision gun (funds are being saved up for some good glass), several good hunting guns (.270 WSM, .243 Win., .30-30, .303 Brit), I an AR with an upper for competition and one for defense, and I have a couple .22 LR plinkers...

So that leaves me needing an M1 Garand
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Old March 31, 2013, 10:04 PM   #31
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Looking for a Rossi R92 in Stainless 20" barrel in 45 Colt for my next one.
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Old March 31, 2013, 10:12 PM   #32
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Remington 700 SPS Varmint in .308. Just waiting to stack up a few more quarters before pulling the trigger.
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Old March 31, 2013, 10:35 PM   #33
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Re: What's your next rifle?

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Remington 700 SPS Varmint in .308. Just waiting to stack up a few more quarters before pulling the trigger.
The base gun for my "precision" rifle build.... A great gun, in my experience with it.
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Old March 31, 2013, 10:43 PM   #34
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I have a Model of 1917 Eddystone on the way in with a JA barrel (my first JA barrel so thats going to be a twist if you will or won't pardon the pun)

After that, it will be another 1917 0f one variety or the other.

The old guns are fun to shoot. And amazing you can shoot groups with them that the newest and best stuff is hard put to match. Last outing the 1917 had 6 shots at 1 1/4 at 100 yds (yep, I had one really wild flyer out of a cold barrel and the next go around will touch off a couple of surplus rounds to heat up the barrel). Not to many sporting guns can hang onto more than a 3 shot group (nor do they need to or should they, but.....)

The new guns may be lighter and synthetic and...... but there sure is nothing like lighting off a 1903 or a 1917 (my shoulder prefers the 1917s!)
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Old March 31, 2013, 11:01 PM   #35
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What's your next rifle?

One rifle I would like to own is the Swiss K31. I have read it is a tack driver. The fun part about firing old military rifles is testing one's marksmanship skills using iron sights. Nowadays, anyone is an ace using high tech scopes... But mastering the use of iron sights poses a true challenge.
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Old March 31, 2013, 11:01 PM   #36
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mauser kind of guy

I would like to get my hands on a decent Argentine 1909 in 7.65x53 or a M38 Swede in 6.5x55 or a K31 in 7.5x55, or a .....
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Old March 31, 2013, 11:14 PM   #37
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I really want a Savage .17WSM
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Old March 31, 2013, 11:16 PM   #38
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What's your next rifle?

This discussion is reminding me of all the cool rifles I would like to collect. I also have a British Lee Enfield Mk4 No.2 - in mind. Many consider this rifle the best military bolt action rifle used in WWII. The M1 Garand is also on my short list of semi-automatic rifles- simply The Best. I must start thinking of a bigger safe... LOL
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Old March 31, 2013, 11:34 PM   #39
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I finely got all my parts together (or will have when FedEx delivers the CMP stock tomorrow) for my M1903A4 Clone. (CMP GSM Legal).

So that's my next rifle.

My next rifle was going to be a 260 Rem on a Model 70, long range rifle but it turns out my donor rifle was too good to screw with. It was a target Model 70 in 308 I got from the CMP Auction.

Turns out it was in perfect shape except for missing a bolt, (which I had) so I have another 308 target rifle and now I'm in search of a donor Model 70 action for my 260 build.

That should be my next rifle after I finish my 'A4 for the CMP Vintage Sniper matches.
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Old April 1, 2013, 12:12 AM   #40
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Old April 1, 2013, 12:20 PM   #41
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In all likelihood a Savage .17WSM but I'm still toying with the idea of building a single shot .32H&R or buying a .357M of some flavor.
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Old April 2, 2013, 06:11 PM   #42
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My next.rifle

I would like a Mauser 98 custom or Win Mdl 70 (controlled feed a must) in either .35 Whelen or .338-06 stainless barrel, sporter countour, Leupold 1-5-5 Vari-X III as well as iron sights Synthetic stock for all the "Biggies Critters"
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Old April 2, 2013, 06:40 PM   #43
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Hgmeyer I cast my vote for 35 whelen! Sounds like a sweet rifle!
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Old April 2, 2013, 08:40 PM   #44
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Ruger American 30-06

I want a 30-06, and I was planning on getting the Ruger American in 30-06 for my next deer rifle. If I do end up getting it, I would like to put a Leupold VX-1 3-9x40 scope on it ($230 on OpticsPlanet). It will be my budget deer rifle.
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Old April 2, 2013, 09:31 PM   #45
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I'm thinking of another F class build in .30/375 Ruger. Haven't decided on an action yet, but it will be a Krieger barrel. F class or tactical stock. Should be able to push 175 or 195 grain bullets at 3,000 to 3,100 fps.
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Old April 2, 2013, 11:30 PM   #46
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My next.rifleI would like a Mauser 98 custom or Win Mdl 70 (controlled feed a must) in either .35 Whelen or .338-06 stainless barrel, sporter countour, Leupold 1-5-5 Vari-X III as well as iron sights Synthetic stock for all the "Biggies Critters"
I'll make sure to post pics of my .338-06 SS M70 Classic in McMillan Hunters Edge stock after I pick it up. I'm going 2.5-8X36 VX3 with B&C reticle as I just traded into it. No irons either, but I did consider them.

I have two Whelen rifles as well one a M700 and the other a Springfield 1903.
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Old April 3, 2013, 12:11 AM   #47
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Krieghoff double in 500/416 NE.
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Old April 3, 2013, 01:36 AM   #48
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I am currently taking apart a super light weight Sav 223 to build a super heavy 223.

I build ~ 3 or 4 rifles per year and buy about that many too.
I do not go to the range very often.
The big question is always, "What will I shoot deer with this year?"

2007, 2008, 2009 pre 64 Win M70 270
2010 Ruger #1 7mmRM
2011 VZ24 7mmRM
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2013 ????
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Old April 3, 2013, 05:04 AM   #49
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Savage Precision Carbine in .308 or Marlin lever action in either .44Mag or .357Mag. I'm not sure which, but at this point I think my next rifle will be a long time coming.
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Old April 3, 2013, 05:10 AM   #50
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next rifle

dont know will be what ever trips my fancy at the time. not looking for anything.
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