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Old 12-13-2013, 03:41 AM   #1
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I was hunting the other day in some pretty thick brush. And it got me thinking that I need to invest in a brush gun but not sure of a good caliber?

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Old 12-13-2013, 03:42 AM   #2
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What ya gonna hunt? Something that will eat you, or something with hooves and just wants to stomp and kick your lights out?

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Something with hooves that wants to stomp and kick my lights out lol

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30-30 lever gun should get you fixed up. Or go with the 45/70 if you are worried about really large brush critters.

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When I think brush gun I think a rifle chambered in 30/30.The Marlin 336 comes to mind.

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A 30-30 would discourage them. A 45-70 would be a better reprimand.

Or even a shotgun with a short barrel and shooting slugs is great.

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I'd be more worried about portability. Any decent rifle caliber is

going to perform pretty well at close quarters. A mini-14 would be

good, and a lever carbine would also work.

My personal favorite for close encounters in the short brush

is the good old Mosin M44. Short, powerful, loud, bayonet, club.

It doesn't get any better than that.

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What about a Marlin in .308 or .338 Marlin Express?

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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Why not? The point of a brush gun is ease

of handling in the thicker woods. IMO,

any dependable carbine will do...

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Why not? The point of a brush gun is ease

of handling in the thicker woods. IMO,

any dependable carbine will do...
Definitely agree.
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