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Old 12-25-2008, 05:07 PM
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Component by component, build your favorite rifle/pistol/smokepole/shotgun and share it with us, what would you use?

For example, if it's a rifle, which action, which barrel, which stock, which scope, which accesories?

What would you use it for? Target?Hunting?Defense?

Which ammo? Bullet? Primer? Powder?

Holster? Scabbard?

If you are not handy, who would you have build it for you?

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Old 12-25-2008, 05:25 PM
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Me being a fan of Ruger Model 77's.

I would build a Stainless Steel Model 77 Mark II with a 26 inch barrel in the either the 270 weatherby magnum or a 257 weatherby magnum. I would use it for hunting and target shooting, I would top it with a 3.5 to 10 x 50 mm Leupold. It would have a synthetic stock in either all black or a black/grey laminate wood stock on it. However with the price of Weatherby Brass, it seems that maybe these calibers are not the correct choice.

I would hopefully use 130 or 140 grain bullets in it. I am just super impressed with this caliber.

I am sure I would have to find a good gunsmith the rebarrel a Ruger, since I have never done this nor do I have the tools to do so.

I am still thinking about building a 264 win mag on a Savage Model 110. It will probably be blued.
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Old 12-25-2008, 06:02 PM
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A shortened (frame) Smith X frame in 44 Magnum (built by Smith, of course)....4" barrel....fixed sights...and no full underlug. Have Eagle Grips make some nice smooth Ebony woods for it. Bullets...the heavy weights...325's, 330's running 1250 fps. a nice "back up" gun for things that bite, and close range handgun hunting...deer, hog, etc.
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Old 12-25-2008, 06:43 PM
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just ordered a 20 cal pac-nor 12twist, polygonal rifleing, Rem shortaction,Just have to decide if it is going to be a 20vartarg or a 204 ruger. Jim
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Old 12-25-2008, 07:08 PM
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Let see 257Wby with a 26" 1/9 twist Shilen match SS barrel build on ruger tang safety with B&C stock set up for the 110/115gr Barnes TSX bullets. Barrels in should have rifle in acouple months.

New 270 with 26" Lilja 1/10 twist barrel on a Rem action blueprinted with 40x trigger factory stock be shooting Berger VLD 150gr. Should be ready about time 257Wby is.

New 30-06 with 24" Shilen SS match barrel set up for the 168gr match bullets 700 action be blueprinted bedded in factory stock. Told gunsmith no rush.
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Old 12-25-2008, 07:08 PM
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For me this is an easy question – with two answers. First a Model 94 Big Bore rifle with 24” barrel and length magazine set up like a Model 64 and chambered for the 250 Savage AI Rimmed.
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Sesond a S&W Model 18 converted to 327 Federal with Magna grips and a grip adapter – a real hog killer.<O</O
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Old 12-25-2008, 07:58 PM
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This is my dream gun. I would love to shoot this in my back yard.

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Old 12-25-2008, 09:07 PM
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A Montana 1999 in .416 Ruger, but I'll settle for a M77 Hawkeye in .416 Ruger, none of that synthetic/stainless garbage either, Circassian Walnut and blue steel with a barrel band and express sights.
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Old 12-26-2008, 05:14 AM
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since we're dreaming.....

A pre-64 model 70 lefty chambered in .308, in a macmillin or Fajen laminated stock with a medium contour 1/10 twist barrel.

Deep blued as only Winchester could, with a jewelled bolt and lots and lots of scrolled engraving on the receiver/floorplate and trigger housing.

A hand carved horsehide sling with push to release swivels, and a Zeiss optic platform of some sort.

In a handgun, the Smith mountain gun, only built like a Ruger, chambered in 45 colt to handle hot loads, with a 5 " barrel.

As finally, a 26" ultra fine SxS in 16 gauge, again with scrollwork, and a casehardened frame. Deep bluing on the barrels, and a single selective trigger.
English stock and splinter forend with the slightes schnable..... ejectors of course....
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Old 12-26-2008, 10:02 AM
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My dream shotgun was built by Browning. I actually owned it, and like an idiot... traded it. I think about the trade often, and it infuriates me on several levels. It was a Browning BSS 12 gauge - Side by side. Nice engravings, beautiful wood. Pointed and shot like it was part of my body. I'll have one again one day - but right now they are selling for $2K and up (used) for the grade I want.

Pistol wise - I love my XD's, but my dream model would be a single stack version of a XD40 subcompact - 3" slide with a 4" Ported EFK Firedragon barrel. Pierce grip extensions on the magazines so the grip length is perfect - hopefully in a single stack configuration, I could at least get 6 or 7 rounds per mag - currently, it's 9 in a double stack. Trijicon sights. All metal parts Duracoated in Tactical Extreme Grey. Springer Precision trigger job. And then... add a .22 conversion kit in the box for cheap practice.

Rifle - I don't know much about high end rifles. I do know that I like the .270, and my Remington 700 has served me well. However, if I could up the ante, I'd add a nice wood thumbhole stock to it with a good recoil pad (that is actually in the works for mine), and then put a high end scope on it - one of the ones I currently can't afford.

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Old 12-26-2008, 10:19 AM
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I have to many dream guns to count...

One that comes to mind would be a Sauer 202 in a .257 Bob. Schmidt and Bender on top.
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Old 12-27-2008, 08:26 AM
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Rem model 700 with 24" heavy barrel (no fluting) matte and chambered in .308 win. I would like to have the action bedded, and get the removable magazine kit, and a good trigger. I haven't decided on the stock yet but I'm thinking Monte Carlo in walnut stained dark. I don't think this is too much to ask for is it?
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Old 12-27-2008, 12:02 PM
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Dream gun hmmm?

The Holland and Holland Royal Grade Double in .375 H&H (of course).
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Old 12-28-2008, 02:53 PM
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I looked up a photo of one of these Holland and Holland Royal Grade Doubles, cannot blame you. Nice...
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Old 12-31-2008, 10:24 AM
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Too many to list but I guess with times we are in right now I would like a Barrett 50 in a semi-auto...or maybe the 416....dang...too many choices~!
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Old 12-31-2008, 12:32 PM
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I will add another to my this list.

I just want to go into my local gun store and say give me one of everything!!!!!
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Old 01-02-2009, 02:56 PM
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My dream gun would be an 1858 Remington style cap and ball revolver chambered in .50 cal, or .58 cal.

It would have to be able to use blackpowder loads of say 80 to 90 grains.

With all the new magnums like the 460 and 500S&W, we need a new Magnum Cap and Ball revolver.
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Old 01-14-2009, 08:36 PM
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My dream gun would be an 1858 Remington style cap and ball revolver chambered in .50 cal, or .58 cal.

It would have to be able to use blackpowder loads of say 80 to 90 grains.

With all the new magnums like the 460 and 500S&W, we need a new Magnum Cap and Ball revolver.
Ever look into a Ruger Old Army? I've run mine at full throttle according to the manual and load books and I have already found that it's still got room to spare. It is a cap and ball revolver on steroids.
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Old 01-18-2009, 03:56 PM
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Hi All,

I'd use a commercial Mauser action with a butter-knife bolt handle, a McGowan target grade medium magnum barrel chambered in .358 Norma Mag, a Timney trigger, Conetrol scope mounts, Leupold Vari-X III 1.5 x 5 variable scope, Fajan stock, and JD Jones hard chrome finish.

This would be the maxi elk rifle to use on a horseback hunt in the Bob Marshall Wilderness.

Well.....dreams do come true.....it took me twelve years to have this rifle built!
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