Got a new "survival/pack" rifle - show me yours

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  1. Lnf Crzr

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    I always thought a Single shot Encore in Stainless chambered in 357 Maximum mated with a 357 mag handgun and various ammo could be a Great disassembled Pack Survival rifle. Small game with larger game capability.
     
  2. Ugly Sauce

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    Hey...that's what I was going to say.!! Different types of survival, "urban" or "wilderness". Some combinations of rifle/pistol will "cross over" work for both, but what works best in one type might not be great in the other...and...visa-versa! My passion is wilderness survival and bush-craft. But, that don't mean I can't do well in the other...just not too "excited" about it.
     
  3. Lnf Crzr

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    Im rite there with ya Ugly


    In a City urban survival situation I don’t want to be limited to a single shot 22lr.

    In a Wilderness survival situation hunting squirrel, I don’t want a folding Ak 47

    Compromise on some things to do others well … so entire survival is not so difficult… that’s how I look at it. Hence why I like the 357 or 44 and 45 PCCs so much.
     
  4. Ugly Sauce

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    Ha ha...exactly! :)
     
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  6. Ugly Sauce

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    That's crazy-innocent. I have a double gun case that I put a "Fender" chrome emblem on, it really does look like an electric guitar case.
     
  7. outdoorman63

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    Our road trip rifle is a new ruger pc9,works great,goes together easy and uses the same mag as my g19
     
  8. ECVMatt
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    I am very jealous of that one! I have been secretly looking for a Marling that will fit in the stock!
     
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  9. Ugly Sauce

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    That would do well in most any environment or situation.
     
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  10. chicharrones

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    Probably easier (and wiser) to wait for a CZ600 Trail to come along. ;)
     
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  11. ECVMatt
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    That is the truth! For some reason I can not find a Marlin 25 to save my soul. I hope when Ruger finalizes the Marlin line Nodak will adjust their offering. The Ruger American would be great, but the rotary magazine would not work well with this design. It would be too thick.

    I would be happy to settle for the 600 trail. That will make a great desert/truck gun. Not as svelte as your 25 survival rifle, but a neat nonetheless.
     
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    Rock Island Armory 20ga
     
  13. Speedo66

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    I’m surprised no one has mentioned the quintessential pack gun, the Kel-Tec Sub2000.

    Mine shares mags up to 33 rds. with my Glock 9mm, and folds to fit in an unobtrusive laptop case.
     
  14. BigBlue 94

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    The midget magnum was before the papoose, and the entire receiver and barrel came out of the stock versus the papoose barrel removal.

    I havent mentioned my other couple similar rifles. The stevens 22-410 comes apart in 10 seconds and is just as fast to reassemble. Or my ancient Hopkins & Allen No.922. Its a single shot takedown 22 from pre 1915. Though the bore looks like an old clay sewer pipe...
     
  15. chicharrones

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    It really is hard to beat a break open long gun for single shot (or double shot) usage. My only two break barrel guns were a Winchester 37A and a Stoeger Uplander. They should have come with a neat case for takedown, because they takedown so nicely.
     
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    Here's mine. I've not weighed it, and it's not as svelte as y'all's, but it fits in a soft trumpet case. 3 loaded spare mags on board, 4 in total.

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  17. Armored farmer

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    I had visions of making this my "road trip gun".
    I am a fan and reloader of the .30-30.
    This little booger is compact and traditional looking.
    I really want a leather ammo sleeve, sling, and big loop?
    My ccw. Mrs ccw. and this carbine are a pretty useful combination.
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  18. ECVMatt
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    I love the compact 30/30 as a travelling companion. I have a Marlin 336 LTS and it likes to travel with me. It shoots the Speer 130 FP's in the small groups and gives me a decent reach. This load worked good on the smallish deer we had running around and I am sure this would translate into similar performance if needed in a SD role. This one was a ranch companion with me in when I lived in TX so it is definitely not pristine. I am hoping the Ruger brings back a version of the 336 with a 16" barrel. I missed the Spikehorns and was not entirely comfortable buying the Remington youth version. The LTS is hard to replace, but my only 16" 30/30. I would love to find a good Trapper in .30/30

    Recently I have acquired a few folding/breakdown/compact firearms. I used to think they were gimmicky, but now love them. I think Ruger played a good part in this with the affordable and functional TD method they first developed for the 10/22 and then expanded to the PC Carbine.

    EDIT: Is that a 20" rifle?
     
  19. chicharrones

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    That stock is the best thing that's happened to the 10/22 takedown. :cool:
     
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  20. Dave DeLaurant

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    I guess for me the closest I get to a firearm origami scenario these days is clandestinely packing a rifle into my car without the elementary school parents and teachers across the street calling in the local SWAT team on me.

    I've got two folders that will fit into my padded mandolin case:
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    My H&R/NEF Handirifles are also good for this, since their barrels can be removed with one screw.
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  21. Armored farmer

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  22. Ugly Sauce

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    I have become a fan of the 20 gauge. I used to be pretty much a 12gauge guy. But the lighter weight of the ammo is a plus, and a Brenekke slug is quite powerful.
     
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  23. Ugly Sauce

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    I would guess that that outfit is quite lightweight.
     
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  24. Ugly Sauce

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    Wow, we got "road trip" guns, wilderness survival guns, and urban survival guns. That's a good thing, not a critique. My road trip gun is a M44 Mosin Nagant, with a FR8 or a "Jungle Carbine" SMLE as a substitute once in a while. But I always go back to the M44.

    For road trip, or urban use, a PCC and pistol in 9mm makes a nice combo. Not so much in the deep woods on the side of a mountain. !!! Lnf's .357 combo would be at home in all three scenarios.

    From the original post, I assumed wilderness survival, which is where the .22LR shines, but I think including the others is making things interesting. I hope Chic don't mind. !!

    The .30WCF is indeed a great cartridge to reload for, and can be loaded down nicely for shooting grouse and wabbits.
     
  25. Lnf Crzr

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    Glock 10mm with a Carbine conversion kit would do neatly !
     
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