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I've never hunted, what gun would you recommend?

MrsCJ

Member
District 15
For our family, it all comes down to the following: Which gun do you feel the most comfortable shooting, carrying, breaking down and cleaning. A 22 is the least expensive for plunking squirrels and small animals. It is also less expensive for target practice. I enjoy my Springfield 30.06 but the kick is a mother if you are not prepared.
 

cloudryder

Well-known member
District 5
Since you already have a 12 ga. shotgun, I'd focus on getting comfortable with it using different rounds like sabot slugs, 00-buckshot, #4 shot, and #1 shot. Birding rounds like #'s 6 thru 8 are good for light practice.
I'm always being asked what firearms are good for beginners. I always recommend the same... For a basic arsenal I feel that you need a good sidearm, revolver or automatic; a pump action shotgun, a carbine, and a long gun with an AT&T scope. Maybe even a .22 rifle and pistol for light hunting like rabbits and squirrels. You don't have to buy all of these at the same time. But I DO strongly recommend that every time you obtain a new firearm, practice with it until you are comfortable and familiar with it.
Oh yeah, and learn how to field dress different animals, because you might just get lucky!! LOL
 

Kaybek

Administrator
Texas Prepper Founder
District 13
Texas Prepper!
Only part I'm still waiting on is the upper assembly now. Looks like that may still be a couple more weeks.
 

Kaybek

Administrator
Texas Prepper Founder
District 13
Texas Prepper!
Oh yeah. The other AR I had purchased as a base to build from is also here and I'm torn between keeping it and building maybe another vs take it to the local gun store and trade for something else
 

Slightly Feral

Administrator
Texas Prepper Founder
District 13
Texas Prepper!
dont you dare trade it, your house should be a one way door for firearms. Theres no limit to how many you can own. All the parts are interchangeable and you can always pop a new upper on that lower and make it a completely different firearm.
 

cloudryder

Well-known member
District 5
dont you dare trade it, your house should be a one way door for firearms. There's no limit to how many you can own. All the parts are interchangeable and you can always pop a new upper on that lower and make it a completely different firearm.
DITTO!
 
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