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Unread 09-06-2011, 12:27 PM
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Backpack Rifle Choice???

I am planning a backpacking trip for this upcoming November. I'm hoping to do some small game hunting... fox and coyotes at the largest. I'm seriously considering buying a 22 rifle and want to hear your opinions on which one to buy. I'm NOT looking to spend a lot of money. MY 300WM is my target rifle and money pit haha. So this one will be my budget rifle that will only be used on short backpacking trips for small game ONLY. It probably won't ever get shot past 50-100yds.

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    Unread 09-06-2011, 01:23 PM
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    Re: Backpack Rifle Choice???

    Just shooting varmints a 22 should be all you should need.....
    if you are wanting a little more would look at a 223 because of cost of ammo
    and still had the power to take out a coyote at 20-250 yards....
    Luck on your trip.....
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    Unread 09-06-2011, 01:26 PM
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    Re: Backpack Rifle Choice???

    Right... any particular make/model to consider tho?
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    A Tikka T3 Lite in 223the would only weight a little over 6the pounds, be extremely accurate out of the box, and has a fast enough twist to be a contender with heavy vld bullets down the road.
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    Unread 09-07-2011, 12:46 PM
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    Re: Backpack Rifle Choice???

    I was going to build a custom Browing Buckmark pistol with a 7" tacsol barrel and a small 4x scope for such fun. Probably weigh about 2 lbs and shoot out to 75 yards no problem. I never got around to doing it though. The Browning Buckmark rifle is a sweet little rifle as well, weighs in about 4lbs.
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    Unread 09-07-2011, 12:49 PM
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    Re: Backpack Rifle Choice???

    I read about a discontinued model by Springfield Armory that was designed for the survivalist and it broke down into pieces and stowed away in the buttstock. Anybody know of anything like this?
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    I read about a discontinued model by Springfield Armory that was designed for the survivalist and it broke down into pieces and stowed away in the buttstock. Anybody know of anything like this?
    yes when I was looking into similar fun I found out about such a rifle, it does exist, if I recall there is an over and under model as well. Check around you might find one on gunbroker. I have heard bad things about the .22LR AR style rifle the one with the floating buttstock. Marlin makes a good cheap one I think it's called the papoose, lot of good reviews on the Marlin.
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