Originally Posted by HockaLouis
You guys re: the .22 Mag sound like me. Of course the .22 LR is an absurd choice regardless how often it is parroted -- it is the weakest cartridge around and if somebody MADE you limit yourself to that you'd cry.
.22 Mag offers twice the power at least with the same features and benefits of the .22 LR except price basically.
As for the .30-30, at this point the 7.62x39mm or 6.8 SPC would probably be fair choices.
Do some guys just write the first thing they come up with or the last thing they heard? No offense meant. "Hey, remember, a .25-06 is a .25 like a .25 ACP except for more powder too."
The 22lr is a good cartridge and only gun snobs with plenty of money to buy ammo would think differently. I will admit the 22 mag would be a much better choice. As for the bigger cartridges, I am not a big fan of the 7.62x39 because of their ballistics and the fact that I am to unfamiliar with them. If I wanted something like the 7.62x39 I would choose a .308. For me bugging out would consist of traveling in pretty rural areas where most people do not own all of the tacticool guns, but guns used to hunt, making a 30/30 lever action a viable choice. Oh yeah, your last comment about how people (me) compare cartridges because of their sizes. Well, as I hope you could tell I KNOW that the difference in powder matters. However, I think people get so caught up on the amount of powder in a round they forget that size does matter.