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Best all-around survival rifle

Discussion in 'Rifles' started by Sir Digby, Mar 1, 2012.

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    Looks sharp! I wouldn't mind trying it out. I like the Accu-Trigger that mossberg uses.
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    I also like the Howa .223 Bolt Action with the Hogue Stock. I have used this one extensively. It has the same action as the Weatherby Vanguard.


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    i dont know as much as alot here about guns but my vote would be the guns digsby posted in the pic above lmao, just on shear looks alone
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    The guns Digsby showed do have a unique look that i do like, and might buy for that fact alone.
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    I like the Howas and Vanguards because of the magazines. Well, more than that, but that's a LARGE part of it for me. That company has a lot on the ball right now, IMO. I'm really looking forward to shooting one of these Mossies, though. I think I'd rather have a 7.62 for an all around or Scout gun, but 5.56 isn't out of the question, for sure. I really love the idea of running the AR mags, too. A 30rd bolt action just speaks to my soul.
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    Yes there is something very appealing about a 30 round bolt action rifle. it would throw your enemy off when they are trying to advance on you by counting rounds
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    ive been looking up alot of stuff on bullet proof/resistant body armor and face masks, and from what ive read a 7.62 would more than likely penetrate, deffenitly the mask, but more likely the armor too
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    yeah there aren't too many that will stop 7.62 rounds. maybe with a level 1 trauma plate they will.
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    scary thought really. how available are the 7.62 rounds going to be once shtf? i ask because atm im looking for a very cheap rifle that ammo wont be hard to find/trade for, but still be affective protecting my family?
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    I am sure once shtf all ammo will be on the scarce side. I am stocking up now. I figure having several different calibers would be the best way to hedge your bets on ammo.
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    lmao, ya, we'll probably go back to the old flint lock after a while, i do however, know how to make black powder, maybe that'll come in handy later
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    I wouldn't mind picking up an percussion pistol or black powder rifle. Just to have.
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    problem with most of those way older guns is theres no rifling, makes for week aim
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    That is true. but when you hit your target with the large caliber ball ammo you can do some serious damage.
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    in the mid 1800s the flint locks had rifling, you still had to pack the powder but it was more accurate.
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    Yes, the rifling is so very important in accuracy! The only smooth bore i have fired is the shot gun.
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    ha, do they make rifled 12gages ?
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    I am not sure. I know the slugs you can use are rifled.
    At one time I had 12 gauge slug tracer rounds
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    ill have to look that one up
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    I don't think the tracer rounds are legal here in california at least not since the early 1990's
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    yes they do make rifled barrel shotguns, mossberg makes some.
    and though its not federally illegal, here in the 'great' state of california it is illegal to own or shoot tracer rounds or any that are considered 'distructive' rounds unless .60 cal or higher (good luck) mostly because its a very dangerous fire starter.

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