View Full Version : you can have 1 rifle to store...
11-16-2008, 10:22 PM
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?
11-16-2008, 10:28 PM
For $200 I would go with the russian 7.62x54R bolt gun & a 440rd tin,or two.
11-17-2008, 12:20 AM
I picked the shotty but also agree with the Mosin, most likely an M38 or M44. But I would stash it and the ammo seperately, a little bit apart from each other, it would take you a few moments longer to get both but the chances of someone else getting both would be reduced.
11-17-2008, 01:07 AM
You can carry thousands of rounds of .22lr in your pack with ease.
11-17-2008, 04:59 AM
If I can't hit it with that, I'm not hungry enough.
11-17-2008, 08:08 AM
Like Fritz says I would go with the .22 but I would like it in a Magnum.
Good for game and Zombies and you can also keep a lot of rounds on hand with ease.
I just hate cleaning those damn .22s. Seems like no matter how many times you run the patch through they keep coming out dirty.
11-17-2008, 01:53 PM
A 12 ga shotgun is about as "utilitarian" of a gun as I can think of. Hunting, self defense-raw power and easy to find ammo for. Cheap, too.
Easily modified in a survival situation(sawing of the barrel and stock) for concealment.
Depending on the shells that are kept, you can also use this to nab some small game(#8 shot-birds, pigeons, rabbits, squirrels, etc.
A .22 rifle is tied as a sirvival weapon-ULTRA accurate, small, lightweight-much quieter than a shotty and can be used in a defensive situation-perhaps not as effectively as a high power or a shotty, but if you have concealment and cover-headshots with this rifle will put a man down fast.
Not to mention that a person can prob carry enough ammo to last them for several months(or untill the humidity ruins it) due to their small size and light weight
11-17-2008, 04:42 PM
I hate these polls.
Has to be a 22, maybe even a 22mag
11-17-2008, 05:09 PM
Ruger 10/22 with 1500 rds of ammo
11-17-2008, 06:33 PM
If hunting were the primary purpose, with self defense a secondary consideration, I would get one of those Rossi "matched pair" with the .22 bbl and a shotgun bbl. With a brick of .22 and an assortment of slugs and shot it will kill just about any edible critter in my neck of the woods.
11-17-2008, 07:31 PM
I chose SKS because it is relatively cheap to shoot and it has the power for hunting and self defense.
11-17-2008, 07:49 PM
In that kind of situation, I have to go with one of my Tokarev, TT-33 pistols. Easy Concealment would be paramount. HARD hitting power is next. Enough power to stop a large in shape person.
I think this is why infantry carries something like a TT-33, P38, CZ or, 1911. These can drop your enemy when your primary weapon fails. Semi Auto pistol.
You can carry a lot of ammo.
Easy to conceal.
11-17-2008, 08:03 PM
22 over 410 under. when I was a young boy with my over & under, nothing was safe with me around.
11-18-2008, 05:32 PM
I'm NOT gonna' just keep 1 weapon:scared:
1911+Saiga+S&W K+Maverick 12 ga+Marlin 22 rifle+at least 1000 rnds for each:2guns::ak47:
11-18-2008, 08:55 PM
ruger 10/22 & 1500 rounds of ammo, 5 hi cap mag's, sealed up tight. because i allready own it.:buba:
11-26-2008, 02:57 PM
Out of those, I would pick the SKS or the shotgun. I voted for the SKS.
11-26-2008, 03:02 PM
I chose a TT33 pistol. If they get in close enough, I will cap them with that and take their weapon.
11-26-2008, 08:22 PM
SKS, becase it offers an adequate round for protection, is rugged, and has a 15 round semiauto capacity.
11-27-2008, 04:46 AM
I guess that I am confused; I voted the SKS, a fine durable rifle , but all of mine only have a 10 round box ... beside one that was converted pre 86. My next choice would have been a ruger in a .22 (wish that they still made the 10/22 magnum, even if it was to rich for my blood in both ammo and cost of the rifle... so I opted for a mini 14).
11-27-2008, 10:43 AM
anyone ever shot a squirrel with a high powered rifle? big time mess..
I would imagine it would hurt to get shot in the face with a 22lr...
11-27-2008, 11:03 AM
Have you ever barked a squirrel with a high powered rifle?
11-28-2008, 04:26 PM
I did that to a coon once getting into my deer feeder.
11-30-2008, 01:03 AM
12ga 870, Ithaca M37, Remington 700 30.06 and of course the other goodies.....
11-30-2008, 06:33 PM
.22 hornet .410 overunder.Used the mil verson on many occasions while teaching survival in the Mil.
12-03-2008, 04:41 AM
I was torn between the 870 and the .22 rifle. I would go with the .22 because game can be killed to eat with the .22 more effectivly and quietly. Also ammo is cheaper, lighter, and takes up less space.