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favorite gun manufacturer

Post by Robinsons Rebel » Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:59 pm

While everybody is still debating your favorite caliber, what about your favorite gun manufacturer? I use a Ruger with the old boat paddle zytel stock in stainless. The gun just works for me. Now I've said that if something ever happens to my Ruger that I would replace it with a Tikka. Tikka has a bolt that feels like butter. I know you can get a more expensive gun but I think Tikka has more bang for your buck.
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Re: favorite gun manufacturer

Post by grouse » Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:20 pm

May I pick three? I'm partial to my Browning Citori, my Tikka T3X and an old Ithaca featherlight pump gun I have.
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Re: favorite gun manufacturer

Post by papabear1 » Fri Jun 18, 2021 4:16 pm

I,ll take my old Model 97 Winchester hammer. :thumbup:
it has never let me down. :eusa-popcorn:

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Re: favorite gun manufacturer

Post by flinthead » Fri Jun 18, 2021 5:17 pm

I was a Ruger man before I was a man... :) :)

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Re: favorite gun manufacturer

Post by longbow joe » Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:06 pm

You can't beat a ruger for price,quality and value...l love my new python but if l soul search my gp100 357 is just as good and locks up like a vault l think ruger is kinda like the "toyota " of guns ....they just keep going and keep working no surprises no extragavagansa and that's cool.
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Re: favorite gun manufacturer

Post by Farmer » Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:17 am

Ruger has n a favorite ..M77 in 22 250 was a tack driver , my m77VT in 243 is a tack driver ---ground hog at 560 + yards ,10/22 bought in1976 still going strong .....I also lhave a Sako in 7mm that shoots well ...Currently have 4 Savage rifles that I am fond of A 243 axis in SS , very accurate , BMag in 17 wsm accurate , but not too pretty and a couple 22 bolt guns very accurate .

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Re: favorite gun manufacturer

Post by Driftless hunter » Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:17 am

Revolvers - Rugers

Rifles - I think there as several good companies. If someone stole my Tikka T3, I would replace it with a Tikka T3x. They have excellent barrels, great triggers, & they shoot way beyond my ability. Weatherby Vanguard would be a good choice, too!

If my house was on fire & I could only grab/save one gun, it would be my Marlin 336 .30-30 Win. that my dad bought for me when I was a kid (1970's). It's not my most valuable gun, but it has with the most memories. They are solid, well built guns.

I hope the union of Ruger & Marlin is a good one! I have a high opinion of both brands! I would hate to see Marlin disappear.

Shotguns - I own a basic 12 gauge Remington 870 Express that has served me well. I picked up a used Browning Gold 10 a few years ago. I have Indian Creek Black Diamond Strike turkey chokes for both. If I was replacing my shotguns, I would consider a Franchi. My brother has been happy with his Intensity (goose/turkey hunting). Mossberg are a working man's shotgun. My dad & cousin get excellent patterns out of their Mossberg 835 Ulti-Mag shotguns. I can't really say that I have a favorite shotgun company.

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Re: favorite gun manufacturer

Post by AJ01 » Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:53 am

I'm with Grouse, may I pick several also?? :D

I can't pick a "favorite"...
I like them all!!! :lol:

What IF you could only HAVE ONE GUN???? :shock: :lol:

Now, that's food for thought... :eusa-think:

Let me think...How about a 3 gun stew??? I've used each of these A LOT!!! :thumbup:
Shotgun: My Weatherby Athena 20 gauge with screw-in chokes. I've killed a lot of quail and pheasants with this little lightweight beauty!!
Rifle: My Remington Mountain rifle....you all know the caliber!! :lol: :lol:
And just for fun my little friend with a stubby barrel in .223 that has all kinds of "bells and whistles". :mrgreen:
But since I don't have to keep just 1 or 3, I'll just keep all that I have!! :thumbup:

But one gun, and one gun ONLY????? :wtf: Wow!! Tough right? :eusa-snooty:
Not really... :)
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It's one of my favorites...It'll handle any type of critter found in North America with the right loads. Matters not if it is the 4-legged variety, or the type that roams about on two!! :wink:
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Re: favorite gun manufacturer

Post by ihunt » Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:04 pm

I really like my old trusty Remington 870 wing master, Bennelli super eagle 3 and Tikka t3 270 win. And lately my Fabarm O/U Elos N2 sweet gun for trap. :thumbup: I have others but these are my favs.
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Re: favorite gun manufacturer

Post by Driftless hunter » Sat Jun 19, 2021 1:46 pm

AJ01 wrote:
Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:53 am

What IF you could only HAVE ONE GUN????
In all honesty, that would be an easy choice. My Remington 870 12 gauge.

If I want to hunt deer, turkeys, upland birds, & other small game, it would have to be shotgun. Plus, you didn't say we had to pick one barrel! :)

I would really miss the rest, however.

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Re: favorite gun manufacturer

Post by CT.HNTR » Sat Jun 19, 2021 1:59 pm

For carry guns my preference is Glock and Sig. For revolvers nobody beats Ruger, For bolt action hunting rifles I prefer Weatherby, For rimfire rifles I prefer CZ and for over and under shotguns I prefer Browning.
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Re: favorite gun manufacturer

Post by IronNoggin » Sat Jun 19, 2021 3:55 pm

Guess:

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Re: favorite gun manufacturer

Post by AJ01 » Sat Jun 19, 2021 4:45 pm

IronNoggin wrote:
Sat Jun 19, 2021 3:55 pm
Guess:

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I believe I would have to say "Weatherby"!!! :lol:
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Re: favorite gun manufacturer

Post by CT.HNTR » Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:09 pm

They look like Mark V's
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Re: favorite gun manufacturer

Post by OhioXBowhunter » Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:18 pm

I can’t name just one manufacturer I’ve got several from over at least a dozen different makers if I could only have one it would be one of my 870s or 1100s.
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