Hypothetical.....cheap, reliable, throw away gun.......

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  1. hogship

    hogship A republic, if you can keep it! Silver Member

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    Let's just say you have a hunting retreat that you'd like to stash a firearm permanently for the "what if" this or that........

    It won't be very secure, so it likely will be lost to a thief......sooner, or later.

    Must be reliable, good for two legged, as well as four legged critters.....but, the two legged variety is the most likely candidate.

    Must be cheap, and able to withstand large temperature swings.....as well as some humidity during summer thunder storms.

    What do you have......or, what would you get?

    hog
     
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  3. hogship

    hogship A republic, if you can keep it! Silver Member

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    How about something like this.......$94 at AIM Surplus.

    hog
     
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    A high round count old beat up Glock, cause you know its still going to work and it will withstand temp variances well. Might not be super cheap though. But whats cheap if you might ever need to defend your life with it?
     
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    Sigma....... $300 new
     
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    12 ga single shot. Stand it in the corner and forget it.
     
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    I put guns into a zip-lock bag with a patch soaked in oil. The vapor pressure causes the oil to film over the contents.
     
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    Mosin Nagant rifle in cosmoline and a case of ammunition.
     
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    +1

    $99 and cheap ammo too. It will kill most things.
     
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    A good hunting piece would be the Savage M24 combination gun. I would opt for the .22LR and 20ga combination.

    http://www.cylindersmith.com/savage24/index.html

    They are now out of production, but Savage made them for many decades and these utilitarian firearms turn up on the used gun market.

    If this is a hunting cabin intended for possible long term habitation, then consider taking up trapping for meat and furs which can be sold. There is a publication called FUR-FISH-GAME magazine with alot of information on getting started.

    You should also consider planting a fruit tree orchard and have a gardening shed with tools on the property.
     
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    cheap and you can beat the crap out of it and it still fires most of the time. feels like crap to hold in your hand
     
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    Here is a few I'd feel comfortable throwing in a gun case, plastic bag and bury in a hole...

    handgun - Sigma, I got mine for $150 used but they can be had for about $250/$300
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    12 gauge shotgun - Maverick 88 or H&R Pardner, both can be had for $199 at Big 5 or Dicks and the like.
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    Rifle - SKS, got my 1st SKS for $149 years ago. My latest Paratrooper was picked up for $300. The standard SKS was a main battle rifle a century ago and could easily do it again if SHTF. I kinda lean towards a semi auto rifle for SHTF scenarios just for the quicker follow up shots. Cannibals usually travel in packs.
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    A Tok.Mak,or pretty much any comm bloc firearms.'08.
     
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    lol..

    For me, a Glock 19
     
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    When did the SKS get fielded again?
     
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    +1 on the SKS. Got mine for $120 when I was 11. Killed many deer with it with open sites. Shame they arent that cheap anymore.

    And why not burry the gun sealed in plastic?
     
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    1945-1959, some bleed-over in other Communist countries but any country adopting the AK-47, the SKS was generally retired from frontline work.


    I'd go for a Hi-point as they're fugly but they work.

    A used Ruger auto, .38 Special S&W, etc would also do.
     
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    Yea so nowhere near a century....
    OK I will second a Hipoint
    But I still say a Mosin to start as it is cheaper, ammo is available in waterproof surplus cheap tins, and some even come pre-cosmoline packed...
     
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