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Originally posted by Wildmanimal
reply to post by 46ACE
What you really need is the old time "Farmers Special." It is an over and under set up. It was produced
in various calibers and gauges. For instance, a 20 ga. barrel underneath with a .22 caliper barrel above.
Or a .410 ga. underneath with a .30-30 on top.
Generally designed with a lock that allows single shot. There is a small finger lever on the hammer that
allows you to switch to the over or under barrel.
So, you don't waste ammo. If you don't have a clear shot, you don't take it.
Here is a quick link to a photo/advert of the general concept. From "Crazy Ivan" no less. No affiliation on my
part, just a matter of a convenient quick search/link.
Originally posted by watchitburn
I am currently being trained by Rhodesians to track people. If you know anything about Rhodesians. Pretty much anyone that survives into their 30's is a bad-ass.
Anyway, These guys swear by .22's for any small to medium sized game. If it is smaller than a lion, .22 is the way to go.
I am inclined to take their word for it.
Originally posted by Shadowalker
If i was preparing for things as they are now i would choose the 10-.22 and extra 10 shot rotary mags since I have never seen one fail.
But I am preparing for the PAW. This comes from intensive study of various PAW fiction works and distilling the future problems out to a list and matching that. Those potential things like wild dog packs and even packs of cyotes are exactly what happens when you get to that point. Bears angry because your on their turff and the various scoundrels are another set of issues. For me its the sks or ak platform. Rapid firepower in a compromise of an almost big game round.
In the PAW you will not risk taking game shots with a .22 and alerting everyone with your presence. If you make it there you will trap and snare. For dog packs even if you have a 25 rd mag the .22 might be a little weak when your working multiple targets that have surrounded you and are lunging in with their ivories.
The shotgun, sounds like a good choice in theory, however it wakes up the neighborhood and its low tube capacity may not be your friend when dealing with dog packs. You dont want a disease infested bite while your loading your tube.
So for the future PAW times I have crossed them both off. I probably wont risk taking any shots unless its on deer or elk and in rare cases when I cant take them with other, quieter means. If I didnt have to prepare against the packs it would be a bolt action mauser as the bullet diameter and charge give an unusual report that doesnt pinpoint easy like the .308 and 30.06
Just some thoughts to add to the puzzle.
Originally posted by hillbilly4rent
Why not pack BOTH