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Old November 5, 2012, 08:03 AM   #1
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Last year there was a decent movie out called "The Grey" with Liam Neeson. It's about a hunter (Neeson) who is contracted by an oil company to protect oil workers from predators at a remote drilling site. Long story short; when the crew is flying home, the plane crashes and the story line becomes a survival in the wilderness film. To add drama, the survivors of the plane crash are stalked by an almost supernatural pack of grey wolves.

The question: If you were in a similar situation, having survived a plane crash in an extremely remote area like Siberia in Russia, what rifle and handgun would you wish you had with you? In Siberia you have some of the biggest Brown bear in the world. Siberian tigers (although rare) are the largest tigers in the world. And for the sake of lively discussion, lets say there are some hostile local humans as well. If you could have one of each, which rifle and handgun would you want both for hunting and self-defense. For me it would be a good bolt action .308 with a good scope and a 10mm semi-auto pistol.

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Old November 5, 2012, 09:31 AM   #2
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Old November 5, 2012, 10:39 AM   #3
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I hrear a good .22LR is all anybody ever needs ...

Maybe a Ruger 10/22?
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Old November 5, 2012, 10:41 AM   #4
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I'd wish for a lot of things.....

I'd settle for whatever a couple/few of those hostile humans had.....before I relieved them of them.
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Old November 5, 2012, 10:57 AM   #5
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I'd like to have a Springfield M1A and my Baby Desert Eagle with me.
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Old November 5, 2012, 12:29 PM   #6
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Radio and a rescue helicopter is my first choice. Failing that I would settle for a 44 mag revolver, Ruger Redhawk with 240 gr SJSP bullets and a 12 gauge with rifle sights and plenty of slugs. If it has to be a rifle my old antique M71 Winchester .348 with a bucket full of handloads using FP 250 gr bullets would suffice.
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Old November 5, 2012, 01:27 PM   #7
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Old November 5, 2012, 02:53 PM   #8
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Liam killed the last wolf with a knife and some broken glass, IIRC. So take that also.

I like the AR-10 and a Glock 20 with hunting barrel with the rounds that the Norwegians carry for secondary bear defense.
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Old November 5, 2012, 03:03 PM   #9
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Hm. For a rifle, I'll take a rifle chambered in good old .30-06, in a Scout configuration--LER optic w/regular crosshairs; medium weight, and 100 rounds of heavy .30-06 ammo--180 or 200 grain soft point (probably 30 of these) and the rest in 150 grain military ball.

For a handgun, (maybe even in place of the rifle!) I'll take a .460 Smith and Wesson.

As a matter of fact, you have dual purpose here--take the .460, with a quick detach scope. 40 rounds of full-power .460; 60 rounds of .454 or heavy .45 Colt, loaded with hard cast bullets.
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Old November 5, 2012, 03:59 PM   #10
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I saw the movie too. My choice of weapons would be my POF 308 and my Glock 34. However, a nice sharp ax is my essential survival tool.
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Old November 5, 2012, 04:21 PM   #11
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That was an incredibly dumb movie. I actually paid movie theater prices to see it. When I got to the end, I wished that I had walked out.
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Old November 5, 2012, 05:36 PM   #12
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Liam killed the last wolf with a knife and some broken glass, IIRC.
I believe that was left up in the air and to the imagination.

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That was an incredibly dumb movie.
I agree. It was unrealistic and simply and strictly fear/scare driven.

He did have a rifle after the crash, but its stock was broken. So what? What ever happened to improvising? Oh, wait, that wouldnt pump up the volume with the fear thing, now would it?
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Old November 5, 2012, 06:08 PM   #13
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An M1A would be the rifle choice, . . . probably a 1911 in either 10mm or .460 Rowland for handgun, . . . or maybe a Desert Eagle in .44 mag.

I like the M1A for everthing from chipmonks upward, . . . don't think there are too many wolves, tigers or bears than can handle a full 20 round mag of .308's and still be froggy.

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Old November 5, 2012, 06:49 PM   #14
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A 30-30 and a decent .38 Special revolver.
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Old November 5, 2012, 06:51 PM   #15
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It was unrealistic
Now now - don't go bringing realism into things...
Otherwise, I'll have to mention that the OP said the plane crashed in Russia & in Russia all your going to have for those pistols is rubber bullets....
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Old November 5, 2012, 07:08 PM   #16
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If we are dealing in movies and unrealistic situations I would have a phased plasma rifle in a 40 watt range or maybe a phaser.
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Old November 5, 2012, 07:35 PM   #17
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If ammo was not an issue I would like an Alexander Arms Beowolf and a 44 Magnum revolver. In leu of the Beowolf a Sig 716 would suffice.
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Old November 5, 2012, 09:46 PM   #18
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Can I have one of these and the A-10 to with it? I mean...it's sort of a rifle...kinda...
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Old November 5, 2012, 10:36 PM   #19
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12 gauge shotgun with buckshot and slugs and a 45 ACP with hardball and JHP's...and a blankie
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Old November 5, 2012, 11:05 PM   #20
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I think I'd wish for an airplane that wouldn't crash...as long as we're wishing...
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Old November 5, 2012, 11:30 PM   #21
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12 gauge shotgun with Brenneke slugs ,a 22 pistol for killing groceries and a big box of catnip
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Old November 5, 2012, 11:33 PM   #22
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I'm in Russia, right? Sportered Mosin-Nagant in 7.62x54, should work in the Siberian winter and ammo is plentiful. Alaska, I'll pick something else.
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Old November 5, 2012, 11:41 PM   #23
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A 30-06 with iron sights, and a suppressed 10/22 Charger.
Although If I had to choose, I'd trade guns for warm clothes and boots with a spear.
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Old November 5, 2012, 11:46 PM   #24
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Crash in Russia? Give me an AK with a drum mag, because ammo will be everywhere LOL.

Ok but really, i'd take a hi-cap semi-auto like an AR10/AR15 in .30cal, and and a Glock18
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Old November 6, 2012, 12:03 AM   #25
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The handgun would be something in .22LR, maybe a "kit gun" revolver. I'd only use it for dispatching downed game or maybe hunting small game.

For the rifle I can't decide. I almost think I'd rather have a shotgun than a rifle.
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