Re: One gun to do it all
257 Roberts sounds like an excellent choice.
I have a 22, 30-30, and a 243, and a 20 gauge that I rarely shoot. I could easily replace my 243 with a Bob...or a 260, or a 7-08.
I like also having the lever 30-30 for hogs on the ground, just in case one turns my way after the first shot. Some use a repeating 12 gauge. A pistol caliber lever could also work, but the 30-30 has the range to be a better backup for the 243.
I guess if I could only have one, the 30-30 lever(along with my 22 lever) would be hard to beat for all around versatility. If I lived up north with the big bears, and elk, and moose, I might pick something a little bigger.
"Go afield with a good attitude, with respect for the wildlife that you hunt and for the forest and fields in which you walk. Immerse yourself in the outdoor experience. It will cleanse your soul and make you a better person." Fred Bear
Handi 243 working on full Bubbaization. American Classic Model 1377 & Ruger Air Hawk. Zebco, Shimano, Garcia & Shakespeare. Heddon, Rapala, Buck & Leatherman.