if god told you could only have one rifle or shotgun to use in all cases


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rawberry
August 8, 2009, 05:19 PM
So I have been pondering this idea lets say you had to choose only one rifle or shotgun to use for everything.

This is the weapon you would have to use for-

home defense
going hunting
with you when backpacking
getting lost in the wilderness
weapon you would have to use if shtf situation
weapon if society collapses

any other situations

What would you choose?

I personally as of right now would choose a marlin1894 stainless steel 357/38.

This is because it is only 6.5lbs about 34in length easier to carry on a forever basis, holds 10 rounds so in case the first one wasnt enough. The rounds are plentiful more so than 44(from all the revolvers), they pack a good enough punch with the 357 to take down anything if placed right within 25 yards (cant say this with a 22). Them being pistol rounds you can carry more than say a 308 or 223. Since you can swap for 38 you can use a lighter round for smaller game like squirrel or bird to not have obliterated it like a 223 would, making eating it difficult, but can hunt deer with it effectively up to max 150 yrds granted.

In a firefight situation since its lever you will try and make each round count so wont waste ammo, which the guy with the ak will regret when he realizes the ammo on him has just been exhausted, it can hold 10 in gun which is decent or at least better than 1 or 5.

Lever actions won the west so you know its reliable, stainless steel is weather resistant, so dont need to worry about rusting in a couple years as much, the gun is easy to take apart and clean. To switch between calibers just need to give a good barrel cleaning.

What are others choices for if god told you, you may only have and use one rifle or shotgun for everything you may get thrown into?

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memphisjim
August 8, 2009, 05:29 PM
saiga 12

oldfool
August 8, 2009, 05:31 PM
might have to change gods ?
(just kidding)

hmmm....tough call
LSI Puma (Rossi) in 38/357
or
Marlin 1894 in 38/357
(do his-n-hers only count as "one", and can we each have a 38/357 S&W also ?)
:):)

bang_bang
August 8, 2009, 05:39 PM
I would first think of some reliable 12 gauge, either pump or autoloading. Then again...

I would probably go the lever action route, except up it to a 30-30. You can effectively take small game with the 30-30 loaded with the correct ball-shot size. You can also load it with some factory stuff, or full-house loads to work for larger game and self-defense.

John E.
August 8, 2009, 05:43 PM
A Jed Clampett style, single shot break-action 12 gauge

lykoris
August 8, 2009, 05:48 PM
seriously, how do you guys not get fed up of the constant

if you could only have ONE rifle/handgun/shotgun or combination thereof

it has to be an American thing

every week there are 2-3 of these threads







my choice,

a supersoaker :rolleyes:

preachnhunt
August 8, 2009, 05:50 PM
Rem. 870

Lone_Gunman
August 8, 2009, 05:53 PM
How are you going to CCW a shotgun?

I will just take my Kel Tec P3AT. At least I can always have it with me.

Publius1688
August 8, 2009, 05:54 PM
Browning Model 5, auto 12 ga.

well, or,
a Winchester lever .30-30

jakedaniel
August 8, 2009, 06:00 PM
I'm like the 3rd to say it so far but a Win 94 or Marlin 336 in 30-30

Tim the student
August 8, 2009, 06:38 PM
if god told you could only have one rifle or shotgun to use in all cases

I'd find a new God. I wonder how many guns Odin would like me to have.

browningguy
August 8, 2009, 06:53 PM
Thankfully none of the God's I've heard of require this.

rbernie
August 8, 2009, 06:59 PM
seriously, how do you guys not get fed up of the constant

if you could only have ONE rifle/handgun/shotgun or combination thereof

it has to be an American thing

every week there are 2-3 of these threads
We do.

I have no issues with folk looking for affirmation of their choices, but it would be nice if they were less dramatic. It would also be nice if they concocted a premise that didn't leave the door open for lots of folk to bring religion into the discussion, since of course we don't talk about such things on THR.

Let's let this one settle and perhaps a new, more focused, thread can be opened when appropriate.

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