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What gun would you want if the SHTF?

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Unread 11-24-2009, 10:12 PM
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What gun would you want if the SHTF?

Was having a BS session today tearing down our elk camp about what gun we would want if the s*#% hit the fan. We figured a gun that could shoot to 800 yards reliably would be the ticket and it would have to have a decent magazine system.

I was thinking I'd go buy a Remington 700 Police in 308 and have a detachable mag system installed with a few 10 rd mags then stick a 4.5-14x50 Mark 4 on it...mostly because that would about drain my savings right now.

How about everyone else?

I hope this hasn't been posted before.
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    Unread 11-24-2009, 10:22 PM
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    Re: What gun would you want if the SHTF?

    What sh*t and which fan?

    The sh*t hits the fan from time to time around here, but flowers and a night out usually fix that!
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    Unread 11-24-2009, 10:25 PM
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    Re: What gun would you want if the SHTF?

    SHTF is a broad and not so definitive abstract term. Care to expound more so I can give my .02 cents?

    From the title alone I would have crafted a short-barreled 12ga. in semi-auto, long clip with full 00 buckshot.

    iSnipe
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    Unread 11-24-2009, 10:28 PM
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    Re: What gun would you want if the SHTF?

    If i had only one rifle for **** hitting the fan, I would have to go with an M1A variant. Automatic fire is the way to go, and with rail systems you can quick attach a high powered scope for long range or an EOTECH for CQB.
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    Unread 11-24-2009, 10:40 PM
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    Re: What gun would you want if the SHTF?

    Zombie invasion. We were thinking what if we got back to town Red China had invaded.
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    Unread 11-24-2009, 11:02 PM
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    Re: What gun would you want if the SHTF?

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by buckbrush View Post
    Zombie invasion. We were thinking what if we got back to town Red China had invaded.
    No one gun......

    Around this neck of the woods it's a couple of Sig 556s, H-Bars, HK SL-2, Win Mags, H&H Mags, Rums, a medium range, for "Wolverine" worked to 1200 yds plus an on the way piece of heavier artillery good for possibly 3K.

    Then we'd fall back on the 20 and 12 gauges.

    Between several of us we should be able to hold our own as long as the NG up the road get their Howitzers limbered up fairly rapidly..

    Singing "we'll go out in a blaze of glory.........Just like we came in........!

    Last edited by royinidaho; 11-24-2009 at 11:13 PM.
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    Unread 11-24-2009, 11:06 PM
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    Re: What gun would you want if the SHTF?

    Zobies...Commy China... same thing = MK19, If I didn't have to pay for ammo!


    The question should be: What weapon if Mexico invaded?
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    Oh wait, they already have! And our weapon is good ole Mr. Obama!
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