Bug-out gun??

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That's the beauty of living in rural Tennessee on our ranch. I ain't leaving. We could be pretty self sufficient here. Plus we have 4 mules should we need to go anywhere local and can't get gas/diesel.
 

larry8

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You will need more than one caliber rifle or pistol. Because if you cant get the cartridges for one you may get them for another. 3 0r even 4 different cartridges (guns) would be even better. I suggest a 22lr, a 22Mag, 380, 357, 50 cal Black powder, and a12 gage shotgun.
Sorry, I should had included 1000 rounds of ammo for each caliber too.
 
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Don't want to confuse the DOG with one of these
 
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I keep a $100 Walmart 20-gauge single barrel shotgun that has been cut down and modified. It's legal length and the insert is a Chaszel 30-30. This is in an oxygen tank bag with ammo for both. If I have it slung over my shoulder with a canula and tubing going into the top of the bag nobody notices a thing. The 317 S&W kit gun is just over 12 ounces loaded with 8 rounds of Remington Yellow Jacket hollow points and is either in this pocket holster or a Simply Rugged 120 holster. This combination should take care of most situations. But if we really knew what we were up against we might want napalm and a 50 caliber Browning M2!!!
I really like the shotgun with the insert!!! Did the insert come with the shotgun?
 

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handguns = 4.25" barreled Glock 29 10mm - 4.25" barreled Ruger Super Redhawk in 454 Casull

rifle if I could only have one = 12.5" barreled Rem 700 PCR short rifle in 308 Win

I'm in Canada this is a legal combo here

 

pyth0n

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Like some here that probably won't be bugging out, I might be putting what is referred to as a "72-get-home-bag" together.
Light weight, portable. Water, granola bars (as Dundee would say "Tastes like crap but you can live on them"), Tarp or poncho, para cord, variety of fire starter (matches, striker type, magnifying glass), & more. But keeping it light. As for the fire arm, I don't think I'd have a long gun, & more likely be my G19 or G23 with the G17/G22 mags for reloads as needed. LCP max as back up.
Hunters or hikers would have some good suggestions for something along the 72 hour bag.
When I lived in the Upper Peninsula (U.P.) of MI., It was a necessity in winter. The kit would include more stuff to keep warm.
 
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To make black powder go to castboolits.com look under stickies. Go to Lowe's and buy stump remover (KNO3), and Sulfer flour from Coop that gets put on flowers etc. Buy stuff now, practice making it now. Make your own charcoal from the recommended wood from your area. BE CAREFUL!!! Multiple black powder factories went KABOOM!!!
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I really like the shotgun with the insert!!! Did the insert come with the shotgun?
No, I bought it directly from Chaszel. They make inserts of various calibers to fit both 12 and 20-gauge shotguns. Here are several in different calibers. 9mm, .357 Magnum, 45ACP and 30-30. I also have a 12 gauge cut down with Chaszel adapters. The other truck gun I forgot to mention is a Henry AR7 with several spare magazines. My truck is equipped with tools and gear for any occasion either good or bad. I have 5 mounted toolboxes and a hand carry toolbox at all times with me. The bug-out items are in the locked boxes in the cab of my truck. The truck is always locked and in a well lit area under camera surveillance both at home and work.
 

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No, I bought it directly from Chaszel. They make inserts of various calibers to fit both 12 and 20-gauge shotguns. Here are several in different calibers. 9mm, .357 Magnum, 45ACP and 30-30. I also have a 12 gauge cut down with Chaszel adapters. The other truck gun I forgot to mention is a Henry AR7 with several spare magazines. My truck is equipped with tools and gear for any occasion either good or bad. I have 5 mounted toolboxes and a hand carry toolbox at all times with me. The bug-out items are in the locked boxes in the cab of my truck. The truck is always locked and in a well lit area under camera surveillance both at home and work.
Looks like they're out of business or something. The page is there but nothing available. I would buy a pair of the 45/70 for an over and under I have that doesn't fit me for crap as a shotgun but makes a decent slug gun. I could turn it into a real Double rifle!!!
 
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Looks like they're out of business or something. The page is there but nothing available. I would buy a pair of the 45/70 for an over and under I have that doesn't fit me for crap as a shotgun but makes a decent slug gun. I could turn it into a real Double rifle!!!
Chaszel is still in business but they sell out quickly when they make a run of any of their adapters. Put yourself on the notification list and they will let you know when they have the item you want in stock. They have 12 gauge/ .44 Magnum adapters in stock now if you look at their online store.
 
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If you can survive the first 6 months or so, for the sake of argument, after most people have killed each other off or died of disease and starvation, you will be golden. Then you only will have to worry about food, fresh water, health issues, parasites, injuries requiring first aid, medications, fuel, heat, transportation, clothing, books, and the multitude of things I obviously haven't though of. At that point, there will be a plethora of weapons lying around to choose from.
Luckily, their are now MILLIONS of people who have thought of all of those things and more. Plenty of info out there. It's the waiting that will get taken out. If you want to make plans and start putting things together now ( or 10 years ago ) is the time. Remember the ant and the grasshopper?

And all of those more aggressive folk who think they will survive as a post-SHTF- parasite taking what they want because of their armament? That is the very FIRST thing these millions prepare for. Good luck with that...
 
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WTF did they need to add DOG??? We called them German Shepherds for decades and everyone knew what we were talking about.
The association of German shepards probably filed suit for being defamed by being referred to as canines. No idea when this started. I think it's pretty stupid as well. Or maybe the kids today need a better description for never having see one.
 
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Bug out gun…depends on what I have at the time, as well as how much ammo and magazines. Rifle is AR, lots of rounds and magazines. Pistol is either a Glock 17 or Sig P226 MK25..both in 9mm. Long range..Remington 700P, .308. No shotgun.

I'd hunker down and wait it out until craziness dissipates. Or I need to go no for my kids and grandsons.
 
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