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Old 03-24-2013, 04:32 PM   #61
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What would be your top 5 choices for a SHTF .22 semi-auto rifle, that would be adequate for self-defense and hunting purposes? (best to least best)
Either a Ruger 10/22 or a S&W 15-22. I cant think of another semiauto rimfire I would even consider for your stated purposes.

The Marlin Model 60 and Browning SA-22 are both fine semiautos and would be great for hunting and target practice but I would not chose a tubular mag gun for SD. Likewise the Marlin Papoose and Henry AR-7 are nifty little survival/emergency kit guns with detachable mags but neither would be my choice unless their breakdown capacity were a serious need.

There may be other semiauto choices available but I don't know enough about any of them to trust then in a SHTF scenario.

All that said, be aware that a .22 semiauto rifle is a distant fourth choice for SD, behind a centerfire rifle, a centerfire handgun or a semiauto/pump shotgun.
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Ruger 10/22 pops in my head right away in SHTF situation just because there are tons and tons of them out there. Gotta think repair, upkeep and availability of parts.

Also like the fact that the Ruger Charger has all interchangeable parts with the 10/22. So you can have an almost pistol and a spare parts kit in on.

But, it would be prudent to have one very simple, very basic operation gun like a bolt action or break open that has very few moving/breakable parts.

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Any thoughts on the Savage 94F semi auto? Very happy w/my new one, very accurate and very affordable w/synthetic stock. Been able to buy additional 10 rd magazines also for good price. Not much mention but nothing to give up if looking for great 22. My 2 cents.

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H&k MP5 A5




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Both with 25 rd mags.

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First post, referred here by the homeschooler in Santa Cruz...

1. Henry AR-7
2. Ruger 10/22 Take Down
3. Marlin 795

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Would be nice to have a .22 LR semi-auto with the .410 option - but don't know if they exist or how that would be accomplished.

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First post, referred here by the homeschooler in Santa Cruz...

1. Henry AR-7
2. Ruger 10/22 Take Down
3. Marlin 795

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Would be nice to have a .22 LR semi-auto with the .410 option - but don't know if they exist or how that would be accomplished.

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CZ makes one & Savage makes one. Savage used to make nice wood models in various configurations. Wish I had one...
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CZ makes one & Savage makes one. Savage used to make nice wood models in various configurations. Wish I had one...
Are those SEMI-AUTO with the .410 option - or break open / bolt action?

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1. Ruger10/22
2. S&W m&p15-22
3. Moss berg 702
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Ruger 10/22 accurate and very dependable.
A Remington. I am not up on the models. Every one I have owned will drive tacks out of the box.
Marlin mdl 870
Savage

For a very dependable hunting rifle get a bolt action. I have a old Marlin mdl 80 magazine feed that is over 60 years old and has fired over 10,000 rounds that still shoots well. There is not much to break on it.

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