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Old May 11, 2013, 01:12 PM   #1
Join Date: May 5, 2012
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Why Aren't 8 Shots Enough?

I may be biased, but I still just can't understand this.

Why is 8 shots from a Garand (or 10 shots from an SKS or other 8-10 shot semi auto rifle) is considered sub-par for a "go-to" rifle by most people, but 6-8 shots from a much slower and higher recoiling 12 gauge pump action shotgun is considered optimal?

There's 30-06 and .308 loads that penetrate less than buckshot, cause massive tissue damage, and you get more range and a reliable semi automatic action, not to mention faster reload.

Granted, a Garand is a bit longer than a shotgun, but the point still stands.
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