Home Defense Rifle

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  1. flyover

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    Nice M-1! I wish my DCM rifle was that nice of condition.
     
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  2. Master Guns

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    Great pic. One of the beautiful and hard hitting weapons of all time.
     

  3. nitesit(+ an e)

    nitesit(+ an e) Farmer, House Sitter and Cook

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    Just my humble opinion, but I cannot possibly fathom a home defense scenario against any conceivable hostile attack that would need me to resort to a magazine-fed rifle in 308 Winchester.
     
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  4. napp32

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    I recently acquired a Hi Point carbine chambered in 10mm. I put the original stock in the gun safe; and installed the action in a High Tower Arms bullpup stock. So far, it has eaten everything without a hiccup. The barrel is 17 1/2 inches with an overall length of 27 1/2 inches. That length doesn't seem excessive for indoor use. Ten round magazines are the only choice right now; but a twenty rounder is said to be in the works.
    I don't know that it is the best rifle for home defense; but I certainly wouldn't feel undergunned with it.

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  5. Colt38SuperDude

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    Hard body armored soviet invaders...
     
  6. professor kv

    professor kv Hey! Who turned out the lights?

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  7. AK_Stick

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    I mean it wouldn’t be my first choice, but either of my AR-10’s would work in a pinch.


    I’d much rather have one of my various AR-15’s, ideally either my 12.5 300 BO, 8.5 6.8, or 11.5 6.8, or 14.5 5.56. But I’d even take my 20 inch A4 over a -10.
     
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    Modern military body armor stops 7.62, even AP cold, so why would that be the choice?
     
  9. Deltic

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    It should be good for about a 300 meter sternum shot. If you are a little high or low it is ok. Put on a nice 1-6x scope with a bdc reticle and you are good for maybe 200 meters more range. a cheap laser range finder adds even more range.
     
  10. Colt38SuperDude

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    Because soviets are probably too cheap to provide hard body armor to their troops.
     
  11. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    Sigh.
     
  12. Colt38SuperDude

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    Same thing with the Red Chinese.
     
  13. AK_Stick

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    Ok, feel free not to continue proving yourself uneducated.
     
  14. Colt38SuperDude

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    Uneducated? And here I thought that my mastery of the English language is better than the average American; native born or naturalized.
     
  15. cbetts1

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    Did you watch that video that went around last week? Multiple suspects entered back door that was kicked in. The home owner owned a check cashing type business. I think there were four suspects. Appeared to be wearing body armor and armed with rifles, one with a pistol. A .308 or Shotgun (00/slug) would have been very appropriate.
     
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  16. Uncle Mark

    Uncle Mark Bitter American

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    What is your budget?

    BCM is pretty good for around $1200. If you don't care how much you spend, there is LWRC. You might also look at FN SCAR.

    I liked the scar 16 more than any ar I've ever shot.
     
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    Meh. LMT is where it’s at.
     
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    46B48717-45C4-4F0F-923E-53151287CFCE.jpeg 50B04F44-3902-4EE6-963B-8E55CB74AD18.jpeg I also have a High Point 4595TS, great rifle but a bit heavy. Saying that, I have 4 magazines always loaded though the rifle is in a cabinet.

    For house defense I have a Rossi Circuit Judge filled with .410 PDX. I use this rifle as self defense so my wife can operate it in an emergency. She has a difficult time racking a slide on a pistol and a Circuit Judge is pretty light with a decent trigger press.

    Its use becomes... pull the trigger until it stops and then it becomes a fairly light weight club. Also, its a nice looking rifle.

    ...Ron
     
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    Certainly improves the looks of the Hipoint, but I wouldn't want my face that close to where a kaboom would happen. It's my hangup with bullpups, especially with a modified hipoint.