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Posted: 1/8/2005 1:04:02 PM EDT
I’m currently in the process of getting a Colt 6920.  Finding one for sale, find the funds, etc.  I hope to have one in the next couple of months.  While researching AR15s I began to think about my current collection.  It is not all that large but I have a long wish list.  I really want to keep it collection small.  I would much rather have an elite collection of 4-6 arms than 10-15+ of other firearms.  Also I been thinking it would be nice to standardize my ammo.  I don’t want to keep on hand 5.45x39, 7.62x39, surplus 7.62x54r, non corrosive 7.62x54r, 223, 308, 40S&W, etc.  

My thinking about selling off most everything and reinvesting into a new smaller higher end collection.  While I’m looking for accuracy, I’m not looking for a bench shooter or competition rifles.  BTW, I still plan on going with the 6920 but it is not too late to change my mind if something would better suit the bill.

Possible list so far
Colt 6920 – short to medium range weapon
M21 or M25 – medium to long range weapon
Kimber or Sig 45cal - sidearm
Mossberg 590 or Remington 870 – short ranged weapon

I wondered about a FAL, Steyr Scout, & Remington 700.  I have also thought about a SMG or carbine….perhaps a SBR 9mm AR.

Any thoughts?  
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 2:48:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/8/2005 2:49:32 PM EDT by M4Madness]

Originally Posted By mbakercad:
I really want to keep it collection small.  I would much rather have an elite collection of 4-6 arms than 10-15+ of other firearms.  

My thinking about selling off most everything and reinvesting into a new smaller higher end collection.  



I had a nice collection of imported and domestic "assault weapons" a couple of years ago. I sold most of it off to finance the purchase of a registered Colt M16. My dozen-plus collection is now 6 firearms that are worth more than my original collection. I have the full-auto carbine, a high-powered rifle, a couple of shotguns, a handgun, and a rimfire. Pretty much something to cover about every facet of firearms ownership. I have about $750 in my cheapest firearm.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 3:59:36 PM EDT
Excellent, that is what I'm talking about.  However, I will be sticking to semi-autos for now.  A 3K rifle is one things, while a 13K FA is another.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 7:00:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/8/2005 7:02:29 PM EDT by axl]
I've got what I think will work for me,

Long Range: .308 DSA FAL with 14X Springfield scope
Intermediate: Colt SP2 6551 with 4x Colt scope .223
                       Norinco AK 7.62x39
                       M1 Garand 30.06
Close:             Ithaca  Mod 37 12 ga 20" barrel
                       Rossi 12 Ga Stagecoach 20" barrels
                       Inland M1 Carbine
Handguns:     Beretta 96 .40
                      Remington 1911A1

These are my "serious" guns, the other thirty five or so are milsurps and hunting guns but do work well.

rk
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 7:01:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mbakercad:
A 3K rifle is one things, while a 13K FA is another.



Yeah, but in a few years that $3K rifle will probably still be a $3K rifle, while a $13K rifle may be a $20K one.

I just prefer quality over quantity, but that's just my personal opinion. My calibers are .22LR, .223, .308, .45, and 12-gauge. All pretty common and easily obtained. Did I mention that all but the shotguns are suppressed as well?
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 7:08:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By axl:
I've got what I think will work for me,

Long Range: .308 DSA FAL with 14X Springfield scope
Intermediate: Colt SP2 6551 with 4x Colt scope .223
                       Norinco AK 7.62x39
                       M1 Garand 30.06
Close:             Ithaca  Mod 37 12 ga 20" barrel
                       Rossi 12 Ga Stagecoach 20" barrels
                       Inland M1 Carbine
Handguns:     Beretta 96 .40
                      Remington 1911A1

These are my "serious" guns, the other thirty five or so are milsurps and hunting guns but do work well.

rk



Hey, looks like a nice collection to me.  How do you like the DSA FAL?
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 7:10:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By M4Madness:

I just prefer quality over quantity, but that's just my personal opinion. My calibers are .22LR, .223, .308, .45, and 12-gauge. All pretty common and easily obtained. Did I mention that all but the shotguns are suppressed as well?



Don't get me wrong, I'm not knocking a FA M16 in any way.  Just that I can sell every firearm and still have a long way to go for the M16.  I want quality but that is just out of my ballpark.

Someone suggested the AR10 or KAC SR-25 for a nice long ranged semi-auto.  Any opinions on those two?
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 11:16:05 PM EDT
Collect what you want, and what you enjoy. I've been collecting for 2 years now and I have 57 firearms, all of which I shoot and maintain on a regular basis.
Yes, a majority of them are milsurps, and I don't have the need or what for MG's but i do have quality pieces in my collection.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 12:42:09 AM EDT
This works for me:

Ultra Long Range:  .50 BMG Barrett M82A1
Long Range:  SAR-3, LSR (Argentinian FAL), SA M1A1 Bush Rifle, Savage 110s (.308 & .300 Win Mag), .303 Enfield No.4 MkII, 8mm M48A Mauser, M91 Moisin-Nagant
Medium-Long Range: .375 H&H Mag Winchester M70, .45-70 Ruger No. 1
Intermediate Range: Colt 6520, Colt 6551, Bushy Dissipator, Bushy M4 Clone, Bushy M17S, DPMS Lo-Pro Classic, Eagle Arms EA15 HBAR, Galil AR & ARM (5.56), Daewoo K2 & K1A1, FNC, Steyr AUG, HK93A3, HK SL8-1, Mini14, Mini14 Ranch, Armalite AR-180B, PolyTech Legends AKS Folder, Hungarian FEG SA-85, Robinson M96 Recon Carbine, 5.45 Romanian SAR-2, .223 Saiga, PolyTech SKS  
Short Range: HK94A3, Calico M900, Action Arms UZI Carbine (9mm/.41AE)
CQB Range (<25m): Benelli M3, SPAS-12, Win 1300 Defender, Moss M500 Bullpup, Moss M500 Cruiser, HK SP89, 9mm UZI Pistol, Calico Pistol
Hanguns: Beretta 92F, SIG P229, HK USP Tactical, Colt Double Eagle, SA M1911A1, Colt 1991 Commander, Glock 24C, Glock 30, S&W 1006, S&W 29, S&W 66, Taurus 85, Rossi 971, Desert Eagle Mk VII .44 & .357, Jericho 941, Ruger P85 MkII, Ruger MkII, .45 Colt Ruger Blackhawk, T/C Stainless Contender (.44/.30-.30/10mm/.223), Walther PPKS, 9mm Broomhandle Mauser, FN FiveseveN USG

I'm probably missing some but you have an idea of my set-up. The down-side is ammunition logistics.



Link Posted: 1/9/2005 6:13:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mbakercad:
Don't get me wrong, I'm not knocking a FA M16 in any way.  Just that I can sell every firearm and still have a long way to go for the M16.  I want quality but that is just out of my ballpark.



Yeah, I know that your not knocking anything, and I fully understand.

I would definitely go with a few expensive firearms over many cheap ones. Again, quality over quantity. As far as machineguns go, you can get an entry level MAC for around $2500 and it can only appreciate in value. I had an ArmaLite AR-10A4 at one time, and can say that I would highly recommend it.



Roentgen, that's some collection you have there.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 11:30:04 AM EDT
Up Close & Personal(0-35 yards): SIG-Sauer P228 9mm pistol, Remington 870 12 Gauge w/10-shot magazine extension & Cylinder Bore choke tube...

Close Range: M4gery-type Carbine thingy w/EO-Tech 552 sight.

Intermediate: M1A w/KAC M14 RAS-mounted EO-Tech 552. I'll add an EO-Tech detachable magnifier when they become available...that should easily make this a 400 yard set-up. In a pinch, this could be pressed into service in the spot above it or below it.

Long Range: Remington 700 VSSF .308 w/Leupold Vari-X III 3.5x10x50 equipped with target knobs.

This what I have & it works for me...YMMV

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