View Poll Results: A disaster hits your area and you have 100 rounds. What weapon to bring?

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  • AR-15 Semi-Auto 5.56 or AR-10 in .308

    9 21.43%
  • AK-47 or in 7.62 to .308

    7 16.67%
  • 3030 to .308 lever action rifle

    2 4.76%
  • 3030 to .308 bolt action rifle

    5 11.90%
  • Any revolver from .38 to 454 Casull

    5 11.90%
  • Any Auto Pistol from 9mm to .50 cal

    5 11.90%
  • Knife or Other: Please Explane.

    8 19.05%
  • None

    1 2.38%
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Thread: If you had the choice of only one weapon...

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    Re: If you had the choice of only one weapon...

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    in a survival situation you'd trap squirrels or rabbits rather than shoot them. in a bird rich environment a shotgun could prove useful but carrying around that much ammo is tough

    if you are stationary, the 100 round limit is artificial. Most of us who actually are serious have at least 1000 rounds for our SHTF guns.
    Damn TD, beat me to it.
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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: If you had the choice of only one weapon...

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I have some really good quality air rifles that will kill squirrels and birds, and since air rifles don't qualify as weapons, I didn't count them.
    yeah we have a couple British Air ARMS PCPS with a couple extra hand pumps. 8 shot magazines-22 Caliber@1000 FPS. They will kill a grown coyote-I know, I have

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    Re: If you had the choice of only one weapon...

    Knife or other.

    Here is the other:
    If you had the choice of only one weapon...-abrams_m1a2_main_battle_tank_us_army_05-jpg

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    Re: If you had the choice of only one weapon...

    I'll take an AR-15, simple iron sights, fancy sights are nice until you need batteries or the thing breaks. And its a weapon I know how to use and the rounds are more common than anything except 9m and .22 I believe so hopefully there will be opportunities to salvage or trade for them

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    Re: If you had the choice of only one weapon...

    How would a weapon help you survive when a natural disaster hit?

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    Re: If you had the choice of only one weapon...

    Quote Originally Posted by Das Sozialist View Post
    How would a weapon help you survive when a natural disaster hit?
    well if you have food and others don't the answer is obvious

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    Re: If you had the choice of only one weapon...

    Quote Originally Posted by Das Sozialist View Post
    How would a weapon help you survive when a natural disaster hit?
    Hunting and self defense are the two most obvious reasons. Even if hunting wasn't an option like say being in the heart of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, its still nice to have something for self defense while you work your way towards rescue.

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    Re: If you had the choice of only one weapon...

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Knife or other.

    Here is the other:
    If you had the choice of only one weapon...-abrams_m1a2_main_battle_tank_us_army_05-jpg

    I suspect that running one of those mothers by yourself would be rather taxing

    Of course if you were being attacked by the Zulu Nation circa 1874 I suspect that sucker would be pure hell

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    Re: If you had the choice of only one weapon...

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    well if you have food and others don't the answer is obvious
    I always thought leaving the area would be easier than shooting someone, unless it was a flood/tsunami or something that made you unable to move.

    Either way, I would carry a pistol, it doesn't draw as much attention as a rifle and is easily concealed.
    Last edited by Das Sozialist; 08-12-12 at 11:42 PM.

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    Re: If you had the choice of only one weapon...

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    well you said we only had two days supplies

    you have your lever action and I my AK

    when push comes to shove I am going to have whatever supplies you started with
    I doubt that. We are not running around with binoculars or scopes. So the effective range for line of site is about all you got. Open site at 100 yards, you are a tiny target. But at that range my hooded Marlin open site can do 5 round groupings you can put a quarter on. So going to have to disagree.

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    and yes the 545 is better than the 762X39 at closer ranges

    that is why the SOviets adopted it. because they realized at assault rifle ranges our 556 mm NATO was a better round than the COMBLOC 762x39
    In urban or jungle environments, the 7.62 not only bucks brush etc better, it hits harder.

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I own all three type of weapons in SEVERAL different configurations. I have AK and AR platforms in all three calibers. In fact I spent most of this morning shooting a 762X39 KRINKOV pattern Bulgarian ARSENAL. 3030 has a looping trajectory compared to the intermediate cartridges
    So have I including the Veper and an AKM. Admittedly I never owned one in 545.

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    and the wound channels of the 545x39 in the original soviet 53 grain Wasp bullets are outrageous. far worse than most of the 762 NATO stuff

    where the 762 NATO is clearly better is past 600M
    .308 is the finest combat round ever made. If it hits you anyplace you are out period. the next time that little 545 takes down a 500lb Elk, let me know. There is a reason they are illegal for dear hunting.

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    btw that is proven by the fact that the USAMU and the USMCST dropped the M14 rifles for the National Service Rifle championships (out to 600 yards) in favor of the 68 Grain 556 rounds
    Again we are talking survival emergency situations. You are not going to have coated optics or anything even close. You have 100 rounds and the basic gun, that's it. Don't keep adding things in TD.
    Last edited by Black Dog; 08-12-12 at 11:46 PM.
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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
    Quote Originally Posted by Absentglare View Post
    You can successfully wipe your ass with toilet paper, that doesn't mean that you should.

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