What is your "good to go" rifle?

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    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.
    Now there is food for thought in and of its self . Ill stand up for my accuracy requirements at range , which are not severe , but recognize that quite possibly iron sights are not the sight of choice , but still should be available , and you should have the experience to hit a torso at range using irons . I do have some thoughts on VCA id at extended range , but will save them for a bit later in the thread lol .
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    Since it's really not to usual to see .30-30 in a gunrack in this state, my Winchester would be my choice. I don't generally keep it in my pick up unless I'm traveling out of town, but then I also throw in my coyote gun also
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    What is your "good to go" rifle?
    RRA M4gery; it's the only rifle I own.

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    My go to rifle is a bushmaster ar 15.Shoots sweet with no recoil.
    Not like the m1 my son has which costs alot more to shoot.

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    im not planning on joining Blues Traveler and playing harmonica anytime soon....

    browning barII safari 7mmMAG, BOSS, with leupold (no fogging, ever.) will do for me as a rooftop perimeter protector.

    my sks with 30 rounders works for anything under ~200 yards.

    my marlin 983SS, .22mag, with 24X, would be nice for long shots that you wouldnt even be able to hear coming, and not haveta worry about "overkill". true sniper rifle, not alot of blood, no big bang, hesitation as to why Joe Blow Lewter is suddenly slumping over that TV he just carried out of my neighbors house...in an unreal world of course.

    im looking for another, AR or AK i havent decided, waiting for a sign from god (IE, some really good deal to fall into my lap)....

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    I have a ton of rifles but my go to rifle is my Browning BLR lever rifle in 308 winchester.
    Have Fun and Shoot Straight !!

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    My personal favorite would be my 10.3" shorty...


    If 300 yards were a requirement (since I have never shot the shorty at 300 yards), I either take the 20" Bushy that I've shot a lot at 300 yards...


    or my AR10...

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    My Truck gun is a tried and true M-1 carbine, not much good past 100 yds.

    It fits in the cab a lot better than my FAL and is more handy in confined enviroments.
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    Everyone keeps saying that 300 yards is too far for a self defense shooting. I sure hope someone tells the bad guy with a 308 and a scope that 300 yards is out of play!

    I personally think that anything within my vision range may be something that I will have to deal with at some point. Presently, my truck gun is a Saiga .223 that has gone through all of the hoops to be high cap legal- so it is back in AK trim. I am thinking about picking up an M4, because the AR format is just more natural for me. AKs and ARs run differently, and no matter how much I work on the AK, I still want to run it like an AR.
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    Guys let me go into the 300 yard point a bit more . I am NOT advocating engaging any VCA at 300 yards . What i am saying is it is an entirely realistic range for you to be in danger and need to respond from . Most city blocks are roughly 100 yards long in most areas of the country , so its entirely possible for someone 3 blocks away to be a real issue to your health . Also if you can reliably place rounds on a torso at 300 or even further you will have no problem with shorter ranges . Unfortunately many ranges wont support longer range practice , being limited to 100 yards or so . If you can find a range that will support out to 400 by all means take that ak , lever action , mosin, ar or whateaver out and play with it at range . You will be amazed what it will do . Remember also i am talking about hitting a torso .Basicly the same size as a 5 gallon bucket if you need ideas for an improvised target at an informal range .
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    My 1st choice is the SA SOCOM II with ACOG....
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    RR, no flame intended. If I am on a city block and a BG 3 blocks away starts firing, good cover is too close to entertain thoughts of returning fire. I DO support the accuracy standards, though.

    I'll have to go with the 94AE; short, light, and with COR-BON DPXs, plenty effective on BG size targets.

    Excellent post, made me think :-)
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    Sar 48 (fal) .308
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    300 yards is good

    On the topic of distance, almost everyone here is a student of Murphy's law, we train for events that may never happen, some carry two guns in case one jams horribly or worse it is taken/dropped or whatever, we carry spare mags "just in case", we practice clearing malfunctions, etc. etc.

    Why have a RIFLE that will not shoot out to 300 yards accurately?
    Granted the odds of having to shoot out to that distance is almost nil in my book, my rifles can still do it.

    One of the reasons we all carry is "You never know what you may run into."

    A 300yd capable rifle is a good thing to have.

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    Mine's a DSA SA58 Para-FAL with a Trijicon TriPower. Folds for truck storage, and the 7.62 turns a lot of "cover" into simple concealment. With the chevron I can stay on a silhouette at 300 meters easier than with the irons, and it's just as fast as a red dot up close.

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