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What is the actual pratical use for a single shot shot gun, I am asking more out of curiousity than anything...
 

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Same as any other shotgun, but cheaper and lighter than any other style.
 

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Stealth.......I assume you are a good shot... ?? One shot, one kill.....!
 

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I think reliability and simplicity are other completely reasonable factors as well.

A single shot has so few moving parts that your chances of breaking something crucial to operation are at least somewhat minimized. They're basically just a barrel and a firing pin; with a simple method of manipulating that pin. It's also simple, to the point of being immediately obvious, to diagnose and repair should anything go wrong.
 

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They are a cheap basic gun. If you have a break action 12 you can get adapters to fire 11 different calibers. It can be the perfect survival weapon, light weight and versatile. I got my son a break action .357 mag to train him how to shoot, the single shot, break action is IMO is the perfect platform to teach novice shooters the art of marksmanship.
 

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Future-proofing for NY-SAFE v2.0. :(
 

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I have 12 gauge in Semi auto, pump, double and single shot.. and by far my favorite is the single shot.
It weight almost nothing and is super fun to shoot. Using the same ammo it kick more than a Semi-auto or a pump auction. With heavy shot it can be brutal. So they may not be for the faint of hart.
 

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I was just curious, I don't think one will make it into my personal gun cabinet as I have a 12 gauge pump and a 20 gauge double barrel which I think meet all of my personal shotgun needs...unless of course I happen to win a Remingtoon versa max at a gun raffle I am going to in the near future...
 

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If you were back packing into an area to hunt the break down capability might be a benefit.
 

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I have a single shot in each shotgun cal, hopefully 10ga soon. They are simple, they break down pretty small with 1 screw. Reliable as the ammo.
 

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I need to get a good ole double barrel shotgun one of these day... and not because biden said so ;)...

I have an old winchester .410 that I got as a kid from my father but I haven't used it in over 20 years.
 

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I am not a hunter my weapons/fire arms are for defense and target shooting and because I like them lol. I am saving up for a another weapon in the near future as per a post in another forum it will be a rifle that could potentially be used for deer hunting if I want to but will also be fun to target shoot with...I am interested in learning about and discussing all platforms...
 

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last season got my two deer with a single shot 45-70.
For this year I'm planing on using this 308..

IMHO unless you are hunting a dangerous animal with a chance of close encounter, a single shot is all you should need to bring home some meat. If you need a second shot, mind as well stay at home!

*except upland.
 

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alot of the heavy caliber dangerous game guns are double barrels. take the h&h double rifle in .375h&h magnum... they use them for the reliability.
 

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Super reliable, super light and not much maintenance.
 

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I have a Winchester 20 ga. that was my very first gun. In October I will have owned it 50 years. Single shots are reliable, fun, effective hunting and target guns. Mine has taken numerous grouse squirrel, rabbit, crow, and one turkey. They are truly great, simple, reliable guns that last a lifetime.
 
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