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 ttwtt78640 View Post
    Not enough information given for making that choice. First you must assume no notice of the "disaster" so your choices are limitted to those firearms that you already own. If travel is by foot that makes a big difference as well, weight is then a serious factor so the pistol likely wins out. Assuming that your mission is to simply leave that "disaster" area, then speed of travel outweighs defense so take your easily concealable pistol and exit by motor vehicle, if you make it out OK then at least you are not stuck trying to conceal that long gun. ;-)
    Dude it's a hypothetical for fun that ****ing has nothing to do with what you actually own.

    Considering I said 100 rounds, I would as most of the others assume on foot.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    A s a disaster hit your area and it was about survival, period. You also have only 100 rounds of ammo and enough food and water for a day or 2 at most. Which weapon would you bring?

    I would have to go with something that can take a beating as it may be awhile. Simple to maintain and good for defense or hunting. I also want something light weight that will not waist to much ammo.

    In the end I went with the lever 3030. It's light with a good rate of fire easily controlled and good for general defense or hunting.
    Definitely an auto pistol. The most functional and portable weapon.
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    Re: If you had the choice of only one weapon...

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    A s a disaster hit your area and it was about survival, period. You also have only 100 rounds of ammo and enough food and water for a day or 2 at most. Which weapon would you bring?

    I would have to go with something that can take a beating as it may be awhile. Simple to maintain and good for defense or hunting. I also want something light weight that will not waist to much ammo.

    In the end I went with the lever 3030. It's light with a good rate of fire easily controlled and good for general defense or hunting.
    Honestly, I'd rather have a good 22 caliber rifle, like a Ruger 10/22. I won't be able to eat more than a smaller animal before it spoils, and if anyone decides they're going to be hostile, a 22 through the ****ing face is enough to stop most people. I'd have a knife anyway, since to me a knife is a tool before it's a weapon.
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    Re: If you had the choice of only one weapon...

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    Honestly, I'd rather have a good 22 caliber rifle, like a Ruger 10/22. I won't be able to eat more than a smaller animal before it spoils, and if anyone decides they're going to be hostile, a 22 through the ****ing face is enough to stop most people. I'd have a knife anyway, since to me a knife is a tool before it's a weapon.
    Initially, I was thinking along the same lines, but it just doesn't have enough knock-down power if the **** gets thick.
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    Re: If you had the choice of only one weapon...

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    And yet what you own is irrelevant. No optics, stop trying to cheat, lol.



    Again I disagree.
    you have a scoped bolt gun-why the artificial limits.

    and you can review the FBI ballistic tests-the 545 and the 5.56 create superior wound channels over the much slower 30-30

    and no one recommends a lever action-its not as solid as a a bolt of pump action and much slower than a pump or a semi auto

    and you cannot use high performance bullets due to the tubular magazine

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

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Initially, I was thinking along the same lines, but it just doesn't have enough knock-down power if the **** gets thick.
    I'm not too concerned about stopping power. If you come for me, I'll be in the woods. You don't want to **** with me there, because I'll just draw you in, wound you, and let nature take care of the rest.
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    Re: If you had the choice of only one weapon...

    I go with the AK47, loading 762x39 soft-nose. 100 rounds of 762 doesnt weigh much.

    Mine is kind of an odd ball AK, a bit shorter in bbl and stock than many, but I've hit targets out to 400m with it.

    I came within a hair of saying .308 or 30-06 bolt rifle, for the long range accuracy, but in my AO its heavily wooded hills and you can rarely have line-of-sight at anything much beyond 100m.

    In survival situations (unless you live on the Plains in the midwest maybe) most scenarios where the OPFOR is more than 25m away call for stealthy retreat, not combat. For close combat, the AK is hard to beat, and it is far more rugged than the AR and requires little maintenance.

    If I have a 100 round ammo limit, then yes I need to be cautious about blowing ammo through a semi-auto... and that's fine, I prefer aimed fire to spray and pray anyway, but if I need that 30 round capacity in a bad fight I won't have to worry so much about reloads or working a bolt or lever.

    AK is the workhorse of survival.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    you have a scoped bolt gun-why the artificial limits.
    Because anyone with a decent rifle with a scope who has even minimal exp gives an artificial advantage. At least that is why I see it that way.

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    and you can review the FBI ballistic tests-the 545 and the 5.56 create superior wound channels over the much slower 30-30
    A disaster does not mean we are going to war. If I was going to war I would be carrying my Saiga .308 with my Leapold scope. The scenario was never anbout killing people you added that because that's how you see it. I have no problem with that, but it is NOT what I intended.

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    and no one recommends a lever action-its not as solid as a a bolt of pump action and much slower than a pump or a semi auto
    You leave out a whole lot. The lever is smaller and lighter with the 3030 round being light weight while giving good hunting bullistics. Again you are on some I will just kill people kick. This has nothing to do with going to war are killing people. A war is not a disaster, it's a war.

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    and you cannot use high performance bullets due to the tubular magazine
    Since when do I need hollow points etc to take down a hog or dear etc???

    Again, we are not going to war. Jeeeh hehe.
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    Re: If you had the choice of only one weapon...

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Because anyone with a decent rifle with a scope who has even minimal exp gives an artificial advantage. At least that is why I see it that way.
    I disagree. If one doesn't know how to zero in a scope, minute of angle, or the difference between 1/4 and 1/8th minutes they might find that scope highly ineffective at most ranges.
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    no. You cannot lose rights you do not have in the first place. There is no such thing as the right to have any weapon of your choice regardless of any other consideration. It simply does not exist.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastIndependent View Post
    If not one American has died in one during war, then I assume you wouldn't either
    Good point - it's track record is exemplary.

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