Letter Re: Which Rifle and Caliber is the Best for TEOTWAWKI?
Wednesday, Dec 21, 2005
For once and for all, which rifle and caliber is the best for the end
of days? Let the discussion begin.
Sincerely, - 2Knives
JWR Replies: I'll open the discussion with these
oh-so subjective suggestions (YMMV):
- United States (Except California): L1A1 or FN/FAL in 7.62mm NATO
- California: FN-49 .308 Argentine Variant (in 7.62mm NATO with
20 round detachable magazines)--most other effective semi-autos
rifles are banned
- Central America (except Mexico)/South America/Anywhere in Africa/Oceania:
FN/FAL in 7.62mm NATO
- Philippines: M14E2, in 7.62mm NATO, selective fire. Why selective
fire? Just because you can.
- Canada: M1 Garand in .30-06. (Thankfully exempted from their
draconian "assault weapon" confiscation law.)
- Australia: SMLE bolt action in .303 or an Ishapore 1A bolt
action in 7.62mm NATO (Sadly, virtually all semi-autos are banned
- France, Mexico, or other countries with "military caliber" restrictions: M1A
chambered in .243 Winchester. (Yes, they can be special ordered
or re-barreled that way.) If semi-autos are outlawed,
then get a Steyr Scout bolt action in .243
- Sweden, Norway, Iceland, or Greenland: HK G3 or HK91 in 7.62mm
- Finland: Valmet M76, 7.62mm NATO
- Switzerland: PE-57 in 7.5mm Swiss
- Former Soviet Bloc Countries or elsewhere in Asia where guns are
in 7.62 x 54R
- Germany, Austria, and the Low Countries: Steyr Scout bolt action
in .308 or perhaps .243
- England: High power air rifle in the largest caliber
obtainable, or perhaps a crossbow and/or a flare gun. (If
those haven't been banned yet.) Hint: Time to emigrate to a free country!
I'd appreciate hearing opposing views (or legal clarifications), from
folks in any of the countries cited.
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