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1911man
04-13-2009, 8:52 PM
I've been thinking about buying one, but what is the best? I was watching survivorman were the survivorman and his brother were in the wilderness, sirvivorman had brought a browning 12 ga. and planned to set snars. His brother brought a new 22 bolt action rifle. It looked like a chipmunk or some kind of youth model 22. Well long story short, they survived for three days on squirrels shot all with the 22. I was wondering what you guys would use? I have a old T/C .22 with a 10'' barrel and a scope, but I can't seem to hold it steady enough.

bombadillo
04-13-2009, 9:00 PM
Marlin 795. That thing has never done me wrong though I have an old 18 shot tube fed marlin with a 20" barrel that I'd probably take instead. A little heavy, but great gun.

B.D.Dubloon
04-13-2009, 9:10 PM
I have an AR-7, but I would probably just go with a Buckmark or Mk2 or 3 with a scope on it. Or a Ruger Charger but I don't think we can have them here in Cali.

Gator Monroe
04-13-2009, 9:10 PM
WASR 22 (WITH bAYO LUG EARS TIG WELDED back on & BDM mags)

Rukus
04-13-2009, 9:58 PM
M6 scout in 22LR over .410
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y57/beedubae/P4110571.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y57/beedubae/P4110572.jpg

tba02
04-13-2009, 10:13 PM
My Glenfield (Marlin) 60 would be the one I would grab.

gunboat
04-13-2009, 10:59 PM
Remington #4 rolling block -- Take down model - Has it's own little canvas carry case - only a couple pounds, and about 20" lomg --- Simple, light, small package and reasonable accuracy -- my ha-penny

RogueSniper
04-13-2009, 11:08 PM
I've been thinking about buying one, but what is the best? I was watching survivorman were the survivorman and his brother were in the wilderness, sirvivorman had brought a browning 12 ga. and planned to set snars. His brother brought a new 22 bolt action rifle. It looked like a chipmunk or some kind of youth model 22. Well long story short, they survived for three days on squirrels shot all with the 22. I was wondering what you guys would use? I have a old T/C .22 with a 10'' barrel and a scope, but I can't seem to hold it steady enough.

What you should do is ... sell me your T/C! :) Kidding!

What's the scope magnification? If it's too high, every little jiggle will drive you crazy. Try shooting the T/C in a sitting position. The Sniper International Competition showed a couple of the Snipers sitting with their Beretta wedge at their knees. I had never seen that before. This method steadied their aim after running. I couldn't find that pic, it's on my DVR, though.
http://www.kensmith.com/insight1/ist00-27.jpghttp://www.pyramydair.com/blog/images/sitting-position-web.jpg

Try using a sling to create some stability.

It seems like a shame that you wouldn't use a T/C as a survival gun. I think it would be perfect - small, compact, multiple caliber conversion - it doesn't matter if it's a single shot. If you missed a squirrel on the first shot, you're not going to have a follow up shot in any case. I have a Marlin lever action .22 and a Ruger 10/22 w/ folding stock. Either one would be perfect for a survival gun. I would rather have something with a bigger caliber but roasted squirrel is fine with a .22LR. :thumbsup:

1lostinspace
04-13-2009, 11:11 PM
I like my 10-22

djleisure
04-13-2009, 11:13 PM
Feather AT-22. Lightweight, compact and 20 round mags (in case the wildlife bum-rushes you.)

Mr. Beretta
04-13-2009, 11:13 PM
I like my 10-22


+1

Never failed me! :thumbsup:

big50_1
04-13-2009, 11:16 PM
Marlin 70SS Papoose: comes apart for packing and has the model 60 action.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v445/Big50_1/zoom_70PSS.jpg

maxicon
04-14-2009, 9:34 AM
If I wanted something light that I'd have to carry for a while with other survival gear, I'd go for a Ruger MkII or Buckmark.

For fun survival where the extra weight and bulk doesn't matter, any of the take-down rifles are a good bet, and an O/U like the M6 or Savage 24C is as flexible as it gets.

It's too bad the AR7 is such a POS, or it'd be nearly perfect.

Here's my Savage 24C O/U - .22 and 20 gauge. Between the .22 and the 20G with bird, buck, and slugs, you'd be ready for 98% of what you'd need a survival gun for. It also stores a small amount of ammo in the buttstock. You can also get barrel inserts that let you shoot a number of centerfire pistol calibers out of the shotgun barrel.

The downsides are that it's relatively heavy and bulky. It's really a fun camping gun, not a serious survival gun.

http://maxicon.com/guns/savage24c/24c_full_setup.jpg

Regulus
04-14-2009, 9:38 AM
Since my Spike's .22 AR is having FTE issues right now :confused:, I'd use my H&K Mod 300 WMR :thumbsup:.

big50_1
04-14-2009, 9:46 AM
Agree with maxicon regards the AR-7. Great concept but I had one in the 70s that was a total POS. Jammed, jammed and jammed! An O.K. single shot that you could pack into the buttstock and toss in the backpack or back of the boat. James Bond (Sean Connery) used one in one of his early movies!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v445/Big50_1/ar7packed.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v445/Big50_1/ar7unpacked.jpg

GenLee
04-14-2009, 9:52 AM
http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii250/GenLee08/Savage24s-1.jpg

bohoki
04-14-2009, 11:15 AM
i have an ar-7 but wish i had a papoose

xxdabroxx
04-14-2009, 12:31 PM
i would really like a scout.

BroncoBob
04-14-2009, 1:46 PM
I've got a nice little Rossi Model 62 Stainless Pump take down. Really reliable little piece.

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk75/223Bob/MVC-003F-14.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk75/223Bob/MVC-001F-12.jpg

Mason McDuffie
04-14-2009, 1:50 PM
Dig my lil 10-22.

Jonathan Doe
04-14-2009, 4:02 PM
I like S&W model 34 revolver. Easy to carry and accurate.

California-Quigley
04-18-2009, 3:35 PM
why not a 10/22 with a nice light t/s barrel and houge stock.

or a v22 upper for your ar. then you could swap the upper for 556 or 762 for two legged snakes

leitung
04-18-2009, 3:40 PM
My Savage Mark II .22lr, it has NEVER failed me..

Rem222
04-18-2009, 5:53 PM
I like my AR7... With the proper ammo I have had good luck with it. Jamming has never been a big problem with mine...

brassburnz
04-18-2009, 6:02 PM
Dan Wesson .22 rimfire revolver.

lawnrevenge
04-18-2009, 6:14 PM
My Cimmaron Plinkerton revolver or the J.C. Higgins model 30 with scope. 18 rounds of .22 semiautoness. I first pick the single action revolver since it shoots well to point of aim, in small and light and I can shoot a whole bunch of types of ammo in it. Those .22 birdshot rounds from cci are in my bugout bag since they would work for small game (squirrels and small birds) which would be easy meat to get when trying to survive. The fact that the revolver is light and small means I'm more likely to have it with me. The fact that there are no magazines to loose on either gun make them idea.

AbinSur
04-19-2009, 9:01 PM
The fact that there are no magazines to loose on either gun make them idea.

I never considered that...good point.

Daddy4zack
04-19-2009, 9:31 PM
Remington 597 .22 win mag..


Always wanted a 10-22

Aaron

GuyW
04-19-2009, 9:56 PM
My old AR-7....runs like a sewing machine...
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operationblackwater
04-19-2009, 10:13 PM
For a 22 Ill take my Winchester 1979 94/22 lever action

racky
04-20-2009, 9:37 PM
i'd roll with my mark II 22/45 with a 6in bull barrel. hitting 6inch groups at 50yds and tackdriving at 25. i love that thing.

CSACANNONEER
04-20-2009, 10:17 PM
I have an AR-7 and a M6 but, I'd prefer to take one of my Win '06s. They are better made guns, easily break down and are pretty lite too.

bluestaterebel
04-20-2009, 11:07 PM
10/22!