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Re: What are the best guns you ever had. [Re: Providence Farm] #7716401
11/13/22 09:31 AM
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My Winchester 30-30 has but a lot of meat on the table and my Stevens model 15 .22 have put a lot fur in the shed.

I had an 80's Remington 700 ADL 30-06 that I wish I had never let go of.


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“The key of joy is disobedience.”
Re: What are the best guns you ever had. [Re: Providence Farm] #7716407
11/13/22 09:38 AM
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Ruger 10/22.
If I could only have one gun that would be it. Light, accurate, cheap to shoot and you could use it to hunt most anything if you had to.

Re: What are the best guns you ever had. [Re: Providence Farm] #7716408
11/13/22 09:41 AM
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Not a lot of shotguns on this list. I bought a Franchi 620 VS 20 gauge about 20 years ago. Little 24 inch barrel and it weighs almost nothing. Shot a lot of birds with that one and it’s one ill never part with.

Re: What are the best guns you ever had. [Re: Providence Farm] #7716423
11/13/22 10:00 AM
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Hard to say,but have a lot of fond memories chasing squirrels as a kid with a Remington nylon 66 I bought at Kmart for $39.99.That gun and I went a lot of places together and took a lot of bushy tails along with a few head shot partridge.


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Re: What are the best guns you ever had. [Re: Providence Farm] #7716430
11/13/22 10:08 AM
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Rifle: Marlin 30-30 / Pistol: Ruger Single Six .22 / Shotgun: Ithaca 12ga pump.

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Re: What are the best guns you ever had. [Re: Providence Farm] #7716441
11/13/22 10:20 AM
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Juneau, Alaska 51
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Winchester M70 in 375H&H. Over the past 30 years it has put down whatever from bear, deer, and moose. Always been good at the range, usually 3 shots to confirm it’s zero and done.

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Re: What are the best guns you ever had. [Re: Providence Farm] #7716476
11/13/22 10:54 AM
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Remington 700 BDL in 6 mm .Killed tons of deer and trailer loads of ground hogs back in the 70's and 80's

Re: What are the best guns you ever had. [Re: Providence Farm] #7716483
11/13/22 11:02 AM
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870 wingmaster 20ga Lightweight with a slug barrel. First gun that my dad bought for me to use in our 'shotgun only' deer hunting region. Man, I could hit with that rascal and a good many whitetail paid the price for getting into range. Still have it, will pass it down the line...rarely sees any action since living in the rifle zone now for many years.
Im also quite fond of my Thompson ProHunter 50 cal. Loaded with Buckhorn 209 and some 240 grain Barnes, it will cloverleaf all day long at 100 yds. For many years, its all I hunted with even during regular firearm season...

Re: What are the best guns you ever had. [Re: Providence Farm] #7716507
11/13/22 11:24 AM
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Marlin model 39a the older model without the safety. It goes where I go.

Re: What are the best guns you ever had. [Re: Providence Farm] #7716522
11/13/22 11:49 AM
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Best gun I've had is my Winchester mod 120 12ga. I've carried it for years. It will cycle anything I put in it. As for rifle, it would have to be my Rem 700 VS 22-250.

Re: What are the best guns you ever had. [Re: Providence Farm] #7716523
11/13/22 11:50 AM
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Rifle. Remington model 600 in 308
Shotgun. Remington model 1100 in 12 gauge
Not a pistol guy


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Re: What are the best guns you ever had. [Re: Providence Farm] #7716529
11/13/22 11:55 AM
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Rem 700 in 222, Ithaca sidexside 12 Ga and my Ruger 22 revolver.

Re: What are the best guns you ever had. [Re: Providence Farm] #7716533
11/13/22 12:04 PM
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Rifle…Ruger MKII in .280 still have it as a backup or if anyone needs a rifle. I know if they shoot and don’t hit or recover it’s ALL on them, lol.

Shotgun…Benelli SBEII I have killed everything under the sun with that gun. It has been through the ringer and never jammed or failed to fire. I’ve used it in salt water and fresh. Easiest to field strip and clean in the field and put back together.

Pistol…Kimber 1911 extremely accurate and another that never jammed or failed to fire after breaking it in. Rapid fire or slow and steady, she hits where pointed and fires until the mags are empty.

Re: What are the best guns you ever had. [Re: Providence Farm] #7716534
11/13/22 12:05 PM
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12 ga 2 3/4" 1969 Beretta Silver Snipe i restocked with English walnut. A dream to shoulder.
G22 Reliable
Savage 101 pistol "the finisher" my dad let me carry this when I started trapping at 11.
12 ga Benelli Super Nova. Boat paddle, pry bar, and very reliable shotgun.
.45 cap lock Kentucky. History in hand and still making memories

Re: What are the best guns you ever had. [Re: Providence Farm] #7716541
11/13/22 12:10 PM
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My 10/22 is a great gun. Cycles reliably, shoots well.
I also have an old Ithaca featherweight 20 gauge pump I got from my grandpa when I turned 16. I was told he got it in like 50s or 60s. Has what I think is called the model 37 action and that model was a fairly standard police shotgun for many years back then.
It’s still reliable and accurate today.
I also love my .22 magnum. It’s a bolt action take down model midget magnum with a blue zipper case. Takes down with one screw underneath the forestock. Came with two 7 round clips. I added 1” rings and a 4x scope and it is a coyote and coon smacker. Very accurate gun for its short barrel. It’s was actually a dealer gift model and the local dealer sold it to me for $25 in 1984 or so, was in high school I recall. Really neat gun.


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Re: What are the best guns you ever had. [Re: Providence Farm] #7716544
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And my new favorite.

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Re: What are the best guns you ever had. [Re: Providence Farm] #7716547
11/13/22 12:18 PM
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I am pretty partial to my Winchester model 100 in .308

Re: What are the best guns you ever had. [Re: Providence Farm] #7716549
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Grandpa's 30-30
My brother has it and it just sits there. He wouldn't let my daughter use it for her first hunt even though that's been tradition for decades.

Re: What are the best guns you ever had. [Re: Providence Farm] #7716551
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Remington 721 264 win mag lord I love that thing. Great uncle bought it new in 62 I believe somewhere near Fairfax MN. I inherited it quite a few years ago. Killed moose elk deer and everything about else.

Re: What are the best guns you ever had. [Re: Providence Farm] #7716574
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I have two that comes to mind
Ruger 10/22
Rock river in 204

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