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I am wanting to cut to bare minimum my # of hunting rifles.
I would like your opinions on min rifle battery requirements.
You know the must haves....
A general all arounder, brush, sm game, etc...etc...

What do you think is minimum needed?

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I'm over guned too, with a 22 mag and a 270.
I think the 270 will have to go.!!

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Hammer1 wrote:
I'm over guned too, with a 22 mag and a 270.
I think the 270 will have to go.!!

Given that choice Hammer I'd keep the 22 mag. as well! Thumbs up

91XLT: it might be easier to recommend to you some of your calibers if we knew what they were and what you intend to hunt with them. Think

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91xlt wrote:
I am wanting to cut to bare minimum my # of hunting rifles.

Confused

So what did you do to your signficant other that forced this concession?

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bitmasher wrote:
91xlt wrote:
I am wanting to cut to bare minimum my # of hunting rifles.

Confused

So what did you do to your signficant other that forced this concession?

The wife made me sell a rifle once. I went to the gun store and sold it. I bought two mil surp. rifles at the store with the funds made off the hunting rifle. Thumbs up She hasn't nagged since. Think

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Most wives just don't seem to understand these things. I know what you mean about too many rifles. Most of my arsenal spends more time in the safe with the exception of two that get taken to the range regularly and one that goes hunting with me once or twice per season.

One rifle to do most eh? Well...... I reload my own .270 Win rounds for my Wichester Model 70 Feartherweight topped with a Leupold 2-7X33 scope. At least for me this combo works very well for being my do-it-all rifle. Of course it's always good to know your rifles limitations and never to exceed them. My only other choice, if I were to swap out this combo would be a handy rifle built on a Mauser type action chambered for .30-06 Spgfld, which of course I already have also Big smile

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91xlt wrote:
What do you think is minimum needed?

Things like this are always hard to contemplate. My best guess is to keep only one of each caliber unless there are different actions/models involved. For instence if you have a Rem 700 BDL in 280 rem and one in a 700 ADL you should probally keep both. Of course if your meager collection also consists of a bunch of pump shotguns and/or auto loaders, sell them all and half of the wifes shoes and order a set of Churchells in 12, 16, 20, 28 and 410. They will never lose their value like pumps, autos and ladies shoes!

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Purchase a larger safe for the appearance of having thinned.

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I'm on my third safe now and it is getting cramped but I can tell you (91xlt) that thinning out the gun cabinet is depressing and you rarely make any $$$ off it. As soon as you get rid of a firearm you will wish you had it back. If you are looking for a one gun does all get a 12 gauge shotgun. You can hunt anything that moves with that thing.

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I whittled everything down one gun a while ago. With me it's a personal preference - I just think that I do a lot better by only shooting one gun rather than trying to master a pile of them. But then, some people do alright just the same. I've got one that's a good brush gun, good high country gun, good long range gun, good elk / deer / moose / bear / etc gun. No regrets whatsoever using just one.

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wow, this is like asking a woman which shoes she should get rid of.
to tell you the truth you CANT get any good answers UNTIL you give people the calibers you have, places you hunt, what you hunt,etc....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DONT ask a vague question & expect a good answer!!!!!!!!!!!
if you want the bare min. then 12 ga is the only gun you need, but then again the 12 ga,. is worthless when your hunting other kinds of game & when you're hunting different types of land. so more give us more info & you'll get a better responce!!!

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