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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Voland, Mar 22, 2009.

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  1. Voland

    Voland Member

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    I always wanted to have a rifle that I could fit in to my Osprey 70 pack. This will most likely be used on my buddys land to shoot at tree stumps but I dont want to just carry it in my hands all day. I got a golani for this purpose but it has an 18" barrel and even folded (29"), its just about 3" to 4" too long. I want to stick with .223 if at all possible and I want to stay with all the rules and regulations that the government imposes.

    What other recommendations would you all make short of going with a bull-pup design? I shoot left handed so that just wouldn't work for me. Something about getting hit in the ear with a super hot cartridge.

    Thanks!
    V.
     
  2. mljdeckard

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    Kel Tec?
     
  3. Hostile Amish

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    Why not get an 8'' .44 Magnum revolver that can fit easier and is lighter? Or even a .50 or .500.
     
  4. Voland

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    Looking up the rules, it has to be 26" or longer. A revolver is an interesting idea. Maybe an AK/AR type pistol would do the trick. I do have a DPMS lower just sitting here with nothing to do...

    Any other ideas?

    Thanks all!
    V.
     
  5. jbkebert

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    I use a Savage 24 .223/20ga O/U that takes down and reasembles in a couple minutes it slides in the side of my pack easily. I guess its not as elaborate as a AR/AK pistol but I can hit something with it. The only thing I can do with the AR/AK is waste ammo.:D
     
  6. QuietEarp

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    You pretty much described a Kel Tec SU-16.
     
  7. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Depends on the Backpack.

    If it's an Eberlestock X1, Phantom, Just One, etc., then your choices are myriad:

    http://www.eberlestock.com/


    But for standard backpack, CZ M6 Scout, Kel Tec SU 16, Kel Tec Sub 2000, Marlin Papoose, Savage 24, for starters.

    Rules??
     
  8. memphisjim

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    dont know where you live
    but what about under of side folding ak in 223
     
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  10. CZguy

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    Could you provide more details of why you want to have a backpack rifle.

    I have carried a M6 Scout in .22/410, as a handy rifle to add a squirrel or rabbit to my diet.

    What do you plan to do with a .223?
     
  11. MrCleanOK

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    For $200, some paperwork, and the cost of labor you can follow the rules and SBR it.
     
  12. bongfoo

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    i love my kel-tec su-16. good accurate rifle. folds and fits in a backpack. i will recommend the bravo or charlie modle though. the little plastic sight on the alpha kinda sucks. i'm getting ready to send mine back to get steel front sights installed.

    P.S. did i mention that they make a pistol version of the su-16? here is the link...

    http://www.kel-tec-cnc.com/plr16.htm
     
  13. Cannonball888

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    If you give up the .223 requirement, a KTsub2k will fold to 16"
     
  14. jbkebert

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    Are we talking backpack or Golf club bag:p
     
  15. highorder

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    Shooting stumps?

    What did they do to you, and how much fun could that be?

    They're not reactive targets, and might cause an unpredictable ricochet...
     
  16. Voland

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    Really its just to play around. I am no Rambo and dont expect a SHTF scenario. I reload my own and already have everything set up for .223. I need to look in to getting an SBR set up but something about having ATF checks is just not sitting well with me... Not that I have anything to hide but with what I've read, if they want you, they will always find something wrong.

    the under-folder/side-folder AK will be exactly as long as my golani so that will not really buy me a lot.

    I would love to find me an M6 but thats a tall order these days. If you have a line on one, let me know :)

    Thanks everyone! I still dont know how I wan to approach this but I appreciate everyones feedback!

    V.
     
  17. memphisjim

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    thompson centerfire
     
  18. mudriver

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    I agree with memphisjim. Get a contender rifle or even a .223 pistol. I have one and it is very accurate.
     
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    Kel-Tec SU16 or Sub2k
     
  20. 45B@cav

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    Keltec SU16
     
  21. HoosierQ

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    Gander mountain had a Puma saddle carbine in .45 Colt. 16" Barrel, 7 or 8 round capacity I presume. Load that up with hot .45 Colt rounds and you'd have a fast, hard hitting little carbine that would not attrack the "Egad an Evil Black Rifle" response that one my get from some other hikers...depending on you locality. A carbine like that should be legal everywhere...nobody asking you how many rounds...does the magazine detatch...is there a bayonet lug or a flash hider...kind of crud.
     
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    If you just want to play around, I recommend a Winchester 9422 lever-action in 22LR. It breaks down into two pieces for easy packing, and being a 22 you can easily backpack enough ammo to really have some fun.

    Tim
     
  24. Daizee

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    I think Tim's on the right track, but a good 9422.... Mmm.

    I think Taurus made (and discontinued) the ultimate backpack rifle. It was the model 72 stainless carbine. Same action as the win model 62, but SS and barrel cut to mag tube, and chambered in .22WMR!! I have the .17hmr version, but wish it was wmr instead.

    -Daizee
     
  25. benEzra

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    Kel-Tec SU-16 or Sub-2000 (I'd prefer the .223 SU-16 if it would fit).
     
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