This is a discussion on Shotguns for hunting??? within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; why not have one gun for every purpose? why have a "duck" gun, a "Turkey" gun, a "deer" gun. I have one HUNTING shot gun ...
why not have one gun for every purpose?
why have a "duck" gun, a "Turkey" gun, a "deer" gun.
I have one HUNTING shot gun (12ga) with 2 barrels, whats the purpose of having a dedicated shotgun for each sport ????
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Because you can.
I have single shots.
All of them have a different purpose.
All of them can achieve the same goal.
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The choke needed for a slug gun for deer vs. duck/goose.
The choke that works best for grouse on a wooded mountain side vs. quail in a field.
The ease of use of short barrel getting through brush with a deer gun vs. shooting a longer gun from a blind for water fowl.
Yup. You can get by with one. Some of the best hunters I ever knew were my older (when I was a kid) mountain cousins who hunted with a single barrel. In fact, I hunted with a single barrel until I got back from the Marines and could buy my own shotgun. Didn't do bad, either.
However, I like a hat to actually fit and some guns just fit one type of game hunting better than others.
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Because one gun that does everything is a compromise. If one is happy with that compromise, then so be it.
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Keep working with your one and only 'hunting' shotgun......that way you'll be able to keep buying ammo and you'll be less confused.
As others have said, Why not?
My collection has become much smaller in the last few years than it was at one time. I used to have "A gun for every ocassion." Now I have four "dedicated" hunting guns and one HD shotgun(Mossberg 500 12g).
The hunting shotguns are; a Mossberg boltaction 410 (light & easy to handle), Iver Johnson singleshot 16g (dedicated "shop gun", my first), Mossberg 500A /w 3 barrels (the "work horse" of the 4), and my favorite, an old 12g Winchester double bbl /w 2 9/16" chambers(my Grandfather's shotgun).
The Mossberg 500 can fill all the roles I want a shotgun for, but the other three add "flavor" to my hunting experience.
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I have a Mossberg 500 with 3 barrels, but that's because I am poor.
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