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The next gun in my SHTF arsenal...

Discussion in 'GATE Self-Defense Forum' started by g34fan, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. g34fan


    Apr 23, 2009
    Seattle, WA

    I really enjoy reading your articles and posts and I think you might be able to help me in my next purchase. My wife and I have been slowly building a collection of guns to meet various scenarios. We both shoot competitively in USPSA competitions to keep our skill levels up. Our home defense/SHTF collections consists of:

    Remington 870 shotgun - HD
    Glock 34/Glock 26 - my carry/HD pistols
    S&W M&P 9 / Sig P239 - wife's carry/HD pistols
    Ruger SR556 - SHTF carbine
    Various .22lr pistols and rifles - cheap practice and survival

    The next thing on my list is something with a little more reach and a little more accuracy. I'm thinking a bolt-action scoped rifle in .308. Any suggestions? I'm still thinking SHTF or civil unrest scenarios. Would something along the lines of a Remington 700 or Savage 10 be appropriate? Any other suggestions? What about scope magnification power for this type of weapon?

    Looking forward to your response.
  2. Mas Ayoob

    Mas Ayoob KoolAidAntidote Moderator

    Nov 6, 2005
    My own go-to "precision rifle" is a Savage police model 110 heavy barrel .308 with 3-9X variable, but the last time I thought I was going to need that technology for real (a decade ago), it was a Springfield Armory M1A in the same caliber with a variable power Trijicon scope.

    Highly unlikely to NEED (for most of us), but very cool to HAVE.