survival evaluation

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by Armed-Citizen, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. Armed-Citizen

    Armed-Citizen New Member

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    if you could only have one rifle for a survival tool, which brand,model and caliber would you choose? consider that you can only carry what you can on you.
    if you had to choose between a flash light, a lighter and poncho to carry, which would you choose?
    if you had to abandon your home for any reason , what would you take with you? knowing there's a chance that you might have to survive for days possibly away from home, say 3-5days
     
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  2. JD1969

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    Ruger 10/22 and the lighter. The second part of your question does not make sense though. A lighter is pretty small compared to a poncho, and a flashlight can be tiny, so I don't see why anyone with a typical pair of jeans on could not carry all three. But it's your game so I answered within the rules.
     

  3. Armed-Citizen

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    thank you, my second question referred to that whatever caliber or rifle you choose, you must remember that your going to carry as much ammo as your body can carry, in other words you cant say ak-47 and 10k rounds of ammo, it would be pretty heavy. there's no extra help, . in response to the question, i would choose a pcc(pistol caliber carbine) maybe a ruger pc9 with a lightweight stock. knowing i can carry more ammo for a .22, but comparing it with a 9 or a 40, i would rather choose these over the 22 comparing stopping power. referring to the last question, i'd choose the flashlight, why?: 1.it lights the way at night. 2.i can use the lens to make a fire as well.
     
  4. JD1969

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    Well the 10/22 is a .22 LR. If I am in a true survival situation I want something that I can take game with. Sure a .22 gives up some stopping power, but 90% of the game you can take will be small, rabbits, tree rats, maybe a bird of some kind. A .22 will not destroy as much meat and I can carry 1000+ rounds with ease, 1000 rounds of even 9mm will be very heavy. BTW, how are you going to start a fire with a plastic flashlight lens, not saying it can't be done, but good luck. I don't need a flashlight at night, it's amazing how much your eyes will adjust.
     
  5. cottontop

    cottontop Guest

    These kinds of situations are purely hypothetical and will not happen anyway, at least in our lifetimes. It almost seems like some guys want this to happen just so they can use their survival skills and survival equipment, and survival guns. Why don't you just go off into a remote woods sometime and pretend it has happened and then come back and ask yourself if you really do want it to happen?
    cottontop
     
  6. Bearsdad40cc

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    I agree with the .22 LR. My broth in law is stocking it because it's lightweight and for small game but ..... I'm leaning towards buying a Hi Point 9mm carbine for more stopping power. Do y'all know of any other low end options of 9mm carbine besides Hi Point??
     
  7. Garadex

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    The Kel-Tec SUB-2000, MSRP of $409 and available in 9mm and 40 S&W.
     
  8. purehavoc

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    My winchester model 190 .22lr ,and lighter . If I had to abandon my house I would pick up my BOB and be out the door in about 30 seconds , I would grab as much ammo as I could take with me for my AR and .22LR . Everything else I need is in that 5800 ci backpack and will take me for as long as needed so long as I can shoot some food . Deer, rabbits, ducks, goose, squirrel, pheasant, and others are readily available around here and a headshot on a deer with a .22LR will always get the job done in a relatively quiet fashion . The .223 would only be for security purposes or long distance
     
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  9. Bearsdad40cc

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    Sorry I'm off the main subject but is the Kel tec carbine better or equal to Hi point carbine?? I think Hi Point is less expensive ??
     
  10. purehavoc

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    Come on now you want answers you gotta play the game :D
     
  11. JD1969

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    Since the OP edited the topic since my reply I need to reply again. If it's only for 3-5 days I'll keep my 10/22 and knock it back to 500 rounds of ammo and I will also bring along my 1911 with 50 rounds of .45. My BOB is already packed with two MRE's, and I have two more in the trunk of my car. 3-5 days and my main focus is going to be on not being detected and finding water. This is of course per the OP's rules of having to run out of the house with little to no notice. I keep a Get Home Bag in the car as well. I try to keep at least 2 qt's of water on or near me as well, mainly because I take that much to work with me everyday just to drink. Now if I have to take the wife and kids with me, the whole thing changes and my plan is to head to her sisters place but that is 1.5 hrs by car, which means in a true SHTF situation it might take days to get there. If that were ever to happen, my thought is that I would have at least a few days notice and be able to be long gone before trouble came to my door step.
     
  12. cottontop

    cottontop Guest

    OK, I'll play. Instead of taking a defensive mode, I will be on the offensive and will stalk the enemy in sniper fashion. I will use my Ruger #1 single shot in .225 Winchester and will have loaded up about 400 rounds of 40 grain Hornady Zmax at a screaming 3900 fps when the enemy offered head shots so I could see the heads explode like a pumpkin. I would also have about 600 rounds of 55 grain Hornady sp loaded to around 3400 fps for body shots and for hunting deer and hogs and such for survival meat.
    cottontop
     
  13. locutus

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    Colt AR-15M4, and basic load out of 210 rounds. Lighter and mini Maglite.

    I keep two half gallon containers (milk jugs) of water, and two boxes of pop-tarts in the truck. I keep a lot of other stuff in the truck as well, but if I had to leave the truck, that's what I'd carry for 3-5 days.

    If I could stay with the truck, I'm good for 3-4 weeks.
     
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  14. purehavoc

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    Seriously 3-5 days on 2 boxes of pop tarts. Damn I would wilt up and blow away . JK I know what you mean .:D and I would be a long damn ways away from blowing away missing even 2-3 days worth of meals
     
  15. orangello

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    My Marlin Model 60 in .22LR, the lighter :rolleyes:, and would grab a synthetic blanket or emergency blanket (foilstuff) & some water jugs.
     
  16. HockaLouis

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    Now we know where to get a free AR and how long to wait to pick it up. Newsflash -- it ain't 3-4 weeks. LOL You can't make this stuff up!

    ANother one of these dopey threads eh? OK Short term!? AR Carbine too, otherwise, probably a Ruger 77 All-Weather in .22 Mag w/the same seven lbs. of FMJ ammo Locutus constrained himself to, and the poncho.
     

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  17. ineverFTF

    ineverFTF New Member

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    Look at my profile pic. Now back at your post. That is the face i am making in response.
     
  18. tonydewar

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    if you have to depend on it to survive do you really want a cheep gun? i say a good .22 rifle and a pancho. batts are going to go dead and lighter fuel will run out but i still have some shelter.
     
  19. Garadex

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    What would you take exactly?