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The Perfect Trifecta

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by LeontheProfessional, Dec 22, 2011.

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  1. LeontheProfessional

    LeontheProfessional Member

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    So, i have put this ideal little backpacking setup together for about the past year. It has been something I have wanted for several years now, but not until recently with the help of a new job have I been able to afford to make it happen. I am not a cowboy action shooter or anything. As a matter of fact I own several Glocks and Tactical rifles but something about this setup just speaks to me. It is perfect for long stays in the wilderness and is extremely versatile. Well anyways here it is. Not the best quality picture but it will do.
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    Ruger GP100 .357
    Marlin 1894c .357
    Stoeger Coachgun 12ga
     
  2. Nico Testosteros

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    No way I would backpack with all three of those...just too heavy. If I needed a pacifier to make me feel safer I'd go with a handgun only .I have an SP101 myself.

    That is a nice setup though. I want a similar Marlin.

    But the most important thing is to get out there. And leave no trace.
     
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    That will work !:cool: That`s real nice..............You put the perfect caption on that one, I don`t care what anybody says...
     
  4. LeontheProfessional

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    I guess I should clarify a bit. I am not talking about backpacking, as it is thought of in the modern sense. I rarely ever head off into wilderness, if there is not going to be hunting involved. If I am just going backpacking, though I will just take a handgun with me.
     
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    If you are using horses or pack animals that would be ok, but even with horses I would leave the shotgun home. It is obvious you are not going to backpack that load, even hunting. The Marlin makes a good saddle gun, and being the same caliber as the pistol is not a bad idea.

    Mind telling the reason you wish to pack the shotgun into the wilderness? If I am going to shoot grouse, I just shoot them with my carry. (Legal here, actually grouse is the only bird you can shoot with a rifle or pistol here)
     
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    I have to agree with the others... It doesn't make sense to tote more than one long gun into the field. How will you drag your kill back to the truck carrying all that hardware?
     
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    Looks nice. I like "matching" guns.

    I'm hoping to get a S&W Model 627 (.357 Magnum) and a stainless Marlin 1894 in .357 as well. Mmm, that'd be nice.



    And for the record, I didn't see a thing in the OP that mentioned backpacking. "Stays in the wilderness" doesn't mean backpacking. Could very well mean making a few trips with gear and equipment to a cabin to actually stay there.
     
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    Hey Leon, are those the factory grips on that revolver?? Also what frame is it built on?
     
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    Nice family. Done the same thing with .357 and .41 magnum, .12 bore sxs,o/u, and lever.

    pistols in the group range from Ruger sa and S&W da revolvers.

    Cann't restist putting group guns together.

    Cheers,

    ts
     
  11. LeontheProfessional

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    I have rights to some property up in the Mtns of VA that we hunt every year. There is no cellphone reception so calling for help if something were to happen is not possible. We drive in and set up camp, and there is a little cabin there but it isnt much. While I am out there I pretty much hunt from dusk till dawn everyday. We are usually out there for at least a week and hunt all over the several hundred acres including the National Forest. Due to the fact that the property is mostly wooded there aren't too many long shots, so a scoped hunting rifle isn't necessary.

    I am not your traditional hunter as in I don't just hunt deer. I generally hunt whatever is in season and that I have a good shot at. I like the idea of using this setup because it will allow me to head off into the woods with a sidearm and one or two long guns without carrying too much weight. The shotgun is perfect for killing flying things and it is generally what I have at ready when walking through the woods. One barrel of #6magnum and the other loaded with buckshot. Once I get setup in a spot I will usually set down the shotgun and hunt with my rifle. I have been doing it this way for years, but with my 06, shotgun and my .22pistol. The only thing I take with me into the woods, other than my firearms, is a knife, flashlight, canteen, a lighter, and maybe a couple of granola bars. Other than that I might have a few extra rounds stuffed into various pockets and what not.

    I know it probably sounds a bit excessive, but I have been lost before and understand the importance of having the means to survive. This setup allows me take various types of game without ruining the meat. Lightly loaded .38spl is perfect for taking small game while the heavy .357s will drop any large animal that might come into to play. The setup is really not that bulky with the revolver on the hip, the rifle swung over the back, and shotgun in hand ready to go. It is no where near as heavy as my 30-06, Savage 511 (28in double)and .22pistol but just as versatile if not more so.
     
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    @ Ryan: They are the Hogue hardwood aftermarket grips and it has the 6in barrels.
     
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    Not particularly my 3 choices for what you described, but if it works well for you then it is a Perfect Trifecta. Thanks for sharing.
     
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