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Old 10-04-2019, 11:43 AM
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What's that one rifle that's juuuust beyond your reach, your "lottery" firearm??



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Last December, forum member spikey posted about a Dorleac & Dorleac custom .22 Mauser. The thread is here:

https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forum....php?t=1143371

The pictures he linked to were just amazing . . a rifle so well machined and put together with such style that you actually might be reluctant to take it into the woods or off to the range.

But that got me thinking: each of us must have that one rifle out there in the world that costs a bit too much to acquire, or is otherwise juuust out of reach. Sure, if you sold everything off in your safe, you could probably afford it, but most of us have also put too much thought into the contents of our battery to chuck it all for that one beauty.

So what is it for you? I have to confess, if I won the lottery, I'd be right on the phone to Dorleac & Dorleac to get on their list. But I am betting it is something a bit different for each RFC'er out there. Is it that Korth revolver? Or that Canyon Creek'd Cooper? Or your grand-dad's squirrel gun that your pin-headed cousin just won't sell ya? Or maybe you already have the rifle sitting in the back of the safe, and your ambitions are fulfilled. Or maybe there is no "ultimate" because that perfect gun is always around the next curve in the road.

List 'em. And post pictures, if you have them. What's the use of honing a good regret if ya don't have at least a snapshot?
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Old 10-04-2019, 12:10 PM
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For me, that would be a small ring M98 with double set triggers customized by Herman Waldron in 6.5x57mm. If not already done, I would have it engraved and refinished by Thierry Duguet in an Acanthus Leaf pattern.
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Old 10-04-2019, 12:18 PM
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I just wish I could sell every gun I had, then buy that "one" perfect revolver and that "one" perfect rifle. And then be happy with them!
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Not and expensive rifle but always wanted a martini left handed 22. But when ever I found one some unexpected expense would come up.
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Old 10-04-2019, 12:34 PM
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There are a couple I would love to have but probably never will. An original 40X sporter F grade would be pretty incredible to own and to shoot. An Anschutz Meistergrade would be nice also, but not quite in the same league as the 40X..

However, there is a problem with this question. Once you have that "one perfect gun" you immediately start your search for the next "perfect gun" and so on. The search is life....
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Old 10-04-2019, 12:41 PM
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There are a couple I would love to have but probably never will. An original 40X sporter F grade would be pretty incredible to own and to shoot. An Anschutz Meistergrade would be nice also, but not quite in the same league as the 40X..

However, there is a problem with this question. Once you have that "one perfect gun" you immediately start your search for the next "perfect gun" and so on. The search is life....
LOL. That's how I ran out of room in my safe . . .
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Old 10-04-2019, 12:48 PM
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However, there is a problem with this question. Once you have that "one perfect gun" you immediately start your search for the next "perfect gun" and so on. The search is life....
Actually I see two problems.
1. There are no perfect guns so we keep looking.
2. It's like owning a 28' boat. The guy in the next slip has a 30' one.

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Old 10-04-2019, 01:04 PM
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Actually I see two problems.
1. There are no perfect guns so we keep looking.
2. It's like owning a 28' boat. The guy in the next slip has a 30' one.

John
Yeah, I am not really talking about the perfect gun, I am talking about the one you just can't justify purchasing based on cost, but would buy if money were no object. Maybe it's six of one, half-a-dozen of the other: Once you have one bucket-list firearm, something else will eventually surface to fill that spot.

But I think most folks here have an inkling of what that "if only" piece might be. The fact that purchasing it would change your priorities is >ahem< beside the point for the purposes of this exercise.
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In that case, a custom shop Anschutz 1712.
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Ok money no object. A pulse rifle that never misses.

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Old 10-04-2019, 05:53 PM
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Can't list mine here as it is not a rimfire. It does cost about $3K though.
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OK just because........can't afford it, can't feed it and my vintage shoulder can't take it.......BUT JUST BECAUSE....
https://nemoarms.com/rifles/omen-match-30


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There are a couple I would love to have but probably never will. An original 40X sporter F grade would be pretty incredible to own and to shoot. An Anschutz Meistergrade would be nice also, but not quite in the same league as the 40X..

However, there is a problem with this question. Once you have that "one perfect gun" you immediately start your search for the next "perfect gun" and so on. The search is life....
Yes, that's a good one. I'll take that too.



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Not and expensive rifle but always wanted a martini left handed 22. But when ever I found one some unexpected expense would come up.
Here's your sign, I mean (my) gun.
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Yes, that's a good one. I'll take that too.





Here's your sign, I mean (my) gun.
another reason to despise you. So is that my inheritance?

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Old 10-04-2019, 06:44 PM
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A NULA Model 20 WITHOUT the wait or drama.

I also like the Dakota Miller .22LR.

I love the light weight and feel of my Kimber Adirondack .308 bolt. I'd trade that .308 and some boot for the same rifle in .22LR.
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