posted on Apr, 16 2011 @ 01:24 PM
reply to post by SantaClaus
as some others who here who know their stuff have said------.308/7.62 NATO without a doubt..
dude seriously totally rule out the 5.56/.223 it is a crappy round ESPECIALLY IN SHTF!! those of us who have been "in the S-H-?-T" can attest to.
There is a reason the milspec 5.56 uses a 30 round mag.. it usually takes between 2-4 hits to drop someone in an orderly fashion..
Since you are able to drop roughly $2k from your list of choices.. just be smart and choose .308..
1. springfield M1A ---check out their site and look at the choices
3. Fn Scar mk 17
4. m1 garand (battle tested tried and true)
these are your choices, far better than any crappy .223 little tikes toy.
go to wikipedia, and read up on the choices above and you will clearly see why SOCOM has basically tossed the lame .223..
another awesome site is ---boxotruth--- they do ballistic tests of rounds..
and as a handgun choose .357 (s&w) or 7.62x23 (t33, tokarev)..with one quality 7.62 NATO and one of these 2 handguns you are SET.. and won't need to
buy and supply multiple guns and will be able to spend the cash on much needed NBC gear, MRE's, meds and first aid kits, boots, etc...
how many guys you seen with an armory of guns and ammo and maybe 1 or 2 pairs of boots?
If shtf does happen you will see 100's of guys (who thought they were smart) walking around barefoot, looking to "hunt" animals that have gone
extinct (thousands of idiots who relied on hunting for food) within 3 mos. thinking "gee, maybe buying 10 guns wasn't the best idea, neither was
failing to realize there wasn't enough wildlife to go around"