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Thread: Why do you love single shot guns?

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    What did Sgt Major Brumley say about Custer, “Custer was a wuss…..” It is in the book too, by the way.

    I learned to shoot with single shots so am no stranger to making the first and only shot count.
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    'Cuz they're sooooo purrrrdy!


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    Hey Scrounge that was the first rifle I shot too. down in TN. My Uncle(southern relation, actually)had it and we shot tin cans at about 20' with hardware store 22 shorts! Great gun, greater memories!
    I like single shots foe the memories, as well as the fact you concentrate more on the shooting and not the BANG affect.
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    I was fortunate that my dad started me with a single shot. i thought I was missing out on something by not having a fancy gun. Over time I am so grateful to still have this gun, and the lessons it and my dad taught me. Once you have confidence in your ability to use it, it doesn't feel like a disadvantage at all. That gun cost 59.99 when he bought it on sale 36 years ago. Still going strong, and kills everything that needs killing.
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    I have always loved single shots and have both Ruger’s as well as Thompson’s. In the Ruger department I have all the #3’s except for a 30/40 Krag. I even have one which I has been rebarreled from 223 to 22TCM. In #1’s I have a 45/70 and a 357 Magnum. For Thompson’s I have a couple Contender frames that I swap a 22 Hornet, .44 Special (Stub barrel project), and 30-30 in rifle length. In Encore I have a 50 Cal Muzzle Loader barrel and a 10” 454 Casull.

    Rifles and pistols of the same caliber are also a favorite but I when it comes to that I tend to lean towards matching up lever guns with the pistols.
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    When I was in Afghanistan, I fell in love with the .577 Snider and .577/450 Martini-Henry and after watching the movie Zulu I knew that I had to have one. Luckily for me, I was able to bring home a Snider and a buddy of mine wanted to sell his Martini-Henry. I knew that ammo would be very hard/next to impossible to find but I started reloading for them. They are so much fun to shoot with the black powder.

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    If I cannot load up my shotguns and pull the trigger at least 6-8 times B4 reloading, I do not own one! I have several semi-automatic 12 gauge that are really fun to shoot. Just aim and pull the trigger......until the gun is empty. Can't beat that. No cocking or messing around reloading.

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    Elegant simplicity!

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    Slows my rate of fire with the shortage of components. And they are fun.
    Whatever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by popper;5262433[b
    Slows my rate of fire with the shortage of components.[/b] And they are fun.
    And there you have it.

    The old single-shots from about 1885 to WW2 are an amateur gunsmith's dream, they're so easy to take apart and put together. Many a home machinist has built replicas entirely from scratch. Stevens rifles from the period are takedowns; you don't even need a barrel vise, but properly put together with a good barrel and good sights. they're as accurate as all but the best modern bench guns. I have had many a pleasurable day at the range tuning a load for one, firing one shot every 5-10 minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Frog View Post
    For me it didn’t really start out to be the single shot gun itself, it was the Schuetzen game that required that I use one. I like all the gimmicks and geegaws that we use with them. The Schuetzen culture is what attracted me to single shot guns, not the other way around.

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    Me too, the tools were a big draw for me. I cant tell you the number of people, including NRA trained people, who have yelled at me that I'm going to blow up my barrel by breech seating a bullet. Love the simplicity of the single shot - it also makes me shoot slower, particularly when breech seating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shanghai Jack View Post
    Me too, the tools were a big draw for me. I cant tell you the number of people, including NRA trained people, who have yelled at me that I'm going to blow up my barrel by breech seating a bullet. Love the simplicity of the single shot - it also makes me shoot slower, particularly when breech seating.
    Yeah....there's a whole world of internet experts out there whose knowledge of firearms history goes back to at least 2005. And, spray and pray is just so cool......not! For goodness sake, eliminate anything that requires action by the shooter other than exercise of an index finger.
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    I'll betcha their jaws drop when you start shooting 1moa groups with that antique.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bangerjim View Post
    If I cannot load up my shotguns and pull the trigger at least 6-8 times B4 reloading, I do not own one! I have several semi-automatic 12 gauge that are really fun to shoot. Just aim and pull the trigger......until the gun is empty. Can't beat that. No cocking or messing around reloading.
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