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Which rifle should i get?

Marlin Papoose
4 (66.7%)
Henry AR-7
2 (33.3%)

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Voting closed: February 03, 2013, 08:14:58 AM

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Offline Watcherofthewoods

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Re: Backpacking Rifle!!!
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2013, 07:16:38 AM »
Another option is a Rossi single shot. You can get all kinds of different single shot barrels for them.
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Re: Backpacking Rifle!!!
« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2013, 07:42:52 AM »
again, full size gun
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Re: Backpacking Rifle!!!
« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2013, 08:03:19 AM »
compact is the key, a 10/22 takedown is the same size as the 10/22 carbine i already own, it isnt all that small
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Re: Backpacking Rifle!!!
« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2013, 08:17:21 AM »
U.S. Survival AR-7 - Black
Model Number    H002B
Action Type    Semi-automatic
Caliber    .22 LR
Capacity    8 round magazine (comes with 2)
Length    35" assembled
16.5" when stowed
Weight    3.5 lbs.
Stock    ABS Plastic
Sights    Adjustable rear, blade front
Finish    Teflon coated receiver and coated steel barrel
M.S.R.P.*    $275.00

Henry makes a fine made in America rifle all the way around and they fixed any problem when they started making them. The main complaint Ive found was the sights. Your stuck with whats on there basically so open sights at approx. 35 yards keeps it out of the long gun territory.
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Backpacking Rifle!!!
« Reply #24 on: January 05, 2013, 02:09:05 PM »
I've never seen these in any shop around here. I wonder why?  I might have to research this more. I'd like to get something like this too.
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Re: Backpacking Rifle!!!
« Reply #25 on: January 05, 2013, 06:47:24 PM »
I voted for the Marlin for two reasons.  First, when the AR-7  is together and I raise it to my shoulder and aim the stock is so high that I have to really squirm my face down uncomfortably to be able to use the rear sight.  The second is the rear sight itself.  Normally, I love a good aperature sight but this one is pretty primitive.  The last one I looked at was a cheap piece of plastic that you could only adjust by leaning it left or right.  Otherwise I like the way it packs down inside its own stock.  But when the time comes to actually use the rifle the Marlin gets my vote hands down.
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Re: Backpacking Rifle!!!
« Reply #26 on: January 06, 2013, 11:57:50 AM »
Hey, Falco. 

First of all, I have no experience with either of these two, but your post sparked a bit of curiousity. Dong a bit of research, I find a lot more reported problems with the AR than with the Papoos.

I also found this:
http://www.berettausa.com/products/u22-neos-carbine-kit/ju22ck1/

I'm not sure if you could use a modified pistol, but the Berretta set up looked interesting.

I have a Remmington Nylon 66 which I really like (holds 14 rounds).  It is small, light, reliable and very accurate. It does not break down, but I could see carrying this in a sheath with a sling along the side of a bigger backpack.
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Re: Backpacking Rifle!!!
« Reply #27 on: January 06, 2013, 12:28:07 PM »
thats a cool little lead squirter ofg. i like it.    this is the springfild arms m6 scout. this one has a camo paintjob but its actually comes stock in stainless. it folds in half and even breaks down to two peices. lightweight no frills but it has decent sights and a rail to mount an optic. the stock holds ammo too internally.  this is my first choice for a survival/backpacking rifle. breach loading dosnt jam, and there are less moving parts to clean or get dirty than a semi auto. 
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Re: Backpacking Rifle!!!
« Reply #28 on: January 06, 2013, 01:47:52 PM »
That is interesting, Razor.  A single shot will always make you a better shot.  I have never used an over/under type of gun but understand the concept.
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« Reply #29 on: January 06, 2013, 01:52:20 PM »
I just like the versatility of also having the 410 shotgun. Ive taken many pheasant with a 410.  And a 410 slug is actually pretty formidable for defence and larger game.
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« Reply #30 on: January 06, 2013, 02:40:38 PM »
that little scout rifle is still too long,  but ive seen them before

the EOS still counts as a pistol here and i cant carry it or use it for hunting
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Re: Backpacking Rifle!!!
« Reply #31 on: January 08, 2013, 04:21:13 PM »
any other thoughts?
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« Reply #32 on: January 08, 2013, 04:27:22 PM »
 they dont make a 6 inch folding rifle that extends to 20 inch barrel with stock that fits in a tuna can and weighs 7 oz.  :hugegrin:  i guess your going to have to pick on your own my friend, although i would say the scout m6 barrel will easally fit in the tent pole or ski pockets on any modern backpack leaving just the skinny stock to find a home for. but you know what your looking for. hope we helped some anyways. good luck  :thumbup:
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Re: Backpacking Rifle!!!
« Reply #33 on: January 08, 2013, 04:32:01 PM »
its tough, im a lefty shooter.....

ideally i would want a browning buckmark or a ruger mkiii hunter

buuuuuut, since those are a pain in the ass to carry in Canada, and you cant hunt with them here, my options are slimmed down

im thinking the papoose, with some extra mags
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« Reply #34 on: January 08, 2013, 07:28:07 PM »
The papoose comes with a five round clip but Marlin makes a seven the fits the 70PSS.
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Re: Backpacking Rifle!!!
« Reply #35 on: February 15, 2013, 09:34:33 AM »
Another one to consider is the Browning SA-22.   A bit more expensive, but pretty darn nice also.   





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« Reply #36 on: February 15, 2013, 10:12:21 AM »
My son just picked up this package. Had the chance to shoot it a little last weekend and get the scope sighted in.  Very smooth and consistent, which made setting it up a breeze.

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Re: Backpacking Rifle!!!
« Reply #37 on: February 15, 2013, 08:39:05 PM »
IMO the Papoose is awesome. I have one and love it. Very reliable and very accurate.

Have you considered a single shot 12g 20g or .410 with a caliber adapter ? This is something I am looking into.

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« Reply #38 on: February 17, 2013, 08:23:35 AM »


Ruger 10-22 take down, comes in a nice back pack style bag with lots of storage and molle webbing. Awesome, I love this gun.
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« Reply #39 on: February 17, 2013, 08:52:49 AM »
A friend of mine has one of the new takedown rugers and just loves it.  It's on my list of must have's someday.
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