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whats your favorite camp rifle / carbine?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Captain Scarlet, May 16, 2003.

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  1. Captain Scarlet

    Captain Scarlet Member

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    I like the ruger PC9GR for my general purpose camp rifle / plinker
    9mm carbine, also makes a good camp defense rifle, plus 9mm
    is a cheap round to practice with. I use preban factory 15 rd
    mags and Meggar 20 rounders, Winchester 115 grn fmj 100 rd
    value packs for plinking and Speer Gold Dot 124 grn jkt HP +P
    for defense ammo.
     
  2. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus

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    I want a Marlin 1894 in 357 with a 18.5 barrel
     
  3. mikewilczynski

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    I use the same ammo in my Ruger p94. I based my decision on what the swat team in my county carries and I think the NYPD chose this round after much research.
     
  4. chaim

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    Out of what I currently have I'd probably use my Winchester 94 in 30-30 as a camp rifle. I don't really have anything else that would really be suitable- a few .22s, an SKS and a Hi-Point 9mm carbine. For plinking I like all of mine but again the 94 in 30-30 is my favorite. For both uses I plan to get a .357mag or .44mag Winchester or Marlin soon which I would suspect will probably surpass the 30-30 for my uses (defense against animals and criminals while camping, plinking) since I don't hunt and I'll get far more use out of them (I usually go to pistol ranges and not rifle ranges).
     
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    Now its come to my 9mm Hi Point Carbine with a red dot. Lovely shooting gun as I found out today :D. That or maybe my Mosin Nagant....i dare someone to come up to our camp site when I have the pig sticker out
     
  6. tiberius

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    My favorite is a Winchester M-94 trapper in .44 Rem. Mag. I'd like to pick one up in .357 Magnum as well though.

    The magnums seem to make more sense out of a carbine than the true pistol rounds like 9mm or .45 ACP.... IMHO, YMMV of course.
     
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    For a camp rifle, I'd use an SKS. I love my Marlin 9mm, but I rather rely on 7.62x39 over 9mm in the woods. The ammo is cheaper for plinking anyway.
     
  8. P95Carry

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    My Win 94 in .357 is I reckon a very suitable choice ..... plenty of that cal ammo ... and suits my revo's also. At 100 yds it is still grouping well enough to be useful and at 50 yds ..... pretty tight ........ critters watch out!:p
     
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    Marlin 336CS in Thuddy-Thuddy.
     
  10. Ian Sean

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    Ruger P-9, Its a great plinker and when the kids get tired of the 22's they can handle it no problem. Also the availability of the high cap. mags is a plus.
     
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    Carbines are just short rifles, right?

    So, for me, any of the AK clones! everything is affordable, the rifle itself, ammo, mags...! Its reliable and durable! Good enough for almost anything you might encounter in the woods!
     
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    Remington 7400 Carbine Synthetic - only comes in .30-06 (say it YOUR way :neener: :D ).

    Short, Powerful, & takes 10-rd. mags (still have to test these out).
     
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    What IS a camp carbine, anyway?
     
  16. P95Carry

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    capnrik - definitions may vary I guess but for me ..........

    A moderately compact & light weight weapon, shorter than rifle length ... easy to tote and often using pistol cal ammo (not always .... instance ''thuddy-thuddy'').

    Should fullfill requirements of being suitable for defence (and so useful mag capacity) and also adequate against small to medium critters. Bit of a compact ''do-it-all'' weapon perhaps!

    Whether this is literally employed under camping conditions is not too important but classically it would be ... thus reasons for categorization.
     
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    Another vote for the Win 94. Mine happens to be .357 and has made several camping trips.

    Six
     
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    I use a H&R topper in 20 gauge with a 20 inch barrel in the camp rifle spot, even though it's not a rifle.

    the thing weighs about 5 pounds, and is about as long as an MP5, overall.
     
  20. Captain Scarlet

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    my definition of a camp carbine........

    a short handy lightweight rifle that is easy to carry, in a pistol
    caliber or an intermediate rifle caliber, something like:

    Ruger PC9
    US M1 .30 cal. carbine
    Marlin Camp9 / 45
    SKS paratrooper / cowboy's companion
    Hi Point 9mm carbine
    KEL-TEC 9mm carbine
    Winchester Trapper 30 - 30 lever action / .357
    Marlin lever action .44 magnum
    CAR shorty AR15
    standard SKS
    MAK90, etc.
     
  21. s&w 24

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    I second the H&R shotgun. After the HBBG (hill billy boat gun) project is finished I make a posting.
     
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    Rossi stainless carbine in .357 mag.
     
  23. glockten

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    Marlin 1894P .44 Mag

    OR

    Winchester 94 Trapper .45 Colt.
     
  24. JShirley

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    Of what I currently own, M1 Carbine or Sub-9. When it's been repaired by a real gunsmith, perhaps my 6mm CubScout.

    John
     
  25. benEzra

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    Stainless Ruger mini-14 with folding stock, and a 20-round magazine for compactness. (I'll get a folder if/when the AWB sunsets.) Since I don't have a folder right now, it'd be my mini-14 with the Choate pistol-grip stock (weatherproof and handy), with aforesaid 20-rd mag (or 30-rd since I can't fold the stock).

    BTW, ten years or so ago, one of the gun rags (I don't remember which one) recounted the story of a couple of guys who were out camping that were assaulted by armed robbers. IIRC, camper #1 was wounded, but camper #2 grabbed his camp rifle (mini-14 in this case) and dropped one robber; the second fled. Wish I could remember the whole story; was pretty interesting.
     
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