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BenjiEDF
07-05-2012, 23:16
I'm interested in what everyone would pick up. Let's say for the sake of the discussion you had 4 empty slots in a gun safe and wanted 4 rifles to cover the basics. I don't want to color the discussion too much but if you were starting fresh, or recommending to others what 4 rifles would you buy?

as an example: 10/22, AR-15, 30-06 hunting rifle, Mosin Nagant (these are just an example, not my four).

What 4 rifles would you consider essential for a minimalist gun owner? (while covering some essential intended purposes: target/varmint shooting, hunting, defense, or any other use).

Respond as minimally as which make/model or as detailed as to why. I'm curious as to what other folks consider the basic necessities of rifles. Price does matter, not your 4 dream rifles... but 4 you would consider ideal to own. Why 4? no reason, it's a simple affordable number.

mixflip
07-05-2012, 23:46
I think I fall into the "minimalist" group? I am not a collector.

I felt I must have a...

Glock 26 9mm subcompact for EDC/CCW/around the house (sorry its not a rifle but its a part of my minimalist setup)

A Mossberg 500 plane jane pump shotgun for shoulder fired close to intermediate work and general purpose 1 shot stop versatility. (a Remington would fit here too.)

AR15 (I have a Colt 6920) for its accuracy at longer ranges than the Glock and shotgun. Its a 1 inch to 100 yard fighting gun in my eyes. Hi capacity, reliable, fast to reload, light, accurate and of course ridiculously modular if you are a hopeless tinkerer. (an AK seems to be the new AR nowadays as far as popularity goes so I'd go with one of those too)

M1A/M14 for 7.62 hard hitting power. Less deflection when you need to punch through a windshield, engines, brick wall, 2x4's, small trees etc etc. There are better 7.62 rifles but I just like the look and feel of a sexy M1A/M14.

You gotta have abolt gun. Im working on getting a good bolt gun myself. A cheap $100 Mosin Nagant fills that void until I get a budget Savage or spend a bit more for a tried & true Remington 700. With decent glass of course.

I have several 10/22's which in my personal opinion is a great trainer and a great survival gun especially with the new break down version. I can carry 1000 rounds easily. It can get small game and even be a self defense gun when loaded with high quality "velocitor" ammo.

Thats my "BASIC" gun list. Everything after that is a luxury for me. I try to think about ammo availability and logistics with my basic minimalist setup. Sure fancy whiz-bang ninjafied techno rounds are cool but can you get them when times are tough?

Batesmotel
07-05-2012, 23:52
Heavy barrel .22LR bolt action. Remington 541T or Anschutz.

Remington 700 .308.

AR15

Savage .223

countrygun
07-06-2012, 00:34
Now here is a much more well thought out question than the usual "if you could only have...blah blah woof woof"

I am going to try to give a reasoned answer based on experience and having thought the same question through myself, many times and changed my answer to myself dozens of times.

the question is one of those that reminds me of the saying "You can pick your friends but you can't pick your friend's nose"

I will give my goals/reasoning first and then the conclusion at least it will be until I consider the question again and I will not cheat and suggest, say, a Savage 24 to sneak a free shotgun in.

In my poor college days my "battery" of shoulder guns numbered 3. A Marlin 60 .22, an M-1 carbine, and an M-1 Garand. I was pretty well set up, with a 5 rd clip for the Garand I could hunt almost any game animals in Oregon. additionally in the close quarters of the coast range, the small blacktai deer were available to the carbine with a 5rd mag and the Soft tip hollowpoints the gun loved.

One thing in my favor was similar stocks and handling characteristics. This is one reason, while I have had an AR and still have AKs and other guns with vertical pistol grips I wouldn't list one as an answer to the question. The 'KISS" principle comes in to play to me.

For the .22, which I consider essential in a 4 gun battery it really is the "fun gun" and I can't say that manychoices would be wrong, but, for certain reasons I would currently go with one of the nice Savage bolts with the "accu-trigger" Savages are very accurate and despite the fact that you will probably hear "Ruger 10/22 ten times for every other .22 mentioned, I was taught to bear in mind that anything you point a .22 at, you had better be able to kill with one shot. Hence the closer a .22 can come to making one hole at 50yds out of the box, the better I like it. (I actually don't have one, but I have the same gun in .17 MachII and a truck load of other .22s)

Moving up I have told myself to stick to guns in production so I will ease my burden and eliminate a couple of favorites. I think that a "carbine" of some sort is fairly important, in lieu of a shot shotgun they are a great way to control your immediate surroundings. with that in mind I would have to go to the Mini-14, .223 in tactical guise. It can also pinch hit for varmints and, if carefully employed, game up to deer.

I couldn't do without a Garand or an M-14 of some type. for me it would mean my SOCOM16 but if I were buying I would go with the scout model.

for the last I want distance capability and that means a bolt and, specifically because, my rimfire is a Savage I would go with one of their very acccurate bolt guns in 30-06. This works in conjunction with the rimfire because serious practice with it transfers nicely to this rifle.

All of my choices are based on a general "ne size fits all" concept and personal preferences knock it into a cocked hat anyway.

You are going to get a lot of answers and I will bet that none of them are "wrong" at all, we have such a wide variety of rfles available it is hard to find any of them "wrong" and since we aren't walking in the other guys moccasins, it is hard to come up with any wrong answers there are just different preferences.

RockyMtnG20
07-06-2012, 01:05
1. Ruger 10/22 with a Bushnell 3-9x40mm scope.
or Ruger 77/17 .17HMR with 7-21x40mm scope.

2. S&W M&P 15T (AR-15)
or FNH SCAR17S (.308 WIN)

3. Winchester SXP 12Ga Camp Combo (comes w/ 18.5" & 28" barrels)
Or: Winchester SX3 12Ga autoloader 28"
(FNH owns Winchester Arms & Browning Arms Co.. these guns are FNH actions at Winchester prices!)

4. Browning X-Bolt in .300 Win Mag or .308 Win
or Weatherby Vanguard Series 2 Stianless/synthetic.
or 7mm Rem Mag for long shots

I'm interested in what everyone would pick up. Let's say for the sake of the discussion you had 4 empty slots in a gun safe and wanted 4 rifles to cover the basics. I don't want to color the discussion too much but if you were starting fresh, or recommending to others what 4 rifles would you buy?

as an example: 10/22, AR-15, 30-06 hunting rifle, Mosin Nagant (these are just an example, not my four).

What 4 rifles would you consider essential for a minimalist gun owner? (while covering some essential intended purposes: target/varmint shooting, hunting, defense, or any other use).

Respond as minimally as which make/model or as detailed as to why. I'm curious as to what other folks consider the basic necessities of rifles. Price does matter, not your 4 dream rifles... but 4 you would consider ideal to own. Why 4? no reason, it's a simple affordable number.

Metal Angel
07-06-2012, 01:41
Ruger 10/22, because, well, everyone should have a .22 and I like the 10/22.

Colt 6920, because I want one.

Arsenal SGL21, because I want one.

Remington 700 in .308, because I would want a bolt gun and kinda like the 700. Although this might rather be a Ruger gunsight scout.

If I could have five, I would add a lever gun in .357magnum... But I don't know enough about them to say which, I have just always wanted one.

id1otbox
07-06-2012, 01:59
1. savage model 24 or the newer model 42. either in 22lr or 22 wmr over .410 combo (~$400 at most new) if i could pick one gun ever for wilderness survival shed be it
- small game
2. ruger mini 14 in .223 (~$600 new) fun and i love the action
- humans
3. savage axis in 30.06 (~$250) cheap and surprisingly accurate
- larger game, sniping
4. benelli super nova 3.5in chamber 12g (~$450) eats anything and is reliable
- hunting, self defense, slugs for big game defense

This would be my minimalist selection if I were to pack a horse with 4 guns and some ammo and set out onto the world.

I feel like most bases would be covered. All guns running readily available ammo. Total cost under 2 grand. (Yes the price quotes are based off my experience from places I have been and it may be different for you for better or for worse...)

byf43
07-06-2012, 06:54
Four rifles:


Ruger 10/22 or Remington 541-T.
Everyone needs a .22 lr. Period.

AR15 in 5.56x45mm. (16" hvy barrel - 1:7 or 1:8 twist)
Capable of very good accuracy - Great for up-close or out to 400+ yards.

Remington 700 SPS in .308 or Remington 700 BDL in .30-'06, or M1A Scout/Squad (7.62x51mm)
Any of these for hunting or other long range 'work'.

Marlin 1895G (.45-70 "Gummint") or Marlin 1894CB (.44 Magnum). (Pre-Remlin/Marlington!)
Everyone should have a levergun.:supergrin:

vafish
07-06-2012, 07:32
Bolt action .22 lr, probably an anschutz.

Ar15 in 5.56

Bolt action .30-06

Bolt action .375 h+h

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ctfireman
07-06-2012, 08:57
10/22, AR, rem 700 in .308, & a nice garand.

GlocknSpiehl
07-06-2012, 09:08
Hmmm, since you specified "rifles" only, if I was starting from scratch without what I already own:
1. Ruger 10/.22
2. M1 Garand
3. AK-47
4. Mauser 98K

Bob Hafler
07-06-2012, 09:24
M1 Garand
30/30 lever action
Mini 14
10/22.

Honorable mention
SKS (love the yugo's)
Mosin Nagant

fnfalman
07-06-2012, 09:30
Ruger 10/22 - are there other .22 rifles? Sure, but the 10/22 is cheap AND good.

SKS - pick your flavor. It's cheap, reliable and accurate with ammo that is also cheap and plentiful. I'd recommend an AK but good AKs are hard to come by nowadays.

A bolt action .223 varmint gun of some sort - probably a Tikka T3 Varmint.

A bolt action .300 Winchester Magnum of some sort to take the heaviest game in North American continent - a Sako M85 stainless synthetic.

Bro KV
07-06-2012, 09:53
10/22
AR15
Garand
Large Caliber bolt gun

ithaca_deerslayer
07-06-2012, 10:30
1. Bolt-action .22lr with a 4x scope.
target and plinking and woods small game

2. Lever-action .22mag with a 3x9 scope. Love my Ruger 96.
field small and medium game

3. Bolt-action .308 Remington model 7 with a 3x9 scope
big game

4. AR-15 (or AK-47)
homeland defense

Would love to add a heavy barrel .308 bolt gun to that mix, for long distance precision shooting :)

paulbow
07-06-2012, 10:35
4 AK-47s

FireForged
07-06-2012, 10:44
Enfield 303
Winchester pump 12ga
Marlin 22
AR-15

mixflip
07-06-2012, 11:11
four AR 15's

TalkToTheGlock
07-06-2012, 11:24
Ak47, Colt AR, R700, any variety of .22lr

pennlineman
07-06-2012, 11:44
Bolt action .22 lr, probably an anschutz.

Ar15 in 5.56

Bolt action .30-06

Bolt action .375 h+h

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Same here, except my .22 would probably be a CZ.

Haldor
07-06-2012, 11:57
Breakdown .22LR, either a Ruger 10/22 take apart or a Marlin Papoose. Prefer it to be integrally suppressed. The AR7 is not even in the running for this role.

AR15. The optimal anti-people rifle around for both close range and distance shooting. I like my Preban Colt a lot, but one from any of the top tier vendors is fine.

Semi-auto in .308/30-06. My preference is an FAL or L1A1, but an M1A is also a nice choice (even though it costs double what a comparable FAL costs). Never know when you are going to need to mow down a herd of elephants (an FAL is the African poachers weapon of choice).

Long range boom stick. Bolt action in 338 Mag or bigger with a decent scope.

Reswob
07-06-2012, 13:59
unlimited budget?

Arsenal SLR-107CR

Fulton Armory M21 action in an M14E2 SAW stock

Accuracy International AWSM .338

Armalite AR-180 C

Dyerbill
07-06-2012, 15:17
For me.............

#1 Ruger 10/22
# 2 Ruger mini-14 .223
#3 Mosin Nagant 91/30
#4 Marlin 1894c .357


....now if the budget allows a fun but cheap rifle............I have a blast with my Rossi 62sa pump........oh yeah.

AK_Stick
07-06-2012, 15:41
a 22 bolt gun, learn to shoot, plenty of fun to shoot/compete with, cheap to practice with.

a 30-06 bolt gun, best all around caliber for America. While not perfect for big animals, it'll do any size you find in America.

a AR-15 for home defense, best all around self defense weapon.

a Big bore(because I live in AK), should I live in the lower 48, I might choose a small bore, flat shooting round for antelope.

hogship
07-06-2012, 16:08
I saw this thread yesterday, and just can't pin it down to four specific rifles.......:dunno:

A 22LR would be on the list. Magazine fed bolt rifle or semi-auto.

A semi-automatic rifle in 223, or 7.62x39.

A center fire lever rifle.

A black powder rifle......?

ooc

Zombie Steve
07-06-2012, 16:22
.22 LR

AR-15

Bolt gun in .30-06 or some variety of 7mm / .300 mag.


Covers you from squirrels to moose, and easily gets you out beyond 800 yards... more if you go with the mag bolt gun.


I do have to agree with the .44 lever gun... they're just so damn handy. I'll throw the 1894CB in there...

CJStudent
07-06-2012, 16:23
Ruger 10/22: Why? Everyone needs a .22, and it's cheap AND good.

AR15, mil-spec (BCM, Daniel Defense, Colt, etc): Self-defense in a SHTF situation. It'll do for any reasonable scenario, and doubles as a varmit gun (coyotes, etc).

Bolt gun, medium caliber (.308, .300 Win Mag, etc): Mid- to Long-range hunting, and for bigger game.

Undecided on a fourth rifle; if I could choose any other gun, it would be a tossup between a solid defensive pistol (Glock 19 comes to mind) and a shotgun (Remington 870, with both 18.5" and a longer barrel; covers both self-defense and hunting).

countrygun
07-06-2012, 17:30
.22 LR

AR-15

Bolt gun in .30-06 or some variety of 7mm / .300 mag.


Covers you from squirrels to moose, and easily gets you out beyond 800 yards... more if you go with the mag bolt gun.


I do have to agree with the .44 lever gun... they're just so damn handy. I'll throw the 1894CB in there...

If there had been 5 choices,

winchester Trapper AE .44 mag. what's not to like? I might even take it as a replacement for the Ruger Mini-14 on my list if I have a handgun in .44

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BenjiEDF
07-06-2012, 18:57
Great answers guys, I'm enjoying the responses! Suppose I should reveal my "four"

CZ 452 Military Trainer .22lr bolt action (Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40 scope)
Ruger 10/22 take/down .22lr semi-auto (Leupold 1-4x20)
Ruger SR556E AR15 (piston) (Nikon 3x and Daniel Defense Iron Sights in the parts bin)
Ruger Gunsite Scout bolt action .308 (Leupold EER Scope)

I didn't really consider a shotgun as one of the 4 "rifles" but if it were 4 long guns I'd drop one of the .22lr's and sub in a Remington 870 Super Magnum 28" and buy a 18.5" barrel.

The Gunsite Scout might not be suitable for long range applications but darn is it a lot of fun to shoot! :supergrin:

The_Gun_Guru
07-06-2012, 19:29
Knowing what I know now I would reccomend:

AK-47......(I own SEVEN!:wavey:)

Ruger 10/22 Takedown - My most recent purchase

Savage bolt action .308 - Still on my "to buy" list

Remington 870 12 gauge - I own the Marine Magnum version


I own about 40 rifles/shotguns and these are the four that I would want handy if a hurricane leveled South FL!




Obviously I have many more than that....:whistling:


TGG

Kustom_efekt
07-06-2012, 19:34
10/22 or savage mark ii depending on preference --- generalized plinking/rodent gun


Ar15 --- again-- great multipurpose weapon for plinking/ larger rodent/hunting/shtf

Rem 700 chambered in .308 --- large game hunting/ mid range use

Barrett .50bmg --- could be useful/ intimidation factor when shtf. But mostly for fun. And to take out zombies at 1k yards---must also be equipped with night force or similar scope

The_Gun_Guru
07-06-2012, 19:42
SKS - pick your flavor. It's cheap, reliable and accurate with ammo that is also cheap and plentiful. I'd recommend an AK but good AKs are hard to come by nowadays.


One word for you:


NORINCO. :wavey:


They are all over GB and are still pretty affordable. I'm glad I bought mine in 1988 for $350 OTD!...:whistling:


TGG

60Pilot
07-06-2012, 19:47
Ruger 10/22
Ruger Gunsite Scout .308
M4/AR-15 .223
Mossberg 12 gage shot gun

And a Glock 26 for EDC.


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UtahIrishman
07-06-2012, 19:59
I have my four rifles

Ruger 10/22 - as others have mentioned a good .22 is invaluable and fun to shoot

Browning Lever - Everyone needs a lever gun and this is as about as close as you can get to a scout rifle in a current production lever. Lightweight and very accurate. My favorite rifle

8 mm Mauser - Everyone needs a bolt gun. I have a sporterized 8 MM Mauser. A sweet shooting gun, but it is quite old. Like turn of the 19th century old

FAL - Everyone needs a battle rifle and I've settled on the FAL

TactiCool
07-06-2012, 20:22
1.) AR-15 in .223 - This is the most important one because it is an excellent fighting rifle(the best IMO) and can be used for hunting/long range shooting with the 77+ grain loads.

I suppose an AK would suffice here, but one should be aware of it's limitations.

2.) a reliable repeating OR bolt action .22 rifle.

3.) Bolt-action rifle like the Mosin-Nagant, Enfield, etc. w/ scope preferably.

4.) .308 battle rifle- FAL, G3, M14, AR-10, etc.

Also, I conjecture that a 6.5 Grendel upper would be an acceptable replacement for a .308 battle rifle.

chewybaca67
07-06-2012, 21:21
AR-15
10-22
Rem 700 BDL in 30-06
SLR 95 AK47


Of course I'd have my 870 too. But that ain't a rifle.

redrick
07-06-2012, 21:33
CZ 455 comb .22/17
BMC mid lenght AR 15
Sako / Tikka 6.5x55 Swed
Winchester 70 Extreme Weather 300

The_Gun_Guru
07-06-2012, 21:34
1.) I suppose an AK would suffice here, but one should be aware of it's limitations.


I guess that's why I sold my AR and kept my SEVEN (7) AKs.


Give me a break!!!:upeyes:



TGG

APERS
07-06-2012, 21:45
Well, if money was no object...;
AR15
M1A socom
Winchester 290 .22 Long Rifle, Long, Short.
.357 lever action

.. a Savage .243/12Gauge over under would replace all of em as far as basic survival is concerned. That would take all critters/threats here in the midwest..just sayin. :supergrin:

vikingsoftpaw
07-06-2012, 21:56
1. A Garand for obvious reasons...

2. An AR-15 Type rifle, preferable NM grade. Because only accurate rifle are interesting rifles.

3.Marlin 336 or Model 39. 'cause as we all know lever actions are cool.

4. Ruger 10/22, Marlin Model 60, CZ 452 American or Cooper Arms Model 57-M. Everybody needs a .22...

AK_Stick
07-06-2012, 21:59
I guess that's why I sold my AR and kept my SEVEN (7) AKs.


Give me a break!!!:upeyes:



TGG



The fact you bought seven, seven hundred, or seven thousand, has no real bearing upon what he said.

themighty9mm
07-07-2012, 03:04
16 inch barrel or under AR-15
20 inch barrel or over AR-15
Ak-74
And a 22 of some variety

Cwlongshot
07-07-2012, 05:31
Like most people two of these are no brainers, a good 22RF and a good 30/06-7mm mag-300 mag rifle. But the other two are all over the place...

Also you specify "RIFLES" not shotguns and not hand guns...

1) My Marlin 880 SQ 22LR bolt gun
2) My Mauser 98 30/06 bolt gun
3) My Marlin 1895 45-70
4) My Marlin Camp carbine in 45ACP

IF shotguns and Handguns where included...
Hands down, my Remmy 870 and Glock 23

CW

HexHead
07-07-2012, 07:52
I'd just need to pull these four out of the safe...
Marlin 981T bolt .22 rifle. I like this because it can shoot Shorts, Longs or Long Rifles.
M1 Garand
WASR 10/63 w/ Trijicon optic
Winchester Model 94

bwvan
07-07-2012, 17:04
Remington 541T
Winchester Pre-'64 mod 70 in .243 Win
Weatherby Mark V Ultramark in .300 WBY magnum
Marlin 1895G in .45-70

tobias boon
07-07-2012, 17:30
Basically as boring as everyone else...

1-10/22...goes good with my mk2.
2-ak47 rifle...goes good with my Draco.
3-grandpa's old sears pump 12g...probably will be replaced with a double barrel. Of course, it will never leave me.

4-bolt .270win...goes great with my .270 encore pistol.

These are what I have and plan-work with. I have a marlin 30-30 that I would never let go as well. Then my g19's go everywhere with me.

G19freak
07-07-2012, 18:49
Colt 6920
Ruger Mini-30 stainless
Ruger 10/22 stainless
Ruger Hawkeye .30-06

Its what I have---and will be looking to add a .223/5.56 rifle or 2 in the future---also a Mossberg 930

mixflip
07-07-2012, 19:15
I currently own...(and will never sell these)

Ruger 10/22
Ruger mini 14 tactical (16 in barrel)
Colt LE6920 M4 carbine
Norinco SKS paratrooper (16 in barrel)

Next on my list to buy just for fun...
Polytech Type 56 spiker AK47 (rare collectors AK)
M1A scout squad
Savage bolt gun in either .308 or 30-06

Teecher45
07-07-2012, 20:11
1) 10/22
2) M1A (with lots of ammo/mags)
3) Arsenal SLR107 (with lots of ammo/mags)
4) Rem 700 in .300 mag

Of course if you wanted something different you could replace numbers 2 and 3 with a good reliable AR (with lots of ammo/mags) and then add something different.

GWG19
07-07-2012, 20:13
Let me see...
Another AR would be the ticket, a Colt CR6724 or other 24 inch AR rifle.
A double rifle, say a Merkel in .375 Ruger as I already have two rifles in 375 Ruger. I know it is not a stocking caliber.
A Marlin 1895 45-70 Century Limited
A De Lisle carbine.

CJStudent
07-07-2012, 20:44
Let me see...
Another AR would be the ticket, a Colt CR6724 or other 24 inch AR rifle.
A double rifle, say a Merkel in .375 Ruger as I already have two rifles in 375 Ruger. I know it is not a stocking caliber.
A Marlin 1895 45-70 Century Limited
A De Lisle carbine.

I had never heard of a De Lisle until you posted that. That's a neat little gun!

1smoothredneck
07-07-2012, 21:08
I'll play.
plinker/ small game-.22 I like either the 1022 or marlin. If starting over, 1022 take down.
defensive- AR15 or mini 14.
hunt/longer range defense-bolt gun in intermediate caliber (I like .308 or 30/06, my wife loves her .243 model 700) with good, clear lower powered variable optic.
Misc... I love my smoke poles, cause they give me more woods time, but you could opt for a curio piece. I really kinda like my '03 Springer, and I have a soft spot(in my head! ha) for jungle carbines. An argument could be made for a rifle in a cache somewhere, which would call for cheap one..wasr ak, sks, etc.

FuturePharmD
07-08-2012, 09:30
1) My AR-15 I built, armalite lower, Frankenstein upper and barrel. Scope, laser, light. I have a drop in 22cal bolt so I can shoot both 22 and 5.56.
2) Mossberg 500. I have the pistol grip version but the stock is in the drawer. This would be great for HD and potentially hunting if you needed to.
3) 7mm mag of your choice. I have a Weatherby but I have others that I have shot and like. This is the ultimate hunting gun IMHO. Any game can be taken down with this gun.
4) My final pick is my Russian sks. It is 7.62, 30 round clips and is a blast.


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L Pete
07-08-2012, 14:35
I've never had four empty slots in my safe......It's difficult for me to imagine that situation, and come up with an answer.

Brucev
07-08-2012, 17:04
[QUOTE=BenjiEDF;19167251]I'm interested in what everyone would pick up. Let's say for the sake of the discussion you had 4 empty slots in a gun safe and wanted 4 rifles to cover the basics... What 4 rifles would you consider essential for a minimalist gun owner? (while covering some essential intended purposes: target/varmint shooting, hunting, defense, or any other use).

.22 LR - Probably either a Ruger 10-22 or else a 77-22.
.223/5.56 - A Colt or Rock River Arms AR-15 of one flavor or another.
.308/.30-06 - One or the other for hunting medium game in the lower 48 states chambered in a Remington 700 or else a Tikka T3.
.338 Win. Mag. - For hunting heavy game up to and including bears, moose, caribou, etc. I might possibly consider a .375 H&H or else a .416 Remington if there was any real possibility of going to the dark continent to hunt one or more of the Big Five. Otherwise the .338 would more than suffice for anything in North America. The rifle would be a Remington 700 or else a Ruger M-77 African. I would also be very interested in looking at a Ruger No. 1.

BenjiEDF
07-08-2012, 18:50
I see a similarity with everyones answer: a .22lr plinking rifle, "battle rifle" (AR or AK), Hunting gun in .270 or bigger. These 3 categories are being repeated a lot and I totally agree with the concensus.

Follow up question for anyone who reads this post: is there a 4th category that I missed? OR is there a 4th category that you believe is essential?

I own 2 .22lr rifles one is my CZ 452 bolt action, the other is a 10/22 takedown (.22lr's are great for getting in trigger time without breaking the bank!) So that is my "4th category" 22lr plinker semi-auto and 22lr bolt action markmanship training type rifle. :supergrin:

countrygun
07-08-2012, 18:59
I see a similarity with everyones answer: a .22lr plinking rifle, "battle rifle" (AR or AK), Hunting gun in .270 or bigger. These 3 categories are being repeated a lot and I totally agree with the concensus.

Follow up question for anyone who reads this post: is there a 4th category that I missed? OR is there a 4th category that you believe is essential?

I own 2 .22lr rifles one is my CZ 452 bolt action, the other is a 10/22 takedown (.22lr's are great for getting in trigger time without breaking the bank!) So that is my "4th category" 22lr plinker semi-auto and 22lr bolt action markmanship training type rifle. :supergrin:


My answer, Savage bolt .22, Mini-14, Scout M-14/M1A, and Savage bolt 30-06, was based on the need for precision when using a .22 for food, and precision for long range, (both having the same operating system for convenience) a carbine for close range instead of a shotgun, and still being able to take game in a pinch, and a "battle rifle suitable for hunting and useful at a fair distance itself. The last two sharing an operating system for the same reason as the first two.

BenjiEDF
07-08-2012, 19:11
My answer, Savage bolt .22, Mini-14, Scout M-14/M1A, and Savage bolt 30-06, was based on the need for precision when using a .22 for food, and precision for long range, (both having the same operating system for convenience) a carbine for close range instead of a shotgun, and still being able to take game in a pinch, and a "battle rifle suitable for hunting and useful at a fair distance itself. The last two sharing an operating system for the same reason as the first two.

Savage rifles are outstanding, if I could only have 1 .22lr it would be that 16" Savage bolt action with the threaded barrel, that is one awesome little gun.