No .22 is adequate for self defense. It might be better than a sharp stick. It might not be too. Think [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VlOpwsj09c]atlatl.[/ame] They are much more deadly than a .22. They were used to wipe out the mammoths. Try killing a mammoth with a .22. Well it would be pretty easy because they're already dead. People killed them with sharp sticks. BTW the range on an atlatl is about 850 feet. They have been used all over the world actually. They predate the bow and arrow by a huge margin and they are considered far more effective. The Aztecs put stone tips on their darts and those were used to penetrate the chain mail armor of the Spanish. Add that to the fact they are silent in operation and you have a weapon superior to a .22 if you have the skill to use it.a SHTF .22 semi-auto rifle, that would be adequate for self-defense and hunting purposes?
You have to hit a very small area to be effective with a .22. 25 chances will not be enough. ObserveI disagree. We are talking rifles. 25 rounds of just about anything will work for SD.
A 10-22 or a marlin/Glenfield 60. ..That's it.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)