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01-26-2009, 12:28 AM
AK for me
02-03-2009, 01:05 PM
SKS is the best battle rifle listed, lots of cheap ammo. reliable weapon, and I picked up the last one I had for $160.
02-03-2009, 01:21 PM
Garand.........Garand....Garand................Gar and & lots of 30 - 06 !
02-03-2009, 06:13 PM
I saw the movie, "SAND PEBBLES" last night. Steve Mcqueen was using a BAR against the whole yard full of Chinese soldiers.
02-03-2009, 06:42 PM
Boy they have some SWEET 03's in that movie!
02-03-2009, 06:56 PM
does no one read the criteria? please show me the $250'ish garand that you speak of :D
02-04-2009, 11:32 PM
Id go with a Mosin M44. Cheap and powerfull. Im hopefully getting one in the next few weeks.
02-08-2009, 02:21 AM
I say the .22 for several reasons. Easy to scope, easy to suppress, ammo easy to stock. Will handle about any " job " if used correctly.
There is no justice, there is just us !
02-14-2009, 11:41 AM
hello friends! i am a newbie here, and this is my first post. i own severaltactical/defense weapons (ar15's, saiga 12 & 410, ak-47 variants, mini-14, a marlin .22, a FEATHER AT-22, and a "just in case" 500 mossberg in green tube w/ survival kit). Using the criteria by the op, my choice is my FEATHER AT-22! i bought mine used, and is a 9.9 out of 10 condition-wise, for $250 from my local gun dealer. This sexy little rifle WEIGHS NOTHING, super simple to dis-assemble for cleaning, and super compact (it has the sliding wire stock). it is super accurate, takes 20rd clips, and you can easily mount a scope to it. if you've never seen one, google it...cool little rifle that covers all the bases in spades! and has anyone mentioned how much .22 ammo you can easily carry ? lol! my second choice would be my "jic" mossberg...the tube thing is badass!
02-14-2009, 11:55 AM
the ar-7 which was a survival .22 that the barrel screwed off and was stored in the stock was issued to fighter pilots as part of their survival kit. should be able to find a used one for <$300.
02-14-2009, 03:51 PM
i would go with an ak or an sks !!! there both dependable !!
02-16-2009, 09:50 AM
I chose the mauser over the m-38,44,91-30, because I had a trigger spring failure on one of my mosin. I have several of each so it is not a matter of really liking one over the other.
I prefer the long-range reach of both and the reliability of both.
I would never store my 1903 off site; she stays in sight at all times.
but for a last chance wepon I would want a bolt gun, 30 cal or above.
02-20-2009, 02:58 AM
I would make it an AK for the rifle, and a TT-33 for the pistol You cant go wrong with that duo.
02-20-2009, 02:08 PM
The longer this thread runs, the less likely are we going to meet the $200 cap.
I was going to suggest the Savage 24 .22mag/20ga3" over/under but even those go for over $300 now.
Picked mine up about 10 years ago for around $100, "Dragunoved" the butt stock, shortened the barrel to the legal limit, scoped it with a 1.5x17 Hensoldt, and took it on a 3 week stay in the Alaskan bush. Never failed to put food on the "table". It is totally safe to carry with the hammer down and easy to swith between shot or bullet. I have it currently stached off-site as part of the "required survival equipment" kit in my seaplane. Not because I do not have another dozen guns to choose from but because it is for me the best compromise between portability, accuracy, lethality, reliability, and cost.
Do not waste your money on the Ar-7. They mostly do not work and if the do they'll miss what you are aiming at.
Another good choice would be a S&W 629 44mag with scope, but this is clearly busting the $200 limit. However, it will reach out and touch from 0 to 100 yards without breaking your back. The accuracy and the effect on game is stunning but downing a flying duck with it could be challenging.
As much as I enjoy full-sized battle rifles, they are just not very practical for a "bug-out" or survival situation. Extended combat is a different story.
02-20-2009, 03:59 PM
I agree with alpine44 on trying to meet that 200-ish cap.
Choice would be the trusty old simi-close quarters 12 gauge pump with rifled slug barrel.
The type I use for home defense. The choice would be because of reliability, versatility of shot or slug and of field scavenge ammo because of popularity of the 12 gauge.
My very close second choice I would have to say a close quarters underfolder / side folder 762x39 AK variant with at least a 16" barrel for a little better accuracy which at this time just getting my final parts for the AMD-65 builds using 16" barrels.
02-22-2009, 03:56 PM
Went with the SKS. Ammo is readily available, accurate, reliable, and has a high fear-factor when shown to someone that is not aware of what type of gun it is. This is for the defense portion of your scenario.
It depends on the situation.
If it's a matter of simple survival I'll take my Savage 24V 20 gauge/.222 OU. 20 gauge for birds and squirrels and .222 for deer and other medium sized game. Still somewhat viable for protection. The $200 doesn't apply here, it was free from my grandad.
If it turns to a combat situation, I'll take my AK, bought mine back in the 90's before the huge price increase. Just slightly over the $200 range, but we're talking life or death here.:lol:
02-25-2009, 11:09 AM
the economy is near collapse. you decide it would be smart to have a few supplies off site. you want to keep your burrial container with the firearm you need, as well as a few other supplies in case you need to bug out. you want to keep it cheap (about $200), just in case someone decides to loot your stash. which rifle(or carbine) are you going to place into the container?
remington 870 multi barreled. long barrel for bird and such, rifled barrel for big game and humans. B:cold:
02-25-2009, 11:26 AM
If I had to pick one weapon, it would likely be a Mosin or an SKS.... The $200 price limit dictates a Mosin with a tin of ammo.
However my SHTF collection is a TT and a Mosin. I think that having both a rifle and a pistol is important. Although it's not a disposable gun, I think I would grab my AR-15 as well, it's an accurate intermediate range gun that my wife would be comfortable firing (where as 7,62x54R would be a little hard on her shoulder.)
02-26-2009, 03:39 PM
Think I'd go with the m44/m38,--Might want to stop something bigger then a two legged.
02-27-2009, 10:54 PM
I'd take an SKS. Not a great gun but it's tough.
03-03-2009, 09:04 PM
A shotgun can be used for food gathering and protection. Shot shells, buck shot and slugs all can have their specific purpose.
03-04-2009, 03:15 AM
If i could only have one weapon it would be a 12 bore shotgun. Could be used for defense, hunting and combat with equal efficiency. Assuming you don't live in the wide open great plains regions. Then i would pick the SKS or .22 for an all around weapon.
03-08-2009, 03:35 AM
.22 and a lot of ammo
03-23-2009, 10:22 AM
Springfield M6 Scout .22lr/.410 Small Acurate Tough -Were Cheap when i bought 2