Astra Ciclope in 12 Gauge
A rugged and reliable Spanish single shot, break action shotgun that makes a great hunting shotgun for most game you'll come across and would work well as a survival, truck or woods gun.
Birdshot can be used for small game like rabbits and squirrels as well as birds, birdshot is very common to come across if needed in a survival situation. With a break action shotgun like this not needing a bolt to be cycled like a semi auto, any type of cartridges can be run through it without chance of jamming.
Buckshot is better suited for medium-large game like deer and can be used for defensive purposes if needed however a big limitation of a single shot is it being limited capacity wise. Slugs can also be used for large game at a longer distance with it turning this shotgun into a large caliber smooth bore rifle. Due to the bead sight and smooth bore, slugs may only be accurate out to 75-100 yards which can be more than enough when hunting depending on your location.
Adapters from companies such as Short Lane allow you to easily shoot another caliber increasing your shotgun's versatility, this is useful during a survival situation if you're unable to reload your shotgun cartridges and only have different ammo. They come in a wide range of calibers such as .22LR, .38 Special, .44 Mag, etc as well as different shotgun gauges. They also make a version that accepts 209 shotgun primers making it a muzzleloader.
A shotgun is very versatile and can be reloaded very easily in the field with blackpowder either by reusing the spent cartridge or cutting it away and putting a new primer in the hull and using it as a breach plug like with a modern muzzle loader.
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