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Originally posted by WJjeeper
im in the process of collecting a few firearms for myself and my fiance. we just want to be ready when SHTF, not if but WHEN. however i am kind of screwed with my options because i reside in commie-fornia.
anyway, i already own a Winchester 1200 12 ga chambered in 2 3/4" and 3", smoothbore 18" barrel. great home security weapon and slugs serve plenty of knockdown power... PLENTY. that being said, i would like to get something a little more wallet friendly but still capable of incapacitating a man sized critter ICOE.
choices - .223 savage edge a little pricey for my wallet right now, but a very fast and lethal round, ammo is afirly priced, but can be cumbersome along with 12ga ammo (especially when walking/hiking long distances).
.308 savage edge - ammo is expensive and heavy, lots of knockdown power but if i shot a squirrel out of hunger there would only be a little meat left, just a little.
ruger 10/22 - auto loading .22lr, semi-effective against man sized critters, upgrades are almost limitless - 100rd. drum mags, pistol grips, folding stocks, muzzle flash suppressors, you name it they make it for the 10/22. ammo is dirt cheap, and it wouldnt tear a squirrel into 73 pieces, i can also legally upgrade as much as i want.
so for an all around bug out RIFLE what would you guys get? being you already had a larger sized rifle/shotgun.
Originally posted by Sly1one
reply to post by WJjeeper
you can get a pretty decent AR-15 for around $800+