HuntingNut
HuntingNut
   Login or Register
HomeCommunity ForumsPhoto AlbumsRegister
     
 

User Info

Welcome Anonymous


Membership:
Latest: hdjksjk
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 12574

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 113
BOT: 2
Total: 115
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Photo Albums
02: Photo Albums
03: Forums
04: Photo Albums
05: Forums
06: Forums
07: Photo Albums
08: Photo Albums
09: Photo Albums
10: Forums
11: Photo Albums
12: Forums
13: Forums
14: Forums
15: Forums
16: Forums
17: Forums
18: Photo Albums
19: Photo Albums
20: Your Account
21: Forums
22: Home
23: Photo Albums
24: Home
25: News
26: Forums
27: Forums
28: Photo Albums
29: Forums
30: Forums
31: Photo Albums
32: Photo Albums
33: Forums
34: Photo Albums
35: Forums
36: Forums
37: Home
38: Forums
39: Forums
40: Photo Albums
41: Forums
42: Your Account
43: Home
44: Forums
45: Forums
46: Forums
47: Home
48: Your Account
49: Photo Albums
50: Forums
51: Forums
52: Forums
53: Forums
54: Forums
55: Forums
56: Forums
57: Forums
58: Forums
59: Photo Albums
60: Forums
61: Photo Albums
62: Photo Albums
63: Photo Albums
64: Forums
65: Photo Albums
66: Forums
67: Photo Albums
68: Forums
69: Photo Albums
70: Photo Albums
71: Your Account
72: Your Account
73: Forums
74: Forums
75: Forums
76: Forums
77: Photo Albums
78: Photo Albums
79: Photo Albums
80: Forums
81: Your Account
82: Photo Albums
83: Forums
84: Forums
85: PointBlank Ballistics
86: Forums
87: Photo Albums
88: Forums
89: Forums
90: Forums
91: Forums
92: Forums
93: Forums
94: Forums
95: Your Account
96: Photo Albums
97: Your Account
98: Photo Albums
99: Photo Albums
100: Forums
101: Photo Albums
102: Forums
103: Forums
104: Forums
105: Photo Albums
106: Forums
107: Your Account
108: Photo Albums
109: Photo Albums
110: Home
111: Forums
112: Forums
113: Forums
  BOT:
01: Forums
02: Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
 

Coppermine Stats
Photo Albums
 Albums: 305
 Pictures: 2356
  · Views: 344230
  · Votes: 1306
  · Comments: 85
 

Support our Advertisers

What firearms are hard to resist?
Discussions related to Guns and Firearms
Go to page 1, 2  Next
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Gil Martin
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jan 28, 2005
Posts: 1655
Location: Schnecksville, PA

PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:33 am    Post subject: What firearms are hard to resist? Reply with quote

There are several classes of firearms that absolutely blow me away and it is best if I try to avoid them. The first are military rifles and handguns in excellent condition at reasonable prices. These are quite rare today in this condition and price range so that danger is limited. Second are nice classic (older) shotguns in excellent condition and cheap. Here we do have a problem because the local market is being overrun with nice shotguns as older hunters give up hunting or give up the ghost and their nice scatterguns end up on the used gun racks in the shops that I visit. Finally, I have a fondness for nice used .22 l.r. rifles (bolt, semi-auto or pump) and they are plentiful and cheap right now. My only defense is to limit my trips to the local gun shops. Is anyone else so impacted? Let me know. All the best...
Gil

_________________
Gil
Back to top
View user's profile
Vince
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 25, 2005
Posts: 13467
Location: Brisbane AUSTRALIA

PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:08 pm    Post subject: Re: What firearms are hard to resist? Reply with quote

Gidday Gil. Like you I am a bit of a sucker for a nice old classic side by side 12 gauge shotgun and also ol school .22 rimfires. Nothing more satisfying than hunting bunnies with an old but serviceable s x s shottie or an old single shot .22 rimfire...mine came out of the factory here in Australia on 10 July 1946 and it's still dead accurate.

_________________
Cheers, Vince Cheers

Illegitimi non carborundum
(Never let the bastards grind you down)

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

"Nulla Si Fa Senza Volonta."
(Without Commitment, Nothing Gets Done)
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address MSN Messenger Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
PaulS
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Feb 18, 2006
Posts: 3493
Location: South-Eastern Washington - the State

PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:50 pm    Post subject: Re: What firearms are hard to resist? Reply with quote

Right now I don't get to indulge in anything that costs money. I just laid out $7500 to heat and cool my shop and garage so until I get the bank account back where it belongs it is necessities only.
I do seem to have been drawn to shotguns in the past but right now I feel the need for more hand guns. I haven't been looking for anything other than reloading gear for some new reloaders and I did spend $90 on a Rock Chucker Plus press for one of the lucky young men. The rest I have been given or bought for very low prices in the past. Its nice to get people started in something they will enjoy for a long time.

_________________
Paul
__________________
Speer, Lyman, Hodgdon, Sierra, and Hornady = reliable loading data
So and So's pages on the internet = NOT reliable loading data
Always check data against manuals
NEVER exceed maximum listed loads
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
Elvis
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jul 27, 2008
Posts: 7345
Location: south island New Zealand

PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:04 am    Post subject: Re: What firearms are hard to resist? Reply with quote

well to be honest I cant really justify purchasing anymore as all the bases are covered and overlap......... on dream list is a Bakail SXS in .45/70 for a bush hobbit that has to be pretty close to perfect.

_________________
You shot it You pluck it !
Them who eats the most duck eats the most feathers!
Back to top
View user's profile
SingleShotLover
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Dec 26, 2007
Posts: 969
Location: Illinois

PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:33 am    Post subject: Re: What firearms are hard to resist? Reply with quote

My weaknesses have always been Ruger #1s and 1911s. In the past I have had a habit of "adopting" neglected cartridges just to be different. I played with .17 Remingtons, .280 Remingtons, .250-3000, .257 Roberts, .300 Savage, .35 Remington as well as other cartridges before they made a resurgence in popularity. I also have a hard time passing up what one writer termed "gray rats" (interesting firearms that have been neglected and are in need of attention) to restore.

_________________
If you can't hit it with one, you probably can't with two either!

The biggest problem with a closed mind is that it never seems to come with a closed mouth.

SSL
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Pumpkinslinger
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Sep 22, 2007
Posts: 4460
Location: NC foothills

PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:14 pm    Post subject: Re: What firearms are hard to resist? Reply with quote

Elvis' SxS .45-70 sounds tempting...

I think I'm getting jaded. There's just nothing really grabbing my attention these days. I think part of the problem is that I'm not finding time to shoot any of them so it seems pointless to buy yet another expensive toy to sit in the case.

_________________
Mike

"I ain't no better than anyone else, and there ain't no one better than me!" Ma Kettle

Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
PaulS
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Feb 18, 2006
Posts: 3493
Location: South-Eastern Washington - the State

PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:15 pm    Post subject: Re: What firearms are hard to resist? Reply with quote

I'd like a couple of Rugers. Specifically a Blackhawk in 45 Colt and maybe a Redhawk in 44 magnum. I don't need them and I also like the stainless CZ75B too. But it will likely be a year before I can even consider any one of them seriously. Then there is another AR15, and an all custom large bore "sniper" rifle in 338 mag or maybe 50 BMG. Then I need to put a new barrel on the 3006 that I inherited from dad and a 10/22 all dressed in stainless and dark wood. Then....

Ok, if wishes were horses and all that but I am going to live a long time so I will get all my toys so I can give them to my grandkids when I can't use them anymore.

_________________
Paul
__________________
Speer, Lyman, Hodgdon, Sierra, and Hornady = reliable loading data
So and So's pages on the internet = NOT reliable loading data
Always check data against manuals
NEVER exceed maximum listed loads
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
Gil Martin
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jan 28, 2005
Posts: 1655
Location: Schnecksville, PA

PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:03 pm    Post subject: Re: What firearms are hard to resist? Reply with quote

I suffered a bout of weakness yesterday due to a rainy day that cancelled my Range Officer shift so I drove to a favorite gun shop. After just looking around for a while, one of the clerks (that I have known for many years) asked me to look at a nice 20 gauge sxs made by Savage. It was a Model 5100 in excellent condition with a single non-selective trigger and was bored modified and full. What a beautiful gun so I plead poverty due to my retirement status. That worked. The clerk wanted to sell that shotgun and lowered the hang tag price by $30. I expressed my appreciation, but said it was still too expensive. He lowered the price another $30. I noticed that someone had attached a note to the shotgun with a name and address of someone from New Jersey who apparently wanted that shotgun. I caved-in and put the shotgun on layaway. I hate it when that happens. All the best...
Gil

_________________
Gil
Back to top
View user's profile
gelandangan
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 07, 2006
Posts: 5830
Location: Sydney Australia

PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:35 pm    Post subject: Re: What firearms are hard to resist? Reply with quote

Sharps Quigley 45-110 .. yeah... dream on..

_________________
A straight line is the shortest distance between two points.
A smile is the shortest distance between two people.

The government I trust .. is my .45-70 Government.

Do - Not try!


gelandangan.weebly.com/
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
Aloysius
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Nov 03, 2009
Posts: 2121
Location: B., Belgium

PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:29 am    Post subject: Re: What firearms are hard to resist? Reply with quote

gelandangan wrote:
Sharps Quigley 45-110 .. yeah... dream on..

you like these big cigars? A friend reloads them with BP and about 0,5 cm (bullet)grease between powder and bullet. He can shoot many times without cleaning between shots. The 'durt' remains soft.

so now you know how to use it you can go and look for one...



For me when a firearm can shoot, it's hard to resist. And when a firearm doesn't shoot anymore, the challenge is there to make it shoot again...
Back to top
View user's profile
TRBLSHTR
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Mar 23, 2007
Posts: 1048
Location: Lower 48's-left coast(near portlandia)

PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:47 pm    Post subject: Re: What firearms are hard to resist? Reply with quote

Scratch I have always wanted to restore one of those martini henry rifles of the movie "zulu" to mess around in the piney woods with.I would like to either rechamber or have it rebarreled to 45-70!Those guns just look like fun!I would hope that the action is tougher than an old trapdoor springfield that I have-as I am always having to download the ammo for it!

_________________
"Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil." Thomas Mann
Back to top
View user's profile
DallanC
Site Admin
Site Admin


Joined: Jan 18, 2005
Posts: 3181
Location: Utah

PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:27 pm    Post subject: Re: What firearms are hard to resist? Reply with quote

SingleShotLover wrote:
My weaknesses have always been Ruger #1s and 1911s.

Bingo! Love them red pad #1's!


-DallanC
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Gil Martin
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jan 28, 2005
Posts: 1655
Location: Schnecksville, PA

PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:32 pm    Post subject: Re: What firearms are hard to resist? Reply with quote

I agree that a Ruger #1 is hard to resist. Many years ago I lusted for one in .280 Remington or .270 Winchester and never found one. The prices of new ones gave me chest pains so I scanned the used gun racks in several gun shops without success. One day, I came across a beautiful used Ruger #1 in .30-06 with a 3x - 9X scope and Redfield base and rings for $500. I caved in and put it on layaway. The rifle still rests in my gun safe. All the best...
Gil

_________________
Gil
Back to top
View user's profile
dhc4ever
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 26, 2011
Posts: 2331
Location: Ipswich, Queensland Australia

PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:46 am    Post subject: Re: What firearms are hard to resist? Reply with quote

All the stuff we can't have, ar15, Aug styres, barret .50 cal, Lithgow f90.
Ar10,
Etc

_________________
Pete

Dont do anything you wont like explaining to the paramedics..............
Back to top
View user's profile
Vince
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 25, 2005
Posts: 13467
Location: Brisbane AUSTRALIA

PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:38 am    Post subject: Re: What firearms are hard to resist? Reply with quote

dhc4ever wrote:
All the stuff we can't have, ar15, Aug styres, barret .50 cal, Lithgow f90. Ar10, Etc

Sad Sad Sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad

_________________
Cheers, Vince Cheers

Illegitimi non carborundum
(Never let the bastards grind you down)

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

"Nulla Si Fa Senza Volonta."
(Without Commitment, Nothing Gets Done)
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address MSN Messenger Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » Gun & Firearm Discussions
Page 1 of 2
All times are GMT - 7 Hours
Go to page 1, 2  Next



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Advertisements
 


Valid CSS! Valid HTML 4.01!
Click to check if this page is realy HTML 4.01 compliant for speed :)

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of HuntingNut.com.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2011 by HuntingNut.com
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy

.: Upgraded to DragonFly 9.2 by Dizfunkshunal :.