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Discussion in 'Hunting' started by horsemen61, Nov 4, 2011.

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  1. horsemen61

    horsemen61 Member

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    if you could only have one gun to take all over the world to hunt with what caliber would it be
     
  2. mgmorden

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    If I could have only one gun in the whole world it would be a 12ga shotgun. From small game loads for smaller critters and upland birds, to steel shot for ducks, to slugs and/or buckshot for larger game - a 12ga can be used to hunt just about anything.

    If I had to go down to a specific model, it'd probably be a Remington 870 Wingmaster. I like autos, but sometimes they can be temperamental. For a no-nonsense "It just has to work" gun I prefer a pump.

    That said, I find no need to place such restrictions on myself, so my guns are pretty diversified.
     
  3. robinkevin

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    I have to say 30-06 bolt action for the large range of game I can take with it, the large range of ammunition available, easy of finding ammunition, effective at long and short ranges, Its just hard to beat as a all around hunting rifle.
     
  4. Hunterdad

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    I'll have to agree with mgmorden on the 12ga.
     
  5. Loosedhorse

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    .375 H&H, since no one (incredibly) has mentioned it. One planet, one rifle.

    Although it does stink for pheasant...but then 12 gauge stinks for elephant. :D
     
  6. huntsman

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    +2 on the 12 gauge but make mine a double, how about taking on the big 5 with two Brenneke slugs in my BSS :)
     
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    I'd say .22lr derringer...I like a challenge :)
     
  8. Mr.Blue

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    30-06. It can be loaded to so many purposes.
     
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    I'd probably use my custom .358 Norma Mag. For close range medium game, I load a 180 gr SP at about 2000 fps. For the bigger stuff like elk, moose and the larger African plains game a 250 gr spitzer at 2760 fps would work. For the big, dangerous stuff, a 310 gr solid at around 2500 fps should do the trick.

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  10. Pyro

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    Gebrüder Merkel Drilling 12 gauge/30-06 over-under combination gun.
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  11. JayBird

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    Cheater. :p

    But good call.
     
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    2x 12 Gauge over 7x57 drilling.

    (I see I'm not the only combination fan ;)

    Edit: I thought a bit more about it. Make that lower barrel a 9.3x74R. Bit more oomph on the top end. ;)
     
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    Pyro, you win. :D

    Honestly, if I had the budget to travel all over the world and hunt, you'd think I could afford at least 4 or 5 rifles.

    But again, I'd go with Pyro's suggestion.
     
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    If I am taking it all over the world to hunt with, specifically? I'd take a .45-70 of some sort, I guess. Marlin Guide Gun or a Lee Enfield in .45-70 (both on my wish list, currently).

    .45-70 has a fabulous range of versatility.
     
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    This. Or maybe a 470NE, but more than likely a 375H&H. One planet, one rifle. I like that!
     
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    One rifle? For everything? A .458 Lott. Rodents to pachyderms, 3 yds to 300, it will do it all.
     
  17. exavid

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    I've handled a Drillings triple and admire the workmanship but wouldn't want to pack it too far. Wouldn't want part with all that money either. If I could only have one gun it would be either a M1 Garand or an M14. Both able to reach out and touch something at 500yds with ease, big enough for all but the thicker skinned African game but still possible to pick the head off a duck if needed. The 30-06 and .308 is a very versatile round and available over much of the world.
     
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    Thats NICE

    I'll take Japle's rifle something about the looks of that rifle makes me want it.
    Nice.
     
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    It would be a 12-guage pump shotgun for me, for the reasons listed above. You can take everything from ducks to deer and defend your family with it too.
     
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    .50BMG, of course! :p

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    An AK47
     
  23. Sav .250

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    The "one gun" thing has been ridden into the ground. Surley, next time around, you can come up with something more realistic. J s/n.
     
  24. robinkevin

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    :D awesome choice... I change my answer to reflect this! LOL
     
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    I'd take my Krieghoff drilling,

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    I load 200NP's at 2,550fps, and they are very accurate,

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    And at 7 pounds, it's a joy to carry...

    DM
     
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