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View Poll Results: Which long gun?

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  • Rossi Matched pair (12 ga. / .22 WMR)

    2 7.14%
  • Ruger 44 Carbine

    1 3.57%
  • Savage .308 rifle

    4 14.29%
  • Winchester 7mmRem Mag rifle

    4 14.29%
  • Winchester Defender 12 ga.

    17 60.71%
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Thread: Aircraft Survival Gun for Alaska Trip?

  1. #11
    KTRangePro Fuzz371's Avatar
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    Oct 2004
    I would have to go with the Defender if it were me. The ability to carry an assortment of rounds gives you alot of options. You can put one type of shell in the magazine and another kind on a side saddle. You can even use it as a flare gun if the need is there. Not to mention the ablility to shoot birds for food. Just my 2 cents.

    If guns cause crime, matches cause arson.

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    KTRangePro BigHop's Avatar
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    South Carolina


    Quote Originally Posted by SloShooter
    ....Oh, yeah, for trading stock, take some fresh fruit or veggies. A watermellon got him some good fishing spot advise.
    SloShooter, I thought it was Chocolate Bars and Nylon Stockings?

    "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."
    -- John Stewart Mill

  3. #13
    Junior KTranger
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    Mar 2006
    I suppose that depends what you're tryng to catch, BigHop.

    PPC, Silhouette, 45s, 380s, and now a P-3AT for CC

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    Administrator mr surveyor's Avatar
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    Jul 2005
    in the wind
    in the illustrious words of Naven Johnson's "brother", "if you catch it, see a doctor and get rid of it"


  5. #15
    Junior KTranger
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    Jan 2005
    Lawrence, KS
    Winchester Defender with Brenneke slugs & probably #6 / 1 1/4 oz. loads.
    No Buck-shot.

    Assuming you need to feed yourself, the #6 shot-shells will do nicely on just about any small game or waterfowl.

    In case you need to defend yourself against one of the large bears, the Brenneke 12 ga. slugs are as good as anything made.

    On the otherhand, I would prefer a 45-70 Marlin Guide-Gun for bear protection, and a Remington 870 for the shotgun.

    The woods are lovely, dark and thick, but I have many butts to kick, and some to poke, and just one stick.

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    KTrange Contributor byron's Avatar
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    n.e. ohio
    fly, do you need a caddie? i'm available on short notice. we could stick anything in the bag.
    "the female of the species is more deadly than the male" Rudyard Kipling

    RIP Byron L. Bell 1935 - 2010

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    KTrange Contributor TxCajun's Avatar
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    Hurricane Haven on the 3rd Coast
    Given the choices, I'd go with the Defender. The reasons have been well covered. I haven't been to Alaska since 1975. One of these days I will go back. I bet I won't recognize Anchorage.

    "Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it."
    --Mark Twain

  8. #18
    Junior KTranger
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    given that the overwhelming majority is recommending the Defender, I'd have to agree with them. Only thing I'd add is a folding stock, which would make the package that much more compact.

  9. #19
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    Not sure of the legality of that in Canada.

    After talking with a few pilots this week while down here at Sun-n-Fun, I'm leaning towards the Rossi Matched Combo. I know, it is a single shot long gun -- but it sounds like it will be the least socially/politically suspect when flying into our neighbor's territory to the north. It also breaks down into a light and easily packed zipper case that will fit nicely under the rear seat.

    I'll put a stock mounted ammo carrier on and practice firing and reloading quickly -- in the event I need to release more than one slug in the direction of an aggressor with fur...

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    KTrange Contributor markster's Avatar
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    Jan 2005
    Eastern NC
    You know, they ought to let you carry any damn thing you want thru there on your way to Alaska. They sure benefited from NAFTA and they shouldn't fuss over a handgun, that's ridiculous!
    The next gun is NEVER the last one!

    Whaddaya mean it's not IN stock.......oh brother!

    Carry or be carried by 6.......

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