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    Boolit Master
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    How many rifles do you have you've never shot?

    I usually have at least one rifle hanging around I just had to have, but haven't shot. I took a look this morning and I've got 5 at the moment, I was astounded, stupid thing is I have handload development all started on all of them but one, just never pulled the trigger.
    Weatherby Mark V Ultralite 30-06, brand new had to buy, it was a steal.
    Kimber 8400 300 WSM, same reason as above.
    Remington 700 BDL .338 Winchester Magnum, see above.
    Winchester 94 .30-30 ranger, ditto, first .30-30 I ever owned.
    Winchester 70 Featherweight, new one made in NC, again see above, this one I haven't started any handloads for yet, but it is scoped and ready to go.

    So how many do you have unshot?

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    Only one; a Pre64 Winchester 94 in 32 Win Special. Have had it a little over a year. Or has it been two...? Have too many other irons in the fire to get started on that one.

    -ktw

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    well have shot them all at one time or another, maybe you should have added not shot in 5 years or more also? got some that havn't been shot in 20 years! (i know my bad) steve k
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    I know I have at least one rifle and one pistol. I'm afraid to look because I will probably find more. I usually make it a point to shoot right away but one is and 7.7 Arisaki because I didn't get ammo right away, never shot and also a 38 S&W that I don't have ammo for either but it is in questionable shape. I bought it because it was cheap and a break top action. (looks like a cap gun).
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    ZERO

    Having am unused toy violates alot of my rules of fiscal and mental sensibility.


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    I remembered the jazail hanging on the wall. It is old and scary and has a square bore....I ain't ever gonna shoot it. It is a dust collector/conversation starter.
    Last edited by 357maximum; 03-08-2010 at 12:47 AM. Reason: memory kicked in.

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    About 20 of them
    Most are antiques and I am not sure I should fire them but intend to shoot some of the ( witha lanyard and furniture blanket) this year and the rest next year.


    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beekeeper View Post
    About 20 of them
    Most are antiques and I am not sure I should fire them but intend to shoot some of the ( witha lanyard and furniture blanket) this year and the rest next year.


    Jim
    We have one old original 36 caliber Pennsylvania halfstock rifle that was made about 1840-1850 . We have owned that rifle for well over 30 years . I just got around to shooting it for the first time last summer

    As far as all rifles go counting the original Civil War rifled muskets it's a good many . But when you count the cartridge guns it's atleast 5 maybe a couple more !

    Have 5 Ruger #1's I've yet to shoot since we got them !
    Also a Mannlicher Schoenauer 8x56MS and a Jap Arisaka 6.5mm I recently inherited from my maternal grandfather (have dies , brass and bullets already for the Arisaka).
    Go Manny Pacquiao !!!

    Double's , 6.5mm's , 444 Marlin , Sika Deer and my family in the Philippines

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    I said none then remembered a Springfield from the Civil War that my ancestor carried. It has been handed down thru the years and butchered along the way. I am perfectly comfortable NOT shooting it...kinda figure it is not safe to do so.

    Also I have 3 revolvers that I've never fired. Collectable...but I suspect that will change this summer. I may as well enjoy them and hang the so called collector value.

    Edd
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    I have 16 rifles at last count and shoot them all, kind of like my old cars, they all get thier turn sooner or later.

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    One, at the moment. That will be resolved as soon as I get loads developed.
    This never happens to me, as I usually shoot them right after I get them, and always try to get a box of ammo with a "new" one. None available at the time, so it didin't happen this time.

    I will vote NONE, as that is my usual status.
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    Back when I had a job,, way way back now,, whenever I saw a deal,, I bought for those times in the future I would have no income and needed cash OR a "new to me" rifle to wring out.
    Very glad I did.
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    Same as 45nut, can't pass up a deal on rifles or loading equipment. Have 2 Rockchuckers plus 4 other presses but while at an auction today bought another Rockchucker for $30.00. I have bought many guns for no other reason than they were cheap. Also have collectable's that I won't shoot.

    Larry

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    currently 40 soon 41 soon as the barrel is screwed on

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    One. A cut down trapdoor that has a very deep rear sight dovetail that is about fifteen degrees off plumb.

    Robert

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    Zero for me. I'm too much like a little kid with a new toy. Most of my aquisitions get fired the day I receive them. Sometimes even if it's dark.

    Only reason I wouldn't shoot a gun is if there's something wrong with it, so it either doesn't work, or firing it would cause damage beyond normal use. I ain't in to beanie babies.

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    I have better than a half dozen that I have not got around to shooting yet.
    I had two jobs and went back to college eves for a few years so I had extra cash but no time to shoot.
    I bought a bunch of lever action rifles and some excellent condition military bolt actions.
    The decision to stock up on Winchesters just before they went out of business seems to have been a good one as they have all doubled or more in value since.

    Now I can go to the gun vault and pick out a "new" gun every so often, as I please.
    I'm not in any big hurry to try them all out the same day.

    Jack

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    I voted none and that's true so far as weapons that work ...........

    But one gun resides here that I have not fired ....... it's stock is broken from before I came by it ...... a Trap Door Springfield that's been in our ranching family for generations ........

    One of these days, I'll rectify this!


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    I have shot all of them. In fact I have hunted and taken at least one animal with all of them including a WWII Krieghoff Custom Mannlicher with full engraving and silver floorplate that was presented to a German Fighter Pilot by Goering.

    I am not a collector but have many friends who are.

    To each their own.
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    ive got 3 of them that ive aquired this winter and have loaded a bunch of ammo for but am waiting for the snow to go and a bit warmer weather.
    Soldier of God, sixgun junky, Retired electrical lineman. My office was a 100 feet in the air, closer to God the better

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    I shoot them as soon as I get them!

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