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Poll: If you could have only one firearm, to do any and all things you need a gun to do, what would it be? (13 member(s) have cast votes)

If you could have only one firearm, to do any and all things you need a gun to do, what would it be?

  1. Rifle, large caliber (2 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  2. rifle .22 (2 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  3. combo, rifle-shotgun (1 votes [8.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.33%

  4. handgun (1 votes [8.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.33%

  5. shotgun 12 ga. (6 votes [50.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

  6. shotgun 20 ga (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. shotgun 410 ga (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 Spirithawk

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 05:39 PM

Think I'd choose the Savage over under combo a .22 over a 20 ga. barrel. Think that would pretty well cover all bases.

Edited by Spirithawk, 21 July 2006 - 05:41 PM.


#2 ricfirefighter

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 05:53 PM

i'll take my 44 mag will take out deer and tresspasers :D

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 08:02 PM

That question right there is a toughy. I chose the 12 ga shotgun because with it and the variety of ammo available for it, a shotgun can do it all. Man am I glad I do not have to actually make that choice though.
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#4 runNgun

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Posted 22 July 2006 - 12:42 AM

I chose a 12 guage shotgun because you can load it down for squirels and rabbits but then also load it up to a 3 1/2 sabot slug that would make a grizzly bear faint



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Posted 22 July 2006 - 02:41 PM

It would have to be the 375 H&H. It will do it all.

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 07:31 AM

As i to got to thinking about my vote i should have voted for the shotgun for that all around weapon as others have said load it up with sabots for deer and load it down for small game

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 11:45 AM

That is kind of a loaded question.. :lol:

To do all things a gun can be used to do would include personal and home safety along with recreational excursions.

While a long gun or rifle is universal for hunting it for the most part is poor for self defense and home intruder situations. The barrell is too long for close quarters comabt survival and improbable to conceal effectively. This also brings up velecity and penetration issues, being as in most cases a high caliber rifle will exit outside of the home bring the risk to innocent neighbors in question.

So would one then choose a handgun? Very practical for persoanl safety and close quarter combat but extremely limited in hunting. Usually moving slow enough to execute proper peneration and stay contained in a home unless a trailer.

So a meet in the middle gun? Good question...

Edited by bonecollector34, 11 August 2006 - 11:46 AM.


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Posted 11 August 2006 - 06:28 PM

are ya running for office or something there fatty you said a whole lot but never answered the question what are we goin to be callin ya gov. fatty :huh: :D

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 08:42 PM

Umm you'll have to ask Huck on this but it may be President Fatty. But to all my buddies here it will always just be fatty..


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#10 ricfirefighter

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 09:49 PM

hmmmmmm.....pres. fatty and vp huck has a ring to it :D

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 09:55 PM

O.K. I chose the only gun on the list that is the correct answer to the original question " Survial, Just one gun?"
That would be the .22!!!
You can take any game from chippies to elk and everything in between with the proper shot placement.
You can pack a 500 round brick of about the same weight and take up about the same space as a box of magnum shells.

Now if it wasn't for survival and I had to choose just one gun over all it would be an over under 22 mag-shotgun.



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Posted 12 August 2006 - 12:33 PM

I voted for the 22lr rifle, but I think the 22pistol is a better choice. The pistol would be better for self defence than the rifle for portability and concealibity reasons and with practice can be effective up to 100 yards.

Like was said earlier ammo is cheap, light and doesn't take up much space. With correct shot placement you can kill most American game with it. It's not legal for all game, but if we're talking strictly on a self survival level, the 22lr pistol is the best choice. IMO




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