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because pistols suffice for that, and you NEED the field expercience with ccw pistol and load. So don't waste field time on a rifle. Who CAN'T get within easy rifle range, and who can't get the hits with rifle? that's kid stuff. Getting within 20m and getting the hits with a pocket pistol, that takes a LOT more "doing".
 

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Rifle are fun, there is no other reason required. Oh ya, cause we are allowed to own them also! :nyah: :nyah: :nyah:
 

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Seems like someone here DOES need more practice with a rifle. That is, if he wants to be able to use it beyond pistol range. Also, go out and get some fieldcraft skills, you'll learn that most of the "problems" people have carrying "long" (some people think a 22" barrel is long) rifles in the woods, is their lack of fieldcraft, i.e. it's a bad rifleman, not a bad rifle.
 

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I no longer hunt, since before leaving the Navy, however one reason I do remember for using a long gun, is that most pistol calibers will not humanely anchor the prey. I used to hunt, and was sure the kill was either eaten by myself or family or provided to others for same. To use most pistol caliber rounds for hunting, to me, invites less than a clean kill, game suffering and sometimes a lengthy, unplanned-for hike following a blood trail. These were the days, tho, when the only real hand cannon was called a "blooper".
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When your on the bald @ss prairie, and the nearest tree is 10 miles away, somehow I don't figure my Gov't Model will carry the day. Should I live in New York City, I'd probably still find a requirement for a rifle.
 

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no reason to BOTHER with longarm for sport because pistols suffice for that
Translation: "They call me JD, I have no real practical skill with a rifle, and I don't know how to hunt."
 

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If all you have is a pos CAR for a rifle, I would use a pistol to hunt!

A carry gun just would risk to many game animals getting away wounded, not to mention you would have to pass up an awful lot of shots. It would be like bow hunting (which I do.) I hunt with a bow because it teaches me hunting skills. BUT, I hunt with a rifle when I am serious about getting game.
 

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because pistols suffice for that, and you NEED the field expercience with ccw pistol and load. So don't waste field time on a rifle. Who CAN'T get within easy rifle range, and who can't get the hits with rifle? that's kid stuff. Getting within 20m and getting the hits with a pocket pistol, that takes a LOT more "doing".
Sounds like the thought of skilled riflemen scares you.

field time with any weapon is never wasted. If you aren’t using a rifle in the field, you aren’t going to be making hits with a rifle. We fight like we train. If you aren’t training with a rifle - and hunting is a form of training, you aren’t hitting with a rifle.

your advice in this matter, is bad. You should stick with what you know, and it’s clear that rifles are outside of your lane.
 
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