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Saturday, February 8, 2014

The Ultimate Survival Caliber

Argue until you're red in face but I believe the lowly .22 caliber long rifle rimfire cartridge is the ultimate survival caliber. Teamed with a Ruger 10/22 it can't be beat. This video proves the round is fatal out to 440 yards.

If you faced a long walk and had the option, which would you prefer to hump - five hundred rounds of .22 or five hundred rounds of any other caliber...think about it.


Stephen

24 comments:

  1. My husband saw this and winked and gave the thumbs up. This is what he has been saying for years and years. I, personally, carry a Beretta Bobcat on me at all times.

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    1. You have a very nice and intelligent husband. He is welcome into my clubhouse anytime....I've recently sold three Beretta's, one each of Jetfire, Bobcat, and the Model 22...all nice well made little pocket pistols. BTW, what's with this profile not available stuff....? Hi, I'm Stephen. And, you are....? Thanks, my sweet friend.

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  2. At those ranges it's ALL about accuracy...

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    1. Yes, and the ability to remain calm.

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  3. Hello Stephen, I am Emily. I do not know what is up with the profile thing. It works on other blogs where I comment. I will try to fix it, but am not that computer savvy. Thanks for the welcome.

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    1. Ah, nice to met you too, Emily. What a nice name. You blog?

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  4. I gave my wife a 21a and I bought another one because I liked hers. :-)

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    1. Should have a third as a backup....just kidding. Good for you.

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  5. For pure survival when you are the only predator to worry about. .22LR can't be beat. If I had to worry about something that might consider me a meal along with survival I think I would go with a 12 Ga. Shotgun. Ya the extra weight would suck though. But I like my quail and water fowl as much as squirrel and rabbit.

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    1. You mean to tell me you can't hit quail and duck with a twenty-two? Ah, come on, Bubba. I knew of a fella that shot skeet with a BAR...go ahead, give a try with the little double two...take pictures.

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    2. You first. And none of those cheater .22 rounds filled with a bit of birdshot either.

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    3. Well heck, now that you've caught onto my secret I'll need to hunt 'em the hard way. Might take me three shots to bring one down.

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  6. I think it would depend on who or what I might run into. The .22 LR ammo they have today, like Stingers, is pretty strong medicine and I wouldn't have any qualms about it if humans were the potential threat. But I think if it were bears or that great boogeyman of the forest, wild hogs, I'd rather have a British. 303 or an 8mm Mauser. My wife says that when it comes to choosing a rifle for something I am worse than a woman trying to choose a purse and a pair of shoes. She thinks the Morelocks will overrun us while I am still agonizing about which rifle to bring to the party.

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    1. All good points...but when push comes to shove I'll take the .22 and a back-pack full of ammo....

      Paralysis by analysis. BTW, every hog I've shot dropped with a solid 60 grain slug to the head. Shot one three years ago with my Ruger Single Six...sucker dropped like a stone.

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  7. You had better have more than a .22 in a SHTF situation, that's for sure. If I carried two guns, then one would be a .22 though.

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    1. Heck yes. I want all my firearms when it hits. But, if the only available weapon is a .22, I'll take it.

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  8. In a true wilderness survival a 22 would be my choice, for so many reasons.

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    1. We agree. Then again we've spent hours in talk about this very subject.

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  9. I am liking my new Smith and Wesson M & P .22. I guess because it is set up just like my AR, so shooting it keeps me proficient on the AR without expending the .223 ammo

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    1. I like mine too. At first it felt like a toy...then I squeezed the trigger.

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  10. I am pretty sure I could feed and look after myself with a 22. If I am going to be afoot carrying what I need long term, a 22 would be what i would carry as well.

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    1. See, great minds think alike. Thanks, Dan.

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