What is your "good to go" rifle?

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    Sorry Jack - the script figures on my pics are somewhat indistinct!

    Hey - quick pic for ya ........ on left the NATO, then Russian and for good measure and comparison - a 8mm and a Brit .303 . could have added .223 as well but this is sorta looking at similar size stuff. The ''56'' on the .303 is nominal dimension.

    Edit - just realized the 54R is not tapered - always imagine it is slightly, but in pic it appears parallel - sorry for earlier misguidance!


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    I'm in the group that thinks 300 yards is excessive for a SHTF scenario. If I can see the BG from that distance, then I should have time to move out of that location.

    Having said that, my Yugo underfolder is my go to gun.
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    I Can't Imagine Self-Defense At 300Ft or Yds...

    If you're talking about the day the tanks with blue flags are at the end of the street to collect guns...we're all in deep S***...

    However, if the gangs are roving for food or other misdeeds...my BushMaster can speak up at quite a distance...closer...I might also use my Marlin 336SS in 30-30...

    Any closer and I set off the perimeter mines...

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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry View Post
    Sorry Jack - the script figures on my pics are somewhat indistinct!

    Hey - quick pic for ya ........ on left the NATO, then Russian and for good measure and comparison - a 8mm and a Brit .303 . could have added .223 as well but this is sorta looking at similar size stuff. The ''56'' on the .303 is nominal dimension.


    HMMMM, &.62x54....that must be a new round


    I've got a Bushy M4, a Springer SOCOM II (I'm taking the rails off) and a the ever trusty Benelli Nova, as far as sticking it in a trunk, or car, I'd probally take the M4 or Nova. The Springer once I remove the rails and get a different stock may make a good truck gun but for now it's too heavy.

    Now for those looking to say, "Why didn't you just buy a SOCOM 16 to begin with, I gota super deal on a NIB Socom II and couldn't pass it up.

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    The 300 yard requirement sounds about right to me. I don't know of many rifles that can hit at 100 yards but not 300 (unless it's chambered for pistol ammo).

    I would also require:
    1.Any optic installed will not interfere with the iron sights.
    2. Semi auto
    3. Detachable magazine
    4. Any optic will be fixed power no greater than 4X
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    I only have one center fire rifle, so it's "The" weapon of choice, although the criteria discussed above makes me want to consider some additional tools......My only "Go To" is a Norinco MAK-90 currently undergoing a rebuild. Not a 300 yard weapon, but I'm still learning on it.

    The other criteria I applied was:

    Parts availability,
    Cheap and available ammo (what a dream!),
    Easy to learn,
    Easy maintenance, and
    Moderate investment.

    Same criteria I used when I started buying Glocks.........and the Mossberg 12GA.

    BTW, Chris, Great looking FAL!

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    My personal selection - AR15, collapsing stock, night sights (large apperture) and a short barrel. Currently 16.5" but going shorter with a pinned muzzlebrake. Only 6 lbs, adequate speed for follow up shots, no problem holding 6 inches at 300yds. And ammo is light too! Broken down, it packs easily, conceals in a backpack and nobody looks at it twice.

    Used it exactly once in a self defense situation. VERY comforting.

    Im happy keeping the baddies out of pistol range....

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    HMMMM, &.62x54....that must be a new round
    Oops John - that's what happens when I rush things . will edit that pdq! Thx for noticing!
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    Actualy I have just changed my 'go to', from the 30-30 Winchester to my new Marlin .44Mag lever action. Around here with all the trees and brush, one really isn't to worried about 300yd. A person can lose themselves real easy in the brush, as paid witness by how many people get lost each year.

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    Guys i honestly pulled the 300 yrd out of cyberspace , with a swag , the swag involved the fact that an average city block is 100+ paces , and most if not all malls are at least 3 blocks long , so roughly figured i need roughly 300 yards capibility to shoot from one end to the other . I did not specify that this would be used soley for self defense , rather as a situational tool for what may come up . I agree that 25 yards is a long range to employ " self defense " since at range other options do present themselves .
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    Mine is the M1 Garand I used for 1000 meter competitions that I took part in back in the 1980s when I was in the Navy. It's good out to that and has taken deer and elk at over 300 yds, without a scope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry View Post
    Oops John - that's what happens when I rush things . will edit that pdq! Thx for noticing!
    Just keeping you on your toes Chris :)

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    Mine is the M1 Garand I used for 1000 meter competitions that I took part in back in the 1980s when I was in the Navy. It's good out to that and has taken an elk at over 300 yds, no scope.
    Fantastic rifle , and a great choice for range/hunting , howeaver how well does it work comeing out of a toolbox , backseat , or trunk ? If good for you then great but dont forget we are talking about ease of transport as well as 300 and under yards useage . for pure stand off i have other rifles too, this is what will you beat around in a vehicle and still consider reliable and accurate for the course as given .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Repairs View Post
    Fantastic rifle , and a great choice for range/hunting , howeaver how well does it work comeing out of a toolbox , backseat , or trunk ? If good for you then great but dont forget we are talking about ease of transport as well as 300 and under yards useage . for pure stand off i have other rifles too, this is what will you beat around in a vehicle and still consider reliable and accurate for the course as given .
    I don't consider this a truck gun. For close in work I have an AK in each vehicle, but at 300 yds?, forget it.
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    I have a FAL in my trunk, a beater G1 kit I built a few years back for a few hundred.

    I'm not going to be taking any anti-mall shots at 300m though.

    If there's that much distance, I'm not close enough to adequately tell who's the shooter, victim, etc. especially if the scope is fogged.

    I lack perspective, and from a legal point of view, lack any standing or personal threat at that distance from anything short of an attack helicopter.
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