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This was a good read. Anyone have any additions?

http://www.outdoorcanada.ca/great_guns_intro.html

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Cool, I have five of the top ten so that leaves 5 more to go. :smile: I think I would include the winchester 30/30 lever in the mix somewhere though.

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I think they did. The Model 94. Which 5 do you have?

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You're right, they did include the 94. I missed that on the first reading. As for the five I have, Lee Enfield (No.1 Mk 3, No.4 Mk 1, No.5 "jungle Carbine"), Cooey 39 (sweet 22!), mauser 98 (6.5x55 swed), several rem. 700, and the Rem 870. I used to have the 94 but sold it to my uncle before I started to collect guns.

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My grandpa had a Cooey .22 and a Lee Enfield. I have no clue what model the Enfield was - he never ever used it and in fact I don't ever remember it moving from it's rack in the tool shed.

My other grandpa had a single shot .22 that was the lightest, smallest sweetest rifle I've ever seen. It wasn't a Cooey - but it was lovely. I loved that gun. A grown man could easily fire it with one hand like a pistol. I think my brother has it now...and my old .303, and someone's old 30/30 that we found when we were cleaning out the saddle shed...and the new .300 Win Mag A-Bolt and stainless (with Bushnell scope) that his father-in-law decided he didn't need anymore and didn't want to bother registering it...sigh

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I thought the same thing as Chester, that they had forgotten the 30/30, but your right it is there.

I'm not a gun aficionado, but I have learned a lot about different makes from reading this thread. Case in point the "Cooey 39". I went "huhh???" when I read that, never heard of a Cooey before.... Sounds like a pint size 22.

When I was growing up, my Dad lopped off the back end of the butt of one of his 22's so my brother could shoot comfortably. In retrospect, I guess it could be called Cooeified....

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The Cooey is kind of a pint size single shot 22. The accuracy is unreal! We would use that gun to light "strike anywhere" matches by nicking the tops of the match and after awhile you could get pretty good at it. The gun is only about 40-some inches long at the most. I haven't used mine in a long time. The extractor is worn enough that extraction is not reliable. I have to get it fixed someday especially now that it is "famous". :smile:

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Talking about lighting matches with a .22 reminded me of a good story my dad told me. When Grandpa was still on the farm, he used to sell beef to people from the city. They'd come out to his farm, pick an animal out from the herd and then Grandpa and his neighbour would shoot it and butcher it for them.

One day these 3 younger (early 20's) men came out to pick out a beef. Only thing was they had brought their .22 and wanted to shoot it themselves. So Grandpa agreed and then they got into a big argument over which one would get to do the honours. Finally they settled it by a "first miss your out" competition lighting matches with the .22. Apparently these guys were actually really good shots and this tool some time.

Apparently they were also "experts" on every subject under the sun, and also were chronicly unable to come to an agreement on anything amongst themselves or anyone for that matter.

Anyway...having finally settled who would get to shoot the steer, next they had to pick out a steer to shoot. (Remember...they're all experts on beef, and can't agree on what day of the week it is). So Dad and my uncle are parading these steers around and around the pen while these city-slicker wise guys are explaining all the finer points of beef cattle to grandpa.

Finally, he'd had enough. He excused himself, went into the house. When he came back a few minutes later - the 3 of them were still at. In fact they were so engrossed in their debate that they never noticed Grandpa had his own .22. He lined up on the first steer that gave him a clear shot and dropped it.

"There, why don't you take that one" he snarled. They did.

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A .22 would bring down a steer? WOW...never woulda thought that

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oddly, steers are quite easy to kill. Aimed just behind the ear, the steer will hit the ground faster than you can imagine and not make a twitch.

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Nice to see the Rem 700 listed as one of the top 10, considering that's what I purchased as my first deer rifle...

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