Do you have a slightly off kilter but still favorite rifle? I had a few, but here are my very favorites. Both are kinda strange, but not totally unique and I'm sure some of you have one or both of these. You almost never see a Model 8 or 81 (as mine is) in the hunting fields these days. They are heavy. I don't think I've ever seen a scope mounted on one, maybe the bolt or breech is in the way, or maybe the steel is too thin to set the mounting screws. They did make a nice peep sight for these though, but mine has the original open sights. Funny, but it's a little off to one side, so when I mount the rifle it's a bit canted, but as far as I can tell it doesn't make any diff. The 30 Rem round is about like a 30-30, but I can load pointed bullets. Four quick shots. They used to make a magazine fix for it, but no longer. At one time, during the middle of the 20Century they were quite popular. Today they are a relic. Here's my other favorite kinda kinky rifle. It's a Mannlicher Schoenauer model 1952. I bought it in a pawn shop for $450. It was beat all to hell. Someone must have taken it to Africa (maybe?). It had been cut off in front of the butt I guess to shorten it, again probably fo some guys wife or kid. It is therefore short. The pad that was afixed was terrible. Some kind of homemade thing. I replaced it with a Pakmeyer recoil pad which made it longer and it does ease the recoil. The rifle is an '06 and it's short so it jumps when you touch it off. It had been dropped on the gold front sight so it was pounded flat and the gun shot high, so I replaced the front sight with something from Marble and now it shoots fine. The white bead makes it easier to see the front sight in the fine rear sight. It has a 300 yard flip of rear sight, but I've never shot it that far. The rear of the action is scratched all to heck and really looks bad. My little M.S. had some rough treatment. Bore is like new and she shoot fine. Both of my favorite, weird rifles are fast and have iron sights. The M.S. is quick as lightening and the action is smooth and reliable. Loaded with a 220 grain solid, it'd shoot through a moose I think. These M.S. actions are strong. It is as easy to carry as a .22. Great little rifle, huh.