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The year is 1921. You are going to make a journey from.......

Discussion in 'General Firearms & Ammo' started by Moonpie, Jan 5, 2019.

  1. Moonpie

    Moonpie TGT Addict Lifetime Member

    Nouakchott, Mauritana to Lagos, Nigeria.
    On foot.
    You can have two firearms, available at the time, as your weapons and for taking game to eat.
    You are allowed 1200rds of ammo total.
    You already have a team of porters for carrying gear. You will need to feed them.

    What would your firearm choices be?
     


  2. MTA89

    MTA89 Lives in a van down by the river TGT Supporter

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    M1916 Mauser + whatever rifle could shoot .416 rigby back then
     
  3. Vaquero

    Vaquero Pre-ban Staff Member Admin

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    Model 94 Winchester in 30-30 and a BAR.
     
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  4. easy rider

    easy rider Allotropic Transformer TGT Supporter

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    What drugs did I take?
     
  5. skfullen

    skfullen In the woods... TGT Supporter

    Probably an 03, A3 in .30 Gov., and an English double in .416 Rigby.
     
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  6. Kar98

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    1911 and Mauser Modell '98.
     
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  7. Darkpriest667

    Darkpriest667 Well-Known

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    Mosin Nagant 1891 Dragoon version and a Colt 1911
     
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  8. m5215

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    Great hypothetical question for a specific era. Would like to see more of these but I know just a little about weapons from this time. Looking over the responses and doing a little quick research I would select these: Model 94 Winchester in 30-30 & Colt 1911
     
  9. TheMailMan

    TheMailMan Well-Known

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    You're going to get stomped or eaten. .30-30 isn't much good on heavy African game.
     
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  10. Darkpriest667

    Darkpriest667 Well-Known

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    There was a guy on the internet like 10 years ago asking if a mosin was going to be good for hunting hippos.. YES HIPPOS... 7.62 x 54R isn't a big enough caliber to kill rhinos or hippos, but it should be large enough to take down any other animal in Africa.. THAT BEING SAID.... its a 459 hour walk.. That's 19.125 days of walking.

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    Much of it in the Sahel ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sahel ) and Savannah ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savanna ) With the rest being in the sub tropical rain forest.... So what is the biggest threat? Man, Hippos, Gorillas? No... It's these things.

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    Malaria carrying mosquitos... in 1921 you're probably going to die of Malaria more than a hippo, lion, or any other mammals. Also your path (luckily) doesn't cross the Nile or any other major rivers, so no worry about crocs.
     


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