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One Shot 12-23-2012 06:44 PM

Ultimate Survival Gun (Pistol and/or Rifle)
 
I was just wonderin' what other people would think the ultimate survival gun is. It can any make or model with any accessories that you believe it should have. Let the debate begin.

Machinist 12-23-2012 08:14 PM

I think a good case can be made for an accurate .22 rimfire rifle backed up by a centerfire handgun for defense.

If circumstances call for a centerfire rifle than it could be backed up by an accurate .22 handgun for living off the land, as well as a light centerfire handgun for personal defense if possible and appropriate.

A .22 lets you carry a much larger supply of ammo for a given bulk and weight, will take small game with minimal meat loss, and will have a much smaller noise signature if stealth is desired.

Really, the decision would depend on the circumstances. In most cases I would feel well equipped with a good .22 rifle and a suitable medium sized ,357 Magnum revolver. a couple of hundred rounds of .22 and thirty rounds of .357 would put one in a good position. More ammo would be better and doubling that would not add much to the pack.

If I needed a centerfire I would chose my lever action .357 or my Winchester Mod 70 in .308, backed up by a light .357 like my 5" Mod 60 or 4" Mod 19 and a good .22 revolver for living off the land. The .22 would not have to be holstered if that was a problem. It could be kept in the pack, though having it handy might make a difference if you were traveling.

Not much you couldn't handle with one of those setups. You could still carry a reasonable amount of water, food and gear, and move far and fast if need be.

303Lithgow 12-23-2012 08:19 PM

If I could only have one gun it would be an AR22. That way I could change uppers and have a rifle and a pistol. I'm assuming I could still do the federal paperwork in this question. I would want a 22 over a 223 because a 22 can do everything I would need to do with a gun.

By the way I have an AR22.

Shootist 12-23-2012 09:53 PM

Please take that ugly obama face of your signature :o

303Lithgow 12-23-2012 10:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Shootist (Post 158695)
Please take that ugly obama face of your signature :o

I think its called sarcasm.

Shootist 12-23-2012 10:18 PM

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Originally Posted by 303Lithgow (Post 158700)
I think its called sarcasm.

Maybe so but that ugly commie face is to disturbing to have to see.

303Lithgow 12-23-2012 10:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Shootist (Post 158703)
Maybe so but that ugly commie face is to disturbing to have to see.

Then don't look at it.

One Shot 12-24-2012 01:19 PM

I figured it was fitting because of the lack of privacy in recent years if you know what I mean.

303Lithgow 12-24-2012 01:40 PM

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Originally Posted by One Shot (Post 158753)
I figured it was fitting because of the lack of privacy in recent years if you know what I mean.

I get it. Shootist didn't get enough vegetables yesterday. :-D

One Shot 12-24-2012 01:49 PM

Ohhhh

303Lithgow 12-24-2012 01:59 PM

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Originally Posted by One Shot (Post 158761)
Ohhhh

So what would be your one rifle/pistol?

tx gun runner 12-24-2012 02:12 PM

Lever action rifle in 357 / 38 and matching sidearm will handle everything in food or protection with Shot shells , 38 colt , 38 spec and 357 mags . A target 22lr pistol with a muffler will make a good gun when you don't want to be seen or hear for protection and hunting .

303Lithgow 12-24-2012 02:16 PM

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Originally Posted by tx gun runner (Post 158764)
Lever action rifle in 357 / 38 and matching sidearm will handle everything in food or protection with Shot shells , 38 colt , 38 spec and 357 mags . A target 22lr pistol with a muffler will make a good gun when you don't want to be seen or hear for protection and hunting .

But you only get to keep one.

Shootist 12-24-2012 02:30 PM

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Originally Posted by One Shot (Post 158753)
I figured it was fitting because of the lack of privacy in recent years if you know what I mean.

I find that ugly face offensive :evil:

303Lithgow 12-24-2012 02:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Shootist (Post 158767)
I find that ugly face offensive :evil:

We say the same thing about your face but welcome you here anyway.:razz:

Shootist 12-24-2012 02:42 PM

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Originally Posted by 303Lithgow (Post 158770)
We say the same thing about your face but welcome you here anyway.:razz:

I can leave :evil:

303Lithgow 12-24-2012 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Shootist (Post 158772)
I can leave :evil:

Stick around and play nice.:razz:

One Shot 12-24-2012 04:20 PM

First, I'll change the picture. Second, my gun would probably be a short barrel rifle in 22 mag with a low-mid power scope or a EOTech sight. I might even go with a short double barrel shotgun in either 12 or 16 gauge with a variety of shells (buckshot and birdshot most likely)

Shootist 12-24-2012 04:39 PM

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Originally Posted by One Shot (Post 158774)
First, I'll change the picture. Second, my gun would probably be a short barrel rifle in 22 mag with a low-mid power scope or a EOTech sight. I might even go with a short double barrel shotgun in either 12 or 16 gauge with a variety of shells (buckshot and birdshot most likely)

Thank you!!!! :cool:

One Shot 12-24-2012 04:42 PM

Your welcome. I was just showin' the fact that even a random website has access to the important information that your computer automatically shows it.


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