My collection is mainly marlins and old stevens singleshot rifles(no favorites except my daughters model 1915) does anybody else shoot their old rifles. My marlin 1893's 30-30 and 25-36 are some of the most accurate rifles I own. I also have shot clay pigeons with my 1878 colt, but those steel butt plates even with low base kick too much to shoot very long. I reload for the older rifles and since I mainly just target shoot I use light loads. The rifles were checked by a gunsmith before I shot them. My antique cf rifles run from 32-20 to 45-70, the 38-55 is another favorite caliber. Just wondering what others do with their old rifles. shoot or store?