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Old March 30, 2009, 08:09 PM   #1
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If you could have only one gun???

What shotgun/make would you choose?
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Old March 30, 2009, 08:13 PM   #2
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valmet 412 combo rifle/shotgun ...12 gage /30 06 combo. # 1buckshot for waterfowl, 30 06 defense+any size game needed for food.
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Old March 30, 2009, 08:17 PM   #3
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A gas gun 4 sure.
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Old March 30, 2009, 08:22 PM   #4
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Pump gun as it is hands down more reliable than any auto loader ever created...
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Old March 30, 2009, 09:16 PM   #5
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Remington 870 Wingmaster With screw in chokes, and 12gauge. Cant kill em.
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Old March 30, 2009, 09:38 PM   #6
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neither - I would opt for a nice O/U, like a Perazzi or K-80, or Kolar
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Old March 30, 2009, 09:44 PM   #7
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Depends if I knew the zombies were coming, probably a pump becuase I can see it lasting longer in a battle than a semi, but for fun I would like a semi shotgun to blast stuff with.
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Old March 31, 2009, 12:47 AM   #8
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Pump... You just can't beat simplicity. The more complicated things get, the more moving parts are available to break. Reliabilty counts... especially when zombies are coming... Remington 870
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Old March 31, 2009, 07:51 PM   #9
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+1 for the 870 and I'll take mine with 26" bbl and synthetic stock. It doesn't do anything exceptionally well but it can do everything well enough. Plus, there are millions of them out there and parts will always be available if needed.
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Old March 31, 2009, 08:08 PM   #10
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You can tell this is America..........a 12 ga pump. Short barrel with choke tubes...........
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Old March 31, 2009, 08:10 PM   #11
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I hate these oh so many "If you can only have one gun" threads. Its pointless, we are not restricted to one gun, and I don't ever want to be.
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Old March 31, 2009, 08:13 PM   #12
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I have a 12 gauge 870 Wingmaster pump with both a 30" and 28" barrels made back in the 70s, but I'm partial to my Belgium Browning Auto-5 12 gauge. It's just oh so sweet on the point.
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Old March 31, 2009, 08:41 PM   #13
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Not only Pump, 870 Pump.

Ive seen way to many autos jam at skeet and trap events.
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Old March 31, 2009, 09:09 PM   #14
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870 or BPS
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Old March 31, 2009, 09:13 PM   #15
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I hate these oh so many "If you can only have one gun" threads. Its pointless, we are not restricted to one gun, and I don't ever want to be.
I love em. Makes you take stock of the versatility available, all possible if not practical uses for a gun. "One gun" or "One long gun", "One handgun", etc. can be due to financial reasons or other real or imagined factors. I just like tools/weapons that multitask and offer a lot of utility, find these threads interesting.
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Old March 31, 2009, 09:16 PM   #16
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Depends if I knew the zombies were coming, probably a pump becuase I can see it lasting longer in a battle than a semi, but for fun I would like a semi shotgun to blast stuff with.
If you're REALLY worried about that scenario, you need to be looking at a rifle
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Old March 31, 2009, 10:51 PM   #17
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I have an 870, but me newest (about 5 years old) is a Browning Gold in 12 ga 3.5". LOVE IT! Excellent gun and points great. The questions is a little vague. If I had to choose I like the autos, but there is something to say about the go-to a functionality of a pump.
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Old March 31, 2009, 11:11 PM   #18
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Mossburg 500 12 gauge
Simple and reliable...
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Old March 31, 2009, 11:47 PM   #19
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870 or BPS just like the person above... Utterly reliable. I used to have an 870 that I regret selling... That said, I've always loved the smoothness of the BPS pump. My dad sold his for $100 a few years ago without letting me know. $100???.. I was a bit unhappy with him. Loved that shotgun. I think he had only run 4-5 boxes through it in 25 years. Someday I'll own one.
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Old April 1, 2009, 01:35 AM   #20
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if i could have only one shotgun...........ide cry myself to sleep everynight
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Old April 2, 2009, 04:26 PM   #21
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If you're REALLY worried about that scenario, you need to be looking at a rifle
Too poor, I'm on a zombie budget right now.
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Old April 2, 2009, 05:58 PM   #22
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It would be a Kolar competition gun or a Krieghoff K-80 12ga Over Under / with a carrier barrel - and a full length set of sub-gague tubes in 20 and 28ga and .410 - setup with a Trap stock and adjustable comb - probably with 30" barrels. I could use it for hunting and all of the clay targt games.

http://www.krieghoff.com/content/view/13/63/

http://www.kolararms.com/competitionshotguns.html

I'm leaning toward the Kolar right now ....
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Old April 2, 2009, 06:11 PM   #23
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Rem 870 or Moss 500.
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Old April 2, 2009, 06:21 PM   #24
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If I could only have one gun, a shotgun wouldn't be it--not even close. In fact, it wouldn't be the runner up and probably wouldn't be in the Top 5 for consideration. However, if I could only have one shotgun, it would be my Rem 870.
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Old April 2, 2009, 07:12 PM   #25
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pump..for all the reasons already listed. now, the question is..

my maverick 91 w/ 835 24" rifled barrel and bushnell red dot

m835 with mod and full chokes

m500 20g with 18" and 22" barrels


and i've got to leave that trusty old model 11 behind...
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