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Old 04-14-2013, 11:36 AM   #1
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Default The best guns for their purpose

If you had to make a list with some 2-3 favorite guns for their purpose, what would it look like?

Heres some genres:

Best long range hunting rifle(200 yds ++)
Best normal range hunting rifle
Best budget rifle
Best shotgun in terms of reliability
Best shotgun for hunting game on the ground
Best shotgun for hunting flying game
Best gun for bear defence
Best gun for home-protection
Best survival gun

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if you could have only ONE single gun, what would it be?

I know this is a thread where the answers will differ a lot, but its only ment as a fun-thread.

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Old 04-14-2013, 11:44 AM   #2
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Best budget rifles: Weatherby Vanguard
Best shotgun in terms of reliability: Most double barreled shotguns then 870, 590, or supernova
Best shotgun for flying game: Benelli semi, Remington versamax
Best survival gun: Ruger 10/22 or 870? AR 15?

Henry survival gun should be a great backup gun, a secondary.

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One gun for all those needs? Remington 870 in 12 gauge. Rounds available for everything you mentioned less 200+ (my R700 in 30-06 will work for that one I guess)

As far as best for each situation, I'll be happy to observe

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I think that three guns could fill out your list:

1. Any reliable high-power center-fire, bolt action rifle. (I favor '06)
2. A good semi-auto .22 rifle (Marlin 60, 10-22 etc.)
3. A Remington 870 wingmaster.

If long-term reliability and durability are your main requirements, substitute numbers 2 and 3 with single shots.

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A good German drilling will do it all. Three barrels with any combination of shotgun and rifle calibers. You can even get the rare four barrel drillings.

http://www.frankonia.de/373495/169525/productdetail.html?pagingSize=32&lastSelected=f_s_ art&sortOption=f_n_sortmatrix_70_30_30_30&page=0&d isplayType=gallery&f_s_art=Drillinge&articleNumber =74051&navCategoryId=6752

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My Savage Model 24 O/U in .223 over 3" 12 guage is my #1 pick if I can have only one for TEOTWAWKI. I can't think of a better combo in a single unit.

I use it for Fall turkey and predators now, and can't think of a better combo for those either.

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I use my Winchester 1300 for everything I have a rifled slug barrel which is good out to 200 yards and a 24"vent rib choke tube barrel for everything else

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in order
My custom 7mmrm
most any 308 that you know well
savage 200 308
win model 12 12ga
same with screw in choke tubes fit to the barrel
and and .22 bolt fire.
same
model 12 trench gun
same
.22 bolt rifle

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"BEST" is in the eye of the beholder!

BUT, for every job there a tool which will do it 'best'!

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Best long range hunting rifle. .270 for medium game. .300 Win mag for anything bigger.
Best normal hunting range. .308 or .270.
Best budget hunting rifle. Marlin, Mossberg, or Remington.
Reliable shotgun. Remington 870.
Best on the ground shotgun. The one that fits you the best period.
Flying game. Same as above.
Best bear defense. .12 ga. loaded with buckshot.
Best home defense. Same as above though if you are Great pistol shot it would be good.
Best survival gun. A BOLT action .22.
Only one gun. .22 or a .12 ga.

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