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Old 03-18-2004, 08:48 PM
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Like I said on the other thread same deal as JR's but you can have a handgun and a long arm.

Which do you go with the big pistol and a .22 rifle or that favorite rimfire handgun and the .30-06?

My choices:

I just ain't much of a shotgun guy.

Rifle - I think the .22 rifle would be the big meat getter no matter where. I say the stainless - synthetic stocked Ruger 7722 in .22 Magnum with the highest priced, most rugged, low magnification variable, compact scope that money could buy. Half a dozen spare mags. Synthetic web sling. Ammo, whatever hollow point groups the best and have the best 1000 round ignition reliability record.

Handgun - A stainless and well tuned custom Ruger Redhawk (not the heavy one with the steroid frame running halfway to the front sight) in .44 magnum with a five inch barrel. I would have three different loads for the big revolver.
A hard caste penetrator, some good hollow points and finally twelve shot cartridges (maybe useless but twelve would not be that heavy and they might be just the ticket for a given situation). This should cover both dangerous and defensive pretty well. A good non-leather holster would be best - strong side - retention features. Wide suspenders would help support the gun belt. Grab and go at it in an emergency.

In my experience, the gun in your hands will be all that you can really use when you see the game and you better be quick. Mostly you are going to see small game and if a deer presents itself within a hundred yards or so then the .22 Magnum rifle can do the job if you do your part.

Have at it guys.

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Old 03-18-2004, 09:02 PM
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If I could have any TWO guns, it'd be a compact .30-06 rifle and my .22LR revolver.
I wont be killing any flying birds, but everything else within 200 yards could be dead if I wanted.
I would go with the larger caliber in the rifle so I could take larger game at longer distances and be alot more destructive to anything dangerous.

With small game like squirrel, I could easily take them at handgun ranges, so the revolver would work well without destroying meat.
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Old 03-18-2004, 09:36 PM
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If I could have any TWO guns, it'd be a compact .30-06 rifle and my .22LR revolver.
I wont be killing any flying birds, but everything else within 200 yards could be dead if I wanted.

I could go for that. M1 Garand and one of those new Kimber 1911 .22's.
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Old 03-18-2004, 10:19 PM
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It would have to be a .308 bolt gun and a single action probably in 32 h&r mag.
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Old 03-18-2004, 11:14 PM
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My m40-a3. And 1000 rnds of ammo. And a USP .40 with silencer. Don't want to scare the game away now do we?
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Old 03-18-2004, 11:25 PM
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Handgun - New Model Single Six. You can shoot .22lr or .22WMR and easily mount a scope and take it off whenever you want. You could take squirrel, rabbit, etc.. I love the open sights on it too http://www.ruger-firearms.com/Firear...l=662&return=Y

Rifle - Does the T/C Encore count with every barrel you want? I guess since your not going to cary every barrel you have for it into the woods than NO.

Well I guess it would be a compact light easy to cary bolt action .308 with a quality versatile/compact scope like a Swarovski 3-9x36. Overall it's a light package that you can sling over your shoulder all day long & still take big game at long distances when needed.
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Old 03-19-2004, 02:09 AM
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An accurate, scoped (2 - 8 or similar) AR for the rifle and a MKII pistol on my hip, if I had a choice. AR for the bigger stuff and any necessary self-defense and the MKII for the smaller edible critters.

However, reality wise, I'd most likely end up with a scoped 10/22 rifle and .45 ACP on my hip, as that's what I usually have with me most times these days. Oh, and I **always** have my Leatherman Super tool with me!

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Old 03-19-2004, 07:33 AM
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A .22lr CZ Scout with low power scope for my hunting 'arn.' And a 4" barrel .44 Magnum revolver for things which go 'bump in the night'. And a Leatherman Wave tool.
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Old 03-19-2004, 09:23 PM
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Shotguns?

Interesting - not a shotgun in the bunch yet.

Well, other than my lowly shot cartridges for the wheelgun. But not really a shotgun, except in the mildest since.

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Old 03-20-2004, 05:45 AM
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In my limited experience (read almost non-existant) I think I would want to carry a wheelgun with 6 inch barrel chambered in 45 long colt and a rifle chembered for the same. hangun=close up work, rifle=longer distance, same ammo.
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Old 03-20-2004, 03:51 PM
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Pistol-Savage Striker Series in a 22 mag. Accurate enough for huntin' small game at a reasonable range.

Rifle-Remington 870 pump with some slugs and high brass.

Good Shootin'

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Old 03-20-2004, 05:09 PM
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Have had this discussion with a friend, very interesting choices here. I would have to go with a Ruger Model 77 Mark II or Remington 700 BDL in .223. Fixed 4x or 6x scope, and my H&R 676 with the 22Mag and LR cylinders. Most versatitlity I can figure in terms of game getting potential. Leaves out the flying stuff, but the 223 gives you 150 yards for deer, and with one of those slip in conversions can handle LR for small game.
On second thought, scratch the 223, give me the SKS, better on the defensive and still good for a meat gun with quicker followups, cause missing a shot when survival is on the line would really suck if you didn't have a reliable semi-auto. Oh, and just the open sights this time.

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Old 03-20-2004, 10:31 PM
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Pistol: A .22LR revolver for small game getting.

Rifle: A scoped Remington 700 in .308.

As for flying stuff? Wait for it to land.
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Old 03-21-2004, 12:07 AM
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I would put away all the gun choices, and just have a nice ole Kbar knife.

They never run outta ammo and have a lot more uses than a gun!
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Old 03-23-2004, 11:05 PM
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Big rifle, but a .22 Browning buckmark with the forgrip and stock would be a hand little rig for the smaller stuff.
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