posted on Nov, 30 2010 @ 11:08 PM
reply to post by mwood
I think the 870 is indeed a solid choice and a very versatile all-round weapon. As for 2-3 inch groups at 200 yds,I'd have to see it to believe it
but it can certainly be accurate enough for it's intended purposes.
Lets be honest with ourselves,even in a SHTF situation having to fire a couple hundred rounds in a confrontation is pretty unlikely. How many would
even be carrying that much ammo? You'd have room for damn little else!
As an all round calibre the lowly .22 is hard to beat. It's light,easy to shoot accurately and with proper shot placement is capable of taking fairly
large game. Of course you'll most likely be shooting small game most times,and the .22 excels at that. Also,you can use subsonic ammo like CB's
which are not much louder than a pellet gun. That can be a pretty big advantage when your trying to be inconspicous. You can carry far more .22 ammo
comfortably than any other calibre.
The gun itself is also usually quite light,a big deal when your mostly on foot. A semi-auto .22,like the popular Ruger 10/22, is not really the ideal
self defence gun I certainly wouldn't want to be shot with one. I have killed a several coyote's with a .22 and with the right ammo and proper shot
placement it can be done. I don't believe a human is any tougher than a coyote.
For my choices I'd have a stainless/synthetic Ruger 10/22 and a number of spare mags. It would have a good qaulity low power scope, something like a
Leupold 2-7x with high quality one-piece bases. I'd liek to have really light,short 12 guage pump gun. A mossberg 500 or remington 870 with synthetic
stocks would suffice. A pistol would be nice to(make mine a 1911 .45) but if I was limited to just one,for all things, I'd feel fine with a .22.