You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - > Long Guns > .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion >

Marlin Papoose or Henry survival rifle- which one??

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-21-2011, 05:25 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 12
Default Marlin Papoose or Henry survival rifle- which one??

of these 2 rifles, the marlin papoose and the henry survival rifle which is the best all around rifle? Money not a consideration.
nottelybill is offline  
Reply With Quote

Join Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join Today! - Click Here

Old 08-21-2011, 05:31 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
stalkingbear's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Lebanon,Ky
Posts: 4,066
Liked 447 Times on 260 Posts
Likes Given: 226


The survival rifle is a very neat concept but in actual practice the Marlin will most likely be more accurate & reliable. I've played with the survival rifles and found them to be very fickle on loads they like.
Sometimes you earthlings REALLY amaze me!
stalkingbear is offline  
kfox75 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2011, 06:50 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
SmithKid308's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 473
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts


I live in the hills of Kentucky and I own both of these and when I go camping I prefer my papoose over the survival rifle any day or weather
SmithKid308 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2011, 07:10 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
hiwall's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Cleator,AZ
Posts: 4,229
Liked 1304 Times on 842 Posts
Likes Given: 316


"survival rifle" is not a very good name for these rifles. Take one apart and see how cheaply made they are(and easily broken). Not something I would want to depend on. That said I do own one. Its under the seat in my truck(good for that). Mine functions very good and my friends also works fine. But if it was a survival situation I would want a bolt action or my old Remington model 4. You would want something that would not break.
Just walking on the edge of of my grave.
hiwall is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2011, 09:09 AM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 248
Liked 53 Times on 39 Posts
Likes Given: 1


Papoose hands down.
natman is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2011, 02:24 AM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
EW1066's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 345
Liked 134 Times on 74 Posts
Likes Given: 23


Papoose. Hands Down.

When injustice becomes law, rebellion becomes duty.

Thomas Jefferson
EW1066 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2011, 04:34 AM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Alabama
Posts: 199
Liked 16 Times on 12 Posts
Likes Given: 6


I don't own either one but have examined examples of both. If I were to ever buy either one it would be the Papoose without a doubt.

However, I doubt that I will ever buy either. If I wanted a .22 survival gun, I think my S & W Model 317 revolver would be ideal. It is an eight shot, double action, adjustable sight, three inch barrel revolver. It is the Airlight model, weighing less than 10 ounces. It rides on my hip in a holster and is so light you forget its there until you need it. It never gets in the way of anything I try to do. Its small enough you can even conceal it in a medium sized pocket.

Another possibility would be my Ruger Single Six. It has both .22 LR and .22 mag cylinders with a six inch barrel. However it is obviously bigger and heavier. Also it is only six shot and is slower to reload. Just not as handy.

For a rifle, either my Marlin 39A Golden Mountie or my Ruger 10/22 would work. The Marlin's advantage is that it can cycle any standard .22 ammo (shorts, longs, or long rifles). The Ruger's advantage is that it is faster to reload with extra magazines and can use large capacity mags and is semi auto for faster repeat shots.
(Luke 11:21 KJV) When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:

(Luke 22:36 KJV) Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.
Win73 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 02:37 AM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
big shrek's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: NW Florida
Posts: 1,781
Liked 694 Times on 386 Posts
Likes Given: 3690


Stainless Papoose

Gotta Luv 'em!
Calico Specialist
Marlin Specialist
I'm not just Trigger Happy, I'm Trigger Ecstatic!!
big shrek is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
BEST survival rifle stalkingbear Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 123 06-22-2014 01:22 AM
AR-7 Survival Rifle Reaper61 .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 17 07-30-2011 11:43 AM
Ramline Marlin M-70/Papoose 25rd 22lr Mag Cope's Distributing Sponsor Display 0 02-17-2011 02:09 PM
Henry survival rifle? cnorman18 .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 21 06-10-2010 01:21 AM
Henry AR-7 US Survival .22 henryar722 .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 2 07-29-2008 07:31 AM