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Old 03-20-2009, 11:29 PM
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I am contemplating buying another rifle to stow away "in" my backpack. I live in a state where just about anything is legal (AZ). Been looking at the Kel-Tecs but would like to hear some other opinions. Or maybe I should just shorten up my AK or Marlin 70 by putting Bullpup/folder stocks on them.
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The Kel-Tec would probably work good for that.
Or you could go with an AR-15 Carbine. It is easy to break down into 2-parts, (2-pins) and that would easily fit into a back pack. Just my thoughts.
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short back pack rifle? In AZ why not put a bull pup on a ruger 10/22 plenty short can carry several hundred rounds no problem.
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How big is your pack? How about an AR10? Browning BLR lightweight takedown rifle in .308?

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Backpack will be a CamelBak Trizip. Will look at the Browning and AR10 now




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I'd go AK with a crutch style folding stock, detachable side mounted scope with illuminated reticle and about 7 magazines. Over all, not a bad package to take on anything at any time.
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Depends on what Caliber you are after. Centerfire I would say AR with folding stock.

I have a Rossi Matched Pair, .22LR and 20G take down. Got it for the Daughter but the hammer is too hard for her to operate so I get it. The fact that the stock is shorter does not make is unconfortable. Plus the stock is hollow so I am going to do what the forum member did with the Marlin Lever action.

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if your preparing for a natural disaster i would pack a .22 with lots of ammo and a handgun with a little ammo. if your preparing for a guarella war then a good AK/saiga 308/FAL/M1a is what you want.giveing your terrain you may need a long range weapon the FAL or the M1a your be prefered

i wouldnt even think about a shotgun the ammo takes up way to much room

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That Keltec is nice, folds up small, can store two mags in the stock, fold out bipods,
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keltecs= sub2000 folds up very small. ar-10 or henry survival rifle thats what i have. fits in a backpack nicely, 16" when stowed. or find a single shot or double barrel shotty that breaks down easy. i have a single shot that i can put together in 3 seconds. then you have versatility in ammo, although its heavy/bulky ammo.
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I decided that I can just shorten the guns I have for the situation. Plus when you take into account how hard it is to get some guns at this time, this seems like the best way to go. Thank you all for your help.


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ar -7 great pack gun only a 22.
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If you can find an old Charter Arms AR-7, you're home free:



My 10/22 (22LR) is 25" with a folding stock, scoped.
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Henry US survival rifle, of course.
16" long, packed up, including two 8 round mags, 2.5 lbs.

http://www.henryrepeating.com/h002_survival.cfm





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Darn near twins, aren't they?
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snake tamer all the way, if your not going to be in any combat of course, you can bring slugs birdshot and buckshot with you too,. its a pretty compact gun.
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If you can find an old Charter Arms AR-7, you're home free:



My 10/22 (22LR) is 25" with a folding stock, scoped.
+1 on the AR-7. I have an original Armalite model, which predates even the Charter Arms. Don't buy the current-production Henry/Survival Arms version...
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Darn near twins, aren't they?
Same gun. I looked them up when they were suggested. The rifle was bought out by various companies as follows:

1959-1973: ArmaLite
1973-1990: Charter Arms
1990-1997: Survival Arms, Cocoa, FL
1997-Present: Henry Repeating Arms Co., Brooklyn, NY

I do believe that Henry was bought out by another company also but they are retaining the Henry brand name.?



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I am contemplating buying another rifle to stow away "in" my backpack. I live in a state where just about anything is legal (AZ). Been looking at the Kel-Tecs but would like to hear some other opinions. Or maybe I should just shorten up my AK or Marlin 70 by putting Bullpup/folder stocks on them.
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go with the styer aug its bulpup.Also pricey $1500-2000 or more in some states.
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I hear a lot of good about this one:
http://www.henryrepeating.com/h002_survival.cfm
Want to pick one up myself.
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