If you could only have 3 guns....

Discussion in 'Firearms & Ammunition' started by LostinTexas_45, Mar 17, 2018.

  1. Steve Ausband

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    12 gauge Remington 870 with two barrels--one 28" w/ choke tubes, the other 20" rifled slug bbl w/ iron sights. OK for hunting birds, small game, most larger game at short range, home defense. Easily available ammo everywhere.
    Ruger 10/22 for general chores. Like the 870, dependable and nearly indestructible. Available ammo.
    Ruger GP 100 in 357/38 for self defense. Available ammo, nearly indestructible, legal anywhere handguns are legal.

    (But Damn! It's sort of a depressing way to have to think, isn't it? Just three guns? Forever???)
     

  2. Dwight Beagle

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    If I had to pick from the firearms I currently own:
    CZ 550 American 6.5x55
    FABARM L4S
    CZ 75 SP-01 Tactical 9mm
     
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  3. Scrumbag

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    Of what I have it would have to be:

    12b Benelli Supernova - with 26" barrel with multichoke & 24" smooth bore slug barrel and rife sights - anything from bunnies to wild boar via anything that flies. Plus handy if someone comes knocking who isn't invited
    9.3 x 62 with 8x56 illuminate ret scope and Aimpoint (with 230 to 325gr bullets it will deal with pretty much anything)
    .22 lr Brno model 2 with a moderator sneaky and very quiet and good practice

    - If I could change things I might go for a Browning SA-22 as semi-auto and a handy take down. Or if we could have pistols I'd have my P226 in 9mm back
     
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  4. Edgar DeHart Jr.

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    Why in the world would i limit myself to just three?
     

  5. steve white

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    drilling--12 ga.x 8x57, custom .22 rifle, sako safari rifle in 375 h&h--already have all three...
    If no dangerous game would ever be available, then sub Mannlicher Schoenauer 30'06 for the heavy.
     

  6. LostinTexas_45

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    Goodness, where Im from you can have a thousand Ar-15s and Ak-47s if you want. I know a guy that has over 30 Ar-15s! If I had enough money I could go and buy every single firearm at the gun store if I wanted to.
     

  7. D.M.V

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    Cz550 in 308 with appropriate glass
    Remington 870 wingmaster 12g
    Sig 229 in 40 s&w
     

  8. Eric Anderson

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    M1 US service rifle .30 cal because it is easily the most dependable semi auto full power rifle I have ever shot.
    870 pump because sometimes things I shoot at move.
    Last one is tough, but I am going to go with a .375 and not a pistol. Any burger worth shooting with a pistol is worth unloading a tube mag if buckshot into.
     

  9. HWL

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    That´s interesting.... for a long time, I am wondering, why so many nice swedish guns come to the german used gun market....

    In Germany you need a hunting licence to buy hunting rifles, which is hard to get...

    Government makes a back ground check, where they figure out what happens under your bedcover....

    But than you can buy and own as many hunting rifles as you want.

    Handguns are limited to two..... but you can get more when you have an accepted demand.


    HWL
     

  10. rookhawk

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    7x57
    .375h&h
    470NE

    Because those three will do their jobs with the most precision and least recoil. Also, they usually are chambered in beautiful guns often operated by sensible people.
     
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  11. meigsbucks

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    ONLY THREE?!!!! You're cruel! But...
    Of the guns I currently have:
    .22 - 10/22
    .30/06 - Mauser Mark X (my first centerfire)
    12ga - Browning Cynergy
     
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  12. Alistair

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    Hmm, only 3? For anything I'd ever want to hunt?

    12Bore O/U Shotgun. Beretta if I'm poor, Holland and Holland if I'm not.
    .375H&H Bolt action. Sauer if I'm poor, Rigby if I'm not.
    .22lr bolt action. Anschutz maybe, or a Weihrauch.

    That should cover anything and everything from bunnies to pheasant to elephant.

    Given a fourth though I'd add a .270Win bolt action to cover smaller deer in the UK and worldwide.
    Given a fifth I'd like a proper English double in .470NE.
     

  13. Spooksar

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    I would own more then 3 no matter what
     

  14. HWL

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    ...got a heart attack, reading this!!!
     

  15. siutis

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    375 ruger- has the ability to take anything in the world
    308 - great all around north America lower 48 rifle
    Glock 10mm- best automatic that has the ability to serve as protection in the forest and the home
     

  16. Rick Cox

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    As a millwright, I have to ask myself: "If you could only have three wrenches... (no adjustable spanners) what would they be?" It ain't possible!
    But I see a lot of allowance for 'personal carry' 'home defence' etc. in this thread. Has anyone actually had to pull a gun on someone in that capacity? I have had to defend my home using a firearm but it was against squirrels and the occasional bear...
     
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  17. WAB

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    7x57, .375 H&H, .458 Lott. Oh and I have to have a shotgun but I will have it self identify as a broom and then I should be ok.
     
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    .375HH for anything bigger than a mouse.
    Ruger Blackhawk .357 with .38 Spl and 9mm cylinders. It's versatility for hunting, recreation and protection.
    Ruger 10-22 .22LR. Hunting, recreation.

    Second choice.
    US Service Rifle cal. 30-06. AKA M-1 Garand. Hunting, defense.
    S&W 1911 .45acp. Recreation, defense.
    S & W AR 15 5.56mm. Hunting, recreation, defense.
     

  19. Hallgeir Gravråk

    Hallgeir Gravråk AH Veteran

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    1. A double rifle in Caliber 470 NE, for all hunt i Africa
    2. A tree barelled gun in kaliber 30R Blaser x2 - 20/76. For all driven hunt and big game hunt home and in europe
    3. A bolt action rifle in a medium caliber such as 270 win or 7x64 for all other hunting.
     

  20. Rick Cox

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    Cheater.
     

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