Originally Posted by Ineffable
I'm not near clever enough for this. Just go X2 from anything JD says. I'm putting him in my bug out bag
LOL - That's funny right there. I actually made it into someone's bug out bag. That has to be a first for this forum.
Okay, you want a semi auto. And you want reliability. And you want the ability to sling lead. And you want the ability, presumably, to upgrade or add things to the platform that you see fit. Oh, and it should probably be accurate enough to keep the space zombies away from the driveway, right?
That knocks Colt right off the list. Stupid Proprietary platform. Large Pins this, different size mounts that. Screw them!
That would also knock the basic AK's out of the box. They aren't shooting 6 inches at 600 yards, I can tell you that.
A custom built AK? I just don't know if I would be willing to spend that kind of money and get that "lack of quality" of weapon. The AK platform is fine, for what it is, but my first choice for a SHTF battle style rifle?? I don't think so...
And money is no object huh?
Okay, you asked for it....
You need to get an import firearm's license, and while you are at it, get a class III weapons permit and a couple of tax stamps.
Order This Rifle
directly from H&K Europe. The .308 Nato caliber will knock anyone's penis in the dirt and there is ammo all over the place here in the states.
Call Brugger Thomet
and get yourself their Type G Suppressor. This is a VERY good suppressor and it will cost you a bunch of money. But, they have a VERY good name in suppressor technology. Get the quick on/quick off attachment. You'll thank me later.
Get yourself an EoTech 552 XR .308
. It will mount right up to your 1913 rails, at any point you want, and it's already got a Bullet Drop Compensator built in for the .308 round. Get the Night Vision Compatible version.
Call Schmidt & Bender
and pick up this scope that was deemed "good enough" for the USMC Snipers.
But wait, now I have two optics, how is that going to work??
Call Larue Tactical
. This quick release mount is designed for the EoTech and allows for your Night Vision Co-Witness.
Get a set of these rings for your S&B
makes it easy to snap the glass on and off as long range / shorter range opportunities present themselves.
would be to get an ARMS quick release scope mount rail and get some really hardcore Badger Ord rings for the scope.
Then add a Pelican case, a Leica laser range finder, a 5.11 Tactical HRT shooting solution watch and a Kestrel Wind Meter.
With that kit, you should be able to hit, and kill, just about anything man sized or smaller out to about 800 yards, conservatively....