Curious what is preferred single shot or a repeater?

Discussion in 'Extreme Long Range Hunting & Shooting (ELR)' started by 2C/1H, Apr 5, 2019.


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  1. BigGrizz

    BigGrizz Well-Known Member

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    I prefer a repeater. I do load single feed on occasion, but I like having three in the box and one in the boom tube when I'm hunting.
     
  2. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    While I don’t believe a repeater is a necessity, I prefer one for LRH. On a hit animal, even though down with a good hit, I like to reload and retain sight alignment as quickly as possible for about a minute. I have had a couple of occasions over the years where a mortally hit animal got back on his feet. It’s hard enough finding the animal 1000 yards away, let alone a blood trail. Additionally, a few years ago I filled a tag on a nearby antelope doe after the buck was down. I was able to acquire the sight picture on her in seconds.
     
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  3. Wolf76

    Wolf76 Well-Known Member

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    This is a little like money in the bank. You don't have to use it, but is nice to have it.
    You can single load on a bdl style mag well or use it as a repeater. I like having the option. Sometimes the bullet hits a twig or there's a bad wind call. Sort of nice to rack another and finish the job.
    Im a fan of tc encores and smokeless muzzle loaders, so no hate towards break/single shots.
     
  4. Alex Wheeler

    Alex Wheeler Well-Known Member

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    Once a guy has a single shot bolt action, they usually realize just how fast you can reload and the fears of not being able to make quick follow up shots disappears.
     
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