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Does it matter....

When you decide that a new rifle is needed (OK, wanted!) and you begin your search do you make a point to shop for either a Short Action or Long Action, or do you simply look for something to fill your needs (OK, wants!). Generally speaking, I already know exactly what I'm wanting to buy, both cartridge and rifle model, so it may not mean so much to me. But how about you fellas (gals)? Do you make a decision beforehand as to whether you want specifically a SA or LA rifle? Heck, does it even matter to you IF a rifle is SA or LA??Confused

I suppose I should also mention that likely a full 50% of my rifle purchases are simply because I saw a nice rifle, I figure to enjoy using, at a good price.

Well......??

 

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It would be tuff but I could

It would be tuff but I could live with just one rifle for everything. Blasfemy! I have more than that! When I get a new rifle, not so much anymore, it's always been on a whim. Something I saw on the rack I just couldn't do without. Well there have also been time's I've gone looking for something specific, not a lot but sometimes. How do you look for something specific when you already got everythingcovered and then some?

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I find it easy

I find it easy, very easy....LOL   Thumbs up

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I knew I shouldn't have said

I knew I shouldn't have said that!~::whistling:

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I do like...

Don Fischer wrote:

I knew I shouldn't have said that!~::whistling:

 

 I do like your style, no doubt!! Yes

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For the record!!

I find it only polite to answer someone's post, especially one that more than a few words. I'm fine with anyone fussing about MY posts when they are.... like this one. Simply put, I do not post for credit, Ed posts for saying something. Feel free to take away any points you think I'm scamming.... I've seen enough of that!  Thumbs up

 

nice night to everyone!

Ed

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I am with you....if someone

I am with you....if someone responds to your post you should respond back.  Otherwise it is like asking someone a question in person, they answering and you just walking away.

 

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OK Then

I tend to be more of a purpose buyer. 

I spend a fair amount of time determining what my need is, or the purpose of the fire arm and then researching what is available.  I normally have several firearms in mind, and then I begin looking for a great deal.  It has taken me years in some cases to find the deal I want.

My collection of arms is pretty complete so I really don’t “NEED” anything which makes waiting easier.

Too be honest, the research in determining what I want and finding the right deal is most of the fun of a new purchase these days.

In rifles, I most often look for bolt actions.  Found these to give more latitude in working up loads.  Long action or short depends on caliber.  I really have had no desire to buy a short mag (yet), they kinda fill a ballistics void that doesn’t exist.  Semi autos have a singular purpose IMHO, fire power for when the feces hits the air moving machine.  The semis I look for fill that need with maybe a bit of varmint control thrown in.  Owned a model 88 Winchester in .308 in my youth.  Soured me on lever guns and have never owned one since.  Have no use for a pump rifle, never understood what purpose it fills.

Shotguns, just about anything that isn’t a single shot or SxS.  Just never shot SxS very well, I know it’s just me.  With other alternatives available, never found a reason to address the problem.  Developed a hatred for single shots as a result of teaching hunter ed.  Parent goes out and buys a little single shot 20 ga cuz their kid is small.  The kid wants to shoot it cuz it’s his (or hers) and more often than not, the thing kicks the dog snot out of them and leaves them with a flinching problem that they will likely spend years trying to beat (that is IF they ever shoot again).                                                                                                                                                      Unfortunately, WA state does not allow a lower age limit for hunter ed so we get some pretty small kids.  

 

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no difference to me

Short action or long action makes no difference to me.  If I am buying a rifle of a different flavor than something I already own it is usually because I want to try that cartridge. 

This is usually something with 100 years of history that I have been reading about and just want to try myself.

The last rifle was a 375 H&H

the one before that 500 BPE

the one before that 360 nitro express

teh one before that just plain old 308....

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