now that I finally have a gunsafe in the house I think a new gun is in order. It doesn't necessarily have to be a gun strictly for hunting - target shooting/plinking are also options.
I've already made a few firearm selections that i'm leaning heavily towards but I'd welcome other choices.
1) Winchester 94AE 30-30. I chose this particular model for the angle-eject feature and because these guns are supposed to be of better build quality than post 64's from 1965-1982. Iíll more than likely try to find one that doesnít have the dreaded lawyer button on it. A deluxe model with a checkered stock & forearm would be ideal
2) Winchester 9422. Continuing my love for Winchesters I thought a .22 with nice wood would be in order for general plinking/target practice. Plus, it would be nice to have something my wife could handle without bruising her shoulder.
3) Winchester Model 70 (.270 win). Iíd prefer to have the newer CRF models made by FN. I know nothing of the older post 64 models so if anyone has an opinion on build quality Iíd like to hear it.
4) Browning BPS 12 gauge. Iíd like a general purpose shotgun that I can use for trap shooting, bird hunting and/or home defense.
5) Marlin 39A. Iíd like an older production model but Iím not clear which years are considered good. Anyone have any ideas?
6) Marlin 336. Same as above
7) Henry .22 lever gun. I like that these are US made, but weight might be an issue. Arenít these pretty heavy for .22ís?
8) Weatherby Vanguard or Mark V. I can't help but like the styling of these rifles, and the quality seems to be quite good from what i've read.