First rifle I ever shot was a 30-30 Winchester saddle gun made in 1902. Thought I was going to die since I didn't have a clue how to shoot any gun and nobody thought to explain it to me. First rifle I owned on my very own was a badly sporterized No 4 Mk I Enfield (which believe it or not I still own). If I ever figure out the rail on it I'll scope it and actually hit a target with it Now I own a few more rifles, mostly bolt rifles with a few semi-autos like an AK, SKS's and a Garand. Thought about getting an AR but too many bumps in the road money wise and it just didn't materialize. So maybe someday but just not this day. I hear a lot about the accurizing to the nth degree of rifles so they can hit the target at 100 yards and all the stuff you've got to do - the scopes, the glassing, barrel, the proper mounting system for the scopes, yadda, yadda, yadda. Funny thing is I can hit the target with a Enfield and a Parker Hale peep sight at 100 yards dead center every time - don't even need all that stuff. My brother is even better than me. And a real pro - my exboyfriend and his Swede - you don't even want him after you at anything under 600-700 yards because you will not be alive. And his gun is except for the scope pretty much stock. I've got an old Remington 700 in 30-06. It's the cheapest model they put out. I've got a off market scope on it (I love the scope though - lighted reticle and all). And out of the box that 30-06 hits the target every dang time at least for me. So what gives with all this accurizing stuff? Okay I got a bit off topic there and that truly should be for another thread... Back to the topic at hand. Your favorite rifle or the first one you ever shot... You know what the first one I shot was and later I'll post pictures of my favorite one. It's a beauty (though it's a toss up somedays with a real old sporterized rifle I have in 7mm - it's a gorgeous one too and a sweet shooter).