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New guns that have'nt been made:

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by hooker, Apr 2, 2002.

  1. What combinations of rifles, pistols, revolvers, and calibers would you like to see that has not been manufactored yet? One that came to mind today was a semi-auto rifle made by Ruger or any of the big three in .375 H+H, with a 10 round box magazine. How would that go over in Alaska, or Africa? Also would like to see a Ruger Super Blackhawk in .480 Ruger caliber. How about a Marlin 1894 in .480 Ruger? How come Ruger don't make a bigger version of the Mini-14 in .243, or .308? I know they had a XGI in those rounds, and I never heard why they did'nt go into production. Lets get some feedback on this. Like to hear ya'lls ideas.
  2. AR-tim

    AR-tim G&G Newbie

    Wouldn't a .308 caliber Mini-14 be a Springfield M-14? How about a AK or an AR in something like 45-70, just to make a conversation piece out of.....Don't know if they make one yet, but what about a Buckmark(I think thats it, those accurate .22 pistols) in that new .17 cartrige. I know I have came up with some good rifle/calibers in the past, but can remember any good ones right now.

  3. Klaus

    Klaus G&G Newbie

    The answer is well known. The XGI WAS marketed and is still available. The beefed up Mini-14 could not hack the loads imposed by the .308. They had severe fatigue problems. Ruger switched it to a less powerful round, 7.62x39. You can buy the XGI all over the place, it is called the Mini-30. I am surprised you know of the XGI code name yet seem totally unfamiliar with the Mini-30.
  4. Benny

    Benny G&G Newbie

    I think a revolver or even a semi-auto pistol in .17 HRM would be pretty handy and fun to shoot. Just my 2 cents!

  5. Big Dog

    Big Dog Retired IT Dinosaur Wrangler Forum Contributor

    Benny, I hear Taurus is going to market a .17HRM revolver! What I want to see is an inexpensive .22 Hornet revolver. The Raging Hornet is too pricey.
    A Ruger 10-22 in .17HRM is also on my wish list.
  6. PAPA G

    PAPA G G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    the ruger XGI never reached production because of ongoing and unresolved problems. the 7.62X39 is a mini-14 receiver. any how, how about this we have scads of stuff to sporterize military rifles, as you all know. how about militarization kits for sporter rifles. with full length stocks, handguards, stock bands, battle sights, bayonet lugs, all that good stuff??? or how about a full size garand or M-14 based .22 that would also cool for cheap practice!!!:D ;) :p
  7. Dennis

    Dennis G&G Evangelist

    What was that 30 rnd .22lr pistol bring that back that was cool
    maybe with a little better quality, and do it in .22magnum cool
    Or just a ruger mkII in .22magnum
  8. BattleRifleG3

    BattleRifleG3 G&G Evangelist

    Hooker- I'd like one of those heavy magnum autoloaders for Grizzley, in my quest for the most firepower for that Grizzly hunt that I'm supposedly going to go on. I could envision a BAR in 375 H&H

    AR-Tim- A company called Tromix once made AR uppers chambered for a .458 Socom Monster, which is a bit hotter than .45-70. They went out of business, I think it was because of their use of porn in advertising.

    PAPA G- I've had just such thoughts for militarization of sporter rifles. You should have seen what I had in mind for the Remington 7400. And the BAR. I got a used M16 stock and I'll see if I can figure out a way to use it on a 10/22, Remington 597, Savage, Marlin, etc.

    Dennis- You may be thinking about the Grendel P31 pistol and C31 Carbine, both in 22WMR. Both were banned, along with the 30rd magazine. Mags cost 75ish last I saw them.

    I personally would like to see more companies aim for the same style of product, so there's competition and some options. Particularly, I'd like to see more semi-autos in 357 and 44 Rem Mags, pump actions in the big bores. I'd like to see semi autos that feed magnum ammo from BAR magazines. That would make a nice AR-10 derivative.
    I'd also like to see American companies refit SKSs with American parts like they do with FALs and AKs. I'd like to see 308 autos chambered in 358 Win and 7.62x39mm autos in 35x39mm. I'd also like to see bigger bore cartridges based on cases with the same base as the .308, .30-06, Mauser, 284 Win, etc, and chambered in pumps and autos.
    I'd like to see American companies build adaptaion parts for foreign rifles, like the SKS and AK. More of the FAL and HK too. I'd like to see more semi US parts versions of rifles like the Steyer AUG, SAR-something, HK-SL8 (to G36 style), HK USC (to UMP style), SIG rifles, Enfield bullpups, and the like.
  9. BattleRifleG3

    BattleRifleG3 G&G Evangelist

    And a recoil operated inexpensive semi-auto in .30 Carbine. Maybe an AR chambering too?

    Naw, the good thing about that round is the classic rifle it was designed for.
  10. I think a M1 carbine in .357/38 special cal would sell like hot cakes.
  11. BattleRifleG3

    BattleRifleG3 G&G Evangelist

    One problem with militarizing sporter rifles is that they weren't meant to be treated like military rifles, and will wear out under excessive, rapid use. At least some, like the Rem 7400 and BAR. Not the Ruger 10/22 though.

    By the way, there are some pretty nifty attachments for Mini-14s.