What the hell, I'll bring back an old thread.
It seems like after reading ALL the posts that.........
20% of the posters didn't read the scenario about picking ONE RIFLE or SHOTGUN (no pistols)
15% of the posters never really have shot a real firearm.
30% feel an AR platform is perfect for everything.
90% of posters interpret "survival" as fending of a hundred armed raiders.
I guess it depends on where you live and what your plans are for surviving. If I lived in Detroit I might pick an AR15 with about 956 loaded
If I lived in Alaska I would most likely take an over/under in .22LR / .50 BMG (who makes that????)
If I lived in Arizona.....oh wait, I DO. I would pick the ugliest rifle I have that way nobody would want to take it from me.
My Mosin Nagant 91/30 which is 7.62x54r which is very close to a 30.06 and is deadly from the muzzle flash out to farther than I can see.
It has the power to take deer up to moose easily and with style. I know most people would say that it is too ugly to kill anything cleanly but I swear
In my pocket I carry a little plastic box that I ordered from a nice gentleman that says "Hammond game getter"
This is a neat little adapter that can be ordered for most caliber bolt action rifles and it allows you to shoot
round balls made out of 00 buckshot (one shotgun shell gives you 9 balls) and uses the .22 blank used in a power hammer to fire the projectile.
Velocities range from 600 fps. to 1025 fps depending on which load you use (#1 - #4)
Accuracy was great and that would allow me to take small game with a large caliber rifle.
It's like having a 30.06 rifle & one chambered in .38 all in the same rifle.
They can be ordered for 101 different calibers and wildcats upon request he says.
No, I don't work for him or am affiliated in anyway, just a happy customer.
And the dude was super nice.
So there you have my answer: A Mosin Nagant 91/30