I use to own a herny, those are a great .22, loved mine and am looking at replacing it some time.
Currently i have the ol .22 squirrel gun wood stock picked it up used for $50, works like a charm.
(they do work great for grouse hunting, thats all i will use, hate shotguns for grouse and birds
spend more time spitting out lead than eating. BTW Tip for all. Grouse hunting, take your time
find the 'mother' of the group, shoot her first and the rest will not fly away. they will stick around by her, if you hit one of the others first, the
rest will follow the mother and fly away.)
I also have 30.06, and 9mm pistol, although i have to admit the pistol is just for play, its a fun toy but no real stooping power. Hopefully i will
upgrade before long to a 1911, or at least that is what i am hoping for.
OP, start hitting up your local pawn shops and check online craigs list, and facebook for sale pages,
for $800 you should be able to pick up both a used 12g pump as well as a rifle of some kind.
My .06 is unusual, its a semi auto, i was wanting bolt when i purchased it, but i got a heck of a deal
on it, and just couldn't pass it up. There is a kit i can get to switch it to a 20rnd clip. Which i have
considered getting just for SnG's for a 'in case' situation.
Also another tip for all, DO NOT use oil on your gun, use Graphite instead.
Oil will freeze in colder weather causing a gun to jam, where graphite will not freeze.
(well im sure i will at some temp but i dont think anyone with any brains would be out in
that cold of temp.
I agree with many, skip the fancy handle's and stocks, stick with what works.
Those ol wooden stocks may not look the fanciest but they do add weight which
helps control the recoil on the gun, and are time tested.
edit on 4-11-2012 by severdsoul because: (no reason given)