If you could only own 1 gun for the rest of your life, what would it be?

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Damn that's a crazy question.
I started shaking before I even finished reading it !!
 

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Maybe a 45-70 lever action carbine. Not great at anything, but functional for almost everything - at least for my purposes.
 

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a BLAST FROM THE PAST a PARKER HALE M85 SNIPER RIFLE in 7.62NATO , be all you can be with an M85 on the range with a 20 round mags loaded with 185g LAPUA SCENARS , the world is your oyster , if you can see it you can hit it , well sometimes anyway .
 

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I love my rimfires. Narrowing it down to just one of them would be tough. Probably my new inbox Marlin 80DL with peep sights. My grandfathers
 

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If you could only own 1 gun for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Mine would be a Remington 700 chambered in 300 win mag. Wood stock. Quality sling. Badger rings and light weight hunting scope capable of dialing up enough to get me to 1k.
From a survival/2nd Amendment standpoint, my pick is a Glock 19. Then another Glock 19. Then a 14.5" AR15.

From a practical standpoint, I choose a precision 22. I love shooting NRL22 matches.
 

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I can whittle it down to 2, but after that, I guess it depends on the scenario. G19 and an AR platform 5.56.
If it's about survival and defending the homestead, I'll go with the rifle. If it's home defense and EDC, the G19.
But if I had to pick, as much as I love my pistol, the rifle seems to be the better choice.
 

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Either my AR Recee type rifle or my CZ Shadow 2. Would also consider a good 16” .308 AR variant.

You can do so much with a well built 16” AR-15/10 except easily have it on your person at all times like you can a pistol.
 

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My 1894 Winchester Sportin' Rifle Solid Frame .30 WCF with Nickel Steel Octagon Barrel. Still shoots great, but more for just admiring...

For shootin', I much prefer my Ruger Gunsite Scout in .308 with XS long rail (aperture on rear ghost ring larger than the OEM) and a Burris 1x6 scope on a P.E.P.R. mount. Not interested in the little critters...

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if i could only keep one gun...not some end of days armageddon scenario where i had to hunt for food etc....it would definitely be my Bruce Gray 1911....it's amazing, perfectly balanced, fits my hand like a glove, has never failed me and to my eyes beautiful. The checkering is brilliant, as perfect as hand checkering can be. There's a subtle magazine well that grips the lower part of my hand enhancing my grip. The controls engage and disengage properly, securely but not harshly. The trigger is set to where i prefer, to what i'm very used to, short but present take-up, just a hint of overtravel, a clean sharp break at 1.3 lb and a short reset. The rear adjustable sight is nicely recessed, no sharp edges and all black, the front sight is a thin red fiberoptic rod securely housed. Works well for my older eyes.

i'm told 1911s can be finicky or unreliable but that has not been the case with this pistol. i've taken so many classes with this pistol, been shooting it for some 2 decades now and it's as close to perfection i can imagine...at least for me.
 

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When I consider food, self defense, portability, (conceal under a long coat), I would go with my SBR AR with ultra 7 or 9 in 300BO. 110 Barnes for super sonic and plenty of subsonic available (in my gun room). No long range but easily takes deer and hogs and can be used with my thermal and laser with NV. Red dot for self defense and 4.5 - 14 scope for deer. All this fits in one carry case. I love using this gun.
 

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2A Arms Xanthos AR10 lower......one gun. 22” 6CM upper for vermin and deer, 18” 308 upper for surplus ammo, deer, self defense, 338 Federal for elk and larger game etc. with the right barrel and parts, like a titanium bolt carrier, this would weigh around 6 pounds unloaded without an optic. Carry weight less than 8#.
 
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bmash

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2A Arms Xanthos AR10 lower......one gun. 22” 6CM upper for vermin and deer, 18” 308 upper for surplus ammo, deer, self defense, 338 Federal for elk and larger game etc.
Cool - I didn’t think to get legalistic! The lower is the “gun” so I could add 22rf and 5.55 to my lower!
 
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An accurate 14.5" suppressed AR15, with a Vortex 1-10x, and a ton of 77gr Mk262 ammo. Short and light enough for urban use, and can reach out to 800m in a pinch. Versatile enough for hunting and combat applications.
 

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Tempted to pick a rifle, but frankly, you can't carry that on you and that's where you're mostly likely to need a gun. So, I'd take a G19.