View Full Version : What is your favorite rifle that you have ever shot?

11-04-2009, 10:37 AM

11-04-2009, 10:40 AM

Safe...*click*....Semi....*click*....ROCK AND ROLL!


11-04-2009, 10:57 AM
Walther G22.

Weird I know but it's so much fun to drive that little .22

Other than that... M1A

11-04-2009, 10:58 AM
That would have to be a Steven's Buckhorn .22 that my Dad took me shooting with when I was a kid. Just the two of us up a canyon sitting under the oak trees plinking at empty shotgun shells 75 feet away. To me that's the best.


11-04-2009, 11:00 AM
M4A1 on auto, or my rem 700 sps tactical :)

11-04-2009, 11:27 AM
I honestly have most fun with my .22lrs. I keep buying bigger and bigger calibers but always come back to shooting the .22 at the end of the day.

11-04-2009, 11:50 AM
Hmm, 2 most fun guns I have ever shot thus far is ImpactCo's Ferret .50 DTC and my cousin's HK MP5 with the fun switch.

11-04-2009, 11:57 AM
Chapuis double rifle in 470 Nitro Express, pure sex appeal.

Peter W Bush
11-04-2009, 12:09 PM
MP5K (real one), Kreighoff 470 NE, and I know its not a rifle, but a Beretta 93R

11-04-2009, 12:10 PM
My Ruger #1 in 270win, I saved up for it, worked up handloads, replaced the trigger with a Moyer's adjustable and then used it to kill my first buck.


11-04-2009, 12:11 PM
Favorite would probably be my Grandfathers Winchester Model 70 Featherweight in 30-06. Most entertaining would probably be the Calico M-100.


11-04-2009, 12:18 PM
May sound weird, but as much as I love shooting my ARs and GSG-5, I've got a thing for my old Winchester 94 lever gun in .30-30. This gun just feels right.

11-04-2009, 12:21 PM
M1a puts a smile on my face even after playing with all the other AKs ARs and other fancy stuff. It was my first rifle and will be in my collection forever.

11-04-2009, 12:27 PM
May sound weird, but as much as I love shooting my ARs and GSG-5, I've got a thing for my old Winchester 94 lever gun in .30-30. This gun just feels right.

I just shot one of those the other day. It feels right cuz it IS right. Those a great little truck/brush guns. Only issue I had with my buddy's that I was shooting was that if you worked the action too fast the fresh round would poke the bullet tip up above the chamber so it wouldn't feed properly. He's been too lazy to figure out if that's a defect, or something that can be fixed.

All in all, this is still my favorite:


/not mine, but same model.

11-04-2009, 1:10 PM
Although I still haven't inheritted in, my favorite bar none is a single shot, lever action Ithaca 22lr. That gun is what I learned to shoot on, and with open sites, we could hit a soda can at 100 yds all day long. I have honestly never shot a more accurate .22 in my life.

Black Majik
11-04-2009, 1:11 PM
M16a1 here as well.

11-04-2009, 1:19 PM

11-04-2009, 1:22 PM
I'll be the wierdo and say my TC Omega muzzle loader. Last time I had that out at the range I just couldn't stop shoving powder and lead down it. I've shot alot of weapons from 22 shorts to the M2 50 cal and for some reason I think the most fun I've had since I was a kid was with this muzzle loader. Ok maybe the Mk19 with HEDP has a slight edge but I wouldn't consider it a rifle.

11-04-2009, 1:24 PM
Anzio 20mm Rifle. Int the prone with sand bags behind the tripods it still moved me back three inches and felt like it broke my shoulder.


11-04-2009, 1:25 PM
My Dad's Springfield 45-70 trapdoor. Been in the family since 1950 when Grandpa bought it new out of the cosmoline. :D

11-04-2009, 1:32 PM
I like my 1898 Infantry Length Krag... :D

It's one of the most accurate rifles I've shot, with iron sights and has a lot of character...

11-04-2009, 1:32 PM
Garand all the way.

11-04-2009, 1:35 PM
Fun Fun for grins? Probably a Thompson .45 at full auto.

I have had fun with all kinds AR, MP, etc - but mag dumps on the Thompson .45 is just something that is like Disneyland. Something about the sound and feel of the broomstick shoving 230 grain out like that.

11-04-2009, 1:49 PM

11-04-2009, 1:53 PM
All my rifles are my favorites, but lately it's my LRB M25!

11-04-2009, 2:02 PM
HRA M14 with the funny switch in the Philippines.
20rds later and the coconut tree had no more coconuts. :D

My other favorite...Johnson M1941. :43:

11-04-2009, 2:21 PM
Martini Henry, collector at the Balboa rod and reel range let me have a go. Nice guy. Surprisingly pleasant rifle to shoot.

11-04-2009, 2:25 PM

11-04-2009, 2:25 PM
I would say my Fred Bear Lightsout. It shoots a 372 grain projectile. :D

11-04-2009, 3:02 PM
GAU 17 out the side of a Huey.

11-04-2009, 3:03 PM
Definately my homebuilt AR, with handloaded ammo, and with no prior experience with machining or shooting!

11-04-2009, 3:03 PM
Depends on conditions Favorites vary from task to task

On big game my old stainless Remington 700 (stolen) .300 win mag, replacement fluted 26" barrel installed by Kampfeld Customs so trued the bolt lugstrued the reciever threads etc, h-s stock, timney trigger and skelotonized bolt with a 4x12 leupold scope. it truely was a fine shooting easy to pack all weather rifle.

Deer and mid size game warmer weather my .270 ruger m77 wood stock, blued barrel factory adjustable trigger 3x9 leupold..... simple clean and always deadly accurate

all around fun Remington 700 BB .223 ackley improved chamber timney trigger

Super Spy
11-04-2009, 3:11 PM
I'd have to go with the single shot bolt action .22LR first time shooting cans full of water by the creek with my Dad. Probably because it's the only time I've gone shooting with him, and I was 8, and I loved watching the cans fly in the air. I wonder if I could get the crotchety old geezer out shooting now.......

EBR Works
11-04-2009, 3:45 PM
Full auto MP5, Garand, Ferret50 in DTC.

11-04-2009, 3:58 PM
favorite ever? mitchell high standard 15/22. because it was mine. first gun, and i loved that damn thing. until it was taken in a burglary. who knows where it is now. i am gonna try and find another one, one of these days.

11-04-2009, 4:03 PM
For me, it's my AR that I built recently, but I am also relatively new to AR shooting. Other than that, I LOVE shooting the Garand and H&K 94.

11-04-2009, 4:14 PM
M249 SAW, 240B was nice but I am a skinny guy and it got heavy after rucking all damn day

11-04-2009, 4:18 PM
Without a doubt, it would have to be the Benjiman .22 cal pellet gun my dad gave me when I was 14. He made a deal with me. If I took Latin (find that in today's schools) as a foreign language and got A's both semesters he would buy me my own pellet gun. I took it and got the A's. When I informed him of this fact, he took me out the next day and got it for me. It was very nice with a wood stock. I had lots of fun with it. Also, it really made me proud to see that my father was a man of his word.

11-04-2009, 4:25 PM
Thompson SMG full auto.

11-04-2009, 4:28 PM
A buddy of mine had a H&H OU 20 ga. Really nice easy to shoulder and just simply beautiful

11-04-2009, 5:03 PM


1,000 rounds linked together, gas plug set to 3, from the hip, out of a helicopter...I think it's the most fun I've had with or without my pants on.

I love it when they tell me to get rid of all the ammo :83:

11-04-2009, 5:09 PM
It's too hard to pick just one. My 50s are fun. My 1919 is sort of cool. I've shot a few MP5s which our tax dollars paid for (double tap and FA). I still remember the first time I ever pulled the trigger on my first frontstuffer (what a feeling). But, I guess my favorite rifle(s) are my beat to shat, Winchester 1906es or my K31.

11-04-2009, 5:22 PM
M2 Carbine full auto (not mine unfortunately)

Followed up by my Saiga

11-04-2009, 6:00 PM
Vintage Remington 22lr bolt action.
Back in the day, after work on Fridays every 3 weeks or so, I use to buy 5 bricks of ammo, a few bucket of KFC and a case of Newcastle (for after shooting;) ) and take it up to the desert where my friends cabin was and spend the weekend taking out fancy feast cat food cans at 100-150 yards. Literary spent 6 hrs straight sometimes just plinking. Couldn't do that on any other caliber than 22.lr. Best of times had back then.

11-04-2009, 7:25 PM
My FAL is #1. Second would be either my AK or my AR.


Fred Foobar
11-04-2009, 7:31 PM
MK19 lighting up a grid square (I wish!)

Don't know why, but the best time I had was when I was shooting the MG3 (belt-fed German machine gun, similar to our M-60) qualifying for the Schützenschnur while I was stationed in Germany.

Something surreal about hitting quarter-sized targets with a belt-fed machine gun in a foreign country and getting paid for it. :D

This is not my site, but experiences were very similar:

On a side note, we had one of those oh crap moments while they were firing our weapons:

So there I was, :p working the firing line. After a little back and forth of them joking about our "Barbie" weapons (they complained they were too light and made out of plastic), we went hot.

A few shooters down, one of the German soldiers starts to turn back towards the coach almost sweeping the line with his muzzle before he gets stopped.

CEASE FIRE!!! CEASE FIRE!!! CEASE FIRE!!! and hi-jinks amongst the translators ensue. (think the range scene of Heartbreak Ridge)

It turns out he thought he had a defective weapon or a squib since there was no recoil. He was used to their "manly" guns :rolleyes: with their solid stocks compared to our sproingy A2's (at the time the Germans were using HK G3's)

Good times . . .

11-04-2009, 7:41 PM
I have quite a few rifles but my answer is rather boring. A target grade AR-15 with my best handloads. I'm not in love with the way they look but they sure do shoot well and the mild recoil makes it fun all day long. I don't know why but the darn things just grow on you.

Thanx, Russ

11-04-2009, 7:51 PM
Ruger 10/22 Both in its bone stock form because its just a fine little rifle and more people have been hooked on shooting because of that gun in the last 50 years than any other long gun I can think of, and a decked out, every part swapped 10/22 with a few ounce trigger. I could hardly touch it without the thing going off. Total bench gun obviously.

11-04-2009, 7:58 PM
It changes...
Probably my friends micro Galil in full auto...
something about a tiny accurate full auto that gets me... (and his ammo)

otherwise it changes...
Usually my 54-18 Annie is my #1... 22LR gets a lot of time in my life.
lately been bouncing between my 45-70 hi-wall and my 357 24" lever.
usually it is some semi like my M1A or Socom 16... or one of my AR's.
Or sometimes one of my 700Ps... if I am feeling like small groups.
There was a short (and expensive) period of my Benelli M4... it just rocks... even if it is a shotgun. :)

Ammo is usually a factor in favorites... what have I loaded lately...
So many loves so little ammo...

11-04-2009, 8:06 PM
My Weatherby V .270, I hit everything I aim at with it. Plus its bought me lunch a couple time on bets. Next would be my friends HK MP5 40, it was a blast. emi, tri and full.

11-04-2009, 8:18 PM
Without a doubt, it would have to be the Benjiman .22 cal pellet gun my dad gave me when I was 14. He made a deal with me. If I took Latin (find that in today's schools) as a foreign language and got A's both semesters he would buy me my own pellet gun. I took it and got the A's. When I informed him of this fact, he took me out the next day and got it for me. It was very nice with a wood stock. I had lots of fun with it. Also, it really made me proud to see that my father was a man of his word.


same here.. Iknow it's not a firearm but I still miss my benjamin.. I used to stay home at night and hunt rats with it

11-04-2009, 8:19 PM
Always have fun with a Garand.

11-04-2009, 8:19 PM

11-04-2009, 8:30 PM
.44 mag 16" buntline. I only shot it twice and I was only 8 years old the first time, but it was the biggest, baddest thing I'd ever seen. The recoil on that thing almost knocked me down, but I never dropped it. I finished the whole cylinder just to spite the guy who handed it to me.

It had a shoulder stock...

11-04-2009, 9:25 PM

11-04-2009, 10:27 PM
Silenced FA MP5 and FA Thompson.

Something just puts a smile to my face when the case hitting the ground is louder than the shot itself.

11-05-2009, 8:01 AM
Honestly which ever rifle I am shooting is my favorite at the time, but if I had to choose I would say my M-38 Mosin Nagant. this is the rifle that got me into C&R collecting more than any other gun I own.

11-05-2009, 9:37 AM
Remington Nylon 66. It was my first rifle when I was 10. It was given to me at Christmas in Japan by a family friend. I could hit the thumbtacks that held the targets at 50 yards 10 times out of 10. For fun, I would line up my .22 brass empties on the crossbar at 50 yards and take them down one by one without a miss. It was the most accurate rifle I ever owned. It ate every brand of ammo like they were the finest target rounds available. Whenever I thought I wasn't shooting well, I would break out the Nylon 66 and it would prove it wasn't my technique but rather the gun/ammo. Unfortunately, some scumbag robbed my place when I was in college and stole it along with my Dad's Winchester 870 that I used to hunt quail and dove.

11-05-2009, 2:25 PM
My missed M1A.....
never shoulda sold it...:90:

11-05-2009, 2:42 PM
Shooting marbles out of an original Committee of Safety DiNips Flintlock

Fut bang with lots of smoke! BTW - the marbles just vaporize when they hit anything solid. Pretty fun!

Otherwise, my M1A.

Covered both ends of the spectum.

I pretty much enjoy shooting any and all of my weapons!

11-05-2009, 3:13 PM
The more I shoot, the more I love .22LR, and my favorite rifle of all time to shoot is the one I call "Old Number One," because it was the first actual firearm that I ever bought: my stainless steel Ruger 10/22 carbine. I've sweetened up the trigger (now about two pounds), given it a set of receiver sights, and bedded it, but other than that, it's stock. A close second would be my SA Socom II. But that "Old Number One" is my favorite of them all, including Socom II, M1A, 10/22T, various AR-15 styles and configurations, Mini-14's & Mini-30's, various pump and semi-auto shotguns, various bolt-actions from .22LR to .30-06, an old Trapdoor in .45-70, black powder, lever actions, handguns... and too many others that I've had the priviledge to shoot at one time or another over the years.

11-05-2009, 3:22 PM
i wish i remember how Aug felt. There were some pretty nifty HK rifles we shot that day, but I don't remember which ones.


I also liked a friend's AR30. Trigger was a little heavy. But damn. I looked and pointed where I wanted to shoot it. and bullet went there! That's where i started wanted to get a bolt action. :)

11-05-2009, 3:52 PM
M1A hands down

Jonathan Doe
11-05-2009, 3:53 PM
My M-1A and USMC M40A1.

11-05-2009, 4:28 PM
Mine: a side by side coach gun (12 guage with hammers and two triggers)

Note Mine: FA tommy gun. OH YEA BABY!!!
I went with my dad when I was about 14. We met up with his buddies someplace in a desert and they all took out the toys. His buddy handed the Tommy to me and said "let er rip!"

God Bless The Mauser
11-05-2009, 5:17 PM
My Remington 700.

11-05-2009, 6:43 PM
That wonderful one (ahhh, sigh) which was dis-charged @ slikk Willy Klinton .... :43:

11-06-2009, 5:53 AM
It's surprising to see soooo many votes for M1A in this thread when the centerfire forum of calguns.net is basically the "AR forum". :D

11-06-2009, 6:11 AM
Title 1 = Barrett Model 82A1

Title 2 = FN M-249

11-06-2009, 6:20 AM
The classic M1a.

11-06-2009, 10:37 AM
M1 Garand and a FA M14

A guy let me try his M1 out for my Saiga and I still remember that distinctive sound *PING!!!*. As for the FA M14, it was in the Philippines 2 years back shooting at an old beat up car....JUST AMAZING!:43::44::28::13:

11-06-2009, 11:14 AM
My friend's dad's what I think is a heavily modified Springfield 1903 chambered in what I think was .243 Winchester. I'm a bit fuzzy on the details, but I remember that is was in some 6mm cartridge. He inherited it from his dad, who spent years perfecting that gun...it was his baby to say the least. And it shows. It's not a complex rifle, standard looking wood furniture (that looks nothing like the original springfield furniture) in very good condition, humble scope mounts, decent optic...looking at it you wouldn't know it was special...until you shoot it.

Shooting it is something else entirely. Chambering a round you would notice the action is like butter. The trigger is exceptionally well made two-stage, breaking very cleanly with nary a perceptible movement anywhere on the gun, until the powder ignites and we all know what happens at that point. ;)

When you then look at where the round hit...it is exactly...exactly, where you aimed it. I'm not a bad shot, but certainly not a brilliant shot with rifles generally and I was shooting half inch groups at 50 yards with that gun, and I have no doubt that I could have done it at 100 yards but we ran out of ammo. It was something else, to say the least.

No pics unfortunately, but after all it's not my gun. :D

11-06-2009, 12:22 PM
AR-50 at bowling balls. Sooooooo much fun.

11-06-2009, 12:26 PM
Full auto, suppressed 10/22. :D

11-06-2009, 5:25 PM
my Dad's 44-40 Whitney-Kennedy S-lever carbine.

For a minute or 2 I was Billy the Kid

11-08-2009, 7:44 AM
Soviet 1943 SVT-40 !

11-08-2009, 7:49 AM
all of them

11-08-2009, 8:01 AM
Burning up the range at Camp Pendleton with an M-249 SAW after a long, hot walk to the top of the hill was about nine kinds of fun.