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Old 03-01-2012, 07:01 PM   #1
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"Bucket List" Which ones have you got, which ones are you still looking for?

I have put quite a dent in my list over the years by finally getting,

S&W 3" 65 (a good friend was an FBI agent when the 3"13 was issued, I immediately wanted a stainless version.

S&W 58. Since I was young I thought it was the greates purpose built "fighting "N" frame ever.

S&W 4" 629. An Elmer Keith fan, it always seemed logical
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S&w 6" 29, Same answer.

Ruger Flat top .44 special, an overl expensive dream at one time, a "had to have" at a reasonable price recently

Ruger 4" Security Six. Why I let my first one go I'll never know.

Charter Arms Bulldog .44 special. Missed them the first time, the next two rounds weren't that good. the new ones are great

CZ-75 Jeff Cooper said it was good

EAA Witness, 10mm As close to a working and affordable Bren Ten as possible

Savage 99 takedown .250/3000, the great adventurers of the early-mid 20th century often carried them

Remington 600 .308. One of the lightest and handiest .308s they ever had the sense to make.

M-1 Garand. No explanation needed

What is left???

S&W 5" 27, got to replace the one I used to have

Star PD. shot a few and loved them. a story hangs on this one that haunts me

Benelli B-76 9mm. A gun I once passed over. the most ergonomically designed accurate and widely overlooked gun in the rush for high capacity.

Marlin 336 old model, .35 Remington. I know I can "find one" but I used to run into them all the time when I couldn't afford another rifle, I want to "run in to" one now.


So, what's your list look like and why?
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Old 03-02-2012, 04:37 PM   #2
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Made one for myself years ago. All but just a couple remain and in all reality, don't see those final ones being taken off the list.

Those few that were always "must haves" were:

• Ruger #1 in .300 H&H
• Ruger .357 maximum
• Competitor .357 maximum

These I have added, in a couple cases, in multiples. There were others along the way but they were added because another was purchased. A few HK's were added to the list that way. The P7M8, P9S and others. Most of those have been purchased.

Now just a few remain and as before, I don't see myself adding them now. Prices are high and for all realistic purposes, they'll do nothing I cannot use an existing one for. Those last remaining few:

• Sig P210
• HK P7M10
• HK P7K3

There's perhaps others that interest me but I've been at the point were enough is enough. Quantity is important. Quality supercedes quality any and every time. Also have found myself being more interested in the memorabilia than than the firearms



Good on the Benelli B-76! Passed one up foolishly years ago and have yet to see another in front of me since. Quite an extraordinary pistol.
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I want a ruger redhawk in 45 colt
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My latest is a 45 ACP revolver. I am toying between a Blackhawk convertible or a Redhawk in 45C and get it milled for the moon clips. Either way I get two calibers it's just the Redhawk will requre me to come up with better trading material or dig deeper into my pockets in which case the bucket may hit me over the head.

The only other one on the list is a SR1911 but that won't happen this year.

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I have a Savage 99 in 250/3000 and with the right bullet and load it is scary accurate.

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My latest is a 45 ACP revolver. I am toying between a Blackhawk convertible or a Redhawk in 45C and get it milled for the moon clips. Either way I get two calibers it's just the Redhawk will requre me to come up with better trading material or dig deeper into my pockets in which case the bucket may hit me over the head.

The only other one on the list is a SR1911 but that won't happen this year.

CG:
I have a Savage 99 in 250/3000 and with the right bullet and load it is scary accurate.
The takedown was my 3rd 99 in .250. I had one growing up as my deer rifle and I thought it had been lost in family matters so i bought another, about 15 years ago to fill the gap. By then I had become a more serious shooter and really discovered that the 99 .250 WAS TOO! The family one did "come home" a couple years ago, by then I had some more and had a small "collection" when I found the takedown, at an antique shop??? for a mere $550 last year, I snapped it up.
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Yes when I saw this, assembled, in the shop, I knew it had to come home with me

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I MUST have an AK47
...but that'll have to wait a bit
The Sig put a little dent in the funds.
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Winchester 94 in 30-30, a 9422 and a 9410.

Any .22 / 410 over and under.

A vintage SS 10/22 International.

I've collected WWI and WWII rifles and pistols for decades and now I'm leaning more on cowboy actions, both rifle and pistol.

Ordered an SR22 over a month ago but still haven't received it.
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The takedown was my 3rd 99 in .250. I had one growing up as my deer rifle and I thought it had been lost in family matters so i bought another, about 15 years ago to fill the gap. By then I had become a more serious shooter and really discovered that the 99 .250 WAS TOO! The family one did "come home" a couple years ago, by then I had some more and had a small "collection" when I found the takedown, at an antique shop??? for a mere $550 last year, I snapped it up.
My dad had mine and when I inherited it was a bit of a surprise as I never remember my dad with it. He must have bought used. Someone D&T'ed and it has a scope on it so that probably hurt the resale value but certainly helped when shooting for accuracy and "senior" eyes. The finish is excellent as it doesn't look like it was carried much at all. What differentiates the takedown models?? How can you tell that is what they are?

My best accuracy is with the 87 gr bullet as I have heard that the twist rate favors that sized bullet.
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My dad had mine and when I inherited it was a bit of a surprise as I never remember my dad with it. He must have bought used. Someone D&T'ed and it has a scope on it so that probably hurt the resale value but certainly helped when shooting for accuracy and "senior" eyes. The finish is excellent as it doesn't look like it was carried much at all. What differentiates the takedown models?? How can you tell that is what they are?

My best accuracy is with the 87 gr bullet as I have heard that the twist rate favors that sized bullet.
If you look at the pic you will see that there is an additional band of metal attached to the forearm and there is a latch on the bottom of the forend. There are two different takedown thread types as well. wehn i spotted this one (i have more pics if your interested) I was not paying much attention until I saw the extra metal. The shop was so dark i was sure it must have been a re-blue, even though it wasn't DT'ed. I bought it as a shooter and working gun but when I got it in the sunlight...I ended up taking it to a local expert who confirmed the finish on the wood and metal as original although there is a crack at the back of th, from a bench rest,e reciever it doesn't affect it's strength , And I have shot it. I won't even mention the group size @ 100 yds, but I will say ole George Washington would jump off the quarter if he knew I was aiming at him.u\
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My latest is a 45 ACP revolver. I am toying with a Redhawk in 45C and get it milled for the moon clips. Either way I get two calibers it's just the Redhawk .
I guess that would work, as long as there is something for the 45 colt to head space on other than the rim.
I just tried 45 moonclips and they are too small for 45 colt.
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