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    Recent trends in firearm fashion

    Some of the discussion on the tops rifle thread made me reflect on recent trends in firearms fashion. If we were all honest with ourselves we would admit that we are as avid followers of fashion as our wifes.

    This is all I can think of, add what you can:
    *Stainless barrels and synthetic stocks
    *Suppressors
    *Exciting calibres like 270SSWM and 7mm08 that are somehow better than older calibres
    *Impressively large magnums with muzzle breaks
    *Bolt and barrel fluting
    *Tacticool scopes with huge turrets cos we are all going to shoot at 1000m
    *Super amazing polymer tipped projectiles that will allow us to shoot at 1000m
    *Bipods cos you need one to shoot 1000m
    *AR15s as a hunting rifle
    *Carbon fibre stocks and wrapped barrels

    I am sure I have forgotten some so reply to the thread and add what you can think of.
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    Tikka T3s
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    You can probley, add in 30mm scopes, large objectives and over 15 power scopes on hunting rifles, due to resent long range trends, and also ultra lightweight rifles.
    I have sum of the above, but cant quite embrace plastic and stainless, like the I can wood and blued steel, with my Ruger #1 in 300H&H, Model 70 featherweight, in wood blued 7x57, M700 in 6mm Remington, Husky 1600 in 9.3x62, and sako vixen .222, they seam to have a warmth, fit and History, that appeals to me.
    I have a couple finnlights, and a Kimber Montana, M70 EW, and while in many ways more practicable, They are much more of a tool.

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    Most , if not all of the things mentioned were developed by " Shooters" not "Hunters "
    But just like the automotive industry where F1 technology filters down to your everyday mums and dads cars those technological advances in the shooting world have filtered down and become mainstream in the hunting world .
    I have found myself going back to my simple days of youth and after flirting with most of the mentioned advances now just carry a simple rifle of a common calibre with nothing but a sling and a fixed power scope attached to it , and a good pair of binoculars .
    I decided it was time to become a hunter again .
    I couldn't be happier

    Ken
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    Camo paint on your piece so that when you put it down, you can't find it.
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    I dont know if they are trends, more whats practical for the user. You buy a new 4x4 and put mud tyres on it, fashion? No just practical, well for normal people anyway no doubt some do it for glamour

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    I'm in the process of developing a leg rope that you attach to your t3 bolt
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    better make it out of carbon fibre or it won't sell

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    Don't forget shorter barrels and European optics.

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    Camo clothing is a trend, the sooner it goes away the better.
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    Buying an AR15, then buying:
    - AR15 SBR (Shorty)
    - AR15 SPR (18" special purpose...)
    - AR15 Govt profile for service rifle
    - AR15 M4
    - AR15 3gun
    - AR15 Billet receiver...
    - AR15 FDE
    - AR15 300blk
    - AR15 22LR upper
    - AR15 Varmint
    - AR15 piston type
    - AR10

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    Quote Originally Posted by grunzter View Post
    Buying an AR15, then buying:
    - AR15 SBR (Shorty)
    - AR15 SPR (18" special purpose...)
    - AR15 Govt profile for service rifle
    - AR15 M4
    - AR15 3gun
    - AR15 Billet receiver...
    - AR15 FDE
    - AR15 300blk
    - AR15 22LR upper
    - AR15 Varmint
    - AR15 piston type
    - AR10
    Also these

    https://nzar15.com/store/index.php?i...roller=product

    https://nzar15.com/store/index.php?i...roller=product
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    Some of the things listed as much evolution as trend.
    My stainless synthetic mountain rifle is over 20 years old, is that considered recent?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    I dont know if they are trends, more whats practical for the user. You buy a new 4x4 and put mud tyres on it, fashion? No just practical, well for normal people anyway no doubt some do it for glamour
    I have gone for the stainless/synthetic because it is practical along with a suppressor. The suppressor is so nice on my sensitive ears.

    Could add stock packs to the list though.
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