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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by 84gmcjimmy, Aug 17, 2005.

  1. 84gmcjimmy

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    Is there a rifle that is 2 pieces, so you can take it apart to put it into your backpack while camping/hiking/climbing. OR a short rifle to stick in a backpack?

    I thought I remember seeing one a few years ago?

    anyone?
     
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    I have an AR7. Not the most reliable rifle around, but it does break down into 3 small-ish parts. The thing has a bad habit of jamming, but if ya do some testing you can find which 22lr will feed most reliably.

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    It doesn't have to be reliable. It just has to be defence against a wild cat or bear so I don't die.
     
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    wouldn't be real good defense if it's in 2 pieces in your backpack :wink1:
     
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    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    lol, I can't think of a better time to have reliability than when a pissed off predator (man or beast) is charging you... lol! Neither a mugger nor a bear is going to stop and wait for you to clear a jam. If I was you, I'd get an 18" bbl mossberg 500 and add a side or top folding stock to it. Overall length will be very short... it will be much more reliable... and it will stop any animal you run into assuming you can hit it.

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    Yep, I'd have to agree with that. If it is strictly self-defense you are worried about, a large caliber handgun would also do fine. People hunt bears with large caliber handguns. If you are concerned with survival, then something like the M6 would be good because you can hunt fowl and other small game with it too. I'm usually walking around with my Mini-14 when I'm in the desert. But, sometimes I'm content to hike around with my Glock .40 or my .45 on my hip. If you can't stop a bear with 15 rounds of .40 or .45, then you better be proficient at tree climbing, or running downhill.
     
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    Hey Steve, why not just carry a whistle?

    :haha:
    j/k!


    Mountain lions pounce, and bears usually walk away, unless it's a Grizzly. Then you've got your hands full. Forget the breakdown rifle Steve, like Jek said, a shotgun w/ slugs is the best defense for the least expense. Carrying a weapon is something you will get used too.
    I never leave home without one! :D
     
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    Yeah, he can hang it around his neck next to the porkchop........ :whistle:
     
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    DOH! never thought about that ;)
    Just kidding...I just need to practice somewhere.

    I guess reliability is a key.

    What does plink mean?

    So would I be better off with a handgun or a rifle/shotgun?

    I know nothing about guns, any forums I can check out?

    Probably won't get one for a while, just wanted some info.

    Thanks
     
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    that is a simaler one to the gun i want, every thing you would need.
     
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    definately 12 ga shotgun steve-o ;) slugs mmmm or some specialty high power rounds (those are expensive tho)
     
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    Where is a good place to buy online?
    There is a few places around here, but I don't think they have a lot of selection
     
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    Its not bears I worry about its dope growers,,,,
    therefor when Im in the woods and still want fairly low profile I carry a carbon 15 223 pistol with 30 round mags.... and my 1911... the car 15 is so light I dont know its there and it stows nicely on the outside straps of my daypack...
    its great for 100 yards,,,
    the 223 wouldnt be a good round against bear but it works nicely against man//// a hot 45 round is the better choice....
     
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    do you have a picture/link so I can see it?
     
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    A lot of pilots up here carry this 45-70 take down lever action. Has enough punch to drop a really ticked off brown bear, moose or whatever. Really nice guns. Fun and easy to shoot, easy round to reload.
    http://www.wildwestguns.com/
     
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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    12 gauge mossburg w/pistol grip, works for me... ;)
     
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    Yup, thats the one. Little spendy but really nice gun. I carry a Mossburg 12 gauge for bear protection up here when I am camping or hiking. Little cheaper, and just about as effective. My other choice is a .44 mag loaded with Barnes Solids if I don't need the shotgun getting in the way- like when I am fly fishing or bowhunting.

    Like others have mentioned... really examine the need for a take down. Sounds like it is for self defense. I don't think you will get a mountain lion or bear to hang on a second while you pull off your pack, get the gun out and put it together. Much easier to rack a shell into the shotgun and pull the trigger or double action a large caliber handgun. My $.02.......
     

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