Well went to the gun show at the shriners place today. Got to put my C&R to good use. Found a couple rifles I liked. Ended up spending about 300 today. It was nice, found what I wanted and handed them my C&R and the money walked away. No calling in for background checks etc. Took the annoyance out of buying weapons away from it. Now that only annoyance is spending the money.
Here is what I got.
Top one (darker stock) is a Russian Mosin Nagant M91/30 7.62x54 manufactured in 1943. Light Stock is a Turkish Mauser M24 in 8mm Mauser manufactured in 1942. Overall I am very happy with the choices. I have been reading the Turkish Mausers arent the best, but for an occasional range rifle it will do good. Very long rifles, and quite heavy in comparison to the AR-15 and .22. Only thing I didnt like was we went by Dicks to check out 8mm Mauser ammo, 20 for 25 bucks...more expensive then .223. Guess it is getting time to invest with a buddy in reloading equipment.
And here is my collection. It is growing a bit more now...but I am through for awhile. Too many other things needed and that was my "allowance."
Marlin .22 Magnum
Beretta Cougar .40
Bushmaster AR-15 (yes I got it back...for a bit less then I was given for it)