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American Rifleman: My Disaster Gun
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http://www.americanrifleman.org/GalleryI...ssionScoop
das, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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Which ones do you have, das? So many people have been asking for the Ruger Mini 14 and Gunsite Scout at the shop.
LisaA, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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#3
I just don't get the appeal of "scout rifles." OK, so it's a bolt action with a scope on the fore-end. Wooooooo. LOL.

I owned a few mini-14's in my youth though. Very reliable weapons in my experience.

No surprise, my chosen end of all things gun is my threaded barrel FN Five SeveN.

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Reasons:

Super light weight
Super rapid fire/super low recoil
30rd capacity
Very portable
Easily concealable
Extremely compact and lightweight ammunition
Extended range capabilities to 100+ meters
Excellent armor piercing capabilities
Excellent terminal effects
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#4
Good luck finding LOTS of M14 mags laying about in a disaster. I'd count on more of those AR-type mags being available... Whistling
The War Wagon, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012. Anim_banana

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#5
Muzzle Loader to Mini-Gun, awesome!
Shodan, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.Anim_sniper2Zombieanimated
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Valorius;12985 Wrote:I just don't get the appeal of "scout rifles." OK, so it's a bolt action with a scope on the fore-end. Wooooooo. LOL.

They are generally lighter than your typical bolt action. The long relief scopes usually allow you to shoot with both eyes open. Those two alone make it superior as a survival gun over a Barrett MRAD.(for example)
Being as you can get them in higher calibers they serve multiple purposes, yes a .223 might kill a deer, but a .30 caliber will kill a deer. Of course you could always go for 6.8 SPC AR or SCAR in 7.62 but they have unique problems in survival situations, such as ammo and parts availability.

Ruger's Gunsight Scout rifle is also a compromise to the commie states where obtaining a .223 AR is hard enough, at least in my opinion. Ruger seems to bend over backwards for the non free states which is why most of their guns are over safetied.

In my opinion, a .30-30 lever action is the ultimate survival tool, at least in SWPA.
"What you're feeling now ain't the worst pain. The worst thing is not feeling the hurt anymore."
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#7
Never had any problem shooting a scoped rifle with the scope in the traditional location, to be honest. Lighter weight is always a plus though- so the scout gets a nod there.

I would have no problem at all hunting deer with either a 5.56mm or a 5.7mm (Check out the "ultimate FN five seven thread", there are some pix of some big game animals taken by a five seven pistol). The .30 cal and up rifle would make me feel a lot better in bear country though...i'll definitely give you that. I think that in my dense urban terrain, populated with masses of potentially extremely violent denizens, a scout rifle would be a very bad choice as a solitary weapon. Definitely better than nothing, but not the right tool for the post mega disaster urban survival job. I think that if a scout is going to be most useful, it's going to be in a very, very desolate area.

A Mini-14 on the other hand, as Lisa mentioned, would be an excellent urban choice IMO.

PS: I have a Ruger III .22/45, i love all it's safety features. I don't mind mag/manual/passive safeties at all. The more the merrier. I really like loaded chamber indicators. But that's another whole debate I guess. There just seem to be two trains of thought on that.
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LisaA;12983 Wrote:Which ones do you have, das? So many people have been asking for the Ruger Mini 14 and Gunsite Scout at the shop.

The 30 I have has had jamming issues every now and then and so has the 14. Both I left with my father to go to the gunsmith; which he procrastinates so I'll probably never see them again. Hope a mini isn't so prone to jams.
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If there's a fkn disaster in Philly, this is the only thing I think that would be able to do the job.

Imagine a pack of 50 Kenzos coming after you and you've got the only prescription of Oxycontin left. This is the only thing that will make them scatter:



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ArcticSplash;13041 Wrote:If there's a fkn disaster in Philly, this is the only thing I think that would be able to do the job.

Imagine a pack of 50 Kenzos coming after you and you've got the only prescription of Oxycontin left. This is the only thing that will make them scatter:





I have been drooling over the AA-12 for years. <sigh>
LisaA, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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