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Thread: Why do you love single shot guns?

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    I have posted this on a similar thread about single shots, I am just fascinated with all of the different actions that have been used to breech a single round. I collect them and like the more oddball types as long as they were well made and shootable. By far the majority of game that doesn’t fly I have taken with single shots because I just prefer using the many types I have. When I was younger I did a lot of game bird and waterfowl hunting and started using semi auto and pump actions and then went on to using mostly double shotguns for hunting.
    At this stage of my life I have slowed down to mostly hunting deer and varmints and single shots are what I use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharps4590 View Post
    Now that's ironic. Because my Dad did not like them had no bearing on me liking them however, he did not like them. Had absolutely no use for one. Of all his firearms when he passed away all but one were semi-auto's or pumps. The one oddball was an SMLE.
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    Mostly like them because of the simplicity. Started hunting with a old single-shot Savage Stevens 410 back in the 70s. Just kind of stuck with me. Second thing is like those adapters that you can buy I'm pretty sure you've got to have some kind of take down supposedly to work I don't think I can put them in a pump. Third I like hunting with a single shot mostly because I figure if I miss it gives the animal a chance to get away. Just makes it a little more critical that I get the shot off right the first time
    Last edited by Mossy88; 05-04-2021 at 08:54 AM.

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    Im experiencing a little burnout right now! My single shot addiction is taken a toll

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    Single shots for doing-it-the-old-way simple fun challenge; semi and full auto for deadly serious "fun".
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    My Grandpa made me hunt sage grouse with a single shot 20 gauge when I was a kid. I hated that gun, how stupid to only have one shot! Once I matured a little I ended up with a Ruger #3 in 22 Hornet - I love that rifle. My kids grew up shooting it and now my grandkids are shooting it. Somehow when you know you only have one shot you seem to take more time to make sure you get the shot you want. I also found that I wasn't tied to Sierra 22 Hornet bullets, with no magazine length limits I could play with Vmax, Dogtown, cast or anything else I wanted. I have now talked myself into a couple of Handi rifles in 223, a Ruger #1 in 45-70 and a TC Encore in 223. My wife has confiscated one of the Handi rifles and the TC. Looks like I will be looking for more!

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    Only need one shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goofy View Post
    Only need one shot.
    Unless the wagon train is surrounded.
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    Truthfully in a hunting rifle a single shot is all you need. I enjoy single shot quality rifles. Most of the economy late models are junk. There is a certain amount of enjoyment hunting with a quality firearm.

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    "I am just fascinated with all of the different actions that have been used to breech a single round. I collect them and like the more oddball types as long as they were well made and shootable".

    Yes, Yes, Yes!! Well said Jedman! What a fascinating time the development of breechloading rifles..... Most of mine are military, as the history of that fascinates me as well, but nonetheless....what a cool period in time. Soooo many ways found to solve the same simple problem.
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    Because I load my own ammunition and I hate to chase after brass.

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