if it came down to only having one guage for everything, be it defense, hunting, games, or just plain fun, what would you keep that you already have on-hand?
I'm not talking run out a buy a perfect "one shotgun cover all" thing.
i'm talking what shotgun in your house now that you would keep and use over all others should suddenly you were forced to own only one shotgun already in your inventory. Comes down to what is improtant in your opinion. be it family heirloom, defense, hunting, fun, or practical.
For the poll, its limited to just the guage, but in posts you can elaborate.
for me, its the 16 ga browning A-5. Its family, i don't slug hunt, its deadly on birds, and buckshot loads still available.
I own 3 20s (pumps) placed appropriately, and one Winchester 1300 extended-tube pump in 12....if it gets raw and ragged...I want the 12....the 20s are good to repel boarders, but 12 rules on the streets.....
When I was down in S.C. turkey hunting, one of the old boys showed me one in his gun cabinet. It was a Side by Side 10 Gauge Parker. He's had it for about 60 years, and it still locks up like a bank vault. He said you don't want to goof and hit both triggers though!
Can't beat a 870 12ga. I have 3 870s, 1st. one is a Super Mag 3 1/2" I Dove hunt with. Then I bought a Magnum 3" with 28" barrel that I decided to set up for home defense. I put a 5rd. extension tube on it & a pistol grip butt stock. Damn things 4' long now, guess its a little long for home defense! So then I found another 3" mag at a Pawn shop for $150.00, put a 18 1/2" cylinder bore barrel, 2rd. Xtube & elec. taped a mini mag light on it. Much better for indoor home defense.