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sks vs 10/22 vs AK vs 1911 which is the best?

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by skud_dusty, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. skud_dusty

    skud_dusty Salem, OR Active Member

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    Everyone talks a lot about which gun they think is the best for survival, but nobody seems to be able to come to a conclusion on which will be best for TEOTWAWKI. These guns listed always seem to be in the top running for one reason or another, but which realistically would you choose if you could only have one?

    What's your ideal long run weapon and why? Pistol? Rifle? Rimfire?

    For me it would have to be the 10/22. Ease of use, ease of cleaning, very little has gone wrong with mine in the many years that I've had it. Cheap and plentiful ammo, you can buy parts for them dang near anywhere, light, accurate, the list goes on and on.
     
  2. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    All Zombie and Road Warrior fantasies aside, real survival is run-hide and eat what you can when you can find it. The 10/22 wins hands down in my book. You can carry at least 6,000 loose rounds in a regular .50 caliber ammo can, and that's 6,000 meals.

    Keith
     
  3. ikari2_2000

    ikari2_2000 Seattle, WA Member

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    10/22 ftw
     
  4. ShelbyT

    ShelbyT BeaverTOWN New Member

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    Hi-point 9mm

    You can use it as a hammer to build shelter
     
  5. mr11b

    mr11b Portland, OR Member

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    I'm with the 10/22, those rounds will get you further.
     
  6. absoluterik07

    absoluterik07 Salem, OR Member

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    AK for me. They are more reliable than they should be, and I don't know if it's me but every .22 I have owned always has an FTE at least once out of 60 rounds and I don't want to be stuck trying to fiddle with ejecting it while some zombie is gnawing at my leg. If it wasn't a zombie apocalypse and I was just out in the boonies then I would definitely take a 10/22 because who cares if it FTE when hunting for food, the bullet's already on target (hopefully). My $.02
     
  7. ernurse

    ernurse molalla oregon Active Member

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    I second the 10/22, but my M1A is my go to gun, the other thing to consider is which type of firearm to do you have lots of trigger time with, a gun is a piece of metal unless you know how to use it, maintain it etc. The idea of battlefield pick ups and resupply is laughable at most, your not an infantry platoon and stealth is your most valuable asset. if your all by yourself then its different, but in my case the daughter gets the 10/22 shes deadly with it, the wife the AR, and for me Ill take the M1A, we all have lots of trigger time with them and I think it solves all our problems of stealth vs. manstopper, vs penetration against cars etc. just my two cents.
     
  8. CEF1959

    CEF1959 Willamette Valley, Oregon New Member

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    ER: People will take one look at those alpacas of yours and run away squealing like stuck pigs. They'll never get to meet your ferocious-looking dogs, let alone come within range of the guns. Zombies would be wise to pass your house up completely. :D
     
  9. snew

    snew Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Looks like a 10/22 for me since I'm going to eat your corpse and shoot what you had on you.
     
  10. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Heck, a guy might just as well forget about buying guns and just buy all kinds of ammo. Be plenty of guns laying around in a SHTF but not much ammo.

    jj
     
  11. ikari2_2000

    ikari2_2000 Seattle, WA Member

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    Good point.


    Col Moore: Think maybe you aught to get yourself that M-16.

    SGM Plumley: Time comes I need one, sir, there'll be plenty of 'em lying on the ground.
     
  12. The Cheese

    The Cheese somewhere special Member

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    Glock FTMFW!!!1!1

    Its a pistol that also doubles as a hand grenade. If it could be turned into a chainsaw and marital aid it would be the ultimate.
     
  13. littlecars

    littlecars tacoma wa Member

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    If I had to pick from that list I would go with the 10/22, just becouse it is a 22lr.

    I think a 22lr is the best choice, but the 10/22 would not be the one I would pick. I would go with eather the marlin 39A or a savage model 24 with 20 gauge over 22lr.
     
  14. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    nearly anything will work, as long as you can hit whatever you are aiming at they are all ideal, and none are perfect. I wish this fantasy, video game mentality would stop.
     
  15. soberups

    soberups Newberg Well-Known Member

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    The .22lr is by far the most versatile caliber. You can hunt anything from squirrels to deer with it. Most food opportunities will involve small game such as birds or rodents, and a .30 caliber weapon wont feed you like a .22 will.
     
  16. ernurse

    ernurse molalla oregon Active Member

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    Charles those are secret Ninja trained llamas, once a covert project of Peru and the CIA, And there are newer meaner crazier dogs to deal with. S.......hows the sks doing?
     
  17. hefftuck

    hefftuck the Specific Northwest Member

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    if limited to those 4, i'd go with the AK, but i would prefer a good 12GA (870 or Saiga 12) to anything on that list in a survival situation
     
  18. Minisocks

    Minisocks Portland Member

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    Voting bow: reusable ammo and is already "suppressed".
     
  19. Martini_Up

    Martini_Up NW USA Well-Known Member

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    i would say an AK as it has the most potential to enable the user to acquire the other 3 on the list.
     
  20. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Given the listed choices I'll go with the SKS.