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Old 11-24-2013, 06:09 PM   #11
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I love my 91/30 but I would not recommend it as your only centerfire rifle. If you just want to plink and have a rifle for SD I would go with an AR 15. If hunting is on your mind I would look for a larger caliber.

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Old 11-24-2013, 06:30 PM   #12
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i know you didn't ask for suggestions but......

a good, new bolt action or lever action rifle can be had under $400.

for a first centerfire rifle, you might seek a good "all around" rifle that you could use for SD, some fun plinking, hunting......think lever 30-30 or 357!

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Old 11-25-2013, 01:00 AM   #13
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Im looking for an all around do it all type of gun SD/ shtf for my first rifle right now sks's can be found for under 400$ and its semi auto so im really liking that i dont think there is a semi auto right now for under 400$ that shoots popular ammo. i would like a lever action but i never see 30-30 at walmart and i prefer semi auto. 762x39 is almost the same as .30 and its 5$ for a box of 20 tula steel cased 762x39 at walmart so what do you guys think anout the sks as a first center fire rifle? Id like opinions i like the mosin its a good gun for 130$ but its more of a battle rifle wasnt ment for accuracy and if im going to get a rifle fof self defense shtf id want a semi auto i can probably find a bolt gun that more accurate then a mosin for around 250$

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MHO? The M&P. Mosins are reasonably priced, so's the ammo. But The M&P's a lot more versatile and would compliment your 10/22. Believe it or not, both reach out a lot further than you might think. If it were me, and I wanted a bolt action rifle, a Savage or Ruger American would be a better choice, but that's me.
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I think it depends if you want practical, or milsurp.

If you are looking for a practical, accurate, cost-effective

bolt action you can install a good scope upon, get a Ruger or Savage,

like Donn said.

As to the SHTF, I wish the S would S or get off the damn pot!

I've been cringing in anxious anticipation of the SHTF for

FIFTY YEARS!

"SHTF" is just an urban legend. Forget about it.

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I think it depends if you want practical, or milsurp.

If you are looking for a practical, accurate, cost-effective

bolt action you can install a good scope upon, get a Ruger or Savage,

like Donn said.

As to the SHTF, I wish the S would S or get off the damn pot!

I've been cringing in anxious anticipation of the SHTF for

FIFTY YEARS!

"SHTF" is just an urban legend. Forget about it.
i agree 100%! bout time somebody said it!

if SHTF......any functioning gun with ammo should do the trick!

and you'll look MUCH cooler in the post-apocalyptic world with a lever action rifle imo.....
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Old 11-25-2013, 02:15 AM   #17
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i agree 100%! bout time somebody said it!

if SHTF......any functioning gun with ammo should do the trick!

and you'll look MUCH cooler in the post-apocalyptic world with a lever action rifle imo.....
personally i think most people think the gun is all they need for a SHTF situation!

sure if there ever was a SHTF situation, the gun can be important, but it's not the most important. shelter, food and water are much more important.
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and you'll look MUCH cooler in the post-apocalyptic world with a lever action rifle imo.....
Of course, then we'll have to worry about the "Mine Shaft Gap"...
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personally i think most people think the gun is all they need for a SHTF situation!

sure if there ever was a SHTF situation, the gun can be important, but it's not the most important. shelter, food and water are much more important.
#1 is water....3-4 days without it and you're pushing up daisies.

empty shells hold very little water, and not effectively.....
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#1 is water....3-4 days without it and you're pushing up daisies.

empty shells hold very little water, and not effectively.....
LMAO!!!!!!

i need to get some 50 bmg rounds to hold water!
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