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For me and my use I would say my TCR 87 with a shotgun barrel a 22Hornet barrel and a 7mmo8 barrel that would about cover anything I would hunt.

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If a guy gets down to only one gun, it will probably be the one that's available. Then its just a matter of figuring out the best way to do it.
As common as single shot shotguns are, it might be one of those. They ought to be good for anything in North America.
Then again, it might be a .32 rimfire.
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if modern choices are allowed make my an ar15. Go back in time with one ar15 and a few thousand rounds of ammo and you could have changed history. Can you imagine if Custer had just one man set up with cover and an ar15!!! If one man at the Alamo had the same!! Battle at Gettysburg, Yorktown ect. If you could go back in time with one and enough ammo youd almost be considered a God. Can you imagine what General Lee could have done with 20 men armed with suppressed 300 blackouts.


Can you imagine how long they would have lasted when they ran into Grant's army with 50 cal. machine guns?

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That's what I was thinking, Why would you be limited to 1 gun now-a-days?

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That's what I was thinking, Why would you be limited to 1 gun now-a-days?
5 years ago I owned 83 guns. Today is my last day on the job as retirement starts tomorrow. I will shortly be going from a 4 bedroom house to a 4 room 32 x 32 cabin in the boonies. I have culled my gun herd and then culled it some more. I am down to 15 guns right now and I just can't cull anymore. The thought of having only one gun makes me kinda queasy. I kinda wish that I had the last 5 that I culled back. I'll find room for all 15 of them even if they hang on the walls as decorations.
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Can you imagine how long they would have lasted when they ran into Grant's army with 50 cal. machine guns?
Those were spray and pray, style guns, a good marksman could eliminate that threat easily, a squad of well armed militia could outflank any crew served weapon, that is why infantry was deployed to defend them. With the longer range, better optics, and better rate of fire, weapons at the disposal of said squad, they would be a formidable opponent.

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yup about like owning one pair of socks or one pair of underwear! To be honest id have problems with cutting back to what I thought were the 10 best to own.
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Tough call for me between the Rem 870 wingmaster in 20 ga vs a H&R single shot with a long chamber adapter to shoot 9mm. (16" rifled full length" or a H&R in 12 ga which I have a much more diverse ammo supply for including bird shot, #1 buckshot and Lee 7/8ths oz slugs, plus a long chamber adapter for .38/,357.


The punp gun can do a whole lot more damage in a very short period of time. But otherwise not quite as flexible, or as light to carry.

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When I was a kid growing up in the Deep South a lot of hunters only owned a 22lr and maybe a shotgun. They killed small game and hogs and deer.
I remember Dee saying his grandad, I think, fed his family with a single shot 22 rifle and a single shot 12 ga shotgun.



If I could have only one gun it would be my krieghoff 16x16 over 7x57R with the 22lr insert.
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Grandpa was a sharecropper/farmer, as was dad.
We ate well but didn't have any money.

Like no indoor plumbin of any kind poor.

Grandpa had a Marlin leveraction 22, most likely a 39A, and a single shot shotgun.

If we had been dependent on those two guns to eat, we would have starved.
That's just what he had to hunt with.
Livin off in the land in the lower 48 since the late 1800s is long since gone.

Now, If I could only have one gun, my old 870 Remington 12 guage would most likely be my pick. An AR15 would also be hard to walk past.
I've tried other auto loading rifles but, they lack the capacity, and reliablity.

A single shot for protection is what movies, and nightmares are made of.

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ill give that a big amen. There isn't one in 10000 in this country that could actually live off the land let alone live from just hunting with a single gun let alone an arsenal! Can you imagine if people were forced to do it? Theres so many people even in rural areas that youd be tripping over each other in the woods. Deer and game would be wiped out in 6 months. The ones that would survive the longest are the ones with the capability of taking your food and you aint doing that with a H&R single shot or a 22.
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Just getting around to this thread.
Grandpa was a sharecropper/farmer, as was dad.
We ate well but didn't have any money.

Like no indoor plumbin of any kind poor.

Grandpa had a Marlin leveraction 22, most likely a 39A, and a single shot shotgun.

If we had been dependent on those two guns to eat, we would have starved.
That's just what he had to hunt with.
Livin off in the land in the lower 48 since the late 1800s is long since gone.

Now, If I could only have one gun, my old 870 Remington 12 guage would most likely be my pick. An AR15 would also be hard to walk past.
I've tried other auto loading rifles but, they lack the capacity, and reliablity.

A single shot for protection is what movies, and nightmares are made of.

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