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Evil_Angel 05-02-2013 10:09 PM

What is better, a shot gun or a rifle?
 
Which do you think is a more versatile gun, usefull in more situations that the other?

mountainman13 05-02-2013 10:16 PM

When you put it that way.
Shotgun.

Gatoragn 05-02-2013 10:50 PM

Shotgun, can take squirrels, rabbits, fowl, deer, feral swine, etc.

Also good medicine for bears, varmints, predators, goblins and zombies.

Evil_Angel 05-02-2013 10:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Gatoragn (Post 1234516)
Shotgun, can take squirrels, rabbits, fowl, deer, feral swine, etc.

Also good medicine for bears, varmints, predators, goblins and zombies.

Goblins and zombies?

bluez 05-02-2013 10:56 PM

For all around social work, I prefer a modern sporting rifle such as the "assault rifle" derivatives available today.
That is my primary focus.. in a pinch i can hunt with them too.

eatmydust 05-02-2013 11:14 PM

Shotgun! For 4 legged critters, a rifle and a shotgun are equals in many cases, 2 legged, 2 winged critters offer challenges that only the very best riflemen can be successful harvesting!

Versatility is a modern pump or semi-auto shotguns forte!

Anna_Purna 05-02-2013 11:16 PM

For what?

And if a shotgun is 'best' why don't the US military as well as IDF, and others use them as their main battle weapon?

Soooo, best for what?

sc00ts 05-02-2013 11:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Anna_Purna
For what?

And if a shotgun is 'best' why don't the US military as well as IDF, and others use them as their main battle weapon?

Soooo, best for what?

He said as far as versatility.

I agree shotguns are more versatile, due to variety of loads available. It's nothing to sneeze at that you can take on just about anything >100yrds with a shotgun.

bobski 05-02-2013 11:52 PM

rifles are designed to engage the enemy way before they are upon you. rifles can blast thru buildings and armor. they can shoot planes with them. rifles are designed for all phases of war.
shotguns are for in close and personal.

shotguns can shoot bullets.
rifles cant.

"why dont the u.s military"........what a riot. the military has every weapon know to man! and they have something you dont.
they have 1 million men and women to man each one. so it doesnt matter if they dont issue one to every soldier or sailor. if and when they need them, all they need to do is order them in, and the service member comes with them.

Evil_Angel 05-02-2013 11:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Anna_Purna (Post 1234549)
For what?

And if a shotgun is 'best' why don't the US military as well as IDF, and others use them as their main battle weapon?

Soooo, best for what?

Best all around. Whatever you get more use out of.
And they don't use shotguns 'cuz they have little range.


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