Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Southeastern Pennsylvania
My choices are pretty easy. First, you need to cover deer hunting, so I have a semi-custom 54 caliber flintlock, with L&R lock, and Rice barrel. No matter where you go, if there is any gun season on, the flinter is the thing!
I'm in the Special Regulations Area in SE Pa, so the other deer gun is my Savage 220 with Leupold 4X12X40 AO scope. With Rem Accutips, it's a solid 200 yd gun, dead nuts accurate to boot. No centerfires are permitted here for deer, and only rimfire for groundhogs.
For varmit, groundhog, coyote, fox, most small game, my Marlin heavy barreled 17 HMR does it very nicely. With A17 ammo, it has pulled off an intentional head shot at a Range finder measured 238 yds.
To round it out isn't as easy as I thought. I'm caught between my Mossberg 140K .22 LR silhouette rifle, and my Mossberg 500 12 Ga that could do multi duty from rabbits and birds to big game. It simply is a shooter that patterns about anything acceptably.
To be honest, if the local game laws allowed centerfire for deer, and varmit, my choices would be a bit more difficult.