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Old January 7, 2013, 05:18 PM   #26
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I have always liked to have at least two guns that shoot the calibers I like. Several years ago I tried to limit my calibers to a few, .22,.9mm, 38/357, 45Colt/45acp, .44mag/spec in handguns and .22, .223, 30/30 and .308 in rifles. I've had others over the years but mostly I have stayed with these calibers.

As a result I have tried to find a rifle and handgun in each of the handgun calibers and at least two rifles in .223, 30/30 and .308. Where possible in the rifles, I like a semi-auto and a bolt gun, but that isn't possible with the 30/30 and since my .308's are for hunting I chose bolt guns. Never been an AR fan. I would rather have a lever gun than an AR. Besides I don't have to worry when AR and MIA prices spike because of ridiculous legislation. My only semi's are a Mini-14 and a 10/22. So I guess to answer your question, I am more of a duplicate guy, or maybe I'm diverse since I like a handgun and rifle in the same calibers where possible. You decide. . . . . .
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Old January 9, 2013, 12:31 AM   #27
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Duplicates are usually more ideal, but diversifying is also good.

If you have, say 2 AR15's or 2 Glocks, or 2 Mosin Nagants, you can have duplicates but also have different calibers (not the M/N). Different barrel lenghts, gas systems, grips, stocks, sights, etc.

Now if you want to strictly diversify i.e. AR15 and Mini14, or Glock and M&P, you will not be able to share magazines, accesories, and even ammo which is a big downside IMO.
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Old January 9, 2013, 07:23 AM   #28
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Diversity is good since it covers more bases.

If I had something I really liked, I would consider purchasing a duplicate or a different configuration.

I have a nice sporting Ithaca 37, but I'd really love a riot version too.
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Old January 10, 2013, 09:38 PM   #29
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My duplicates are this: 2- 1911's, 2+ Mosins, 2+ K98's, 2-SKS (one in bullpup).
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