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Re: Most fun SHTF gun

#201 Post by YankeeTarheel » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:21 pm

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#202 Post by Marlene » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:39 pm

I know it’s not the direction you were thinking, but this would be a ton of fun and perfect in a shtf scenario

https://www.muzzle-loaders.com/traditio ... ssion.html
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#203 Post by offensivename » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:35 pm

Marlene wrote:
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I know it’s not the direction you were thinking, but this would be a ton of fun and perfect in a shtf scenario

https://www.muzzle-loaders.com/traditio ... ssion.html
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#204 Post by senorgrand » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:50 pm

Marlene wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:39 pm
I know it’s not the direction you were thinking, but this would be a ton of fun and perfect in a shtf scenario

https://www.muzzle-loaders.com/traditio ... ssion.html
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#205 Post by lurker » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:15 pm

note that even though it says "rifle", it's a smoothbore. not that the zombies will care.
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#206 Post by SailDesign » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:59 pm

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#207 Post by senorgrand » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:01 pm

Ok, I have narrowed it down to two guns. A Marlin 1894 CB in 357 or the Ruger PC Carbine in 9mm.

If it wasn't for the upcoming ban on semiauto rifles, I would probably still be undecided. But since this might be my last chance at a PCC, I'm probably going to get one before the panic hits.

The Mini 14 made the most sense from a SHTF standpoint, but being able to shoot either the 1894 or the PCC on my local steel range ups their fun factor way past the Mini.

I can see that an 1894CB will probably be in my future as well...eventually. Punting on that for awhile allows me to add a 44 mag revolver to the mix, which might change my caliber choice.

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#208 Post by YankeeTarheel » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:15 pm

I have a Marlin1894 in .357, a 1979 JM, and it's certainly the most fun to shoot of any I own, although loading is far more tedious than a revolver or semi-auto.
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#209 Post by max129 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:02 pm

seniorgrande said:

But since this might be my last chance at a PCC, I'm probably going to get one before the panic hits.

The 9mm PCC certainly qualifies in the "likely to be ammo of that caliber for a while after an 'event'".

It has plenty of firepower for SHTF use cases. Of course, I personally think a 22LR is a good option for SHTF.

Enjoy what you buy. This has been a good thread.

I can see that many people here are in the "casual prepper" camp - which is roughly where I am.

There are many forms of SHTF without Zoombies. The people who lived in Paradise California can tell you that you do not need a global event for a very real Bug Out situation.
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#210 Post by Bisbee » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:15 pm

Yes, Ruger PCC. Marvelous caliber. Excellent choice, sir.
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#211 Post by lurker » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:31 pm

max129 wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:02 pm
Zoombies.
those are the fast ones, right? not your average walking dead?
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#212 Post by featureless » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:01 pm

lurker wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:31 pm
max129 wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:02 pm
Zoombies.
those are the fast ones, right? not your average walking dead?
Took me a minute, then I laughed hard at that!

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#213 Post by lurker » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:15 pm

:sorry: (no i'm not)
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#214 Post by max129 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:24 pm

lurker said:
max129 wrote:
Zoombies.
those are the fast ones, right? not your average walking dead?
I was thinking normal slow squishy ones. Not the scary wicked fast ones from 'I am Legend'.
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#215 Post by K9s » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:47 pm

max129 wrote:
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max129 wrote:
Zoombies.
those are the fast ones, right? not your average walking dead?
I was thinking normal slow squishy ones. Not the scary wicked fast ones from 'I am Legend'.
LOL! Yes, just normal zombies. Not the fast ones. :roflmao:
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#216 Post by Marlene » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:56 pm

Senorgrand, I urge you to consider a 73 over the Marlin when you get there. much more slickerer.
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#217 Post by senorgrand » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:09 pm

Yeah, if my eyes were better, I would get the 73 because it seems least dependent on angle for feeding and ejecting. Plus, action job!

But the 94 is one of the only levers that easily takes a scope, which I might need at some point.
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#218 Post by YankeeTarheel » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:11 pm

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Yeah, if my eyes were better, I would get the 73 because it seems least dependent on angle for feeding and ejecting. Plus, action job!

But the 94 is one of the only levers that easily takes a scope, which I might need at some point.
I'm still trying to figure out what mount should go on it that can then take a scope.
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#219 Post by senorgrand » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:14 pm

Let me know what you come up with. Since the 94s are back in production, I would expect more after market support. I'd like a see-through rail so a quick detach scope could be used and when removed, stock sights could still be used too.
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#220 Post by YankeeTarheel » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:24 pm

senorgrand wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:14 pm
Let me know what you come up with. Since the 94s are back in production, I would expect more after market support. I'd like a see-through rail so a quick detach scope could be used and when removed, stock sights could still be used too.
I'd like that too. No idea how to go about it without trying stuff. Not sure I know what a quick-detach is other than a flip. Also we'll need a hammer extension.
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#221 Post by senorgrand » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:26 pm

Just use quick detach scope rings. Not sure about mount either.
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#222 Post by senorgrand » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:28 pm

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#223 Post by YankeeTarheel » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:13 pm

Looks good!
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#224 Post by senorgrand » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:16 pm

If it doesn't work, Prime will usually take it back.
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#225 Post by YankeeTarheel » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:33 pm

senorgrand wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:16 pm
If it doesn't work, Prime will usually take it back.
Almost always. In fact, I don't know when it didn't.
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