GUN What type of shotgun would you prefer? 12 or 410, double, lever or bolt?

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  1. 7lvis

    7lvis Guest

    I live in Australia we are restricted on shotguns. We can get any except pump and semi auto shotgun. Im talking for home defence and riot defusal.

    Ill probably buy a couple of single shots in various calibres because they are cheap from $50.

    doubles are from 400-500 from the shop 2nd hand but privately you might get them $200+

    Just i dont plan to buy 1 of each calibre and action and i dont know if my registry would let me.
     
  2. Cannondale

    Cannondale OT Supporter

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    12 guage. It's common and packs a good punch. I'd say double with two triggers, since you can't have a semi-auto or pump.
     
  3. Dumbstixlars

    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    Yeah, I'd get a 12 gauge SXS.
     
  4. idleprocess

    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    Might be some lever-action shotguns out there - I know they're popular for cowboy action shooting here in the US.

    Otherwise, 12ga is the way to go.
     
  5. DaJMan

    DaJMan When i was young, i dreamed of being a baseball

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    if you are buying a gun for "home defense" you will be arrested and fined... the ONLY reason you can own a firearm in australia is for legitimate sporting reasons, or you are a professional shooter (ie cull pests for a living) THATS IT...

    i suggest you read up on the laws before you attempt to buy a firearm
     
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    Ebtromba Active Member

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    I suggest you both move the fuck out of your nanny state
     
  7. 7lvis

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    my genuine reason is sport and hunt. i know the laws etc. Im not stupid to bring up any of this stuff with any firearm registry or gun club workers.

    that's why i ask here and not at the gun club. I know the laws etc. when asking on here an american forum i am just asking a general question and give them the specs i am put under, i am not here to argue with the few aussies about the legality and morality of guns for self defence.
     
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  8. 7

    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    So are there a lot of riots that need defusing down under?
     
  9. Lightsped

    Lightsped Glockaholic

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    I'd say a 12 gauge pump is the best way to go. Its really hard to go wrong with this setup. It can use light loads for plinking, or heavy duty loads for home defense. The 12 gauge pump is one of the most well rounded weapons ever.
     
  10. Milky

    Milky I'm in your Millenium Falcon, rumbling your Wookie

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    He cant have a pump shotgun

    I have a lever action 30-30 and think that a lever 12 ga would be a good weapon - quick follow up shots and you dont really have to change your hand position - not like working a bolt
     
  11. DaJMan

    DaJMan When i was young, i dreamed of being a baseball

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    dude, im all for the use of firearms for blasting crims that enter your home! (although this will pretty much guaranty a long stay in gaol) but i was telling you how the laws are atm, just incase.
     
  12. Thunderbear

    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    You have to ask, after having seen the fucking Terminator??

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  13. 7lvis

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    no worries mate.
     
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    Bobula Fairly Useless

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    I've got a mossberg 695 bolt action 12 gauge, thing is a fucking cannon!
     

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