So, I'm making a couple long gun purchases. While I'm at it, I'm trying to get as many long guns on the $25 DROS fee as I can (i can have as many long guns on one DROS as I want).
With the way things are going in this country, I see no reason to wait.
So, what are some long guns that i should really try to get in my "cabinet?" Guns that are enthusiast "must buys" or at least really good to have. Can be hunting rifles, military arms, specialty guns, anything. For any reason - action, chambering, special utility, etc. Rough budget restriction would be say, under $1500 per gun, but no hard rules (I figure that number should allow for some relatively unique/nice guns without being ludicrous).
I currently have rem700vtr, ptr91, several ARs in piston and DI form, may have an sks (mainly to be able to shoot russian 30-cal), ruger 10/22, .177 air rifles, benelli super nova shottie. I have a few handguns also, but that's outside the topic.
The new purchases will be a ruger gunsite scout (I'm intrigued by the scout concept), and rem870 tactical shottie.
Generally, my guns tend to range from utilitarian to weapon in function, largely as relating to survival value. Funny enough, while I am very interested in long range precision shooting/sniping, it is not something I particularly see much need to invest in. Especially from a survival point of view, I dont expect a lot of need for making 800m or 1000yard shots, unless I'm making offensive martial actions.
I want to restrict the discussion to long guns only (in CA at least, there are no limits on long gun purchases).
Guns I'm considering:
New Savage Model 42
Guns I'm interested in and wondering about:
5.7x28mm carbine - PS90 only? Cartridge of any real value?
A friend suggested I should look at a 7mm Rem Mag bolt gun.