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SU-16CA: Rate as SHTF Weapon for a CA-man.

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Kenshin, Oct 5, 2006.

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  1. Kenshin

    Kenshin Member

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    This thread is not for comparison with other rifles as SHTF weapons, but for focusing on the SU-16CA alone.

    Based on factors like availability, ammo, durability, reliability, and so forth, give it a score out of 10.

    STarting....now!!!
     
  2. EvisceratorSrB

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    9!

    It's light, easy to use. If I'm not mistaken is it the variant that can fire in the folded position? If not, still a 9. Easy to fire. .223 is everywhere, great caliber plenty of stopping power within a house, or within 200 m. Great utility rifle! If i was stranded on an island with savages everywhere, the SU-16CA would be one of my top favorites! Obviously I can't give it a 10 because that means that it's the hands down best SHTF rifle, which I can't say so. Takes AR mags too. What else?

    Edit: Very reliable IMHO. It jams much less than my SKS. Even though it's made out of plastic, it seems better than average in durability. NOW am I missing anything else?
     
  3. Avizpls

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    As a SHTF rifle, and not a combat rifle? 8.5


    Shy of a ten because...hang on, I'll get something.

    Here: Shy of a ten because...shoot, I lost it.

    Ok: Shy of a ten because it can not be used as a mele weapon itself

    Crud, Thats the duty of a combat weapon





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  4. El Rojo

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    It is a horrible SHTF weapon because you can't find one anywhere! Freaking Kel-Tec, why aren't you making any of these things?
     
  5. Kevlarman

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    You're thinking of the SU-16C. The CA model cannot be fired while folded. :mad:
     
  6. Stiletto Null

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    CA has the sexy magazine-storage stock, though. (And firing an SU-16C like a pistol just seems silly.)

    If I were buying an SU-16, I'd get the CA. And I'll probably get one before I get an AR-15, simply due to cost.
     
  7. silverlance

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    i bought mine for 530+15 transfer fee + 20 shipping + 20 tax + 15 CA DROS fee. so about 600 OTD.

    I spent an additional 45 for the tacticool handguard (just so in case i want it later since kel-tec doesn't seem to be too healthy right now), 35 for the levang compensator (shameless plug: i have another for sale, it's really good http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=008&item=180035388443&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&rd=1), 15 for the kel-tec sling, 15 for a metal sight tool, 6 for the tacticool sling stud, 8 bucks shipping.

    I already have a spare red dot sight and weapon light, and five colt 20 round grandfathered magazines as well.

    for about $700 total, the SU-16CA makes a VERY good shtf rifle since it's very light, accurate, and durable.

    it is unlikely that i will actually hang any of this crap other than the sling on the gun, but it is nice to know that if i want to i can.

    my SHTF gun ratings:

    SU-16CA-9.5 (10 would be a pistol grip)
    SKS paratrooper-8 (weight and less than idea sights even with williams installed)
    K-31 Swiss-6 (this is a very fine weapon and is quite formidable, but very heavy)
    Benelli M1S90-8 (rather light & it's a very fast and accurate shotgun, but not easy to reload quickly)
    Ruger 10/22-8 (light, accurate, cheap ammo that can be stored in major amounts, plenty dangerous enough with hollow points, 30rnd magazines, but it's no one shot stopper)

    a fire team of one of each of these would be uber tacticool :p
     
  8. Mauserguy

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    Well, I don't have one myself, but I have seen many of them at the range, and I have talked to SU16-CA owners. They all love it.

    They have convinced me that it is a great all-around gun. It is sleek, reasonably accurate, and folds up well.

    My concern, though, with this rifle is that it is all plastic and alluminum. I really question it's durability outside of a controlled range. I would give it a low score if it wasn't collapsable. Since it folds, I will give it a 7.
    Mauserguy
     
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