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Thread: Building a Strong Foundation?

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    Boolit Master
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    May 2006
    If I was starting over from zero I'd find a lever action 30/30, a pump 12 gauge, a single shot 22, and a police trade in Glock 9mm or 40s&w..... That would get me by for pretty much everything to start with and I'd be looking in pawn shops and gun shows mostly for those.

    To add to your current collection I'd add a quality bolt action 308 with and excellent optic. Loaded with 125-130s a 308 will out 270 a 270 and loaded with 178s it kill lots of thing at a pretty good distance.
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    Boolit Master Thumbcocker's Avatar
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    East Central Illinois
    I would suggest a good .22 handgun. Ruger Mark II with adjustable sight would be hard to beat.
    You'll go far providin' you ain't burnt alive or scalped."

    Will Geer as Bear Claw in "Jeramiah Johnson"

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    Hampton Roads, Virginia
    For the .22 handgun I prefer a revolver for one single reason - it takes more purpose and thought to pull the trigger of a single action than to rapid fire an auto. For training kids I prefer the former.

    The first two guns I bought were a Ruger Convertible Single Six and a Super Blackhawk in 44Mag. That was before we had the boys.
    Wayne the Shrink

    There is no 'right' that requires me to work for you or you to work for me!

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check