Do not get me wrong, I like my semi auto AR and AK platform carbines. But in a true survival situation I may need to consider not just defense, but the ability to hunt and bring down big game at further distances. I like short barreled carbines, and since ease of transport is a consideration, a bolt action in a 16” to 18” barrel fits the bill. The old Remington model 600 Mohawk (18” barrel) is one of my favorites. Likewise a Remington 700 in a short 16” barrel works for me (mine is a Remington 700 LTR on which I have cut the barrel down to 16”). Both my rifles are chambered in 308 and are sub 1 MOA guns if I am doing everything right. I can easily make hits at 500 to 600 yards and beyond, making these compact rifles great for hunting or other needed “precision fire” without lugging around a 12 to 15lb sniper system.
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