Questions To Ponder When Choosing Your Survival Rifle

Posted: March 7, 2013 in Weapons
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So The SHTF and an ultimate survival scenario is thrust upon you.  When all is said and done you need to make sure that whatever rifle you consider your primary survival rifle is up to the task.  So ask yourself the following questions to see if your survival rifle is the best choice for your all around needs.

  • Is the rifle accurate enough?
  • Is ammo plentiful and do you have a method to carry all that additional ammo?
  • Are spare parts available?
  • Do you have enough reliable mags and a method to carry the mags?
  • Is the rifle durable enough?
  • Do any of the modifications make it too fragile for heavy duty use?
  • Is the rifle easily transportable?
  • Can you use a carry strap with the rifle?  They can get heavy when carrying for extended periods of time without one.
  • Is the rifle usable at night and in extreme weather conditions?

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  1. nvchad2 says:

    Good questions. Here are the answers for my choice, my AR15:

    “Is the rifle accurate enough?” – More accurate than I am.
    “Is ammo plentiful and do you have a method to carry all that additional ammo?” – 22lr AND .223 so very plentiful. Range bag/BOB
    “Are spare parts available?” I keep a few spare parts kits laying around.
    “Do you have enough reliable mags and a method to carry the mags?” – 8 or 9 mags – Range bag/BOB
    “Is the rifle durable enough?” – I should imagine so.
    “Do any of the modifications make it too fragile for heavy duty use?” – I wouldn’t build a rifle that’s too heavy to use.
    “Is the rifle easily transportable?” – Yes
    “Can you use a carry strap with the rifle?” – Indeed I can.
    “Is the rifle usable at night and in extreme weather conditions?” – Usable, sure. Can I shoot in the dark very well, doubt it. 🙂

    • rmactsc says:

      Sounds like you have thought it out extremely well. Are you using a 1, 2 or 3 point sling? With my heavier rifles I tend to use a 2 point sling however with my AR-15 I prefer the 1 point sling so I can carry the rifle in front of my body at about a 90 degree angle.

      • nvchad2 says:

        Honestly, I don’t keep a sling on my rifle as it is. But its set up to accept one should I decide to add it. I just find them cumbersome at the range, and adding one only takes a minute. But I have always preferred two point slings. I’ve never owned or had experience with a 1 point, but everything I hear about them is positive.

  2. Now…where did I put my gun…so I can check if it’s useable…and whether I can actually use it…doubtful in the extreme lol…I wonder if it’s survival worthy…hmm…tell me again…what does a gun actually look like??!! 😉 😀

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