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Re: SHTF/bugout rifle backpack
« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2017, 03:28:58 PM »
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Re: SHTF/bugout rifle backpack
« Reply #21 on: July 18, 2017, 10:04:59 PM »
I have a JR Carbine 9mm  takedown that fits very nicely in the factory back pack. It will hold about 10- G17 mags, 400 rounds of ammo, uplula reloader, tear down & cleaning  tools, etc. The rifle is assembled in the rack as I use it ALOT,  but the bags packed  sitting in the safe ready.

Problem is, I really have NO INTENTION of bugging out anywhere. I live rural, I have spring water, lottsa food, ammo & arms right here. There is probably more of a chance if I was out somewhere, I would be trying to get back home to do the Alamo thing...
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Re: SHTF/bugout rifle backpack
« Reply #22 on: July 18, 2017, 11:17:11 PM »
To All,

IF the SHTF & I just HAD to "bug out" (I doubt that my "trip" would be more than 3 miles ) we would head into Ft Sam Houston.
(I'd first settle my love into the hospital, where she knows everyone & then go "join the party". = IF it was necessary, I suspect they would send a couple of MP units & an ambulance to move my lady, if necessary.)

More likely, we would remain in place, as the home place is quite well equipped to hold out for quite some time, with auxiliary  power, plenty of food/water/etc., as well as a very protective 80# boxer-pit bull cross, good metal doors/locks & plenty of rifles/shotguns/handguns/ammo.

In either case, I suspect "the old folks" in SATX will be just fine thanks.

Fwiw, my bug-out rifle (if it came to that) would be my 5.56NATO Remington Model 7615 pump-rifle.

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Re: SHTF/bugout rifle backpack
« Reply #23 on: July 19, 2017, 01:04:49 AM »
Im not entirely certain What rifle (s), I would take if I had to bug out.

Probably would depend on the reason that caused the bug out, and what things looked like.

As much as I prefer the knock down and tack driving accuracy of my 30-06's and 270's,
The smart move it seems would be to take  a .223 ,  as I would think they would probably be the easiest to find ammo for if one had to scrounge.
If that was the case, I probably wouldnt be alone either so both a deadly accurate 223 bolt action varmint ( for possible hunting and sniping both) and  AR's  for the extra firepower would probably be taken.

Pistols would probably be much the same reason, so 9mm Beretta 92's & CZ 75's  would also be taken.

That would also keep the ammo situation narrowed down to only  two popular  types needed for everything. .


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