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  1. 357smallbore

    357smallbore Member

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    You only have 4 guns that you can have. What 4 would you choose and why. Me:
    1. Ruger GP100 4in 357
    The caliber can handle 2 and 4 legged critters easy
    Ammo availability, reliable, size, power, game getter and personal protection.
    2. Bolt 30-06 in 22in barrel. most any brand rifle.
    Can take every game species in N. America
    Ammo availability, proven game getter
    3. Remington 870 12 ga shotgun 28in barrel
    Ammo availability, reliable, solid platform for a shotgun. Use for protection and hunting.
    4. Marlin 60 in 22LR
    Ammo availability, reliable. Perfect for small game and pest control. High round count.
     
  2. Riomouse911

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    Nothing wrong with those selections at all :thumbup:.

    My only personal changes would be a 4” 7-shot 686+ .357... only because I have one and like them.

    A 10/22, same reason.

    I’d add a 22” adjustable choke barrel to the 870 only because you can triple the utility of your 870 with a shorter barrel (birds-small game, deer-big game, HD.) While it’s true a shorter barrel reduces swing weight on passing birds, Maneuvering through your house at the ready or in tighter quarters in the forest on a deer-hog hunt is more difficult with a 28” barrel on your shotgun.

    One can’t ever go wrong with a .30-06 bolt gun, it does just about anything and everything... and for some reason I don’t even one one anymore. o_O

    Stay safe.
     
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  3. .308 Norma

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    Sounds good to me. I'll keep my Ruger 10-22 though, or the new Ruger 22LR "American Rimfire" bolt I just gave my wife for her birthday, especially seeing as how the "American Rimfire" takes the same magazines as the 10-22.
    A 5th option would be nice - I'd hate to be without a 22LR revolver of some kind. My favorite is my Smith 63, and I've probably put more rounds through it (pest control, small game including mountain grouse, putting ran-over cats out of their misery out by the road, and just plain old plinking fun) than all of my other guns put together.:)
     
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    Not a bad list...

    .30-06 is a perfect choice, with factory and hand-loaded ammo covering everything in North America except maybe efficient deployment in long-range small varmint scenarios.

    I would probably pick a 5 1/2" Stainless Blackhawk in .45 Colt for primary handgun, and hope to squeeze a 5th spot for a NAA Mini .22 Mag for a CCW gun.

    The 870 is a great choice, and I would go for an older model with all metal parts. I don't need 3" shells, so something like a 70's LEO surplus gun with a 18" cylinder bore and an extra 26" or 28" modified barrel would be fine.

    The .22 rifle would be hard- many good choices.
     
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  5. Frulk

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    I could live with the OP’s caliber lineup if I had to. My guns would differ slightly.
     
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  6. George P

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    Perazzi 12 gauge - lots of clay targets to kill
    Higher tier 1911 (with .22 conversion kit) - HD/SD
    Remington 541 T-HB .22 - plinking and small game
    Remington Model 7 in 7-08 - larger game
     
  7. readyeddy

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    AR 15 carbine
    06 bolt rifle
    10/22 rifle
    S&W Shield 9
     
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  8. Hog huntin Harry

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    1: Ruger American Rimfire Walnut chambered in 22lr topped off with a quality 4x rimfire scope. 22lr is perfect for putting small game in the pot, eliminating vermin, and plinking.
    2: Ruger American Predator chambered in .223 Remington topped off with a 3-9x40mm scope of some sort. .223 Remington for coyote, bobcat, hogs, and whitetail deer. Can be a property defense rifle in a pinch.
    3: Winchester model 70 Featherweight chambered in .270 Winchester topped off with a 4x scope of high quality. .270 Winchester is the best cartridge imo for N.A. game, will work for coyotes up to grizzly. Also because Jack O'Connor.
    4: Glock 19 for concealed carry.
     
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  9. NIGHTLORD40K

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    So, for this nightmarish scenario where I can only have 4 guns, Im guessing society has collapsed and I have to walk the nomads road in search of canned dog food, beef jerky, and Twinkies while avoiding bands of marauders.......

    AR15 cuz........ya know, all the reasons an AR is essential, post-apocalypse.

    M9, though any high cap 9mm will work, I just like Berettas. Might as well be classy in the Wastlelands. Lets you fight back to your rifle, or someone elses rifle.

    A scoped and suppressed takedown .22, M70 Papoose, or 10/22. for eliminating sentries and hunting small game without attracting big game.

    Compact hideaway, preferably a 9mm or .22 so it can be fed from my existing ammo stocks. A P239 or even a S&W 317 would do nicely. Ya know, something that would go unnoticed by a casual pat-down. Does anyone make an underwear holster for an LCP? :D
     
  10. 357smallbore

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    All excellent choices. Love to see what fellow gunners would carry. Today's folks aren't like our families before us. Most back in the day could only afford one maybe 2 guns. Like a rifle and or a shotgun of some type. But they managed and still kept food on the table and kept the 2 & 4 legged wolves away.
    It's a blessing we have more opportunities and choice today to choose from.
     
  11. Roknstevo

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    My wife and I own at least the following, and consider them exactly what we need for “just about anything that comes up”:
    1-12ga. 31/2” magnum pump gun with variable chokes and 26” barrel
    2- .357 magnum revolver
    3- .22 auto rifle
    4- .357 lever action rifle
    These tools have served us well for a long time, most generally used in supplying us with nutrition and shooting pleasure. In the event of circumstances involving threat to us or our property, they can and will be transferred into the category of weapon without hesitation.
     
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  12. Bwana John

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    My favorite 4 gun "battery"
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  13. chicharrones

    chicharrones needs more ammo

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    Noooooo . . . . the OP just worded it wrong. It's the FIRST FOUR guns before you buy gun numbers 5, 6, 7, 8 . . . :evil:
     
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  14. chicharrones

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    Well, if I play the 4 guns game, I guess the following would do for a while until I went on another BUYING SPREE!!! :D

    Marlin 1894 CSBL in .357 magnum (have)
    S&W 686+ with 3" barrel in .357 magnum (want)
    Ruger GSR in .308 (have)
    Zastava MP22 carbine in .22 magnum (have)
     
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  15. JTHunter

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    Hhmm? While I have a 10/22, I haven't found it to be as accurate as the Marlin bolt-action rifle I also have, but its semi-auto function and the 30-50 round magazine I have could make it a good, close-up SD/HD gun. Pair that with a Ruger Single Six .22LR/Magnum for short range hunting/defense. It may be single action but the Mag cylinder steps it up a notch. Then, I also have a 4" GP-100 in .357 plus a Marlin 1894 rifle that uses the same ammo.
    That's my four. I would miss my two shotguns, my .243, and my AK, but I think those four would do a good job for most situations.
     
  16. Meeks36

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    Marlin model 60. Preferably a 80s model.
    Ak-47 preferably a import.
    Ruger American predator in 7.62×39.
    Glock 19.
    That will handle most anything I would come into contact with.
     
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  17. 357smallbore

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    1982 Marlin. Paid $50.00 The good ole days :)
     
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    I feel another piece of short fiction coming on! Stand by for edits!
     
  19. NIGHTLORD40K

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    I see your puny .50s and raise you 13.5".........
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  20. SharpDog

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    1. AR-15 MSR
    2. 12 ga shotgun
    3. 9mm pistol
    4. 300 win mag bolt action rifle
     
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  21. Bfh_auto

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    Change your 30-06 to 280AI and if be fine with it. A 175 round nose is impressive in 7x57. The 280 AI would be even more so.
     
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    NAA Blackwidow-c
    H&R 12g 26" mod
    Win. M94 30-30
    CVA .50 cal St Lewis Hawkins
     
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  23. Thomas Mayberry

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    S&W Shield 9mm
    Remington 870 12 gauge w/multiple barrels
    Marlin 1894 .357
    Ruger 10/22

    Wait, I already have those (plus a few more)
     
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  24. Charlie98

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    Like NightLord, I consider only having 4 firearms as some post-apocalyptic scenario...

    Kimber .45
    Kahr 9mm
    AR-15
    Mossberg 500

    1 is none, 2 is one... as far as handguns go. 2 different cartridges for obvious reasons. I debated the AR over my M1a... but close-in firepower is where it's at. The Mossy for cleanup detail.
     
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  25. MistWolf

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    Four guns

    First, I'll take four ARs- A pistol, SBR, carbine and 20".
    Next, I'll take four 1911s- 2 Government Models, a Gold Cup and a Gold Cup Commander
    Then, I'll take four 9mms, P-365, PPQ, Sig 320 and a Glock 45 or 19x
    and we'll add to that, four shotguns- A nice 20 gauge SxS, Beretta 1301 Tactical....

    What? Why y'all looking at me like that...?
     
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