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Old 07-26-2013, 08:33 AM   #1
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Default M6 scout or NEF survivor(tamer)

Looking for a little advice on a good survival/ hunting rifle. So far I have heard many good things about both long rifles. I am seeking to know what other think of these to guns and which they think is better and why.
What do you think of their accuracy?
How reliable and well built are the two?
Are they good enough that you would buy either one?
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Old 07-26-2013, 03:11 PM   #2
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I would probably buy a marlin pss- Typical marlin accuracy. More round on hand before reloading and not many things you can't kill with a .22lr with well placed shots.

http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firearms/SelfLoading/70PSS.asp

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I have an M6 in .22LR/.410 Fit is a little loose. Accuracy is poor but manageable. Reliability is great. The stock holds 15 rifle cartridges and 4 shells. It does have the advantage of having both chambers loaded. It just takes a simple push or pull of the selector to go from one barrel to the other; so follow up shots can be accomplished without reloading, albeit with the other caliber. I has a weird trigger that you squeeze with your whole hand. It's not bad, just different. I took the trigger guard off. I think the Survivor also shoots .45 Colt, M6 does not.

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If your main gun is an ar15 grab a cmmg conversion one mag and a box of shells. Fits in the bottom of a pack or a molle pouch. Accurate enough for hunting without the need for carrying another gun.

Secondly i would take the ruger 10/22 takedown accuracy to 100 yards very small lightweight if you use an adm qd mount on your main gun optic you can record the number of cross bolt nut turns to tighten to either rail and the number of clicks needed for both rifles on the optic to set zeros without needing to reshoot.

Im not a huge fan of the socalled survival rifles. They just arent very durable. I would prolly opt for a cricket over the dedicated survivor type offerings

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If I had to choose a gun in this category, I would have to go with the Savage Model 24. However I have seen the new style M42 they came out with and I don't care for them at all. I'm not sure how I feel about the trigger on the M6 scout I think it would take a lot of getting use to, and I'm not a big fan of the single shot capability of the NEF/Rossi. Either the Rossi or the NEF are ok guns in the .22, .410, 20ga, but in my experience the larger calibers tend to shoot loose over time.

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Thank you very much JonM, one of my biggest concerns is that I was looking to get a ruger 10/22 but I haven't seen any 22 ammo in almost 4 months. And I know the bed survivor has a 12 gauge barrel so I can get some adapters to make it shoot 30-06, .308, 20,28,410,45 colt, .223, 22 so I like the fact I can have an adapter with me and not worry about having a ammo I can't shoot or running out of ammo so I would much rather have something bigger like a 308 size and an adapter. Then be stuck with a 22. And no ammo

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For survival purposes you dont need a ton of ammo. Cant carry it if you had it.

Shooting small game will get you by while you figure out how to fish trap and hunt with a bow.

Sooner or later bullets run out. Then what??

I practice shooting a longbow and hunting with it on rabbits in my backyard. If your looking at it from a survival perspective guns arent a good end game. You need something that can be made using a knife.

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I definitely agree and I am very comfortable with longbows and crossbows even though I prefer longbows

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In Minnesota small game and Deer season over lap. I have a Chiappa 1911-22 that I put Hogue 1911 grips on or a custom Ruger Mk II that I carry on my hip when I'm hunting. A 30.06 for the big game and if something happened that I had to spend the night out in the woods the .22 will work for small game. I have about $250 total into the Chiappa, I don't feel that is out of line and the quality and accuracy is actually pretty good for a low cost gun.

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I thank everyone very much for all their advice

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