There are always people who wonder what is the best gun for a survival situation because they feel they may not be adequately prepared to cover issues related to protection and providing a means for hunting game. The answer is quite simple. The best gun is the one you have. Any gun will be of great value and certainly of greater value than having none.
You may be limited as to the type of game you can hunt but you will still be able to hunt something. Granted you may not be able to hunt bigger game with a .22 lr, but you will be able to hunt. A .22 pistol may not be as formidable as a .45 ACP, but it will deter most people.
My own personal choice is to have "common" guns. Having common guns automatically gives me common calibers in the type of ammo that needs to be stored. It gives you an automatic backup should one break or fail. You can also keep sets of the same spare parts that will cover all your guns. You can even combine parts from both guns to make a workable rifle , even if both break down. You will also be able to become more familiar with your guns in the areas of cleaning and maintenance, repair and accurately shooting your rifle.
The wife and I now have Marlin Model 336 rifles in .30/.30 caliber. The lever action is a classic. It readily adapts for both left and right-handed shooters. They're a lot of these rifles out there and therefore should be no shortage of spare parts or people knowledgeable in their repair. Ammo in .30/.30 caliber can be found anywhere you may go. We refer to our Marlin 336 rifles as the twins.
We will now start working on common guns in .22lr. I currently have a Ruger 10/22 and will be working towards the goal of another one. I also have a .22 pistol and another one will soon be coming. Owning common sets of firearms seems like a logical step in being prepared. After obtaining at least two common guns, the possibility of a third common gun would give a complete backup of spare parts.
Common guns makes common sense!
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