All right, so here in Texas, we have alligator hunting (with the right hunting license) and I really want to try it out. I don't know too much about it, though, and I'm curious about what kind of gun I should bring. I'm thinking I'll probably bring my Mosin-Nagant with the bayonet on it, since if it gets wet it probably won't destroy it, and it doesn't carry the same sentimental value my other "big" gun does. I'm going to carry my ubiquitous .357 magnum as a sidearm, since it's quicker to pull that trigger (double-action) than to fool around with the bolt on that Russian gun. Of course, the spike bayonet might also come in handy.
My buddy's bringing a lever-action Winchester .30-30, and I could grab an equivalent Marlin out of my grandfather's arsenal so we could dual-carry ammunition, if it came down to it. However, I'm not sure .30-30's going to do the job as satisfactorily as my other guns, and I might just loan him a .30-06. Or I could bring a third friend along, and talk him into bringing his Dragunov and M-14.
Now, as far as the first paragraph goes, is this a reasonable set of weapons to bring? Or will I need something else? Maybe a bow for water penetration?
And for the second paragraph, will the .30-30 be sufficient? Should we dual-carry? Or should I bring the third guy along with the fancy semi-autos?
With the answers to those questions, I'd also like to start a new discussion: What's the weirdest or most unusual game you've hunted, and what did you use to do it? What odd animal would you like to hunt, and what would you bring if you could bring anything?
For example, for me it would probably be Nile Crocodile, and I'd like to bring one of those old-fashioned Finnish 20mm anti-tank rifles. Talk about splatter!
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