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Old 11-22-2012, 12:57 AM   #11
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From all the information the OP gave,I'd suggest a 243,25/06,or 7mm-08 caliber.
Ammo is common and easy to find.
Recoil is minimal in those calibers. So,your other half would be able to shoot them without recoil being an issue if she desired.
You can get factory ammo suited for varmints/smaller game,as well as the larger bullets for bigger game like deer/antelope.

A bolt action rifle is the simplest design to maintain,and there are many great shooting rifles to choose from today.

The AR15 or the larger AR10 platforms are great rifles,and are available in many different calibers,but if you have an AR15 in the common 223/5.56 caliber,you will be limited in factory ammo offerings in bullet weights. Most factory ammo is made mainly for small animals/varmints,and if you want to hunt bigger game you really have to handload yourself to get ammo with heavier bullets. With the bigger calibers that are made to work in an AR15,finding ammo can be a problem depending on where you are at.
The AR10 platform will use the bigger calibers 243 and up,but these can get to be pretty heavy rifles to tote around.

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Old 11-22-2012, 02:17 AM   #12
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Small to medium game in a shtf situation 10/22 or a savage 93

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I think Aim surplus has Romanian trainers for $119.00 on sale now. I bought my son one a few years ago. We got a matching rifle, except for the mag which are the norm.
http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?groupid=672&name=Romanian+M1969+.22lr +Trainer+Rifle

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Any long gun, or rifles only?

For any long gun, IMHO, it really depends on your price range. If your in the below $400 range, then the Mossberg 500 is probably the way to go. You should be able to get it in the combo package with a 28" field barrel, and an 18" home defense barrel. You should also be able to find a rifled barrel as well, but you'll have to buy that seperate.

Above $400 The possibilities are endless. For a pump go Browning BPS, for an autoloader, anything Benelli, or Browning is the way to go in my opinion.

As far as rifles go, Ruger makes some very nice products. You may want to look into a mini 14, or a mini 30. Ruger also makes many other rifles that you may want to look into.

Here's the Ruger site:

http://www.ruger.com/index.html

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I gotta agree that for a basic survival rifle - a Ruger 10/22 is very hard to beat. Very rugged, simple, shoots super cheap 22 ammo, very accurate, can scope it for long shots, super light recoil - almost no recoil.

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Any gun that gets mud in the chamber will fail. I am an AK and SKS fan and probably a bigger AR fan. All of them will fail with junk in the chamber. Of all teh internet myths about AR and AK family guns out there, the truth probably lies somewhere closer to the satement that "ARs are a lot more reliable than most people thing, and AKs are a lot more accurate than most people think."

That being said, if you are looking for real versatility, then the AR is probably your best bet. You buy one lower which is the registered firearm. Then you can buy other uppers to accomodate other roles. Swap calibers, go from precison rifle to light weight carbine, etc. You can buy the uppers and parts directly through the mail as your budget allows.
I love my AR SYSTEMS. but let's get real. The SKS is much simpler to maintain, clean, and shoot. As far as clearing it out. ? I've done it with mine. AR fails SKS cycled. 30 rds. True story sorry.
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Keep his criteria in mind: small to medium sized game.

A .22lr is not going to work for medium sized game.

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This is really great information, thank you.

If wild pigs (like those found in Texas) would be the top end of the game I'd hunt, I'm assuming .22LR would be to small, yeah?

Also: Happy Thanksgiving!

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This is really great information, thank you.

If wild pigs (like those found in Texas) would be the top end of the game I'd hunt, I'm assuming .22LR would be to small, yeah?

Also: Happy Thanksgiving!
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I would recommend a .22 Mag pump or bolt action rifle. 100% more powerful than a .22 LR. The same power as a .38 at the muzzle and the velocity at 100 yards is the same as a .22 LR from ITS muzzle! The fast firing Henry 12-shot .22 Mag pump would be pretty high on my list of only-one emergency rifles. The Ruger 77/22! Maybe the Marlin 925RM with 7-shot mags...

.22 LR as a panacea is the parroting of the foolish -- if someone MADE you have only the weakest cartridge available for general purposes you'd cry, and there are no features of them the .22 Mag doesn't largely posses as well but with twice the power. Other than POSSIBLY the .22 Hornet, .223 is really the only other practical answer if you think you are gravitating towards a centerfire, AR or bolt based...

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