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Best Camp Gun

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

  1. Happypuppy

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    I had a savage 24 growing up, they are great guns. I had the 22/410. I like .22 as camp guns. They can keep almost any critter away, are cheap to shoot and pretty quite.


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  3. Bill Keith

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    Marlin Camp Carbine in 45ACP with a 1", 3moa red dot scope
     
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    For camping? Or at camp?

    In the woods in the Shenandoah National Park or up in Alaska off the Copper River?
     
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    I have a .22 revolver we like to plink with.

    I carry a G26 or something along those lines on me, depending on how "woodsy" the place is that me and my sons are camping in. Meaning, if it's a popular kind of camping place with lots of people the G26 is fine because all normal CCW concerns apply. If we are "out there" somewhere I might carry something bigger.

    I always bring a Mossberg 590A1 with Brenneke Black Magic slugs as the first four shots with 00 Buck for followup. Would work on just about anything with any number of legs I would ever encounter in the lower 48.
    http://www.brennekeusa.com/cms/blackmagic.html

    That stays in the tent with me at night.

    (Exceptions Bigfoot, Swamp Apes and the Cupacabra of course. I would need a 10mm for that but I am afraid of getting sued for destroying 20 square acres if I should have to use it.)

    I don't know if there is a best all purpose camp gun since like any type of gun it's hard to say there is a best all purpose anything. They seem to all fill roles. I guess a shotgun is one of the more flexible things.

    I would like to have a GP100. That would be fun and useful.
     
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    Handgun: Ruger Vaquero in .357/38

    Rifle: Winchester lever action in your caliber of choice.

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    Saiga 12

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  10. Rob1109

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    I also have the Marlin. Tell me about the scope. Thanks.
     
  11. Teecher45

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    Where is this camp?
    Western KY?
    A .22 would probably do, with my 27 in it's normal spot (IWB) for the 2-legged problems.
    Montana?
    12 gauge if I can carry it, .44 (and up) if I'm carrying my bow.
     
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    Mosin. Stays at our camp always. My ruger MK III gets carried with me every time out.
     
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    For me it is between my 20ga 870, or a HiPoint 995 carbine.

    Hopefully very soon I will be adding a 10/22 TD to my collection. When that time comes, she will fill that slot.

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    In the lower 48, I also like an AK for a rifle that is always close-by when I am camping. I do not have a lot of money invested in an AK. Aks are usually reliable and can take a fair amount of neglect and abuse. I can put a fair amount of lead into a reasonably small area at relatively close range and if need be, I can repeatedly hit something smaller than the broad side of a barn at several hundred yards. As far as a handgun goes, I prefer to carry a Ruger Alaskan 454 Casull in a holster and a Seecamp 380 in my pocket, just in case.

    In Alaska I like to have a few 12 ga shotguns placed strategically around camp that supplement the hunting rifles. I also carry my Ruger Alaskan 454 Casull in a holster and a Seecamp 380 in my pocket. But I have been considering replacing the Ruger with a S&W 500 mag, either a 4”or a 5”, but I have not made up my mind yet on the barrel length.

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    In a more settled campground in non-bear country, usually my G23. In bear country, I may add a Ruger Security Six and/or Remington 870, depending on where I'm going and the local rules/regs.
     
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    I have a .22/.410. That along with my carry 1911 is my perfect camp set up.
     
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    Camping isn't that dangerious
     
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    A camp gun is something you use to hide in dark corners, under stairwells, and by respawn points to get easy kills.
     
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    Well a lot depends on where you are camping and how you got there. That is why there are so many good choices that are already listed.

    A short barrel shotgun if you are in a motor home, trailer or camper is a good choice. I had a Mossberg 500 18" barrel with rifle sights threaded for screw in chocks. You can handled anything from bunnies to big *** bears and two legged varmints. The down size you need to be able to carry it and all the stuff that goes with it. A back packer may opted out with a shotgun option.

    I have several "camp" guns but if I were to have only one it would be a 4" revolver in 44 Magnum. For where most people camp in this country a 357 would be fine.

    However I have a S&W Model 60 in 3" that I leave in my kit. A "kit" gun is not the same as a camp gun but close.

    The main thing is if you are going camping and will be a long response time for a 911 call - take a gun.

    BTW, I have a Marlin Model 9 in 9mm that is often referred to as "Marlin Camp Gun" that I have never taken it camping.:whistling: