having been pimped by Jay over at MArooned who has been hinting around at Buy a Gun Day, I have been giving this some careful thought and the short list looked like this (the long list looked like everything on the floor at Simmons)...
Pocket Smith in .357
Remington 870 Marine Magnum in 12 ga
Thompson Center in .50 Muzzle Loader
Ruger Mk III in .22 LR
The only one of these that I don't already have common ammunition for would be the pocket Smith. And, then, the list still looked like this until this afternoon. Yeah, decided to ride by Simmons during the lunch break.
I reckon I have found mine. There was made, a very attractive offer (known as the offer you cannot refuse) today on one that has exactly 10 rounds put through it. :) As I already own a Bushmaster in .223 and have a Leupold VX-III needing a home, this one will already have a full feed bin to graze from and a right stylish chapeau waiting on it. ;)
Also, seriously considering a bipod for this... any thoughts, please drop me a line... it has been ages since I have looked at bipods and there appears to be... a pile to choose from.