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Old October 1, 2012, 12:18 PM   #26
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I'd move to the USA or definitely be a fugative.
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Old October 1, 2012, 01:55 PM   #27
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I like your choices except for the 1100. You can only have six so you want them to be utterly reliable. I would get a Rem. 870 but if you are dead set on an auto a Beretta or Benelli.
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Old October 1, 2012, 06:51 PM   #28
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yes publius that is what I am thinking

even made a thread about it some time ago

the thoughts of a barrel exchange platform is still in my mind, I just couldn't afford the step up

but then again it is not much cheaper to have 2-3 tikkas then to have one mauser/blaser

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Old October 2, 2012, 09:31 AM   #29
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I could hunt successfully in Pennsylvania with this line up:

- Glenfield 30-30
- Marlin 22 MAG
- Double barrel 16 gauge
- CVA Optima muzzle-loader 50 caliber
- TC Hawkin flint lock 45 caliber
- HuntMaster crossbow

Fire up the grill! Deer hunting IS NOT catch and release.

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Old October 2, 2012, 11:36 AM   #30
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I have a .270, .300 win mag, 6.5x55 swedish, 16 guage pump and .50 cal muzzle loader. Except for the muzzle loader and the .300 they are all heirlooms so I couldn't see having to limit myself to 6 because of this. I know I only listed 5 long guns but my kids will inherit them.
Why should I restrict them from buying their favorite calibers just because they already have the legal limit? Case in point: In my instance I don't even use the shotgun or the .270 anymore but I won't get rid of them.
I'm sure glad we don't have that kind of silly (IMO) law here.
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Old October 2, 2012, 09:06 PM   #31
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I could get by and do quite well here with a .22lr (10/22), 6.5x55mm (Sporterized Swede), .45 Cal Muzzleloader, and a quality 12ga or even a 20ga. If larger game than black bear were in the offering I'd probably opt for a .338 Win Mag. Now since I look at the list I see I'm one short of the limit, that just won't do so throw in a brush gun say maybe a Marlin 336 in .35 Rem although I would consider something in .45-70 also.

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Old October 3, 2012, 01:31 PM   #32
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I think you can get away with 3 for just about any thing (but it would suck) for hunting.

You need:

1. Shot gun
2. a Practice/small game gun (22LR, 17HMR, 22mag)
3. Big game rifle (30-06, 7mm, 45/70,)

add in a hand gun (9mm, 45ACP, 357 magnum) for self defense and you have all the gun basics covered with 4 guns.

I cant think of any animal this side of the pond that at least one of these guns would not work well for.

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Old October 3, 2012, 01:32 PM   #33
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I'd branch out to rockets and missiles.
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Old October 3, 2012, 03:05 PM   #34
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yeah CCCLVII for sure two or three is all you "need" or a drilling if we really streamline it

but I feel that even with 6 you could adapt to different hunts

heck for the price of a good drilling I could go for a couple of different setups rifle wise

For the hunting I do I would use (if I had them)
1: Bear/Boar/Moose gun for flushing/dog hunts something with a considerable punch, a reddot for quick shots
2: Scoped .308 or similar for blind hunting
3: Scoped .223 varmint, stalking roedeer hunts, threetop birdhunting long range
4: shotgun for birds
5: shotgun for rabbits/fox
6: .22lr for practise and small game (preferably a CZ so you could up the ante somewhat with a 22wmr or hornet

I mean my tikka now fulfills the role of 1,2,3 and it is not great at either
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Old October 3, 2012, 03:12 PM   #35
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Old October 3, 2012, 09:20 PM   #36
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Winchester Model 70 .30-06. I don't see any need for a larger bore gun than the 06 given the game available in Sweden.

CZ 455 .22lr. this is a heck of a good rifle and for small game you need a .22. I would also look at a semi-auto if that's legal in Sweden. The Remington Speedmaster is worth looking at.

For varmints and medium game the .243win works great. Lots of rifles carry the .243. I like the Savage 12 VLP.

Most of the birds I've shot have been done with a Montgomery Ward 20ga. But that gun stays at home now that I have a Remington 870 12ga.

If you go for doves a semi-auto Benelli in 20ga or 28ga might be a good Idea.

A Winchester 94 in .30-30 as a brush gun. There are few rifles better suited to hunting in places where you can't see that far and you have to shoot quick.
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Old October 4, 2012, 04:21 PM   #37
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I have a lot of rifles, a few shotguns, and a few pistols. My hunting rifles are: 378WBY for Bear, 300WM for large game, 25-06 for pronghorn and coyote, 22-250 for varmits, 22LR for squirrels and rabbits. I use 12ga 3" for birds.
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Old October 6, 2012, 02:24 PM   #38
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6.5 Swede
.300 win. mag.
12 ga.
20 ga.
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Old October 6, 2012, 02:57 PM   #39
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I am surprised there is a limit on the number of firearms allowed in Sweden. People go on about restrictive gun laws in the UK but there is no limit in the number of firearms allowed.
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Old October 7, 2012, 03:10 PM   #40
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Glad I live in the USA (and not CA, MA, NY, ect.)

Ruger 10-22
.223/5.56 AR-15
30-06 Bolt
Rem 1100 (12 ga.)

I can cover my needs in 4, but a 300 Win Mag and 17 HMR could be added to this list just for kicks
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Old October 8, 2012, 05:39 PM   #41
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protest loudly

I don't live in Sweden but its not a stretch to think so jerk politician would push for that here. In that case I would contact all my elected officials from my area and ask why they put a limit on my rights. Is there a limit to how many times I can exercise my freedom of speech? Can I only vote so many times? Do I only get one speedy trial by jury? Do I only get to skip quartering soldiers the first two times. Yes they would hear from me loud and often.

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Old October 8, 2012, 09:42 PM   #42
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I'd move. That wouldn't even cover the family heirloom firearms with which I have been entrusted to pass on to future generations, much less address my actual hunting needs.
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Old October 8, 2012, 10:15 PM   #43
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A friend of mine did a couple of tours in Kosovo. He couldn't understand why a local was pouring motor oil on his flower bed until they dug up an AK. He didn't want his weapon to rust!
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Old October 8, 2012, 10:33 PM   #44
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if I had no other choice I believe that I could narrow it down to 6 options. I have a little over a dozen now but many of them are older guns that I bought just for the sake of collecting. if I had to limit them however for the sake of discussion(also I am making a wild guess as to the type of game I could possibly be hunting in sweden)

a bolt action .243 would be able to handle any deer or wolf sized game given 100gr bullets or more and is a good multipurpose round for both woods and mountains so I think that one of those would be a good option. 257 roberts would also do just fine but I would guess that it would be hard to come by in Sweden.

since you are in sweden I would wager a guess that 6.5 swede, 8 Mauser, 30-06 Springfield and 303 British are all commonly available ammo so I would say that larger game such as bears would be within the realm of all of those rounds.

I don't know if you are limited by action type but a nice semi automatic 22lr chambered rifle like a Ruger 10/22 or Marlin 60 would be just the ticket for rabbits and other small game.

lastly is bird hunting, a decent shotgun, either over and under or pump action in 12 gauge would serve you fine for bird hunting.

that is about all I could think of for necessities but a nice gun to augment a collection like that would be a combination shotgun/centerfire rifle. that just makes it simple when you only have to pack one gun when you expect to find both large game and foul.

that is just the way I see it. many Americans take unlimited gun options for granted and have 2 in every caliber but if we were limited by how many we were allowed to own then we would all have to be a bit more picky about the guns we buy and every one would have it's own purpose.
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Old October 10, 2012, 06:55 PM   #45
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As a young hunter starting out all I needed for long guns was a 22 semi auto,30-06,and a 12 gauge shotgun.
Now nearly 50 i'm just not sure I would like a 6 long guns only?

If I had to decide on 6 long guns probably go with these
7mm Rem mag/bolt
308 semi auto
6mm Rem/bolt
5.56 semi auto
12 gauge shotgun
22lr rimfire
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Old October 11, 2012, 10:16 PM   #46
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I don't need six long guns for hunting. Although I have more, I could be quite happy with:

1. a bolt action .22LR
2. a bolt action .223
3. a bolt action .308 (or .30-06)
4. a pump action 12 gauge

These are quite capable of taking everything I'm likely to hunt. Everything else is gravy.
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Old October 12, 2012, 07:35 AM   #47
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Six guns wouldn't even cover the Winchesters that I own, and I own twice as many Colts as Winchesters. I don't even know where to start with my shotguns and my collection of military arms.

Maybe I should just become a museum?
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Old October 15, 2012, 06:33 PM   #48
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6 guns? That's easy;
  • some form of .22 rimfire for small game (10/22, etc)
  • a .223 Rem or .243 Win for varmint hunting (Savage Precision Carbine, etc)
  • a .308 or .30-06 for large game (Browning X-bolt, etc)
  • a .375 H&H and up for dangerous game (CZ 550, etc)
  • a 20 or 12 gauge semi-auto shotgun (Winchester SX3, Browning Maxus, etc)

That's not good, I am one short!

Here I got a bonus one;
  • A get r done gun (Mini 14, AR15, M14, etc)

However, in reality one can almost do everything with a .22LR, a .30-06, and a 12 gauge.
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Old October 15, 2012, 07:40 PM   #49
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If I had to live with this restriction, of Six long Guns for Hunting I would have.
.22 Long Rifle , a 12 Gauge Shotgun, a Carbine leingth .308 Winchester with Iron Sights, and a Rifle Leingth 30 06 with a Scope. The other two long guns I just dont know, these firearms I mentioned satisfy every need I have in a hunting arm.
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Old October 15, 2012, 09:13 PM   #50
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SXS 12 and 20 gauge BSS
.22LR with scope
.375 H&H Ruger #1
25/06 with scope
12 gauge BPS

I'm a lefty so that influences my model choices.
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