Skip to comments.Survival Rifles
Posted on 11/20/2018 5:57:21 AM PST by w1n1
When the chips are down and without a moments notice what bug out guns, pocket rifles or survival rifles do you have? These rifles fits the SHTF scenario where you need a compact rifle that can be broken down and stored in your day pack, truck or even in your hidden cache.
Just so you know, these survival rifles were talking about is not a personal defense gun like the AKs or fully equipped M4 (AR-15). Our main goal is about taking this out to the field when needed during a dire situation to hunt small game for survival.
There are many rifles on the market that are perfect for survival purposes, but we decided to narrow it down to these for SHTF.
Savage Arms Model 24 Combination Gun
The beauty of this rifle is its ability to shoot in single-shot or as a shotgun. There are different models available, look into a Model 24C (Camper) which you can store your ammo in the stock. To switch from rifle to shotgun is just a barrel change. Some models can shoot .22 S/L/LR, 22 WMR, .30-30, .357 even .223. Shotgun tubes included are .410, 20-gauge and even a 12-gauge.
Henry Arms U.S. Survival AR-7 Rifle
this 22LR can be used for self-defense and its a boss at hunting small game as well. This semi-automatic rifle can be broken down to main components and housed inside the stock. This all around survival rifle is reliable and durable that can last a long time.
Ruger 10/22 Takedown Silent SR Suppressed Rifle
Another great manufacturer that understands what their customers want, that is suppressed. This suppressed 10/22 rifle can be broken down and store in your bug out bag or truck. You can hunt small game with this rifle without the loud bang. Read the rest of this Survival Rifles.
I’m fond of the 10/22, but you don’t need the take-down version. Removing the screw that holds the receiver to the stock would be enough to create a shortened rifle capable of easier carry.
“Im fond of the 10/22, but you dont need the take-down version. Removing the screw that holds the receiver to the stock would be enough to create a shortened rifle capable of easier carry.”
Ditto. For ease of take-down (if critical), the screw can be swapped for one with a larger, finger tighten-able model.
The take-model in the Magpull backpacker stock is a really slick setup!
After much study Im convinced the role survival rifle is best filled by modern medium to large bore air rifles.
Energy on target rivals that of the .22. They are legal to suppress without government interference. The ammunition weights only a fraction of rifle cartridges. And finally, accessories, as well as the rifles themselves, are usually MUCH more economical.
I would go with the Magpul setup but I just put another $350 into my third rebuild in 25 years with the Hogue rubberized stock and a Tactical Solutions aluminum-sleeved barrel. Magpul makes great stuff.
This article is really goofy. The author suggests that a lever-action .45-70 is a good choice for a survival rifle. Really?
It is a good little rifle, fun to shoot. Accurate, you might have to do some sight adjustment.
I have a Ruger 10/22 Takedown integrally suppressed rifle, and I like the takedown configuration. Granted, a screw on the regular 10/22 doesn’t take all that long to deal with, but the takedown goes together even faster. I just find it neat and tidy - and quiet. With normal ammo you don’t need hearing protection, and with quiet ammo you’ve got a weapon where the shot is quieter than action.
I also have a Henry AR-7. It’s light, simple, and compact. The Ruger is fun to shoot. The Henry is not quite fun, but every shot goes where it’s supposed to. The rifle does its job.
I guess it depends on the individual rifle.
The AR7 I had actually defied the laws of physics in its inaccuracy.
“I would go with the Magpul setup but I just put another $350 into my third rebuild in 25 years with the Hogue rubberized stock and a Tactical Solutions aluminum-sleeved barrel. Magpul makes great stuff.”
That Hogue/TS build sounds like a sweet shooter!
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Not only does it work defensively, it takes down really big game at short range and with a game getter round becomes a 52ish gauge shotgun.
Ruggedness and reliability first. The weapon must be able to be usable immediately under any conditions, extended storage without maintenance, hot, cold, dirty or dropped.
The second criteria is accuracy over all ranges of use, close combat to long range defense.
A third consideration is ammunition availability. Since most LE and military rifles use 5.56, a weapon that can use that ammunition can be used with whatever is dropped or discarded. You could also use the same presumption for 9 mm too but I am assuming we are talking rifle rounds.
>This article is really goofy. The author suggests that a lever-action .45-70 is a good choice for a survival rifle. Really?
For Grizzly or Moose maybe, Squirrels not so much
For most of the last 30 years either my Norinco SKS (I got a good one that shoots 2MOA all day) or my Nylon 66 has been in trunks, behind truck seats,and with me when I’m far form home or civilization
They both work no matter what, are accurate enough, and most of all make me feel comfortable having one of them.
The N66 is hard to beat considering a crown royal bag full of ammo is a LOT of ammo.
Yeah, but the ammo weighs a ton and costs a fortune, and you can fit what—5 rounds max in the rifle? I have a .45-70 and handload for it. Throwing doorknobs downrange is really fun, but I don’t see it as practical in a SHTF scenario.
That might be a good rifle for Freepers given the high incidence of boating accidents.
My ammunition comment is based on the theory that finding more is as good as stockpiling more.
I like the Marlin 981T. Bolt action is easier to clean. You can load it with Calibri .22 shorts and have a near silent weapon too. You can also load it with some CCI minimag and take down a deer(yes..I have done that too).
You can’t load .22 shorts wont feed in a 10/22 by the way.
Ammo is heavy. You can carry a lot of .22lr in a bag though.
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