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Originally posted by mwood
I agree with you.
I own 3 of them. 1 - 91/30 & 2 - M-44's
You can pay a lot more for a rifle but you can't get a more dependable, hard hitting, accurate one For the money
You can get a rifle and 440 rounds of ammo for under $250
Originally posted by Stryker Ops
If the SHTF you are going to need something reliable, common, easy to maintain and shoots a common ammunition.
I currently have a Springfield Armory SOCOM16 (.308), Mossberg 500 (12ga) and an FNP9 (9mm). All except the Mossberg have lifetime warranties so you know they're made well and they all have very common ammunition. The Mossberg will be my close quarters. I'm thinking about trading up my SOCOM for something in a .223 with a greater than 300yd distance. The 16 inch barrel on this beast causes it to be somewhat inaccurate after 250yd in iron sights. Plus in a firefight shooting that thing off a few hundred rounds is going to suck for my shoulder and wrist.
Thinking about this set up I might ditch those for an M40 although I'm a little nervous about abandoning the rapid fire ability.
Originally posted by ManBehindTheMask
why would you use a rifle when SHTF thats hard to find ammunition for?
306 or 308......even 223 rounds .......
but not something that specialized, your out of ammo and you cant find anymore your done.......and your rifle is useless