Questions To Ponder When Choosing Your Survival Rifle

Posted: August 30, 2013 in Weapons
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So The SHTF and the 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 good method to carry all that additional ammo?
  • Are spare parts available?
  • Do you have enough reliable mags and a good method to carry the mags?
  • Is the rifle durable enough?
  • Do any of the modifications you’ve made make it too fragile for heavy duty use?
  • Is the rifle easily transportable?
  • Can you use a carry strap or sling 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?

Remember having mutiple rifles and being proficient with them is fantastic; but you are basically only going to use and or carry one at a time so make your decisions wisely.

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  1. Brittius says:

    Also, is your rifle chambered for the same cartridge as your opponent(s), if that need be a consideration, and do you know how to operate and breakdown their rifles to clean and service them in the event that you should have to pick one up or, “if somebody drops it, once”.

    • rmactsc says:

      Excellent advice. I suspect in a SHTF type of scenario knowing your opponents weapon of choice might not always be the easiest thing to determine in advance.

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