Does anyone else feel survival rifles are really comfy?

Does anyone else feel survival rifles are really comfy? They're the condensed essence of "good enough" in physical form, and made as compact and easy to carry as possible.

Example, for when you want to be able to take any game from rabbits to deer, pic related.

  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Friend’s dad had one of those and a Springfield Armory M6, sold that .22 Hornet AR-5 for like $10k since it was from a prominent Colt guy’s collection.

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Or another, for when you want to hunt a variety of game up to deer, but also want to be able to hunt birds.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      OP you're objectively correct, and combination guns are so sexy. Take an USAF M4 in .22 Hornet

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        d'oh

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Most are. The AR-7 is horribly unergonomic and ugly because of that lopsided floating stock. I really want to dupe that cute little takedown single-shot the Anon here made a while back, though.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I've also been wanting one of those. Super cool. Also, what I think is a 60s Weaver B series scope on it makes it even better looking. Seems to be a B4 made before they went to teardrop adjustment caps instead of keeping them open. 60s? 50s?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >ugly
      it looks like a modernized Artillery Luger it’s sexy af my man

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >>ugly
        >it looks like a modernized Artillery Luger it’s sexy af my man
        Look at it from the front. It's not in any way like a luger, it's like a Mauser got a horrible case of cellulitis in its left ass cheek and leg.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I don’t think you’ve ever seen an Artillery Luger before or maybe you just might be legally blind.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          The NFA is obnoxious, and really stymies innovation in the “stocked pistol” class of firearms.

          I have always thought a revolver with a compact folding wire stock would make a fantastic pack “rifle.” It’s compact, powerful, and light weight. And you can cycle light .38 special/shot shells for small game.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            You’re absolutely right, and I would carry that Luger on hikes since it’s so light and handy, but I don’t due to how nice it is.

            Your idea might even be potentially better due to the ammo variety you can get in revolvers. (Snakeshot, hardcast, etc)

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >The NFA is obnoxious, and really stymies innovation in the “stocked pistol” class of firearms.
            The worst part is that 10mm through an 8" artillery Luger length barrel can throw a comparable weight bullet at a comparable velocity to .44-40 from a rifle length barrel, which was the upper end of what revolver caliber lever actions during the old west would be chambered in. Alternatively 10mm from a 5" barrel can throw the same weight and caliber bullet at a similar velocity to .38-40 from a rifle which would be a step down from .44-40.

            Or if you want something bigger, .44 magnum from a 7" barrel (including the cylinder in that length) can match the muzzle energy of black powder .45-70 carbine loads from a 22" barrel.

            Handguns with stocks, and comparable size/weight carbines, could totally have been comfy guns that would be good enough for most civilian uses.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Tell me about it. I wish I could get an SBR 10/22 with some kind of overkill suppressor. Easier to transport, lighter weight, doesn't get caught in bushes as easily. Would be a great squirrel rifle. Can't even get a 10/22 charger with a brace and call it a day; no semi auto pistols for hunting here.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              Trudeau keeps abusing yall because you let him. Your government will never stop one day and be like "hey lets not be pure evil and trample our citizens today".

              The people are the protectors of freedom...if they have the balls

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Funny you mention him since I never said I was from up North. In fact, we were talking about the NFA and I don't want to double stamp a 10/22 for an integrally suppressed SBR and turn a $350 rifle into a $1k+ rifle that every game warden looks at me funny for.

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            Why not carry an ordinary revolver?

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I want to pick one up at some point just because it seems like having a lightweight rifle that breaks down into something that small/portable could come in handy someday. It seems like the perfect thing to have stashed in the trunk of your car in case you ever get stranded somewhere and don't want to have to deal with attempting to shoot small game with your CCW.

    Also, .22LR is still fairly cheap, so practicing with it wouldn't break the bank.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >it seems like having a lightweight rifle that breaks down into something that small/portable could come in handy someday.
      There is some logic to that, buy why buy the POS AR-7 over something like a 10/22 Takedown?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        He’s never handled an AR-7, guarantee it. I’d say the sights are even worse than the stock since you can knock off the plastic front sight with little force.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          I'm curious what has been driving the recent interest in the AR-7. It seemed like until the last couple of years I hardly ever saw them mentioned, now they seem to be brought up often. What happened? Did some major youtuber review them, were they featured in a video game?

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            I think prepping has become a lot bigger with all of the habbenings that have been going on recently, so it's driving demand for "survival rifles" in general. The ar-7 is a funky little gun with a sort of unique stowage method while also being a functional (if kinda suckish) survival rifle, so a lot of people probably added one to their collection on a whim.
            In terms of self contained takedown rifles though, I'm personally more of a Day of the Jackal Rifle fan.
            You may call me Captain Cripple, protector of the physically disabled, sworn enemy of Richmond Virginia's Veterans Affairs Office.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              Eh, I dunno. There's obviously been an increase in "prepping" and all that but that isn't the kind of gun a typical prepper would lean towards. The use case for an AR-7 is really specialized.

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                I got one, it's fun but I wouldn't bet my life on it. I disassembled it to clean and oil it after the last thread about them, found a big burr on the hammer. I think that was the source of my reliability issues. After the barrel warms up accuracy is shit. I've killed about 30 bunnies with it, but jammed frequently.

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                They should have made the ar7 a bolt action like the ar5. Semi auto isn’t that useful in a pack rifle, and the ar7 has a tendency to damage .22lr ammo when it inevitably has a failure.

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Not really, most of them aren't even close to "good enough", they're downright terrible. And many of them aren't very compact either. The AR-7 is a great example. Not every accurate, shitty quality plastic-coated barrel on the current models, not very reliable, fucking gigantic bloated stock. Now the stock might make sense if you need the gun to float (which is really the whole fucking gimmick of the AR-7) but I hear that the current models can't even float. And they aren't even all that cheap.

    Some are more interesting, like the M6. I do think those are pretty cool, and that is actually quite compact. Still I don't think I'd ever choose to carry that over something nicer.

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    What's the lightest survival rifle you can get? I want one for when I'm doing multi day off trail hikes. Got a nice little shotgun for bears and other wild animals, but you can't realistically carry a lot of ammo for it. What would you guys recommend?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      10/22. But like you, i live in bear country. So carry a Glock 20 and a 10/22 or just a Maverick 88 Security with a mix of high brass #5s for small game, and 00 buck for bears.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I have a Little Badger and it's very lightweight, it even comes with a backpack to carry it

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        What are they smoking on the prices for their other guns.

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    All I've ever wanted is a take down, bolt action, mag fed thing like this. But in .17hmr please god.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Volquartsen VT2 is available in .17 HMR.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Never hard of it before. You sure it's a take down? Does it have irons?

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >You sure it's a take down?
          Yes.

          >Does it have irons?
          I can't recall. Probably not. Not that it matters though, if you want irons add irons. If you don't feel comfortable doing that yourself then have a gunsmith do it for you.

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    So I've seen a bunch of combo survival guns, usually in .410 and .22. Is there one on the market that combines 12 gauge with .22 underbarrel?

    Just thinking, you really want the 12 gauge for bear defense, but you want the .22 for small game. Any thoughts?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Combination guns with 12ga are a thing, but they nearly always have a larger caliber rifle barrel than .22. I know Savage made a combo gun with a 20ga over a .22LR, I don't think they made a 12ga/22LR, but they did make a 12ga/.22 Hornet.
      Browse this:
      https://www.gunsinternational.com/guns-for-sale-online/rifles/drilling-combination-guns.c290_p1_o6.cfm

      >bear defense
      there are really very few places where bear defense is an honest concern, and then people just pack a 12ga, which also happens to be excellent for small game with birdshot.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >there are really very few places where bear defense is an honest concern
        I'd go so far as to say it's a complete meme reason to own a specific gun in the US unless you live in Alaska.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Actually I think the Chiappa M6 might be just what I'm looking for. Break action dual barrel with 12 gauge over .22 mag.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          In my opinion if you want to go for the added expense and weight over a combo gun over the shotgun then the extra barrel needs to do something the shotgun doesn't do on its own already. And honestly a 12ga is pretty darn flexible. Going with .22LR or .22 Mag doesn't add any capability really, any kind of game you could take with those you could take with the appropriate shotshell. They do have the advantage that their ammunition is smaller and lighter than shotshells though, so more could be carried. The other option would be to pick something that had a larger rifle cartridge, .22 Hornet, .223, .308... Now you're adding long-range effectiveness that you didn't have with the shotgun.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >They do have the advantage that their ammunition is smaller and lighter than shotshells though, so more could be carried.
            In particular, 14-15 rounds of .22lr for the weight of a single 2 3/4" 12 gauge shell (100 rounds of .22lr for 7 rounds of 12 gauge), and about 8 rounds of .22lr vs the weigh of a single .410 shell (100 rounds of .22lr for 12 rounds of .410).

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              The weight savings is legit, there's no doubt about that. But then there's the question of whether or not that actually matters. If an anon is getting on a bushplane for a fishing trip in bumfuck, Alaska the weight savings could be critical. For playing around on the average camping trip or innawoods hike? Probably irrelevant.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >For playing around on the average camping trip or innawoods hike? Probably irrelevant.
                It can still add up some if you're looking to do much shooting as 25 rounds of 12 gauge will weigh about 2 1/2 lbs, while 100 rounds of .22lr will weigh 3/4 of a pound. Space can also be a concern, and you can fit 14 rounds of .22lr inside a spent 12 gauge shell with additional space left over. Alternatively for comparing loose packed ammo, 3x 325 round bricks of .22lr take up about the same space as 2x 25 round boxes of 12 gauge, for about 20x more rounds in the same space which can make a big difference when it comes to room in a pack or just storing the ammo on/in the stock of your gun..

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            You ever shot a rabbit at 100 yards with a 12 gauge?? Cause i have with a 22lr

            Fucking zoomer idiot

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Call me autistic but I love this aesthetic.
    I took off the red dot. More sleek this way.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      That gun deserves a lighter suppressor, anon.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Would be neat if it had some kind of shrouded red dot. Like a G36 sight or something. But something low.

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Does anyone else feel survival rifles are really comfy?
    They're sure as hell not comfy to shoot lol.

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    which one is that?

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    my wife bought me an AR-7 for my bday a few years ago. I shot it one time, cleaned the fuck out of it, put it under the bed and haven't shot it since. It's a great little gun but it defeated its purposed by my wife buying it. I can't treat something she bought me like shit... and the AR-7 was meant to be treated like shit in the back of a truck

  13. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Want me one of these little rinky dink fuckers

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Little Badger is the dumbest gun imaginable and I adore it. I would love to get one chambered in .22 wmr.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      go get one lol. They’re practically pocket change new

  14. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >survival rifles
    >30 posts in
    >still no drilling posted
    PrepHole is dead. PrepHole remains dead. And we have killed it. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives: who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us to clean ourselves? What festivals of atonement, what sacred games shall we have to invent? Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us? Must we ourselves not become glowies simply to appear worthy of it?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      If it's annoyingly heavy to lug around when hunting for a day why the fuck would it be any good for when you may need to lug around with it for weeks at a time?

  15. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    What's the advantage of these survival rifles above a .22lr pistol like Ruger's Mark IV pistols?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >what's the advantage of a rifle over a pistol

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >much more muzzle velocity
      >stock to rest against your shoulder
      >forward point of contact
      >much longer sight radius
      >less noise
      >less recoil (not that there's a lot in a .22 anyway)

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >much more muzzle velocity
      >stock to rest against your shoulder
      >forward point of contact
      >much longer sight radius
      >less noise
      >less recoil (not that there's a lot in a .22 anyway)

      been wondering this too actually
      thinking about how a collapsible brace CP33 would serve in a survival context
      with a brace and a mag holder that gets you three points of contact
      the lack of sight radius can also be mended by having like a micro solar red dot
      noise can be suppressed although you know, that's a lot of money
      so that leaves muzzle velocity, question is how much does that affect the effective range of 22lr
      because if it isn't much of a disadvantage than it's faster, lighter, and more compact

  16. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    You are my spirit animal OP. I’ve always wanted an AR-5 or M4 chambered in .357 magnum.

    Surprised that the AR-5 isn’t discussed that much, considering it is how Armalite got the camel’s nose under the tent, so they could later land the AR-15 contracts.

  17. 1 week ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Oh. Forgot I had a suppressed sbr one of those. Feels decent, I guess. Has a pvs14 mount on it too, but who's counting.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      what's a good optic for one of these? preferably something that can be banged around in a bag.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Aimpoint

        T2 if you have cash, pro if you’re on a budget.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I rather carry my Ruger PC Charger than the carbine. The Carbine is fine, but there is not really much difference in FPS between the 6" vs 16".

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        The magpul stock takes a pound off of the pc carbine, and is a similar size to the charger when collapsed. The whole thing feels like an fn p90 when broken down lol

        One slight advantage I rarely see brought up, is that all things being equal (no suppressor) the 16” barrel is much quieter than the 6”. 147gr 9mm out of a 16” barrel is one of the quietest unsuppressed firearms.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >similar size to the charger when collapsed.
          That's another thing. The charger is still smaller, even when not collapsed and can still fire with out it needing to be reassembled. You can throw a really long can on it as well, still have an over shorter length.

  18. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Lever actions are the white man's survival rifle!!! If you are a little fruitier or want faster bullets ig you could run around with a Bavarian carbine. There are no other correct answers.

  19. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Any thots on. The aero 10mm survival rifle?

  20. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    I have the Henry ar-7. It's nice that I can just throw it in the trunk of the Kia and it's ready to go in a minute if I see Gary's fucking dog running around the canal unattended again

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Who the fuck is Gary?

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