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Old 08-30-2011, 02:07 AM   #41
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I would not want a take down rifle in a back pack if it was for self defense in the woods. I vote for a lever action carbine.... 30/30, 44mag, 357mag something like that, with skinner or XS sights. Get a backpack with a scabbard in it.

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In Kalifornia Fish and Game or Rangers take a jaundiced view of rifles carried afield w/o some game tag. They assume that you are poaching, therefore stowing weapons is needed, even self defense side arms tend to need to be unobtrusive.

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The OP is from North Carolina... not sure about the laws there. Is it legal to "conceal" a weapon in a backpack? A take down rifle packs nicely, but what if you need it in a hurry? If it must be stowed, I would keep a big bore centerfire pistol/revolver in my pack.

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Court ruling(for Kali) is if a weapon is not whole it is not a gun until assembled. I usually use a fanny pack holster for easy unobtrusive carry in the field. Most of my CCW holsters are not super comfy for 5 mile hikes in the woods with all my other gear, so my G20 or G30 ride nice in my fanny pack carried in front.

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Default browning BLR takedown

I was interested in this topic for the reason that I want a rifle that will break down and fit INSIDE my backpack. I live about a mile from Pike National Forest. The land where the trailhead is belongs to the city, in the midst of suburbia . It is legal to carry a gun in plain sight, but would be causing fainting spells and 911 calls among the citizenry. However, the trails get remote and cross into Nat Forest land within a mile or so... and you can basically hike to Utah. (I live in Co Springs, CO) My desire is to be able to do target practice , deep into the woods. Do some target shooting. If it works well, it could become my hunting rifle.

I've got plenty of rifles, I want a TAKE DOWN. I've been looking at the Browning BLR takedown in 270.

I just have no experience with one, and don't know anyone that has one.

Anyone have experience with this rifle? If so, are there any issues that I might need to be aware of, based on what I've posted here so far?

Are there any other take downs that someone has had experience with?

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I am surprised no one has suggested a Ruger Mini 30. There are side folding stocks available if necessary. Easy take down. Ammo is reasonable, 20 rounds of 125 grn soft point Silver Bear $5-$6. Just dont use Tula. 5, 10, 20 and 30 round mags available. I picked up a used one for $400. Most I have seen have been in the $500 range.

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I am surprised no one has suggested a Ruger Mini 30. There are side folding stocks available if necessary. Easy take down. Ammo is reasonable, 20 rounds of 125 grn soft point Silver Bear $5-$6. Just dont use Tula. 5, 10, 20 and 30 round mags available. I picked up a used one for $400. Most I have seen have been in the $500 range.

Interesting... I have a mini-14... which is too small caliber to hunt other than varmints. But a Mini-30! ... although it will be about the same price as a Browning BLR, for a new one, anyway.

Thanks, intriguing thought
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Except u can't use steel cased ammo.

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Except u can't use steel cased ammo.
That is a crock. The Silver Bear functions perfectly in mine. Tula is crap. It is not the hard primer with Tula so much as it is inconsistent setting of the primer. Some are flush with the base of the case and some are buried. I had a minor feed problem with Wolf with the 2nd round in the 5 round mag but it functioned perfectly from the 20 round mag.
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A Winchester Model 94 30-30 comes to mind first.

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