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  1. how about a ''hk 91 in .308'' ?

  3. Ill be honest with ya, bugging out with expensive hardware would be a tough decision. How bad is the situation? Are we bugging out because of weather events or because the local militant cell blew something up? If its the latter, I would fully expect local law enforcement (or any feds you encountered ) to confiscate your tech. Its written in all the martial law codes. I think I would use my most capable "cheap" reliable firearm I had available to me.

  4. #13
    Ar-15 would be my choice. Proven reliable in all kinds of weather. Uses standard ammo .223 or 5.56 that can be easily found. It is a standard ammo for our military so you should be able to find ammo when needed. Plus for $100 you can get .22 conversion kit which takes literally seconds to switch from 5.56 to .22 or back giving you added versatility . Being a staple in our military also means spare parts should be easy to get if needed as well

  5. #14
    If it gets bad enough to force me away from my home, I'm leaving the carbines in the safe. I'm grabbing my vang comp 14" 870. Unwavering reliability, undeniable stopping power, uncomparable versatility, light weight, and short overall length. I would pack a 4x scope for hunting, and a pistol grip for added concealability. Slugs, buck, and bird would give me the ability to fit the weapon to the task. Ammo can be found on any army base, in any police station, in most homes and in many stores. The gun was built to keep on ticking after the clocks stop running.
    I know this is about carbines and I mean no disrespect, so IF I have to pick a rifle...AK 47 hands down.

  6. Ssomething in .223/556. Military standard (think surplus ammo) and popular with the AR crowd. A little Googling and you can find a Century Golani in .223/556 for $499 to $530. It has a with folding stock, synthetic stock and parkerized finish. 29" folded and 38" extended. It's on the AK platform, so it should just run. I don't know where you'd get parts, but then again, I wouldn't expect you'd need them. Just stock up on magazines and ammo...

  7. Assuming we are talking about weapons we actually own, I am taking my Mini-14.

    It's light. The ammo is light. The ammo is common. It always fires, even when using cheap (Russian) ammo.

    Don't get me wrong. I will readily admit that my AR is more accurate and more durable. But my Mini goes BANG when BANG is all that counts. That's why it remains strapped to my B.O.B.

  8. #17
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    You weren't specific about the scenario that yopu would require your BOG. Natural disaster (flood, hurricane, forrest fire) would normally be an orderly evacuation. If it's the end of civilization and the zombies are around the corner, that a different story all together.

    Think I'd go with something in a pistol caliber to match my pistol. I'f I'm lugging ammo on my back I want it to fit every gun I'm carrying.

    There are a couple of conversions out there that, in a matter of seconds, will convert some pistols over to a carbine configuration. Don't have a lot of specifics about them but if you don't want to lug the extra weight I think you may consider it.

    An Uzi is one of the first pistol caliber weapon platforms that come to mind.

    If I needed to go long rang, I think I'd like the BM-59 folding stock M14 in a SOCOM configuration with a scout scope. 308 is a good all around cartridge and readily available.

    But thats just my opinion.

  9. #18
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    This is one of the conversions I was thinking of.


    And my favorite that gets around that nasty SBR/NFA regulation.

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  11. @DukeYukon:

    That's my kind of thinking. Take what you own and what you use, because you know how it works.

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