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Best Camp Gun

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by dlanc, Feb 11, 2012.


  1. Unistat

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    I take my Springfield M6 Scout .22/.410 O/U for funsies and my S&W 13 .357 for everything else.
     

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  2. CBennett

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    Remington 870 for a camp gun, My Dan Wesson .357 for a woods/trail gun . IF I had a lever action in .357 to go with my Dan Wesson revolver perfect match IMO.
     

  3. SigFTW

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    Hunting rifle (7mm Mag) and Bow (Mathew Monster 7.0)
    Side arm 1911 when I am out hunting or at camp.
    When I get my Coonan 357, it will replace my 1911 as my camp and hunting side arm.
     
  4. RedHaze

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    Something cheap, that you won't mind getting a little rusty. Something tough and powerful. Like a cut down single shot. $50 sounds like a awesome camp gun.
     
  5. Unistat

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    Hear that! I don't know if I'd stop bringing the M6 though. I might have to do away with some other gear to fit the lever gun in the weight limit. I can't wait till the kids are old enough to pack with gear like a sherpa, lol.
     
  6. BamaTrooper

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    I bought 3 H&R/NEF single shots, in various conditions, for around 150-170 total.
    Barrels were cut down to a handy but legal length, the front sight was reinstalled and a HiViz fiber optic sleeve was slipped over the barrel. A set of sling swivel studs and a slip on neoprene shell holder later and bang, a perfect camp gun that doesn't get screwed up if the gun goes over when your canoe tips (having a line attached through the rear sling swivel stud keeps it from being lost in one of the famous internet "boating accidents").

    ETA- I gifted the guns to my brothers and a good friend. I have yet to make one of my own.
     
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  7. glockurai

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    Don't go camping much but it would be my Norinco MAK 90. It should be enough.
     
  8. CBennett

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    yeah ive wanted one for years maybe THAT will be my next buy cant beat something that can take .38 special or .357 in a snubby,regular length revolver and a lever action long gun..and for the most part with me being in PA and nothing bigger than small to medium size black bears(yes now and then they WILL get a 600+ pounder around but thats RARE) .357 out of a lever action and even a 4" revolver is good. But till I get that the 870 pretty much out to 100 yds with a rifled slug barrel is a jack of all trades from pests(with low brass shot) to eating/food(with regular hunting rounds) to self defense with buckshot out to 40 yds or so, and then slugs out to 100 yds .
     
  9. 63bmechanic

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    i take whatever is in my gun safe that i feel will stop anything intruding into my camp. that goes for snakes all the way up to bear. in my eyes a .22LR isnt going to cut it
     
  10. MrGlock21

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    It varies, depending on my whim and how much hiking is involved.
    Last time it was a Ruger 10/22 Take Down and a Glock 20. Next time it could be a 260 lightweight bolt gun and the LC9, next time it may be my AK bullpup and a G27 ... whatever.

    What I don't have but keep looking at, is a Browning Lever Action Take Down in 243. Intriguing. I know I want one. Question is when to click and order one.
     
  11. Zombie Steve

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    Truck camping I usually find myself with a Marlin 1894 and a 4-5/8" Super Blackhawk in .44 mag. Always seem to have a 10/22 as well.

    Backpacking is a different story - usually just the Blackhawk in .45 Colt or the Super Blackhawk.
     
  12. Bilbo Bagins

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    Right now I hike and camp with a Kel Tec Pf9, but I'm shopping around for a lightweight compact .40 or 45, like the S&W Shield in 40 or the Springfield XD-S in .45.

    While most of the time I'm just worried about 2 legged predators, my only other concern is if a Coyote, feral dog, or black bear doesn't "get" when you tell it to and decides you smell nice and it wants a taste.
     
  13. Bill Keith

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    It's a Simmons1"red dot with 3 MOA dot.

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  14. Glockworks

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    Camp gun in Alaska, Florida, where?