What should one have for a survival rifle

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by FullautoUSA, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. FullautoUSA

    FullautoUSA Welcoming Committee/ Resident Pellet Gunner Lifetime Supporter

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    I'm going to make a survival rifle using a pellet gun, so far I'm going to give it a camo, and a pouch that straps to the stock to hold extra pellets, co2, magazines, a multitool, and a firestarter.
    Are there any other attachments that I should put on my rifle.
     
  2. TLuker

    TLuker Active Member

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    I know very little about pellet guns, with that said would one that has a handle to cock it (build it up air pressure in a cylinder) be better than using Co2 cartridges?
     

  3. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    A holster...

    ...for a real firearm someday.
     
  4. divinginn

    divinginn New Member

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    A scope would make a head shot easier.
     
  5. Kai

    Kai New Member

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    And how would a pellet gun provide survival benefits? What would those benefits be?
     
  6. towboater

    towboater Well-Known Member

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    I'd get one that doesn't require CO2.
     
  7. bamashooter68

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    I have one that shoots 1250fps if you use the PBA pellets and 1000fps with standard pellets. It has a 3x9 scope on it and its very accurate. Other than squirrels the biggest game its killed is racoon. The coon was about 25ft up in a tree and I killed it with one head shot. I think pellet guns have come a long way and can be very useful in a survival situation.
     
  8. FullautoUSA

    FullautoUSA Welcoming Committee/ Resident Pellet Gunner Lifetime Supporter

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    Cheaper, cheaper ammo, quieter (I live in ma so I can't get suppressors), no restrictions as to barrel length, and it can easily take out small game- you don't need the ability to take out deer or bear because your not going to be able to carry the meat, so all you need is to be able to kill squirrels, plus with a shot to the head or jugaler vein it will kill a human, my main reason as to why is the quiet aspect
     
  9. HockaLouis

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    I trip across this regularly in such circles. Not as much as "the .22 LR is the only gun you need to survive the end of days," but it is common.

    Even the theory is weak IMO...
     
  10. TLuker

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    I'm not a fan of pellet guns, but I also recognize they could be useful. I could see one making a good survival weapon if you happened to be stranded in the wilderness for a few days. One could also be useful around the house for small game and varmints. With that said, I think it's also important to recognize the limits of a pellet rifle and the benefits of a good center fire rifle in a survival situation. In other words I wouldn't depend solely on a pellet rifle just like I wouldn't depend solely on small game for any length of time, but that is just my opinion.

    As for the original question, I would add some fishing line and small hooks to that pouch. They could be very useful in a survival situation and wouldn't weight much at all. :)
     
  11. FullautoUSA

    FullautoUSA Welcoming Committee/ Resident Pellet Gunner Lifetime Supporter

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    I didn't think of that and it's a pretty good idea, thanks.
     
  12. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I have a 22 caliber spring air pellet rifle. They are accurate and fairly powerful. At 10 meters it will penetrate a 3/4" pine board. Mine will definitely take out a bunny. They are ammo sensitive so try several different brands. Gamo makes one with a silencer and it is legal as it is not a firearm. It takes them about 50-100 rounds to get quiet when they are new. The higher velocity in the 177 are harder to silence. There are some expensive ones that you pump up which are very quiet and will give multiple shots on a charge. Add some snares or mouse/rat traps to that kit.
     
  13. FullautoUSA

    FullautoUSA Welcoming Committee/ Resident Pellet Gunner Lifetime Supporter

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    The one I am using is semi automatic co3
     
  14. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    The CO2 stuff i've shot are about as loud as a 22 -
     
  15. shawn_c2000

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    It's actually not a bad idea (except the c02 part) some of the hundred dollar ones are kick *** much quieter than a .22 but only good for birds and other small game but its still food although I do recommend getting a real firearm
     
  16. HockaLouis

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    Really think you'll need a few? CB, CBee, Quiet-22, 22 SubSonic...
     
  17. shawn_c2000

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    I agree but we don't know his circumstances he might not be able to own a firearm
     
  18. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    You'll Shoot Your Eye Out Kid!

    ;)
    ...why I initally said "a firearm someday."
     

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  19. shawn_c2000

    shawn_c2000 New Member

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    Yeah I shoot a lot of cci cb longs gonna stock on those and mini mags and maybe 100 velocitors
     
  20. manta

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    Forget about co2 or Charged pneumatic a good spring air will easily take rabbits out to 30 yards. It is as just as quite the others without a sound moderator. Also you won't need to pre-charge the rifle or carry co2 cartridges around with you just pellets.