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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by boogerhook, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. boogerhook

    boogerhook Seattle Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,
    I went to the range today for some practice and fun. Standing in front of my open safe, I struggled for a moment picking which ones to take for the day out. That led me to a hypothetical challenge. What, if you were only allowed one pistol and one long rifle, which ones would you keep? Interesting enough the ones I would keep were not the ones I took to the range ;-)

    I would keep a 9mm CZ75 P07 pistol and a Beretta CX4 9mm rifle. Reasoning: same caliber, both highly effective in terms of accuracy, reliability, and power.

    What I took to the range was an SR22 in .22 (so much fun) and a SP101 shooting Speer Gold Dot 135gr SB ammo. There was not much more recoil than in the .22 ;-) I know, I did not take a rifle to the range, but hey.

    What's the point of all this? I guess we have relationships for fun and others for business.
     
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  2. NONAME762

    NONAME762 Nowheresville Active Member

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    Well Booger Hook I don't have as many guns as I've ever wanted. Were I to it'd look like Charlton Heston's collection before he died.

    I have a thing for WWII guns. Ours, the Jerry's and the British. But peering into my own safe (with a flashlight) I'd likely go for either the 10-22 I got from Sonny or the 10-22 I got at a WAC show in Monroe in 2010. I'd probably have to flip for it.

    Of the few handguns I own chances are I'd choose my favorite, a High Standard I traded for 20+years ago. Of all the guns I've had the last 45 years my 2 favorite calibers hands down have ALWAYS BEEN 22s and the venerable 12G. I just have a thing for short barreled police shotguns. The best 12G I EVER HAD was a S&W Model 3000 12G. Had a Cylinder bore, rifle sights full wood stock and was 7 or 8 plus 1. I still kick myself for selling it. Whatever I pointed it at got obliterated. It ran flawlessly.

    Sometimes I'm a real Gomer.:rolleyes:
     
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  3. NONAME762

    NONAME762 Nowheresville Active Member

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    Thanks Boog...
     
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  4. NONAME762

    NONAME762 Nowheresville Active Member

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    You're pretty easy there Boog.
     
  5. NONAME762

    NONAME762 Nowheresville Active Member

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    While on a camping trip with an old friend from a couple of old Patriot sites 4-5 summers ago he let me spend an afternoon shooting his bored to a 308 Lee Enfield SMLE. Also that day I shot an M1 Carbine in 30cal and I think it was called a PTR91. One of the snazziest uber cool ARs I'd ever seen in all my born days. Just 2 or 3 shots as he'd just got it like 2-3 days before and he was chomping at the bit. It had that fancy sight I like-I think it's called a Holo Sight. It's small and black like 4-5" in length by 2" tall and about 1 1/2" wide where you peer thru it. Shiny yellow glass with red dot in reticle. I am at that age that I need optics on all my rifles/shotguns and my 2 carry guns. I also shot a Saiga 12 that weekend down there west of Oly with a stop going back at the super cool surplus store right outside the main gate at Fort Lewis.

    That was quite the weekend.
     
  6. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Only 2?!?

    Well, my pistol would be my GP100 6". Hard to beat a .357 mag revolver Imo.

    My rifle would be my gunsight scout. Short, .308win, mag fed & 4x scout scope.

    Those should cover me for defense and big game; I'll just have to give my wife 2x .22's for the small game stuff.
     
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  7. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Perhaps you are mistaken about shooting a "bored out rifle". The Lee Enfield Ishapore 308 Rifle was built specifically for .308 caliber. I have one.
     
  8. 40calruler

    40calruler Lake Oswego Well-Known Member

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    I would go for same caliber as well. GP100 4" and one of the .357 lever actions. I would have to also toss a coin for longer barrel or short for ease of carry depending on why I had to choose only one. Walking dead style I would go with a 10/22 and M&P...not sure if I would go 9 or 40. Again a coin toss.
     
  9. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    The SMLE was a 303,
    You talking about the L42
    The 7.62 wasn't produced til 1964.
    Other than Rebarreling/reboring and chambering for
    the 7.62 nato round (308) By individuals/Smiths
     
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  10. 40calruler

    40calruler Lake Oswego Well-Known Member

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    I really need a larger caliber/higher capacity rifle. Makes me think about if I really did have to choose I would want a better rifle than I currently own.
     
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  11. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes the answers are harder than the questions.:D
     
  12. 40calruler

    40calruler Lake Oswego Well-Known Member

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    For sure. I go looking for rifles and always come home with a new pistol. I need to control myself and finally get a rifle I want. Last time I went to buy one I came home with no rifles and 3 pistols..last week. Now I have to wait at least a week for a rifle so I stay married.
     
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  13. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Question is too difficult and needs to be more specific. Like if you could only have two hunting guns or war guns or target gun.... See I already got us guys owning six guns and I haven't even reached the fun guns.:D
     
  14. 40calruler

    40calruler Lake Oswego Well-Known Member

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    I think this question would stop giving me a headache if it was changed to at least 4 guns. I would just break the 2 gun rule at this point.
     
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  15. TwinStick

    TwinStick In the wind Active Member

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    My maternal grandmother's Model 70 in 300 H&H and my paternal grandfather's S&W Model 10-5 in .38 spc because I could never get rid of those.

    Not counting my inherited guns, my USP45c and Noveske N4 because I shoot those the better than I do the rest of them.
     
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  16. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    Scar 17 + MK25.
     
  17. boogerhook

    boogerhook Seattle Well-Known Member

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    Noah's Arc of guns: 2 revolvers, 2 1911s, 2 semi-automatic sub-compacts, 2 ....
     
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  18. 40calruler

    40calruler Lake Oswego Well-Known Member

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    I honestly can not see an end to that list.
     
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  19. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    .:D Now I wish I had more to choose from.
     
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  20. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    I will keep all my guns. Or have none!;)
     
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