22 Magnum as a survival rifle?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Balrog, Jul 27, 2019.

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  1. BreechFace

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    Keltec PMR and CMR combo covers a lot of bases. Just do some reliability upgrades to both add extra magazines and ammo.
     
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    A 22 mag would be good for a survival situation but the cost and availability are prohibitive. A 22lr is more versatile in my opinion.
     
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    Wow, old thread. May be kinda lame but I think I'd default to an AR in 223/556. More juice than a 22 mag, the ammo wouldn't weigh much more and I think it would be a bit more reliable being centerfire and certainly longer range capable. Would work well for defensive use and also small and medium game. My first thought was actually a bolt carbine in a more powerful caliber but I think that would be quite a bit less versatile.
     
  4. GAF

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    All I can say is why not.
     
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    Just to "up the game" a little I saw a 22 mag over a 12 gauge combo gun... Break open single shot, but it seems me that it could handle small critters on the ground, birds, and - if need be, dangerous 2 legged creatures.
     
  6. Robert

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    Almost two years old and nearly 6 pages later, let's call it a day. I think we've probably rung all we can out of this one.
     
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