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everyone has there opinion as to what is the best all around gun and why. but what if the choices were not made due to personal likes but on real world situations. so i'll send you all to a remote location where the terrain is like my native north geaorgia mountains, the weather similarly mild, and the natives aren't hostile but don't trust you. Now what type of weapons would you choose to have knowing survival is a must, combat is a real possibility, and you do not have the luxury of calling in a resupply or running out to your local 7-11. don't take this one too seriously, it's just another one of those what if things everyone keeps asking about. have fun.
 

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Well, let’s see............afoot in North Georgia. I don’t reckon I’d have a whole lot of trouble from the locals now that them inbred Hamby’s have moved on - down Thomasville way in South Georgia I hear, where their type is better tolerated. Me and any of the Stiles clan left around might walk a little light around each other, but nothing serious. Course I was born and raised there. If I was to make a sweep from, say, McCaysville down to Oglethorpe Mountain (understand they’re calling it Mount Oglethorpe now. Must be some fool Atlanta reporter’s idea of making something sound sorta dandified), up to Brasstown Bald then back into Fannin County, about the only thing that’d slow me down some would be stopping to see some kin and old friends. It’s been a few years. Too many.

In a similar area, where I didn’t know anybody, well........I still wouldn’t feel any need to arm too heavy. My hatchet and Kabar. They’re with me most of the time anyhow, never farther away than my truck, they carry right easy as long as they don’t have to be hid. A couple of pocket knives.

A Winchester 94 in .30-30. The .30-30 will handle any critter in those mountains, two or four legged. I can resupply ammunition from any house or store I come across. A ‘94 so I wouldn’t be mistook for a flatlander or slicker. Everybody in the mountains totes a ‘94 or ‘92.

One of my Rugers in .45 Colt. Cylinder filled with snake loads. Rattlers are the most dangerous thing I’d expect to come across. Also carry some stiff handloads, just in case some of them rattlers was walking upright.

.22 Revolver. Gotta have a .22.

Still wouldn’t anticipate much trouble - same people, just different names.

Now in a big city that’d be a different story. Nothing less than an M14 and an M79. Those folks are in a steady state of hostile.

DC
 

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Single barrel 12ga and a .22 revolver

A selection of Buckshot, Slugs, birdshot (7 thru 4) and maybe an insert for a centerfire chambering like 30-30 or .243.
For a revolver, one of the H&R 999's 9shot topbreak model with speedloaders avilable - solids HV, SV... HP's SV's HV's and Hypervels. I few shotshells for snakes... and a list from my Mother of Cousins in that part of the state:D
 

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A Thompson sub gun, because once they found out I Love Ny (born in Brooklyn and never far from it except for 4 years on the southern border) I think I would nedd something along those lines. Yeeee Haaaa - you did say Georgia!

In a real survival sit, I would have to say almost anything in a modern military semi-auto that shoots a .308. Long distance is truly a good thing, and the round is a proven go getter.

I have been down that way more than a few times over the years. I liked it and Georgia liked me (probably because I like guns and I didn't act like an a-hole while there). Man those Georgia Peaches are sweet! I just found it hard getting used to closing time at 1159 PM on a Saturday night.

All the best,
Glenn B;)
 

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Yeah, there is something warm and cozy about having a FN-FAL cradled in your arms. The .308 will do just about any reasonable job you ask of it.

But darn, I really like my Scout rifle in .243 too...... Darn, when the world ends, I'll probably be standing right in front of my open gun vault trapped in indecision about what gun I really want to grab and take with me.....
 
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Savage 24c , the 22 lr 20 ga. combo is really hard to beat for a woods walking gun.If I can have a pistol too probably a m-66 s&w.
 
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hell, you guys need to spend more time in the hills, modern hillbilly survival nuts are into things like the McMillan .50 FatMac, GE miniguns, do it yourself claymores, and snazzied up FAL's.
 

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same things I'd pick anywhere else, for

the same reasons, light weight, replaceable ammo, concealability, power,range, compactness and lw of ammo, suppressors, 1 hand use, luminous sights, see thru scope mount, return to zero scope base, rustproof finish, short, threaded barrels, etc. 11" barreled CAR 15, .22lr conversion unit, suppressor, pocketable 9mm, pocket .22 (also supprssed).
 

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Would have to be my DWA 357 and of course my Mauser sporter 7x57. (what no high cap with 24rnds or AK 47 with 50rnd drum?) Don't need um, I choose my shots carefully and place them effectively, why squander ammo.:smokin:
 

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says a typical bser. Once you start

getting shot at, you are either going to just hide and die, or you are going to use those pos to take an M16 from somebody.
 

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two key traits of an effective warrior are self dicipline and being effective with ones chosen weapon.
An idiot with an M60 is far less effective than a sniper with a bolt gun!:rolleyes:
 

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Re: says a typical bser. Once you start

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getting shot at, you are either going to just hide and die, or you are going to use those pos to take an M16 from somebody.
Spent 7 years repairing M16's for the Army, They're called Jammin Jenny for a reason.:toilet:
 
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