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Old July 18, 2009, 05:12 PM   #76
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Old July 18, 2009, 05:16 PM   #77
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no gunsmiths or factory parts ever available?
Wilderness: It would have to be a break action of some sort. Hell, maybe a ML.

Now, in a SHTF where I am more likely to defend myself against moderately well armed two leggers, probably a Saiga AK. IDK that has always been a hard one. I have chosen a mini, but I was not considering years of use without parts. I figure if I got there I would be picking up others firearms. Far more likely to just die than die b/c of a malfunction methinks.
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Old July 18, 2009, 06:18 PM   #78
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no gunsmiths or factory parts ever available?
Wilderness: It would have to be a break action of some sort.
Well you can still have a 5-round magazine with a bolt action, and a mauser 98 bolt action has no parts which can break, much like a break-action.

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Old July 18, 2009, 07:01 PM   #79
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Depending on the environment I was in, I would ask for my AK or my M1A, and would be fine with either of them. Both would get as much maintenence as I could provide them, despite the conditions, and I am confident that it would be enough to keep either of them up an running. Neither of them has ever exhibited reliability problems or required a lot of effort on my part to keep running. So if I expected to be fighting mostly in built up urban areas, I would take the AK. Otherwise, I'd rock the M1A.

I am more confident with the M1A and would generally prefer it, but I know I can hit with the AK out to about 300 yards and so would be fine with it as well in most circumstances, and would actually prefer it if I thought I was going to have to go through a lot of doorways with guns on the other side.

I do own a bolt action, but either of these rifles has proven to be more reliable and robust, so the Rem M700 stays at home.
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Old July 20, 2009, 02:03 PM   #80
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Old July 20, 2009, 08:15 PM   #81
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Old July 21, 2009, 12:29 AM   #82
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I would pick my Winchester Model 70 stainless classic in 375 H&H. I have been hunting with this gun for over 10 years in Alaska. It has remained entirely reliable and accurate. It always puts meat in the freezer.
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Old July 21, 2009, 11:26 AM   #83
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My M1903. It was sporterized at least 50 years ago. With a Lyman sight, I can hit anything I point at out to 400 yards. Second place would be my SKS because it's a little more portable.
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Old July 21, 2009, 01:01 PM   #84
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Old July 21, 2009, 01:20 PM   #85
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In a low threat density situation I would take a mauser controlled feed style bolt action, I am partial to CZ's in a "manly" caliber, .308, .30-06, or something like it. I love their European style Safari Classic in .375 H7H Mag.

In a high threat environment I would go with AK.

But frankly I think that a good bolt gun with decent BUIS and low power scope would do great...hence why I picked up a Savage Scout...I just wish it were controlled feed.

I have to say that I would also trust any of my Mosin's with my life without hesitation.
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Old July 21, 2009, 02:11 PM   #86
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Old July 27, 2009, 08:01 PM   #87
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Old July 27, 2009, 10:40 PM   #88
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I have the same set up (well, almost) a m91/30 and newly acquired wasr2 (still looking for a good mag.....until next paycheck that is)

Renny: that's a nice looking rig there.
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Old July 27, 2009, 10:46 PM   #89
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look at Apex Gun Parts, they have some black polymer tantal mags for about $20 a pop, fugly as all get out but they work very well and they're not Promags.
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Finnish M39 The conditions the M39 was made for is about as harsh as you could find yourself in. Ammo is cheap, powerful and easy to come by.
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Old August 15, 2009, 07:40 PM   #91
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Hands down my simple easy to operate and maintain single shot break action 308 H&R. Also happens to be my cheapest gun and my most accurate. Doesn't say much for my $2100 WBY does it?
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Old August 15, 2009, 10:56 PM   #92
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Probably my M1A. It is pretty much a toss up between the 700 and the M1A, but the M1A would give me a little more firepower.
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Old August 15, 2009, 11:06 PM   #93
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If I had my choice, based on experience, if i was headed into a harsh environment, I would take either an AK variant or an SKS for semi autos, and a Mosin Nagant M38 carbine if I had to carry a bolt gun.
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Old August 30, 2009, 07:43 PM   #94
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Most robust rifle? Hard to say with all the milsurps I own. Should I maybe just go with my oldest that still shoots deadeye accurate? That would be my Austrian Steyr 8X56R.
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Old August 30, 2009, 08:02 PM   #95
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1874 Shilo Sharps # 1 Sporter in 45-100.32" barrel half round half octogon LR MVA Soule tang sight with windage adjustable front sight.Most robust in my safe
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Old August 30, 2009, 08:11 PM   #96
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Old August 30, 2009, 08:18 PM   #97
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Survival/combat? My Savage M-24 (.223 over 20 Ga.) get's the nod.
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Old August 30, 2009, 09:07 PM   #98
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Old August 30, 2009, 09:34 PM   #99
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Easy, Weatherby MKV, every other rifle mentioned is a toy in comparison. Virtually unbreakable.
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Old August 30, 2009, 10:15 PM   #100
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my Legacy Puma '92 carbine

.45 colt so anything over 100 yards will be a stretch, but, with the right loadings, capable of taking anything on earth. It's easy to carry, lightweight, easy to shoot and fires faster than bolt actions.
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