July 2002

When One Gun Isn’t Enough: We Review Rifle/Shotgun Combos

If you canít decide whether you need a rifle or a shotgun, then check out the Savage Arms Model 24F-12 12 gauge/.30-30 or the EAA/Baikal IZH94 12 gauge/7.62x39mm combination guns.

Many’s been the time when members of our staff have been afield deer hunting and walked into a mess of quail, and wished for a shotgun to knock down a bird or two. Or, conversely, when we’ve been fall turkey hunting with a shotgun and saw a huge buck rise up 75 yards away, making us pine for a rifle. Though such situations occur when we’re least prepared, which is to say most of the time, there is a way to have our cake and eat it, too.

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