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Posted: 12/5/2013 7:15:40 PM
My dad is looking at one for a survival rifle. Does anyone know about them?

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Posted: 12/5/2013 9:09:19 PM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By stone76245:
My dad is looking at one for a survival rifle. Does anyone know about them?

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No but I like the looks more than Savages current offering.
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Posted: 12/6/2013 9:21:13 AM
I'd like to see one in person, but that rear sight looks fragile to me.

To my thinking, a good take-down 22 rifle is a better survival package. I've never felt the need for a 410 shotgun in that type of situation - in survival mode, I'll shoot the birds on the ground/branch, and a good semi-auto with a 10-25 round magazine is better for fast follow up shots on squirrel & rabbit type game.

I just picked up a Ruger 10/22 TDT (Takedown Threaded barrel), it comes with a carry case that will hold the gun, 4 of the Ruger 25 round mags, a 22 pistol, etc - and I still have room left for other survival "stuff".

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Posted: 12/6/2013 10:59:44 PM
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I have a couple of "survival" rifles. One is a standard 10/22 with a Butler Creek folding stock. Folded about the same size as a 10/22 TD to be honest. Then I have my TNW ASR (Aero Survival Rifle) which was developed for pilots and others who might be in real survival mode in remote areas. It breaks down with out tools in about 15 seconds, has a lovely optional Survival pack available and comes in 9mm, .40, and .45 calibers. Weights around 5 pounds, uses Glock magazines. They are working on a .22 kit and maybe other calibers. Now, .40 caliber....that is some survival power!. Even the 9mm will do some serious work as will the .45. And of course there is always the Ket-Tec Sub2k. I have the Sub9...the original and still best version. Its very accurate and 100% reliable. Weighs less than a 10/22 and packs a heck of a lot more punch. I learned about their real-world use from a nice young guy who carried one up in the remote islands off Alaska working for the Department of the Interior. He had to live on remote islands and spent a lot of time packing in the wilderness. His life could depend on that rifle and a .22 was not up to his needs.

Its all in what you want and consider suitable for your situation. If you just want to be able to pop a bunny or a squirrel for dinner or scare off a wild mouse I guess a .22 would do.
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Posted: 12/7/2013 1:40:35 AM


The military thought a .410/.22 hornet was a good combo.

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Posted: 12/7/2013 9:54:07 AM
Thanks for the reply. My dad has more 22 mag then 22lr.