5 gun collection if you had to

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5 gun collection if you had to

Post by mickb » 21 Jun 2022, 9:31 pm

This might cause some pain but if you were limited to just 5 firearms of any type to enjoy hunting or other tasks, what would they be? Ive left enough after a rimfire and shotgun to have 3 centrefires. ;) Feel free to ignore if you cant handle the silliness/anguish. :D
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Re: 5 gun collection if you had to

Post by Over The Hill » 21 Jun 2022, 9:42 pm

1. Double Barrel Shotgun
2. Bolt action 22LR
3. Lever Action 357Mag
4.223 Bolt Action
5. 308 Bolt Action
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Re: 5 gun collection if you had to

Post by bladeracer » 21 Jun 2022, 10:01 pm

mickb wrote:This might cause some pain but if you were limited to just 5 firearms of any type to enjoy hunting or other tasks, what would they be? Ive left enough after a rimfire and shotgun to have 3 centrefires. ;) Feel free to ignore if you cant handle the silliness/anguish. :D


It would be tough, but:
.22LR bolt-action
12ga. under/over
7mm-08 bolt-action
.44Mag lever-action
.45 muzzleloading rifle
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Re: 5 gun collection if you had to

Post by deye243 » 21 Jun 2022, 10:03 pm

Why would you even bother answering such a restrictive and dumb question all it proves that you're willing to capitulate
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Re: 5 gun collection if you had to

Post by mickb » 21 Jun 2022, 10:47 pm

deye243 wrote:Why would you even bother answering such a restrictive and dumb question all it proves that you're willing to capitulate


The why bother guy is usually 2nd or 3rd on a thread like this so you got pretty close mate :lol:
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Post by deye243 » 21 Jun 2022, 11:26 pm

mickb wrote:
deye243 wrote:Why would you even bother answering such a restrictive and dumb question all it proves that you're willing to capitulate


The why bother guy is usually 2nd or 3rd on a thread like this so you got pretty close mate :lol:


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Re: 5 gun collection if you had to

Post by macjeffrey » 21 Jun 2022, 11:36 pm

22 for plinking, subs, bunnies and birds
223 for varminting
Shotgun for anything on the run
30-06 for bigger stuff and splat factor
338 lapua for camels, bulls, buff
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Post by bladeracer » 21 Jun 2022, 11:57 pm

deye243 wrote:Why would you even bother answering such a restrictive and dumb question all it proves that you're willing to capitulate


Look at it from the viewpoint of limited funds perhaps, rather than authoritarian restrictions...for now at least :-)
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Post by bigrich » 22 Jun 2022, 4:36 am

Yeah, I consider the minimalist collection, cull a few out of the safe that I don’t use much, then end up buying a couple more that take my fancy :roll:

22lr, I don’t really use it in the field, but it’s cheap to practice with. Not a lot of wabbits in my part of the country either
223, same as above. I use it for field rifle comps at my local range. Don’t do any culling, but since I recently got a scope mounted light I’m going to chase after foxes and cats
7-08 tikka, great all rounder. I nailed a large red deer not long ago with this and it performed well
30-06 . What can I say, reach and power
9.3x62 . If they made more projectiles around the 200-230 mark for lighter medium game I’d have this over the 30-06. That’s where the 35 whelen has a advantage over the 9.3, better projectiles choices for medium game. But the 9.3 is better suited for heavier stuff

Others in the collection at present are a late 40’s GS Holloway 12ga side by side, beautiful old engraved shotty, a martini Enfield in 303 and a 1947 Brno in 8x60s , twin triggers, spoon bolt handle, that’s awaiting a pta approval. These I own because of their collectors status and I just like them. Realistically if I substituted the 9.3 in the list above for the shotty, that would be my practical five gun list :thumbsup:
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Re: 5 gun collection if you had to

Post by MtnMan » 22 Jun 2022, 6:22 am

Essential-
Bolt action .22lr
Shotgun
.222rem
.270win

Fantasy- H&H big bore double rifle.
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Re: 5 gun collection if you had to

Post by Blr243 » 22 Jun 2022, 6:24 am

Perhaps easier to decide instead if ...to wake in the middle of the night House is full of flames and smoke u have seconds to get out and there’s no insurance and can only grab 5 .... 243 bolt 270 bolt 308 pump 4570 lever
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Post by Blr243 » 22 Jun 2022, 6:30 am

I only chose 4 because I needed to spend time looking for my dictionary before the house burnt down I wanted to learn the meaning of the word capitulate
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Re: 5 gun collection if you had to

Post by bigpete » 22 Jun 2022, 7:12 am

22
12g
223
308
458wm
All rifles bolt action with iron sights,hinged floor plate magazines, and removable scopes. All lightweight sporters, with CRF actions. Nothing over 8lb scoped ( yes,including the 458wm ). Shotgun with screw in chokes,hammers,3" chambers,and between 6 and 7lb. After all,its just a fantasy
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Re: 5 gun collection if you had to

Post by JimTom » 22 Jun 2022, 7:16 am

.22LR
12ga
.223
.357
.308
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Re: 5 gun collection if you had to

Post by bigrich » 22 Jun 2022, 7:52 am

Blr243 wrote:I only chose 4 because I needed to spend time looking for my dictionary before the house burnt down I wanted to learn the meaning of the word capitulate


:lol:
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Re: 5 gun collection if you had to

Post by in2anity » 22 Jun 2022, 8:25 am

-smallbore rifle for smallbore rifle
-palma rifle for palma rifle
-service rifle for service rifle
-accurized carbine thumper bolt gun for hunting/stalking
-magazine fed 22lr for giggles + perhaps the odd rimfire silhouette match
I'm a "salt on pizza" kinda guy...
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Re: 5 gun collection if you had to

Post by 9.3x64 » 22 Jun 2022, 11:43 am

My Blaser R8 with the barrels I currently have,
22 Rimfire
223
6.5x47 heavy match barrel
7x64
308
8x68
500 Jeffery heavy contour

Merkel under and over 12 gauge.
Blaser BD14 Bock drilling in 7x65R , 22 Hornet, and 20 gauge.
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Re: 5 gun collection if you had to

Post by bigrich » 22 Jun 2022, 12:20 pm

9.3x64 wrote:My Blaser R8 with the barrels I currently have,
22 Rimfire
223
6.5x47 heavy match barrel
7x64
308
8x68
500 Jeffery heavy contour

Merkel under and over 12 gauge.
Blaser BD14 Bock drilling in 7x65R , 22 Hornet, and 20 gauge.


Ya went over the five gun limit. Just can’t help yourself hey .... ;) :thumbsup:
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Post by mickb » 22 Jun 2022, 12:51 pm

bigrich wrote:
Blr243 wrote:I only chose 4 because I needed to spend time looking for my dictionary before the house burnt down I wanted to learn the meaning of the word capitulate


:lol:


Mate I think capitulate means how to grow a business as in you need the working capitul :D
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Post by 9.3x64 » 22 Jun 2022, 1:15 pm

bigrich wrote:
9.3x64 wrote:Blaser BD14 Bock drilling in 7x65R , 22 Hornet, and 20 gauge.


Ya went over the five gun limit. Just can’t help yourself hey .... ;) :thumbsup:


Ha, ok, fixed it... :lol:
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Post by Boundry Rider » 22 Jun 2022, 1:27 pm

Blr243 wrote:I only chose 4 because I needed to spend time looking for my dictionary before the house burnt down I wanted to learn the meaning of the word capitulate


I thought it was a splellig error...

.22LR
.223REM
30-30WIN
7RemMag
12G
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Re: 5 gun collection if you had to

Post by Blr243 » 22 Jun 2022, 3:38 pm

From what can gather capitulate in this situation is like compromise just accept a few because u have to not that you like it
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Post by bigrich » 22 Jun 2022, 7:10 pm

Blr243 wrote:From what can gather capitulate in this situation is like compromise just accept a few because u have to not that you like it


i capitulate to buying more firearms ....... :lol:
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Re: 5 gun collection if you had to

Post by on_one_wheel » 22 Jun 2022, 7:29 pm

Ruger 10/22
Atchisson AA12 Shotgun.
Knight's Armament full auto in 7.62
Colt M16A1
Accuracy International AX50

That should cover pretty much everything
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Re: 5 gun collection if you had to

Post by Oldbloke » 22 Jun 2022, 7:42 pm

1. Double Barrel Shotgun. 12g
2. Bolt action 22LR
3. Muzzle loader
4. 223 Bolt Action
5. 30.06 Bolt Action
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Re: 5 gun collection if you had to

Post by mchughcb » 23 Jun 2022, 9:16 pm

I don't need 5 guns.
I need one gun with 3 barrels.

223, 308 and 12G
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Re: 5 gun collection if you had to

Post by bigrich » 24 Jun 2022, 5:58 pm

mchughcb wrote:I don't need 5 guns.
I need one gun with 3 barrels.

223, 308 and 12G


I know it’s practical and it works, but that’s very vanilla. Are you sure you wouldn’t want two more..... :P
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Re: 5 gun collection if you had to

Post by niteowl » 24 Jun 2022, 7:01 pm

BA 22LR
BA .270W
BA .270W
BA .270W
BA .270W
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Oh in case I forgot, a BA .270W :lol:
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Re: 5 gun collection if you had to

Post by Blr243 » 24 Jun 2022, 7:39 pm

McHugh s selection a tad boring but probably the smartest most practical listed so far
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Re: 5 gun collection if you had to

Post by LawrenceA » 24 Jun 2022, 7:49 pm

deye243 wrote:Why would you even bother answering such a restrictive and dumb question all it proves that you're willing to capitulate

:drinks: :clap:
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