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If you could only have one gun for hunting what would it be and why ?

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My Browning 20ga...it's about the only gun I use other than the rim fire 22...

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If I could only have one gun it would be some sort of combination gun that would have to be able to handle all types of small and big game hunting.

Might just as well go whole hog seeing the limit is one, something like the Browning over and under pictured would be a good candidate, a set of rifle barrels and a set of shotgun barrels should take care of most hunting. As mentioned previously the Thompson Center Encore with a rifle, shotgun and muzzleloading barrel would do the trick also.

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Ole faithful 870. It's already got notches from deer, turkey,squirrels, Yotes, fox, pheasant etc. Change the barrel, change the ammo, hunt anything

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If I could switch barrels it’d be my mossberg 835. Don’t have a slug barrel but I’d get one. Can basically kill everything with it... but don’t tell my wife that!


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Any shot gun with a  separate slug barrel, for me it’s my 870 12 gauge .  A shot gun really is the right answer,  bird shot for everything from squirrels to turkeys and slug barrel for all big game. 

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just gave mine to a son of a friend of mine.  Had that shotgun for 30 years.  Its taken deer, turkey, small game.  It was a bit beat up and got so I never used it cause Ive bought others , but took my first deer with it and my first buck.  But moved it along to a new hunter who will get some use out of it.  That gun covers it all and ammo is cheap.  I just had a slug barrel without rifling and it was a deer killer out to 90 yards.  Im glad its out in the field again.  Went hunting with him last week and it was good to see it back in use.  Told him he could have the gun, the only caveat was that he could not sell it. If he needed to sell it or wanted to to come see me first.  
Bought mine 26 years ago when I was 17. It has served me well.

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I guess with no restrictions on the original question I would have to opt for a Savage Model 24 in 30-30 over 12 gauge. 


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Let me have my S&W Model 60 Pro.  5 shot .357, use JHPs for protection & big game, shot shell for bunnies and squirrels and an occasional grouse.

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One gun for all game? Remington 11-87 12 ga

 

 

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I would have to stick with the gun that I got when I was 12 years old from my Father. Good ole Remington 870 20 guage youth model. Even though I am 6'1 and 200 lbs that youth model fits me like a glove.

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On ‎12‎/‎5‎/‎2017 at 8:33 PM, grampy said:

Ithica Model 37 in 16g.  From squirrels, birds, or any deer walking NY, this gun has it covered. And will never fail to cycle or go bang.

Love the 37, been my favorite since before I could drive. 

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Of all my big game rifles it would be my Savage model 99 chambered in 300savage. Just love that old light weight gun. My dad bought it in the early 1960's and he never shot a deer with it, He gave it to me about 6 years ago and I've shot 5 deer with it so far.

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8 hours ago, Uncle Nicky said:

I guess it would be a 12-gauge semi-auto shotgun. But why would anyone want to own just one gun in this day & age?

Well how much crap do you want to carry in the woods with you for a Extended Stay lets say . Hypothetical question

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Extended stay as in survival situation or zombie apocalypse? I'd take a 12 gauge semi and a .22 LR semi rifle. But I'd suppose you'd use and become very proficient with the .22 quickly, since it's quiet and you'd probably be able to stock a lot more shells.

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My 1187 that is about 35 years old. It has only failed me by my mistakes. Can reach out for a long shot and tuck in at close range. Honestly I have hunted for 40 years now and you become dependent  on the old girl. It happened this year about 75 yards out brisket shot on a nice doe. No blood for 15  yards or so then I found her. I have never said this before in public  but that gun will be willed to the first kid I mentored in hunting  a few years ago. SHHHH don't tell him. 

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10 minutes ago, First-light said:

My 1187 that is about 35 years old. It has only failed me by my mistakes. Can reach out for a long shot and tuck in at close range. Honestly I have hunted for 40 years now and you become dependent  on the old girl. It happened this year about 75 yards out brisket shot on a nice doe. No blood for 15  yards or so then I found her. I have never said this before in public  but that gun will be willed to the first kid I mentored in hunting  a few years ago. SHHHH don't tell him. 

Yep great gun 

I have one that is  25 years old never fails 

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