Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba
My survivalist threak is failing with certainty, what do you guys think of the PTR-91 GI model, I plan to do 7.62 x 39mm ammo given the opportunity to chose. I live in NJ, so I think I'm limited to 10 rnd mags.
Any suggestions on a good scope?
I have a bit more experience with handguns, so in that department I'll probably just get a nice Berreta 92.
Me haz an offend...
Here is my general advice on rifles. If it's for pure survival purposes, don't get one. Unless you're planning to use it to hunt animals to eat or engage in some long range looter removal, a rifle is impractical.
Why? Here are a few reasons:
1. At close range, a shotgun is a lot more forgiving with shot placement than a rifle.
2. Overpenetration. If you shoot someone in a urban setting a bullet can travel very far and still carry a lot of kinetic energy(aka potential to hurt people).
3. You don't need it. If you need a scope to see your target, it's not a threat to you and thus shouldn't be shot. If you want a hunting rifle that's a different matter, but you where rather clear on the fact that you didn't want to go all out like the "proper" survivalists.
Also, if you need more than 10 rifle rounds to eliminate your target or you find yourself in a situation where you have to fight off 10+ immediate threats to your life, no rifle in the world is going to save your untrained and/or stupid ass.
A page or so back in this thread there was a discussion about the "best bullet for stopping power", and while there was no definite winner(there never is) one thing was very clear. Shot placement is THE most important thing when determining how lethal a round is!!! So what does that mean for you? Buy a rifle/shotgun/pistol what ever and practice the hell out of it, until you can use it perfectly while there is a zombie apocalypse and Mila Kunis is working on your nether regions. Or to give you a more realistic scenario, when you are cold, hungry, high on adrenalin, scared shitless and most likely far away from any civilized people.