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"How do I plan to survive anyway?" Not sure if that's rhetorical sarcasm, or if you actually want an answer. But I'll give you one. My plan is to learn everything I can now, while I can, about every subject I can think of that might some day be useful. If that means asking questions that people think are flawed, then fine, that's what I'll do, because I do not know everything. I will try to look at things from every angle, in order to learn as much as I can. And, I'll adapt. Even if it means carrying a gun and shooting an animal for the first time in my life, if that's what I have to do to survive.
Originally posted by Sek82
I'd make some space/weight sacrifices in my bag for the larger ammo and go with the .223 and not pack more than a few hundred rounds. With a max effective range of over 400 meters, it will have much more reach than the .22 which loses lots of energy beyond 100 meters... In essence by choosing the .223 you are extending your reach fourfold.
So you're bugging out in this scenario... To where? How far? What do you have at your bug out location? Do you have a specific destination or just headed for the hills? These are all questions that would better help in making that decision, but definitely the .223 if you could only take one.
Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by OmegaLogos
You bring up a good point I hadn't thought of....
What caliber is the hand gun? If it is a .22, then the .22 rifle can share ammunition!! Very important factor in determining which gun.
And OL, are you forgetting that you can eat the kid and the dog if times get tough?
[Edit to add] OL is almost a 40yr old male btw ok.