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If you could only have one

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by grant1265, Feb 26, 2011.

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  1. grant1265

    grant1265 Member

    Feb 17, 2011
    Central Virginia
    I'm working on a gun list and doing some research. If you could only have one gun in each of the following categories, what would it be. List your pick and caliber in each of these categories.

    .22 Rifle

    Hunting Rifle- Bigger than .223- bolt, semi, pump, lever, etc.

    Tactical Range Rifle- AR, AK kind of gun- in all, a screwing around gun.

    Target Shotgun- o/u, semi preferably, maybe pump for trap.

    Hunting Shotgun- upland, ducks, geese

    Tactical Shotgun- 870 tac, M500,590, benelli m4 etc.

    Please no caliber wars but discussions are more than welcome.

    Range, target handgun- full size preferably- any caliber

    Carry handgun- preferably compact-any caliber
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2011
  2. oneounceload

    oneounceload member

    Apr 24, 2008
    Hot and Humid FL
    Where's the target shotgun? Why do so many here forget that shotgun target shooters fire more rounds than any other group?

    22 - Anshutz 54 or Remington 54HB
    Hunting rifle - Remington 700 BDL, 7mm mag
    tactical range gun - no need for one
    Hunting shotgun - AyA model 53, 12 gauge, fixed chokes of IC/IM
    tactical shotgun - no need for one
    range target handgun - S&W 52, second choice, S&W K38
    carry gun - Rohrbaugh 9mm

    Target shotgun - Perazzi MX-8
  3. grant1265

    grant1265 Member

    Feb 17, 2011
    Central Virginia
    .22 Rifle- Henry octagon barrel .22lr, l, s

    Hunting Rifle- Sako 85 Bavarian .30-06

    Tactical Range Gun- KAC SR-15

    Target shotgun- Browning citori 625 sporting 12- shooting 94s on clays with this consistently.

    hunting shotgun- benelli supersport for upland 12

    tactical shotgun- benelli m4

    target handgun- les baer concept 1 or cz75 bd in 9 colt python would be 3rd choice

    carry gun- ruger lcr
  4. Pacsd

    Pacsd Member

    Nov 13, 2010
    .22............. 10/22
    hunting rifle.......S & W '06
    Tactical range gun...........Son's AK
    Target shotgun...........O/U Krieghoff
    Hunting shotgun..............pre 79 1100
    Tac shotgun.....Streetsweeper or pre 79 870 Wingmaster
    Handgun?????...I don't own one but maybe the Judge

    BADUNAME37 Member

    Aug 10, 2008
    Any long gun that is solid 14K GOLD with Diamond Studs.
    Preferably with a heavy barrel (you know, the 2" diameter jobs)! :D:D

    OK, the reason I would pick this particular gun would be entirely for the value of the gold and the diamonds.

    $500,000 (or more) could buy me a lot of guns, or a car and guns, or a motor home, etc.
    That is why I want a solid gold long gun with heavy barrel. I don't care about shooting it. Melt it down and make gold bars out of it for all I care - just give me what the gold and diamonds are worth after you melt it down.
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2011
  6. orionengnr

    orionengnr Member

    Jan 3, 2005
    22 Rifle--Marlin Glenfield M60

    Hunting Rifle- Bigger than .223--Remington M700 30-06

    Tactical Range Rifle- AR15

    Target Shotgun- Remingtom M870

    Hunting Shotgun- Remington M870

    Tactical Shotgun- Remington 870

    Range, target handgun- Ruger MkII

    Carry handgun- Commander sized 1911
  7. JEB

    JEB Member

    Aug 10, 2009
    Douds, IA
    .22 Rifle - marlin model 925m in .22mag

    Hunting Rifle- marlin 336w in 30-30win

    Tactical Range Rifle- most likely an ar15 20" barrel, without all the rails and extra stuff all over it. i like to keep it simple

    Target Shotgun- mossberg 500 with field barrel (im really not all that into shotguns)

    Hunting Shotgun- same as above. i dont hunt birds so i'll take a fully rifled barrel for deer season

    Tactical Shotgun- 18" cylinder bore barrel for the 500

    Range, target handgun- i finances allowed it would be a les bear 1911 in .45acp. if not, i would have to make it a 6" gp100 in .357 so it could double as a hunting pistol.

    Carry handgun- this is a tough one. probably a glock 23. i have never shot one but the 3.8 XDm looks pretty good. hope to nab one before TOO long.

    all in all i like to keep it pretty basic. i dont do any big game hunting and in all reality the 30-30 will take anything in the lower 48 i will ever run into. only one .22! that was a tough one! ive hunted squirrel with my marlin model 60 with favorable results and its a great gun, but i REALLY prefer to chase them tree rats with the .22mag!
  8. Old krow

    Old krow Member

    Sep 19, 2010
    MS Gulf Coast
    .22 - Probably a 10/22, mainly because they have so many aftermarket parts
    Hunting rifle - Savage, probably a 30-06 or .308 bolt
    Tactical - AR 15

    hunting - 870
    Tactical - Bernelli M4

    CCW #1 - SW 686 .357
    CCW #2 - 1911

    I don't own a target <anything> so can I trade my target shotgun for an AR 10 or 9mm?
  9. bannockburn

    bannockburn Member

    Apr 24, 2007
    1) Ruger 10/22

    2) Remington Model 700 CDL DM

    3) AR-15

    4) Browning BT-99

    5) Browning 625 Sporting

    6) Benelli M4

    7) Colt M1911 with Marvel .22LR conversion unit

    8) Ruger SR9c

    And since there are three categories for rifle and three for shotgun, I think Handguns deserves one more as well: Revolvers-Range/Hunting/Target. So my "right-in" choice would be:

    9) S&W Model 686
  10. jgiehl

    jgiehl Member

    Oct 25, 2010
    North Pole, Alaska
    .22 Rifle ---would be my 10-22

    Hunting Rifle- Bigger than .223- bolt, semi, pump, lever, etc.---If only one...i'd have to say a Savage .300 Win Mag

    Tactical Range Rifle- AR, AK kind of gun- in all, a screwing around gun.---To be honest I don't screw around with guns, but if budget wasn't an issue i'd go with the Ruger 556

    Target Shotgun- o/u, semi preferably, maybe pump for trap.---Drawing a blank

    Hunting Shotgun- upland, ducks, geese---Remington 870 express 12 gauge or the new Benelli Vinci would be pretty awesome

    Tactical Shotgun- 870 tac, M500,590, benelli m4 etc.---That little Mossberg JIC shotgun would be cool

    Please no caliber wars but discussions are more than welcome.

    This is where it gets difficult. Only 2 handguns!!!!

    Range, target handgun- full size preferably- any caliber---Toss up, 629 classic 5" or a Glock 22

    Carry handgun- preferably compact-any caliber---Same answer as above
  11. Cal-gun Fan

    Cal-gun Fan Member

    Jul 9, 2010
    .22 Rifle-Ruger 10/22 with a scope, Hogue Stock, Bipod, Bull barrel

    Hunting Rifle-Savage Axis Stainless Steel 30-06-Actually gotta change this to a Savage Classic 300 wsm

    Tactical Range Rifle-Black Scar-17 .308/7.62x51 Nato

    Target Shotgun-RandRracing(RandRtargets?)converted Saiga 12

    Hunting Shotgun-Remington 1100 12 gauge

    Tactical Shotgun-Above Saiga 12

    Range, target handgun-Kimber 1911 full size

    Carry handgun-Para Nite Hawg
  12. kayak-man

    kayak-man Member

    Nov 2, 2009
    Some of these, like the shotguns, might get moved around a bit ie, I'd use the hunting shotgun as a target shotgun and the target shotgun as a tactical shotgun every now and then.

    22 Rifle - Remington Sportking.

    Hunting Rifle- Savage 111 30-06 bolt gun

    Tactical Range Rifle- This is the tough one, cause I like AKs, but a 308 would be really handy. I think I'd go with a M1a, because I think its better to have overkill than not bring enough gun.

    Target Shotgun- Mad Max style sawn of SXS
    Hunting Shotgun- Remington 870 with 28" vent rib barrel, and 20" ghost ring sight barrel.

    Tactical Shotgun- Saiga 12

    Range, target handgun- Ruger Redhawk 44 magnum

    Carry handgun- not compact, but a 1911 in 45. I'd find a way to conceal it
  13. Crusader103

    Crusader103 Member

    Nov 22, 2009
    Here's my list. I tried to keep it within reason price wise. If my budget was limitless, it might be different.

    .22 Rifle - Browning BL-22

    Hunting rifle - Remington 700 BDL .308

    Tactical rifle - S&W M&P-15 .223

    Target shotgun - Beretta Golden Snipe 12ga O/U

    Hunting shotgun - Winchester Model 12 12ga

    Tactical shotgun - Remington 11-87 Police 12 ga

    Range/target handgun - S&W 1911 .45ACP

    Carry handgun - Glock 23 .40S&W
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2011
  14. clance

    clance Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    List your pick and caliber in each of these categories.

    .22 Rifle - Ruger 77/22 [bolt (have)]

    Hunting Rifle- Oberndorf Mauser 98 in 9.3x62 (bolt)

    Tactical Range Rifle- Draco AK47 in 7.62x39 converted to SBR [semi-auto (working on)]

    Target Shotgun- Browning Citroi White Lightning in 20 gauge, 28" barrels [O/U (have)]

    Hunting Shotgun- Parker Bros. VH in 20 gauge, 28" barrels (SxS) Currently using a Fox/Sterlingworth in 20 gauge, 28" barrels.

    Tactical Shotgun- Red Jacket Saiga Conversion in 20 gauge, 12" barrel (semi-auto)

    Range, target handgun- Colt Python in .357 mag., 6" barrel (revolver)

    Carry handgun- Custom Combat Commander in .45acp [semi-auto (in the works! :D)]
  15. doc2rn

    doc2rn Member

    Aug 6, 2006
    SW Florida
    .22 Rifle Marlin 39A

    Hunting Rifle- Ruger 77/22 MK II all weather

    Tactical Range Rifle- M4 of some sort

    Target Shotgun- Ruger Red Label 20g SxS

    Hunting Shotgun- same as above

    Tactical Shotgun- 870 or 500

    Range, target handgun- full size preferably- Colt Python

    Carry handgun- FNP 9 semiauto/ S&W mod 10 3" revo
  16. country boy marksman

    country boy marksman Member

    Jan 13, 2011
    lower Alabama (NW Florida)
    I wish people said why they chose what they chose, so, here goes! Also, if money was limitless, some, but not all, would be different. (the second parentheses is my status of ownership)

    .22 Rifle- ruger 10/22 (no explanation needed besides that i'll be forever in love with mine!) (i have)

    Hunting Rifle- winchester model 70 in 30-06 (I have great respect for the new model 70 and the pre- 64 model 70, as well as for the 30-06) (very, very soon, though in .308)

    Tactical Range Rifle- any semi- auto .308 (FAL, M1A, AR10, etc.) (I want something more powerful than 5.56 that can sling a lot of lead!:cool:) (someday in the next few years, I hope!)

    Target Shotgun- listed below, so, can this category be filled by a S&W M&P 15T??:eek: (I don't do much "target shotgun" shooting, besides a round of skeet every now and then, so I don't really need one)

    Hunting Shotgun- anything semi auto, probably benelli or mossberg (I'm not too particular here, as long as it's reliable and relatively inexpensive) (will get soon)

    Tactical Shotgun- benelli m4 (no particular reason, besides reliability) (not anytime soon:()

    Range, target handgun- M1911 with "some work done" - would be my open carry gun as well (you mean there's other automatic pistols besides the 1911???:evil:) (within this year- 100th anniversary!)

    Carry handgun- any commander sized 1911, in .45 of course!:D (once I'm old enough to legally carry)

    I agree, 1 more pistol category; revolver: Smith and Wesson model 29 .44 mag just like dirty harry's:evil:... (hey, why not!, and no, i'm not obsessed with dirty harry!:uhoh:) (not anytime soon)
  17. cheygriz

    cheygriz Member

    Dec 28, 2002
    High up in the Rockies
    I can get by with an AR-15 (M-4 type) with ACOG, and M-9 or M-11 pistol, and my Benelli M-2.

    A few others would be nice, but these three will fill every niche for me.
  18. premier1

    premier1 Member

    Nov 26, 2010
    Not a hunter

    I'm not a hunter so I can only pick from the catagories that I participate in. Self defense shotgun Mossberg 590,Tactical rifle Daewoo k-2 compact handgun Springfield Armory XD in 9MM.
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