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The 1 Pound Pack-Rifle (And Fishing Pole!)

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by PBinWA, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. PBinWA

    PBinWA Clark County Well-Known Member

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    Saw this on TheFirearmBlog.com and thought it was pretty cool.

    More pics at the link:

    The 1 Pound Pack-Rifle (And Fishing Pole!) | The Firearm Blog

     
  2. Asp

    Asp Oregon, the promise land. Active Member

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    For $425 I'd rather buy a 10/22, some accessories, ammo, a pole, and beer (for fishing).
     
  3. gallogiro

    gallogiro Willamette Valley Active Member

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    lol, pretty cool rifle. I handled one of these at Sportsman Wharehouse (wholesale sports now) a while back. They are spendy though.
     
  4. makkie

    makkie tri-cities washington Member

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    haha for reals!
     
  5. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    $425?! WTF!? What's their profit margin, 600%?!
     
  6. civilian75

    civilian75 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I don't know. Here is how I see it:

    * This is "made in USA". Ruger is USA assembled, but I wonder how many of its parts come from abroad.
    * Since this is not a high volume production rifle like the 10/22, but a low volume, niche rifle, the comparison may not be fair.
    * It is a rifle and a fishing pole, so you'd need to add the cost of the fishing pole, as small as it may be, to make it a fairer comparison.
    * Don't think this product's target market is the typical gun forum shooter, but, that of a much younger generation.

    I like it. It put a smile in my face. Doesn't mean I will go off and buy one. I don't fish so I have no use for a fishing pole. :) But I am sure there are folks out there willing to fork out the $425 for this unique, fine example of American ingenuity. I am sure it will make a heck of a nice xmas gift to a few young bucks out there.

    Check this out: http://www.packrifle.com/customerpictures.html
     
  7. Asp

    Asp Oregon, the promise land. Active Member

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    +1
    I won't deny that exists here, IMHO.
     
  8. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    why's it always gotta be .22lr? you'd think they could at least bump it up to a 22 mag, since something like a .30 carbine would be asking WAY too much

    cool little gun.. dont mean to rip on it too much, but .22lr is about as useful as an air rifle.
     
  9. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    a $425 zip gun? What am I missing ? (Barnum was right, there is one born every minute)
     
  10. makkie

    makkie tri-cities washington Member

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    yea seriosly, survival with a bolt action 22? yea gun is cool, but very pricy .

    now a pack rifle I would like to have is the rossi circuit judge could find them cheaper. 6 round revolver rifle, chambered in 45 long colt/410 3 inchers!
     
  11. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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  12. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    Blood from the nose signifies that it was probably a headshot. At a minumum dad was standing behind him with a support shot from a bigger cal (I know I would). Probably posed pictures anyways.
     
  13. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    This.
     
  14. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    That's pretty cool.
     
  15. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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  16. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    for rill.. at least you get multiple shots on goal with the papoose... you can try to make up for a gross lack of penetration with followup shots.
     
  17. FourTeeFive

    FourTeeFive PNW Washington State Active Member

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    Gets me thinking about making something like this based on a .22LR pistol. Would be legal with the long barrel and stock.
     
  18. Artilleryman

    Artilleryman Originally from the central midwest but have reloc Active Member

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    this is obviously a dangerous high powered ak47 assault rifle, probably made by glock
     
  19. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    I've always liked the looks of those AR-7's, but have heard bad things about their reliability over the years. Maybe Henry is making them right now? Definitely a cool concept.
     
  20. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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    I like it ....... just don't need one ...... :(