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Shot gun 10 71.43%
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:56 AM   #11
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Oh but they do use them, just not in large numbers.



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

Also good medicine for bears, varmints, predators, goblins and zombies.
They ain't worth a damn for nailing that sniper 300 yds. out.


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Best all around. Whatever you get more use out of.
And they don't use shotguns 'cuz they have little range.
Odd tell that to the Marines that served on my ship, they carried shotguns when we were doing missile moves to the boomers.
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Which do you think is a more versatile gun, usefull in more situations that the other?
Shotgun I suppose. If I had to have one or the other for everything I guess that would be best. I like to have both though I know that.
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Odd tell that to the Marines that served on my ship, they carried shotguns when we were doing missile moves to the boomers.
That sounds a little dangerous, don't it? Get one retard playing around and he could kill everyone.
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That sounds a little dangerous, don't it? Get one retard playing around and he could kill everyone.
Nah the Marines on most submarine tenders understood the risks, the missile containers were less likely to be damaged by a shotgun than a M16, to be honest I was more afraid of the swinging dick Bosun Mates that were running the cranes, they pulled one guy out of his crane when they found him smoking pot during a missile evolution.
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A modern sporting rifle is more versatile. It is still good at close range ( tho not as good as a shot gun at extreme short range.. but misses in thos esituations anyway?) and excels at longer ranges.

The current magazine fed, modern issue rifle is the distillations of generations of hard won combat experience.
So if conflict is the primary conern you want somehting that resembles general issue as close as possible.

Shot gun do have a good number of niche applications in the military as well such as onboard ships where over penetration is a huuuge concern and due to the restricted nature of the beast close quarters is your only concern.

But that does not detract from the modern rifle.

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Nah the Marines on most submarine tenders understood the risks,the missle containers were less likely to be damaged by a shotgun than a M16, to be honest I was more afraid of the swinging dick Bosun Mates that were running the cranes, they pulled one guy out of his crane when they found him smoking pot during a missile evolution.
Oh... did he get the crap beat out of em?
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Oh... did he get the crap beat out of em?
He may have fallen down several ladders on his way to our ship's brig, last I heard (mind you this was 30 years ago), he was doing some time in the brig at Norfolk (I think).
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That sounds a little dangerous, don't it? Get one retard playing around and he could kill everyone.
Retards go into politics, the smart ones join the military.


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