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A Ruger 10/22 good for SHTF firearm?

Discussion in 'Rimfire' started by ml1209, Jan 22, 2018.

  1. ml1209

    ml1209 Active Member

    Jan 14, 2009
    I mean if you could only grab one. I was thinking a compact rifle in .22LR would be a good choice for all around usefulness in a SHTF situation

  2. DwnRange

    DwnRange Active Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    as long as that SHTF situation was attack of rabid squirrels or coons......., yea - anything thing other than critters tho - like say 2 legged varmints and I'm stickin with one of my M4s.
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  3. Dawico

    Dawico TGT Addict

    Oct 15, 2009
    Lampasas, Texas
    Not a horrible choice. Handy most of the time but not near enough gun when it really matters.
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  4. pronstar

    pronstar TGT Addict TGT Supporter

    Jul 2, 2017
    Fergal said they came in handy when SHTF in Argentina.

    Good for small game meals, and for practicing without using harder-to-get centerfire ammo.

    Really good read from a guy who lived thru a real SHTF scenario.


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  5. Shady

    Shady Well-Known

    Aug 24, 2013
    I think its a wise choose in a situation you have to leave your bunker. You can haul a ton more 22lr ammo than .308.

    And I am still waiting for the guy that is willing to stand down range of someone shooting 22lr.
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  6. Bozz10mm

    Bozz10mm TGT Addict TGT Supporter

    Oct 5, 2013
    I think I would feel under gunned in an EOTWAWKI situation. No one has a 10/22 on "The Walking Dead", heh. I'm grabbing an M4 type. In a "Last Man on Earth" situation, a 10/22 might be okay.
  7. MTA89

    MTA89 Lives in a van down by the river TGT Supporter

    Mar 10, 2017
    Almost Oklahoma
    The whole time watching that show, I was thinking man a 10/22 TD would be good for picking off zombies. I mean their heads are soft enough where people are digging knives into their skulls, a .22lr should work just fine
  8. Leadslinger

    Leadslinger Active Member

    Sep 26, 2010
    el paso texas
    I think 10/22 great weapon/tool if you find ammo that is readable in yours. Each has its own preference. Mine likes thunderbolt bulk...go figure..... I still have a lever action 22 lr and revolver just in case I can't find my ammo of choice. Those are much more reiable with an y kind of 22 lr you can find. I have a pump action shotgun as well. Both wil serve you well. I still have my AR but these are great additions and backup for various needs

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  9. Texas Heat

    Texas Heat Member

    Sep 10, 2017
    Houston, TX
    I am a member of a couple survivalist sites. It's a fascination I have. It is commonly known amongst those people that a 22 is your best one gun situation. Is it the best at everything? Clearly no. If you need to be on the move with several thousand rounds of ammo, it can't be beat. Even throwing in a zombie apocalypse, the 22 is still the answer unless the zombies end up being the world war Z type. Then you're screwed no matter what :) Would I want to take a walk through a rough neighborhood with a 22? Hell no but I don't really foresee myself walking through rough neighborhoods given the choice anyway. Let's be thankful that we don't have to choose just one for now.
  10. Leadslinger

    Leadslinger Active Member

    Sep 26, 2010
    el paso texas
    Agreed.... my preference in a neighborhood would be the AR and a 9mm. Still in a survival situation for food gathering the 22lr and shotgun can be a great addition to your tool bag. Yes the 22lr can be a viable option in SD but not particularly preferable.

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