SMALL BORE RIFLE AND SHOTGUN
SMALL BORE RIFLE AND SHOTGUN—If a man were going alone on a trapping trip in British Columbia or Northern Ontario, what kind of gun would you advise him to take?
For British Columbia, I would recommend a small bore rifle, of light weight but plenty of power, such, as the .30-30 or .32 Special carbine, or a heavier or more powerful rifle if you so desire, but on the trap-line, where one must carry the gun day after day the lighter arm is preferable. However, I would not advise the use of a rifle less powerful than the .30-30. I would also want a .22 caliber target pistol or a Game Getter gun, the latter preferred, as it would be carried many a day when the rifle was left in camp, and it is better for all around use than the pistol. The same outfit would be all right for use in the wild parts of Ontario, but if you prefer to carry one gun only, far back in the bush, the small-bore double shotgun, with the right barrel cylinder bore and sighted, so that bullets may be used, will be the most useful arm. You will not want to kill much big game, and what is wanted can be killed easily at short range. Then the use of shot makes it possible to get furbearing animals sometimes, that due could not shoot with a rifle. When I say “small bore” shotgun, I mean 20, 24 and 28 gauges.
Harding, A.R.. 3001 Questions and Answers. Columbus, Oh: A.R. Harding, 1913.
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