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Hunting guns
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hay    Posted 10-20-2003 at 04:51:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
if you could have just one gun for hunting what would it be and why? i had a very old 10 gauge hammer type shotgun, but it was so old i was afraid to use it. supposedly it killed one of the last buffalo in texas.


Ron,Ar    Posted 10-20-2003 at 19:08:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Only one huh? Make mine a muzzleloader, 50 cal. That way I could hunt maxiumn number of days. We get to hunt with a muzzleloader during modern gun season if we choose to.


marlowe    Posted 10-20-2003 at 17:57:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
M-77 RUGER 30-06


TimV    Posted 10-20-2003 at 16:40:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'd probably go with Dave2N's recommendation, but I might move up to the 30-06 over the .308. Nothing against the .308, but the .30-06 can do anything the .308 can do a bit better. Of course, this all depends on legality--obviously if a rifle isn't legal in your neck of the woods, you're back to square one! If I REALLY had to only have one gun, the 12-gauge would probably be it--easy availability and lots of choices for ammo, plus the power to take down anything in North America with decent shot placement and at reasonable ranges. It's hardly my first choice for elk or pronghorn hunting, and it's overkill for many birds, but only having one gun is by definition a compromise. I'd rather have a couple of cabinets full, but that's just me..... :-)


DAve 2N    Posted 10-20-2003 at 14:48:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Impossible question; make it two guns; then I'd go with an 870 12 ga. and a Rem 700 in .308.


Dave Smith    Posted 10-20-2003 at 10:31:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I would go with the 12 ga Remington Wingmaster (870 to you young whipper snappers). There are all kinds of rounds for it from slugs to door busters to trap loads. There was a load developed for Nam that had darts. (probably illeagel in all states) Would literally tear a man in half.
Willy N would be familiar with them. If I remember correctly a lot of Browning hump backs were used in Nam also.
Dave <*)))><


Willy-N    Posted 10-20-2003 at 11:05:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
They still sell them plus a lot more like flash rounds to blind someone tempory it shoots a big flash of brite sparks out the barrle, even harden steel rounds, double slugs, exploders Flechetts ect Check out the link below. They do make a lot of rounds for the 12 Ga. Mark H.


Even More...    Posted 10-20-2003 at 11:11:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here are a number more 'specialty' rounds they sell...

Salmoneye


Over unders illegal here    Posted 10-20-2003 at 09:17:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Got to watch yer state law. Here in the peoples republic of Pa, the game commission has made it illegal to even be in the woods with a rifle if your hunting shotgun game, and illegal to be in the woods with a shot shell during rifle season. In this state, you couldn't take an rifle/shotgun over under anywhere in the woods during small game season or waterfowl season. In PA you can't hunt small game with a cartridge rifle larger than rimfire 22, or .40 cal muzzleloader. In the late (after christmas season, when squirrels are open and flintlock deer season comes, you can carry one gun, and it has to be legal for what your hunting. ie, no centerfire cartridge rifles in the woods after Christmas, unless your hunting coyotes at night. Might as well hunt elfderdritches.


deadcarp -pennsylvania?    Posted 10-20-2003 at 11:00:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
With all due respect, i'm getting the impression that the pa gubmint likes to steer everything or talk or tax it to death or something. where do all these sticky-beaks come from anyway? was watching a home improvement show the other day and here's a pa official listing the things the homeowner would need to bring along to have his improvement "considered by our committee" (existing and proposed elevations of the dwelling etc) He'd have gotten to the second sentence here and somebody would have asked him why the gubmint committee cares what color toilet paper we use, who elected his bureaucratic butt and whom shall i see to get rid of him? Our county's position is somewhat plainer: "Who would build anything that's dangerous to their own family?" (i think they use similar building codes in yurt, teepee and igloo country :)


course, you tell locals there's a water shortage and they'll likely leave their sprinklers run so they know when it arrives - i fit right in :)


hay    Posted 10-20-2003 at 10:25:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
sounds like ya'll have more hunting laws than we do in the republic of texas. it's hard enough to keep up year to year with all the changes.


Willy-N    Posted 10-20-2003 at 07:09:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
If I had to chose one gun it would be a 12 Gauge Pump Shotgun. Many different loads for them from Big Game to small Birds including Home protection. Best all around gun to have in the home. Mark H.


One gun?    Posted 10-20-2003 at 06:01:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Aint that illegal? ;-)

Actually...There is one...Savage Model 24 combo gun...It is an over and under...Came in many calibre/guage variations from .22/.410 up...The one I would choose is the .30-30/12 guage...

Take anything from bunnies and birds, to moose and bear...



LH    Posted 10-20-2003 at 05:35:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'd probably choose a Remington 870 12 gauge pump gun with 28 inch tube and Remchokes. with the right loads and or slugs it would work on about any game, and or for self defense. I like semi auto's too but for total reliability I still prefer a pump action


deadcarp    Posted 10-20-2003 at 05:10:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
One gun? i'd get one of those top-break single shots like grampa had - it had an interchangeable barrel and gave you an instant choice between 16 guage and 30-30 - grampa hunted whatever crossed the road - don't know how many times he rolled in grinning and and asked dad "feel like cutting one up?" and only one gun! :)



Clod    Posted 10-20-2003 at 06:47:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
One gun for all hunting? I would chose an M 79 grenade launcher with fletchetts..(Justa woffin ya..) Those Savage over and unders do seem to fit this job here pretty well..222 Rem top barrel with 20 guage bottom.


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