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Just one gun?

OK. It's a little slow here so this ought to start something! Evil!
If you could only have one gun (and I mean just one) for everything. What would it be. For me I thought about the Thompson Center with a bunch of barrels. This would be cool for hunting but as they are all single shots it would be limited at best for defense. I thought about a semi-auto rife such as an M1A but that wouldn't work for small game or fowl.
So I settled on a Remington 870 with 2 barrels. A 28 inch with multiple chokes and a slug barrel with rifle sights. The slug barrel would work for big game out to possibly 100 yards or so and with buckshot for defense against anything that walks, crawls swims or flies. The 28 incher would do for birds and small game hunting.
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Sounds to me like asking for one gun then suggesting a bunch of barrels is cheating! Let's see, I'd get a Savage bolt action and extra barrels in every cartridge they chamber and a few wildcatt's! Yes

Ok, ok. One gun which also suggest's one cartridge. I really like my mod 70 Featherweight in 6.5x55. Handles bullet's from 85grs to 160grs. Bodie is more particial to my 16ga AyA, Squirt like's the mod 37 Featherweight in 16ga. The various and assorted feral cats here hate my 22 mag but my chicken's are particial to my 32 S&W Long in my Smith 32 kit gun! The horse really don't give a darn! Yes

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If I could only have one gun (not that bad in Kanada yet Evil! ), I would take the rem. 870 pump. It handles all land and air animals you will need to eat. If you are allowed different barrels then a dedicated rifled slug barrel makes it even better. Man, it would still suck to only have one gun. Brick Wall,)

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870 as well i own one it is a great gun for slugs and buck shot.

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The thought of just one gun makes me too sad to contumplate the question
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Savage over and under 30/30/12 gauge.

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Wow Remington I never considered that. Good idea actually. And yeah Bear I had lots of coffee. Maybe I should switch to decaff!!!

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Naw stay just the way you are. Good call on the modle 24 Thumbs up

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Gotta agree 870, hands down. about a 24" smooth bore, good enough for slugs good enough for birds and small game if you're close and practice. Simple action and it never fails.
But what a sad, sad world if you can only have one gun. sad

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When I first read the title of this thread, first thing that popped into my head was a pump shotgun.

I would have to go with the 870 or Nova. Both are work horses and will outlast their owners by many years if properly cared for.
You can change chokes or barrels in seconds.

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If I had to choose I would take my Remington 700 in 8mm Mag. It's very versatile I can shoot 150gr bullet at 3400fps or a 220gr at 2900fps that should cover just about anything you would ever need a rifle to do on any continent.