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    What is the least fun gun you have shot?

    We have a fun gun thread- what gun that you have shot was the least fun, and why?

    For a long time for me it was a Maelin 1804c. It wouldn't do better than 6 inches at 50 yards with anything. I shot it slow, fast, and in between. I tried 6 or more different bullets. The famed 358156 didn't do any better than the rest. Mag or special cases it was miserable.

    Nothing worse than a gun that won't hit what it is pointed at. I have other Marlins, they all shot well, why wouldn't this one?

    Spent over 8 months fighting it. Wondered why I ever bought it. Luckily I finally found the bullet it wanted and this all changed but that gun came real close to moving out of my house.

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    12ga 3" magnum with a bad shoulder.......

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    The 45/70 Bison pistol. Kicks like heck!!

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    TC Contender with a 10 inch, tapered profile barrel in 30-30. Ouch!

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    375 H&H Win M70. My old one is a pleasure to shoot. I bought a second with a different stock and the exact same load recoiled so badly that I could not keep the rifle in my hands when I pulled the trigger. I tried three loads with the same result and sold it.

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    Ruger #1 45-70 with loads of 405 gr @ around 1,900 fps. from a bench.

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    Any rifle with heavy recoil. I have a degenerative bone disease that is making shooting any rifle very difficult.
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    TC Contender in .45-70 with a 14" barrel. Even with the muzzle brake, 2 shots were as much as I wanted to attempt. Brutal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickinTN View Post
    Ruger #1 45-70 with loads of 405 gr @ around 1,900 fps. from a bench.

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    Those aren't even fun offhand. From a bench? No way.

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    A friend went to africa to hunt with a flintlock he built. That gun with the full power load was completely obnoxious. He used a 20mm vulcan barrel for it. Was like a 900 grn round ball. The bullet mold he had was close to 1200 grns. It was a recoil unlike anythig Ive shot before. While not fun it was interesting to say the least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by btroj View Post
    Those aren't even fun offhand. From a bench? No way.
    I was lucky that day I guess. I had fired two of the 20 rounds I loaded just to be sure it hurt. A couple of young and curious fellows came over and asked what I was shooting. I told them and asked if they would like to give it a try and of course they did. After about 10 rounds between them they started telling me they felt badly about shooting up all of my ammunition and of course I told them not to worry about that. In a few minutes I had 20 once fired cases to load with 12 grs. Unique with the same bullet.
    Lucky that day I guess,
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    Ruger no. 1 in 300 win mag. Recoil doesn't usually bother me (my bench work load for deer and pig is a 350 grn bullet at 2225 fps), but the recoil on that 300 bothered me. It didn't help that it wouldn't shoot well either. I have discovered that I don't like magnum velocities. Big chunk of lead at slow to moderate speeds is more comfortable toe me.
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    TC Encore 26" Rifle barrel in 500 S&W with 700gr loads STOKED up.
    No More. In the 15" pistol they're a hand full and you have to be careful, but in the rifle there's just not enough weight there to make it pleasurable.
    After that would be a gibbs conversion 45-70. No cheek weld was possible while still seeing the sights so you have to "float" your head above it. Poor ergonomics.
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    Mk19....if you had to carry it. It was a lot of fun as long as someone or something else was moving it. M2 was similar.

    For personally owned firearms, that distinction is shared between a 7.5 lb Remington 700 in 300RUM and a Winchester Model 12 Featherweight in 12 gauge.

    The 700 was purchased from Gander Mountain about 10 years ago. It was the first left handed bolt gun I'd ever seen, and I just had to have it. I wasn't familiar with the caliber, but it didn't matter........until I pulled the trigger the first time. It's a safe queen now.

    I had to have a Model 12 in my collection. My dad and grandad swore by them (though in retrospect, I should have noted that neither was actually shooting one in the dove field). I got one for a good price, which should have been another clue. Half an hour in the dove field was all I could stand with that shotgun.

    I have since learned that "featherweight" is an old Indian word for "kicks like mule" and that "Mountain Rifle" is a relatively new industry word for "kicks like mule". Both are beautiful guns, but neither is going to get much use.

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    A 7.7 Jap military rifle. It didn't kick that much but: the barrel had horrible lathe marks, the receiver looked like a chisel was used to make many of the cuts, the stock was 'hand carved', too short and very rough, the rear sight was a metal plate with a small hole in it that had been tack welded on. Must have been a very, very late war production piece.

    The 'pucker factor' was high, very high.

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    The hollow synthetic stock 870 with deer slugs is pretty bad, but all it took was one round of factory ammo in a 10" Contender .223. Too bad I didn't know about downloading it before I sold it,,,,
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    Franchi 48 AL with a three inch deer slug. Never again, not me, no sir, you can have my turn.
    Arisaka Type 99.....Oh, come on, I love them ratty Japs.

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    .380acp ATM Backup...this little monster was the only gun to ever really hurt my hand when shooting

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    I used to work at a gunshop/outdoor range many many years ago.When they mounted a scope we would put 3 rounds through each one at 100 yards. I fired 15 rounds through 5, 460 Weatherbys off the bench. I had a bruise that went from my sternum to my elbow.
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    a model 98 mauser with milatary stock rebarreled to 458 win. one shot was plenty might as well had a go with mike tyson

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