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Old 12-04-2010, 10:08 PM   #51
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This might start a fight but here goes anyway lol.

.22lr
9mm
5.56x45/.223
7.62x51/.308
12Ga.

If we said 7 it would be
7.62x39
8mm mauser
maybe .45 not sure on any of those tho lol

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.22 LR
.45 ACP
.308
.556
12 gauge

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.22LR
12 ga.
.45ACP
.30-06
7.62x39mm

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9mm,.22LR,and .357 for handguns are my choices,12 gauge for shotgun and for rifle,probably 30-06 if I had to pick one rifle round.

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Believing that supply of ammo and cost are not important factors here, my selections based on functionality are:

222 Rem (50 gr bullet)
243 win (100 gr)
30-06 Spr (150-200 gr)
45 ACP (self def)
12 gauge (buck for self def, and shot for hunting)

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I would have to go with
.22 LR
.45 ACP
12GA
44mag
30-06

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I would say

22lr
45 ACP
7.62x51/308
5.56/223
12 ga

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.22lr Survival (Pistol and Rifle)
9mm (I think weak but lots of ammo available)
.45ACP (My Favorite)
7.62x39 (SKS)
12 ga DUH!

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.22 lr
.40 S&W
.308
12 ga
.380 acp

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Have to do it but I might have to give up my 45 for a 223. I guess I would have to if I had to limit down to only 5 categories of firearms use.

fun and plinking
you cannot beat a .22 for inexpensive fun, availability, and versatility of little critters.

personal protection
sigh...I would have to give up my 45 acp for a 357 magnum. This is the reason why. the 357 magnum and the 45 is a good man stopper, however the 357 has more longer range applications and more ammo versatility. And I would go with a revolver not an auto if I could only choose one handgun. A revolver not only for its reliably of eating anything you could feed it, but operational reliability and its endurance. A revolver does not compress springs until it is actually being fired, so the springs on revolver will last longer than an auto that has to compress springs on a ready position. This of course assuming parts are hard to come by. I would like to have both 357 and 45 but I could not justify having 2 handguns when I have an option to have another rifle.

varmint hunting
It is hard to beat a .223 for it's accuracy, availability, and for a hunting caliber from anything from rabbit to a coyote. It also makes for a great personal protection weapon.

large game hunting
has to be the .308, just because of ammo availability and it will take down anything in North America without a problem.


anything with wings
12 gauge for ammo availability and it will take down anything with wings, and again it makes for a good personal protection gun.

theres my 2 cents

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