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Survival Weapons

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by FIB, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. FIB

    FIB Member

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    I recently saw a program about people living in the far reaches of Alaska and was interested in seeing how they lived. One guy was somewhat of a mountain man. He had two firearms that I saw, a K98k and a Remington 870. If you could only have two firearms to take into the North American wilderness what would they be and why?
     
  2. CalvinMD

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    A weatherproof stocked /stainless 30-06 carbine bolt gun with Leupold glass and a 22cal DA revolver
     
  3. Catpower

    Catpower Molon Labe TS Supporters

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    Remington Model 700 in 30-06 and an 870
     
  4. CalvinMD

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    2nd choice of rifle would be a Marlin 336 in 30-30...will kill anything within range and bound to find spare ammo anywhere..even in a deserted hunting shack
     
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    Stainless 308 Ruger Gunsite Scout with Leupold Scout scope.

    Remington 870P 12 ga.

    Glock 17 9X19.
     
  6. Sky Buster

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    A S&W .500 magnum revolver and a K-22.
     
  7. shot410ga

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    I see most of the people in these Alaska outdoor shows carry a big bore lever action Marlins. I can't tell the caliber but they are big and mostly stainless. The pistols look like big bore revolvers, 44's?
     
  8. wolfram

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    M77 Ruger Stainless/synthetic topped with a Leupold VXIII 1.5x5 30/06 and

    a M37 Ithaca 12 gauge 20".

    Plus 40 rounds of heavy jacketed 180 grain rounds for the rifle, 10 rounds slug loads, 10 rounds #oo buck and 25 rounds #4 shot for the shotgun.

    This and the ability to find/make shelter and you might be able to survive a mild winter. Odds are still not on your side.
     
  9. shannon391

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    My 700 .300 mag. with a 2x7 Nikon Monarch.

    And duh... one of my 391's.
     
  10. CalvinMD

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    Most of those Alaska Marlins are 45-70Govt..loaded with stout loads meant to yank the rug out from under not so Gentle Ben before he turns you into human sashimi
     
  11. Brian in Oregon

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    Bolt action, either 30-06 for the lower 48, or 375 H&H for Alaska, or possibly 35 Whelen for either, plus either a takedown 12 or 20 ga shotgun or a .22 handgun or takedown rifle.

    An alternative might be a stainless Marlin in 45-70 or 450 Marlin.

    Ruger is making a takedown 10-22 now. It would probably be my rimfire of choice.

    For a survival gun, not for defense but foraging, don't overlook a Thompson Contender. You can get a carbine version with a shotgun and an extra rimfire barrel, and it breaks down for easy packing. This would be a good dual purpose setup with a .22 LR and 12 or 20 ga barrel.