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perhaps shtf, perhaps not scenario #1

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Andrew Wyatt, Nov 5, 2003.

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  1. Andrew Wyatt

    Andrew Wyatt Member

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    You're going out to do something that requires a rifle. It could be anything. that's the only information you have. What rifle do you grab?
     
  2. GySgt

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    My Ruger M-77, in .308
     
  3. GM7RQK

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    Two rifles, I like backup. :)
     
  4. BerettaNut92

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    HK .30-06, the only one I have.
     
  5. OEF_VET

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    My SAR-1. If I'm going to the range, it's coming with me. If I think the excrement will impact the oscillating blades, you better believe it's coming with me.
     
  6. Warner

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    With all factors unknown, I'd go with a mag fed semiauto that could be used at close to medium distances, so that means no scope.

    If pressed into defense duty, I will have planned well. If I must hunt deer at 450yds, I may go hungry for awhile, but still be alive.

    I'm not a fan of the 5.56 due to it's lack of versatility. So the nod goes to the 7.62X51.
     
  7. Dave R

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    Only ONE rifle? Could be ANYTHING?

    A semi-auto .308. Good penetration, good firepower, good range, good energy. Only thing bad would be weight or handiness for urban warfare or long marches. Adrenalin might solve that problem.
     
  8. Art Eatman

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    I'd just grab Ol' Pet. Anything much inside of 500 yards, I own it.

    :), Art
     
  9. Schuey2002

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    If this SHTF rifle is mine, then I'm grabbing my Remington Model 700 chambered in .30-06; mainly because its my only "Reach out and touch someone" (or something) weapon. That, and its fun engaging targets (those would be of the furry variety) at long ranges with it..

    If its any other rifle, then I'm grabbing a H&K G36K. They're light, compact, they look Tactical ( Yes! That is very important in my small world, Tamara. :uhoh: ), it will go full-auto with sweep of the thumb, and it has good punch against 2-legged targets at reasonable ranges. Another reason that I'm taking one is that I have always wanted one. Well, at least for the last few years.. :eek:
     
  10. WonderNine

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    A Winchester model 70 in .30-06 with a decent scope.
     
  11. Beetle Bailey

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    My M39 Mosin Nagant. But, tomorrow I should be getting a No. 4 Mark II from the BBT, so if that turns out to be a good shooter, I might go with it instead :) .
     
  12. Moparmike

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    I only own a humble 8mm Yugo (I need to get a scope. It would become my "reach out and touch" gun). However, if I had an SAR-1 or an AR, you bet it would go with me. With the AR, anything inside of 300 yards (400 in a pinch) would belong to me.

    Does my 10mm count inside of 100yds? It only drops 7in @ 100 if zeroed @ 50...:D
     
  13. clint1911a1

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    SHTF rifle

    My M1-A, 12 mags, and 500-600 rounds of 147 grain ball on strippers. ;)
     
  14. hansolo

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    Do I have to actually OWN it?

    If not........Thompson SMG and a LOT of full magazines.

    If I have to OWN it.....SKS and a LOT of full strippers.:rolleyes:
     
  15. 7.62FullMetalJacket

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    This is easy. FN FAL. .308 rules. No glass, military sights.
     
  16. mgjohn

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    Styer SSG in 308
     
  17. chaim

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    If someone said "come with me and you will need a rifle" so I knew I needed one but didn't know for what or how long I'd have to take my SKS. It is at home so I have easy access to it plus since ammo is cheap I have a ton of ammo loaded up on stripper clips. However, if I had time to go to my storage unit I'd prefer my Winchester 94 in 30-30. I like it better, I shoot it better, it is light and handy, and it will handle most any situation quite well (powerful, easy to top off or load on the go with the convenient loading window). When I pick up a .357 or .44mag lever rifle it will become my preference (lighter and cheaper ammo than 30-30 so I can have more ammo, the tube mag will hold more ammo, and it will still reach out and touch someone out to 100+ yards if need be).
     
  18. David4516

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    Another vote for the .30-30 Winchester model 94 (I accutaly have 2 of them). I don't have any semi-auto rifles, so this is the next best thing. I'm much faster with the Lever gun than I am with any other action type (not counting auto-loaders). Another reason is that my tube mag can hold more rounds than most bolt gun's mags will...

    And if it turns out I'm hunting critters with 4 legs instead of 2, I'd much rather have my .30-30 than something like at .223 or 7.62X39...
     
  19. six 4 sure

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    Hmmm another interesting spin on a popular subject. If you’ll allow me to make one small assumption, I won’t be traveling more than 100 miles from home, I cast another vote for a Winchester 94 30-30. It’s light, it’s handy, and mines more accurate than I am out to 100 yards. Not many open places around here where long shots would be required.

    six
     
  20. Dionysusigma

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    Same as OEF_VET.
     
  21. Dr.Rob

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    Come with me.

    Where are we going?

    You'll need a rifle.

    Where are we going? (opens safe)

    It's a secret but you'll need a rifle.

    Will a shotgun with a rifled tube do the trick?

    No I think it has to be a rifle.

    Will I need a hunting rifle or a poodle shooter?

    Look I was only told to tell you to bring a rifle.

    Well look, if I take my trusty '06 we can pretty much shoot anything out to 400 yards.

    Look just pick one.

    If I take this here AK .223 carbine we can shoot all day at 200 yards.. make lots of holes. LOTS of holes.

    What ever just pick one.. what are you doing?

    (reaching for wheelbarrow) Well how else am I gonna carry all these magazines?

    :D

    Truthfully a scoped Marlin 30-30 is an awfully fine 'what if' kind of rifle, provided Brown bears or stampeding elephants aren't the issue.

    I figure if anyone ever tells me I'll NEED a rifle it better be one that can kill something on two legs or four.

    Maybe I DO need an M-1A.
     
  22. Dorrin79

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    I'm thinking my SKS - I can sling it over one shoulder and 200 rds on stripper clips in a bandolier over the other and be ready to go.

    If I had a lightweight, scoped .308 bolty (like a Remington mdl 7 or a Ruger M77 MII Ultralight) I might take it instead.
     
  23. Soap

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    Remington 700P in .308 w/ Leupold Tactical VX-II Mil Dot
     
  24. foghornl

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    US Rifle Cal .30 M1 Popularly knows as 'The Garand'
     
  25. Kurt

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    No poodle shooters for me. Any FAL will do just fine.

    I will await the book or movie that portrays a man with his scoped boltgun, awakened at night, against three or four of these "whatevers".

    Comedy or tragedy?

    You decide.
     
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