What is your "good to go" rifle?
Ill put this in general for the time being , since its rifle related , but a ( i hope ) far reaching thread.
Clint Smith , John Farnam , Aayub , Cooper , and a plethora of others have come out in favor of the " rifle " as the answer to a firefight .
Clint went so far as to say that a pistol is what you use to get to your rifle .. now that is a paraphrase not a quote , but sums up the attitude .
So for those of us who have a truck or trunk gun , and those who are thinking about it .......
Just what are your personal qualifications and thoughts for this rifle ?
Ill kick the ball off with an admitidly incomplete list that i have used .
1. It needs to reliably place rounds on a torso at 300 yards .
2. faster follow up shots are better than slow .
3. at 300 yards it needs to put someone down at least as reliable as 9mm will do at 25 yards .
4. at 2 to 300 yards magnified optics are your friend tho not necessary .
5. optics WILL fail , be it a battery going dead , or a scope fogging they are fickle and will quit you when you want them the most , so have irons as a backup .
6. What is cover for a .223 is concealment for a .308 , and conversely a .308 will shoot thro the bad guy and kill the autistic child setting in a van load of nuns 200 yards downrange.
7. Expensive rifles subjected to constant vehicle carry rapidly become expensive junk. They will continue to work fine , but due to the dings and " hickys " that day to day life will impart they will quickly loose value .
8. Vehicles are not secure firearms storage , if they dont steal the gun they may well steal the entire car.
Just some points , yall will come up with many more ...
For myself now i have 2 rifles i use for a " car gun " One is a norenco para sks . The other is a rock river AR . Both will fit into a soft guitar case to xport into a hotel ect.. ( that does not raise eyebrows like a gun case does ) . Honestly if only I travel i take the ar , if me and the wife travel i take both and she would get the ar if needed . Anyway chip in with thoughts both pro and con on the " go to gun " and the practical advantages / difficulty's of having it