Which five rifles should I own in Australia

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Re: Which five rifles should I own in Australia

Post by bigrich » 15 May 2024, 4:48 am

Oldbloke wrote:
bigpete wrote:
Oldbloke wrote:
bigpete wrote:I've given it a lot of thought lately and I could honestly get away with 3 from my flock.
22lr
308
12g
Thats what I use the most


You need something between 22lr and 308.


No I don't


Yep, you do.


SSHHH ! don't put online that you only need 3 , that might end up being the new limit :P :roll:

my 250 savage is going to be my bridge between small and light calibers . a 260rem for bigpete maybe :unknown:

just don't mention 243's OB , pete has a dislike for them :D
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Re: Which five rifles should I own in Australia

Post by bigpete » 15 May 2024, 8:02 am

See,I literally could get away with it easy as.
22 for everything up to and including foxes
308 for everything else just run different ammo for different situations.
12g for flying/moving critters.
This conclusion has come after years of hunting and doing pest control. Those are my 3 most used and useful firearms and if I were to downsize that's all I'd need.
However lucky I don't want/need to downsize so I can have all the other lovelies in my safe.....including a 22-250 to bridge the gap.....
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Re: Which five rifles should I own in Australia

Post by bigrich » 15 May 2024, 9:14 am

bigpete wrote:See,I literally could get away with it easy as.
22 for everything up to and including foxes
308 for everything else just run different ammo for different situations.
12g for flying/moving critters.
This conclusion has come after years of hunting and doing pest control. Those are my 3 most used and useful firearms and if I were to downsize that's all I'd need.
However lucky I don't want/need to downsize so I can have all the other lovelies in my safe.....including a 22-250 to bridge the gap.....


sounds good pete :thumbsup:
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Re: Which five rifles should I own in Australia

Post by on_one_wheel » 15 May 2024, 10:26 pm

Meanwhile in WA, they're compiling a list of acceptable guns.

1. corking gun
2. drenching gun
3. hot glue gun
4. nail gun
5. heat gun
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Re: Which five rifles should I own in Australia

Post by bladeracer » 15 May 2024, 11:24 pm

on_one_wheel wrote:Meanwhile in WA, they're compiling a list of acceptable guns.

1. corking gun
2. drenching gun
3. hot glue gun
4. nail gun
5. heat gun


There was talk of licencing Ramset guns when I was there.
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Re: Which five rifles should I own in Australia

Post by NTSOG » 16 May 2024, 5:48 pm

G'day All,

Pardon my ignorance about WA, but why is the government there so anti-shooting? Given the size of the state and the open spaces I would have thought shooting and hunting was a natural pastime for many that bureaucrats and politicians would also consider normal. Is the problem just one particular left-wing, city-centric government bunch on a JC-save the world crusade?

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Re: Which five rifles should I own in Australia

Post by bladeracer » 16 May 2024, 6:19 pm

NTSOG wrote:G'day All,

Pardon my ignorance about WA, but why is the government there so anti-shooting? Given the size of the state and the open spaces I would have thought shooting and hunting was a natural pastime for many that bureaucrats and politicians would also consider normal. Is the problem just one particular left-wing, city-centric government bunch on a JC-save the world crusade?

Jim


I spent more than half my life there and never understood it. There must be some sort of indoctrination that happens during Police training that turns them all against us.
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Re: Which five rifles should I own in Australia

Post by bigrich » 16 May 2024, 7:33 pm

NTSOG wrote:G'day All,

Is the problem just one particular left-wing, city-centric government bunch on a JC-save the world crusade?

Jim


I think that description applies to most main stream politicians in this day and age . A tough stance on guns equals votes to their way of thinking.
The media scare the general public over guns for ratings. Woke-ism at it’s worst
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