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post #1 of 62 (permalink) Old 02-27-2019, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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I still believe a Ruger Stainless steel single six convertible would be the best one for me.

As much as I love double action revolvers and 1911ís make mine a single six if I can only have one.

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If we are restricted to hand guns then I would have a hard time choosing but it would be a single six Ruger 22/ 22mag convertable now if it were long guns then I would say the Ruger number 1 light sporter in 7x57mR or maybe a Savage 24 in 30-30 over a 20 gage But guns are like Doritos you cant have just one.

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I have a 686 S&W that I'm real fond of but I do like my Single Six and My Single Six Bisley so I can see where you are coming from!
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I think I'd go with a Savage 24. Probably in .357/20 or in .223/20; possibly in .30-30/20.
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Well...i play this mind game often. I suppose I have kind of a cheat on it though. The gun would be a 1911. The cheat is that I have a Nelson .22 conversion; I also reload for .45 Super in addition to .45 ACP and I have a drop in barrel for .400 CorBon.

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If I could just have one gun It would be a Savage 24 .22/20 ga. or maybe just a .22 rifle

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Now if we have gone to just one gun and a switch barrel system it would be a TCR 83 with 15 barrels that I have Hornet up to 47-70
most calibers well covered.

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These "one gun" threads always end up the same! So far no one has chosen just ONE gun in ONE caliber! Now, it could be argued the OP didn't specify just one caliber or gauge, but choosing a multi caliber/gauge platform COULD be called cheating! :-)

Don't get me wrong - I'm not criticizing anyone for "fudging" on their pick. I enjoy reading these threads and people have some interesting choices. Of course everyone's choice depends largely on where they live and what use(s) they have for their gun(s).

My choice if limited to one gun: A 12 gauge pump with a 22"-24" vent rib barrel with screw in choke tubes, and a set of clamp on open sights. Covers everything from sparrows to Brown bears and home defense. It's not the gun I like best, but is (in my opinion) the most logical choice for only one gun.
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These "one gun" threads always end up the same! So far no one has chosen just ONE gun in ONE caliber! Now, it could be argued the OP didn't specify just one caliber or gauge, but choosing a multi caliber/gauge platform COULD be called cheating! :-)

Don't get me wrong - I'm not criticizing anyone for "fudging" on their pick. I enjoy reading these threads and people have some interesting choices. Of course everyone's choice depends largely on where they live and what use(s) they have for their gun(s).

My choice if limited to one gun: A 12 gauge pump with a 22"-24" vent rib barrel with screw in choke tubes, and a set of clamp on open sights. Covers everything from sparrows to Brown bears and home defense. It's not the gun I like best, but is (in my opinion) the most logical choice for only one gun.
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If it where one handgun: Ruger single six convertible

If a long gun
CZ 550
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