Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Acera, May 1, 2009.
Ammo would be your own consideration. Obviously in a defensive mode you will probably be able to get more ammo and weapons as a result of use of the rifle. In the country, game getting might be the prevalent use. The shotgun would be able to be used as a rifle with a rifled slug barrel if you prefer, so it qualifies. Maybe I should have posted "long gun" instead of "rifle", but then the options are wider, and limited to only 20 poll slots.
Good news is that at least one of each had been selected by 45 responses. So the variety is there, and not many choosing "other".
As for the type of AR: Probably my Noveske 10.5" CQB but I'll let you know .
Ammo: 10 x 8-rd clips (in cartridge belt)and bandolier w/6 x 8-rd clips (x2)
FAL with 21 inch barrel and sans the useless bipod. Never let me down. Have to say though that I'd stake my all on a Garand or the M1A too. If no wife or donkey available maybe I'd have to go for the 5.56 platform for logistical reasons. Uh huh .. I'm growing old
accept no substitutes
Wot - not even a Kel-Tec Bottom end garden variety AK's = spray and pray but I do love the top end versions - accurate and built like the proverbial.
I'm reasonably sensible so I own a range of firearms. If something ever causes me to need a firearm - be it the end of the world as we know it or a trip to the shooting range with friends - I will pick the firearms that best fit the situation I expect to be faced with.
If I was less sensible and was trying do do everything with one gun it would be the ammo, not the weapon, I would consoder first. I would be very tempted to choose something like 6.5x55, 7.65x54R, 30-06, or .45 colt because you can get very portable reloading equipment (lee loader) for those rounds and be able to cook up heavy or light loads at need.
The model of rifle? Whatever works.
One gun for hunting: bolt action .375 H&H Magnum
With a rifled slug barrel what would you call it?
I'd still go with a .22 bolt-action most of the time. Big guns are a bad idea in E&E situations, and a .22 will do almost anything that's needed - if you do your part.
Plus, L.E. types don't get as shook up over a little .22 as they do over something more "tactical".
thank you Acera.
NP Pun1sher, I am just surprised so few chose that. Currently less than 5% chose a slug gun.
I am also surprised at weak showing of the surplus bolt guns, it seems to be a large following here on THR of them. I guess those folks like the self loaders also, or understand their limitations when compared to more modern kit.
Not too surprised about the top four (those over 10%) but the Garand strength is showing and making a good impression.
I put in the single shot after reading the other thread about this, and maybe that was a mistake. But at least one person got to make their feeling known, lol.
But the rifle that did not hold up to my expectations was the AR-15 in other calibers. So much is written here about the need for the military to change over to this or that round, and then only 4 people choose it (currently). That puts is about the same statistically as the AK-74 at about 1-2%
Interesting to see what folks like, and feel comfortable with.
A Saiga 12 gauge novelty gun is not a rifle. Even with a rifled barrel. A shotgun with a rifled barrel is a shotgun with a rifled barrel.
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