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Old June 14, 2006, 12:37 PM   #1
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If you could only save one gun of yours what would it be?

If there was some tragedy and you could only save one gun of yours what would it be? Me, I think if would be my Steven’s Single Shot take down 22 LF, my grandfather gave to me. It was in his Family for a long time and used it to shot hogs in the head for slaughter. It was his Sisters who died at a young age. Or my Fathers Winchester Model 92 Saddle Ring Carbine in 38 wcf that his Dad gave him.
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Old June 14, 2006, 12:42 PM   #2
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Old June 14, 2006, 01:02 PM   #3
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My Beretta 686 White Onyx O/U 12 gauge. I bought it a few years back when I was laid off from an energy trading firm with a portion of my severance package.
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Old June 14, 2006, 01:18 PM   #4
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My M1A. I saved for quite a while to get that thing, and I really like it.
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Old June 14, 2006, 01:30 PM   #5
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Old June 14, 2006, 03:13 PM   #6
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I am sorry guys, I though about this way too long, but I am gonna have to choose my AR-15 because it is fun to shoot, now if it were a roughing it in the wilderness type of thing I would choose my M44 or my .450 Marlin levergun. I shoot very well with both and they both have plenty of power, I also have an .30-06 with scope, but it is not as handy as these two rifles.

I just love my Bushmast AR-15.
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Old June 14, 2006, 03:25 PM   #7
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I hope I never have to make this choice...

...but if I could have only one, it would be my Marlin 39D (.22lr) with the 4X Weatherby scope and a few boxes of CCI Stingers and some cheapy white-box .22lrs.. No, it's not going to take out a bear, but it would put a rabbit into the pot for dinner. And with 15 rounds (I think it's 19 in the 39A), it could probably put down BG's as well.
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Old June 14, 2006, 03:41 PM   #8
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Sig 210. Or does it have to be a rifle? if so then i would want to keep my ar-15 thats left handed.
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Old June 14, 2006, 03:45 PM   #9
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L1A1 SLR ) ( a FAL, basically)

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Old June 14, 2006, 03:48 PM   #10
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I'm just glad I don't have to make that decision.

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Old June 14, 2006, 05:39 PM   #11
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Old June 14, 2006, 06:06 PM   #12
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Well, it would sting a bit but it would be my Armalite AR-10 rifle and my S&W 640 handgun. This question always makes my brain hurt.
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Old June 14, 2006, 06:21 PM   #13
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I am sorry guys, I though about this way too long, but I am gonna have to choose my AR-15 because it is fun to shoot.

Yeah, me too. The AR-15 does so many things so well. It's accurate, versatile, bet-your-life-on-it reliable, and handy in a tight situation. There are other weapons I love, but none bring it home for the big win quite like the AR.
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Old June 14, 2006, 06:28 PM   #14
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Oj ?

OJ, forgive my ignorance, but what is the rifle you posted?? Beautiful piece!


Limited choices on hand for me, so it would have to be Rem 700 SPS stainless 30-06 (yeah, I am a composite junky...). All my grandpa's guns got snatched up by my cousins, since my dad did not hunt, so I have no sentimental pieces. Good question for thought!
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Old June 15, 2006, 11:16 PM   #15
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.22 pistol and my FAL.
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Old June 15, 2006, 11:37 PM   #16
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If you could only save one gun of yours what would it be?

one gun
Can't you guys READ?

I'd save my Ruger SuperRedhawk in .44 Rem.Mag.

It's potent; portable; reliable; and can shoot 2 or 3 different kinds of ammo, plus little shotshells...!

That's versatile enough to make it 'THE ONE'.
( Man, I hate having to come with an answer to this question! )
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Old June 16, 2006, 03:41 AM   #17
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Since I posted last, I've gone to the garage to play around with the AR10 AND the SRH/.44 ---
As much as I love that AR10 - only ONE GUN would necessitate the use of a handgun over a rifle.
DAMN. I mean, "shucky-darn"!
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Old June 16, 2006, 07:49 AM   #18
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My M1A SOCOM 16. I'd give up a kidney before that gun.
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Old June 16, 2006, 08:04 AM   #19
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I'd have to say my M1A. The most accurate rifle I own and a pretty versatile cartridge for all around use.
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Old June 16, 2006, 08:19 AM   #20
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I would have to choose my 788 Rem. .308 carbine, light, accurate, not pretty but it gits er done!
I have an M1-a but it's HEAVY.
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Old June 16, 2006, 08:24 AM   #21
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Well, it would be a tossup between

-Armalite AR10 A4, .308
-Springfield 1911 in .45 acp & .45 super
-Taurus RB 5" in .454 casull & .45 colt

Probably have to run with the Springfield, as it could be used for CCW. Damn you for asking!
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Old June 16, 2006, 11:20 AM   #22
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It would have to be my Winchester 1895 in 30-40. It was my father's and I won't part with it.
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Old June 16, 2006, 11:25 AM   #23
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OJ, forgive my ignorance, but what is the rifle you posted?? Beautiful piece!
Thanks for the kind words - it's a Winchester 1895 30-06 Model in High Grade. Winchester licensed Miroku to make 3000 in High Grade and 7000 in Grade 1 (blue receiver) in 1995 as a Centennial Replica of the original Model 95 - which, of course didn't come out with the 30-06 for some 13 years. I stumbled on this one on Guns America and bought it "new in box, unfired, with manual" - for $15.00 less than the original price - evidently owned by a collector who kept it pristine and his estate didn't share that feeling.

Actually, it ended up with my wife giving it to me last year for our 25th anniversary. All she got was this little ring and she's still convinced she got the best of the deal!! Women - gotta love'em!!



If anything, it shoots even better than it looks.

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Old June 16, 2006, 11:32 AM   #24
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I can't make that kind of choice. . . I'd probably sucumb to smoke inhalation in a burning house tossing them the window. But to play along . . . I'd arm the family . . . 1 Gun a piece:
Me - - Rem 7400 .30-06
Wife - - Rem 11-87 12ga
5-year-old - - I'd strap my Mini-30 on his back somehow.
13-month-old - - if necessary duct tape my S&W 629 .44 mag w/Crimson Trace laser grips to his back
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Old June 16, 2006, 11:48 AM   #25
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I would be a hard decision between the m1 carbine my dad gave to me , it was his service rifle through WWII or my first gun a stevens model 58 bolt action 20 gauge that I have never missed with and can cycle through the 3 rounds (1 in the chamber 2 in the mag) when dove hunting faster than I can with my 1187. I never seem to miss with the ole stevens. Tough choice. I am sure I would be in the house trying to throw the guns out the window while the firemen are trynig to drag me out.

Now ya got me thinking. I need to get a more fireproof safe! Damn!! was going to buy another ar-10. Oh well, if they all burn I have insurance and I can go out and get more.
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