2011 Wish List

Christmas is over and I did not get some things I most wanted. This is because no one manufactures these things. So with the New Year approaching and SHOT show just around the corner, here is the Empty Cases, top 10 wish list for 2011.

10: A hunting style daypack with padded compartments to carry my SLR camera and telephoto lens while hunting.

9. A Ruger 4 5/8″ Vaquero in .327 Federal Magnum

8. A Remington model 7 with the action shortened (not a magazine block) from 2.8 to 2.3 inches chambered in .30 Rem AR, 6mm Rem AR and .350 Rem AR. Of course, Remington will need to introduce the last two cartridges to go with this rifle. While they are at it they can chamber them in the R15 too.

7. Federal to load .30 Rem AR ammo with a 150 gr. Nosler AccuBond. This is the handload I used to take my WV black bear.

6. A CZ 527 in .30 Rem AR.

5. For Leupold to offer QR bases for the Picatinny rail and NULA rifles.

4. A CCI Shotsell / duplex load for the .327 Federal Magnum (#12 shot behind a 60 gr. Gold Dot at 1150 fps.)

3. For Galco to make Commander and 5 inch versions of the Wheelgunner holster for the 1911

2. For Colt to offer the New Agent in 9mm with XS Sights 24/7 Big Dot sights (Just for my wife.) A little birdie told me…

1. Weaver to bring back the long (5.25 inch) eye-relief R6 Classic 6X28 compact rifle scope # 849986 that they only cataloged for one year. I was lucky enough to get one of these 8 ounce, 8.75 inch long riflescopes. If you ever find one buy it immediately. If you don’t like it, call me.


About gunwriter

Born and raised in the West Virginia hills, Richard literally grew up in the woods. He has chased coon hounds until daylight, waited out whitetails perched high in an oak, canoed the New River and hunted from the Montana Mountains to the Green Hills of Africa. During service in the Army and later as a municipal police officer and Special Agent with the railroad police, Richard obtained numerous certifications in small arms instruction. He has trained military personnel, law enforcement officers and civilians in the application of firearms for defensive, competitive and recreational use. Richard won the West Virginia Governor’s Twenty Award for law enforcement, the West Virginia National Guard State Pistol Competition and earned his Distinguished Medal with pistol. Badge turned in, Richard is now a contributing editor for several magazines. He was the compiling author of the book, Rifle Bullets for the Hunter and conceptualized and contributed to Selecting and Ordering a Custom Hunting Rifle. Richard also contributed a chapter to the John Velke book, The True Story of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency. Richard has patents on a riflescope reticle and a revolutionary bullet testing media. A hillbilly at heart, Richard lives on Shadowland - his shooting range in West Virginia - with the most understanding wife in the world, their three kids and a very protective ridgeback hound.
This entry was posted in THIS & THAT and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to 2011 Wish List

  1. Mike Barham says:

    I’m working on #3, Richard. Maybe for next Christmas!

  2. gunwriter says:

    A reader offered these suggestions with regard to a shortened Remington model 7 for the .30 Remington AR and wildcats on that case:

    I just saw your wish list for next year and I thought I would chime in on a few points.

    When you ask for a Remington 7 made even shorter, in essence you are asking for a Winchester and Browning Super Short Action (SSA). I think you can take a Winchester or Browning SSA and with a bit of work, get an AR mag to fit into it; I have one and I have looked at it. I have been waiting for FN to make a conversion for their SSA rifles they sell in 223 Rem. I ended up converting my SSA Winchester from a WSSM to .223 Rem as a single shot. Yes, I do have a factory bolt with the correct bolt face, it helps to have connections. If you wanted to make one up, those two actions would be the place to start. Browning would be easiest as the bolt head can be changed out easily on the A-Bolt and the action is already opened up for a detachable magazine.

    I have not played with the 30RAR yet and probably won’t. I like your idea of necking it up and down a bit. My initial thought is that .277 is the natural going down with all the light weight 6.8 SPC bullets available: TSX, TTSX and Accubonds, it could be made into a real screamer. I think a 27RAR would be a great deer/predator gun. Taking it all the way down to 22 should put it right there with the 22/250 making the AR “the” coyote gun. I have seen that some have been playing with the 6mm RAR as a long distance cartridge in bolt guns. I look forward to seeing that idea fleshed out some more.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s