Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by film495, Mar 31, 2021.
Don’t underestimate the fun. I would suggest a Contender or Encore because they are affordable but are also in demand. You can get into the gun reasonably, but if you don’t like it then you can get out of it with little if any loss, and the flavor of your gun can change just as easily as picking your favorite ice cream. Pistol, rifle, puny, powerhouse... it’s all just a barrel swap away.
here for hunting, and haven't needed a
follow up in a very long time. That, and
after the first pop, usually everything is
long gone except for what got popped
JMHO- I don't understand the concept
of boredom when used with fishing or
camping or hunting or shooting
"it's more fun to ride a slow motorcycle fast than a fast motorcycle slow."
Bonus points for quoting Terry Pratchett in a gun forum.
If you want to do the scooter equivilant of an 80cc Big-Bore kit, making your weed wacker on wheels go highway speeds, SBR a single shot.
My T/C Encore SBR is fantastic fun and I can slap on whatever pistol barrel I find on eBay.
12" 22 Hornet? Super fun and an effective short-range varmint setup.
10" 50 Action Express? Why not.
12" 357 Mag? Sometimes you just want something basic.
14" 357 Maximum? Why buy one 357 barrel when you can get two for twice the price.
10" 401 GNR? Wildcats can be great fun.
6" 9mm Luger with a red dot? Technically Tactical.
5" 45 Colt? Watch your fingers.
7" 45-70 threaded for suppressor use? I didn't expect it to sell for that little.
10" 7.62x39? I plead the 5th as to why I have 3 of them. 1 in .310" and 2 in .308".
14" 358 Winchester? Let's turn a 125 grain gold dot into a varmint bullet or shoot through a deer lengthwise with a 230 grain bowling pin.
I don't need an intervention. I can quit whenever I want.
Well, now that I think about it, if I had to defend myself, with a single-shot rifle, life could suddenly become quite exciting!
Follow up shots are soooo over-rated.
(I very much would like one of R.J. Renner's "African Light Rifles" in .303 British - but only if I can find steel cased blasting ammo for it.)
They make you show down and really feel each shot. You get more bang for your time at the range. And they usually have people come looky loo at how I'm hitting the 200 yard steel with just a 22lr.
There are guys who have practiced enough with single shotguns to work them almost as fast as a normal person works a pump. With such speed it would be hard to say you were at much of a disadvantage, and bottleneck rifle rounds feed better than square nosed shotgun shells. I’m not quite that good yet but my bedside bump in the night gun is a 16ga single with 18.25” tube. I intend to make a side saddle for the stock but it hasn’t happened yet.
I have a Handi Rifle in .22 Hornet, and it works, but I don't love it. My 7x57 Remington rolling block and Stevens Favorite I rebarreled to .32 S&W long, OTOH, I have no intention of ever parting with. One day I'll get a nice Sharps, too.
I love the shooting. It's the cleaning I find mind numbing.
But the favorite is an 1885 Whitney (as in Ely) rolling block rifle now rechambered in.32-20 WCF. I fitted it with a Leatherwood optic. On a good day it will bive me 2" groups at 100 yards with negligible recoil and muzzle blast. The rifle came out of my grandfathers collection originally in .38 CFC, and its bore was a rusted sewerpipe. So relined it was.
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