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#21 Ancap

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Posted November 24 2020 - 03:06 PM

By no means am I disagreeing with anyone's comments above.   I just think that either a completely ignorant salesperson at Walmart, or a sly salesman who could not move that deer rifle, took advantage of that young lady.

At any other time.....yes

 

but gun stores are basically completely empty of inventory  right now...I went into a large gun store this week that normally carries hundreds of guns and they probably had less then 10-20 guns on hand. Most were bolt rifles or 22 rimfires

 

with that said 243 is a good choice for a woman, and Jeff cooper scout rifle concept was designed partially for times like these.  With its low recoil, self defense ammo available..even with today’s ammo shortage, easy manual of arms....it’s really not a bad choice. A woman could master the rifle faster then learning the shotgun. I know the women in my house did



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#22 packetloss

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Posted November 24 2020 - 06:43 PM

If you go to Hunter Sports, they seem to have plenty of inventory.   I'd argue that any rifle is inappropriate for home defense.  Unless perhaps your house is so big that each of your rooms is the size of a basketball court. 


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#23 NRATC53

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Posted November 24 2020 - 09:56 PM

For whatever reason, my reponses keep disappear

 

The 6.8 Remington SPC was getting a big push around 2005 with Spec Ops in Afghanistan and Iraq in the AR platform. It was being compared to the .270 Winchester.

I have one, it's a nice caliber for what they wanted

 

Spec Ops was looking for something with a bit more Ooomph that would work in the M4 size platform


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#24 NRATC53

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Posted November 24 2020 - 09:57 PM

The 6mm Remington is one of those calibers that was going against the .243 Winchester for a short time.

I know, the .244 (6mm Rem) is a nice round, good long distance caliber. Ask the Clock tower guy back in '64. I have a Rem 788 in it, as well as a 742



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Posted November 25 2020 - 12:42 PM

For whatever reason, my reponses keep disappear

 

I have one, it's a nice caliber for what they wanted

 

Spec Ops was looking for something with a bit more Ooomph that would work in the M4 size platform

Odd, I think I can see your responses, which BTW, are spot on as usual.

 

I still wish the young lady had gone to another store selling firearms to see if she could have done better than a bolt action rifle for HD.   You miss once with a bolt gun and any perp is on you before you know it.


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#26 NRATC53

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Posted November 25 2020 - 06:31 PM

That's why you need a good, solid, wood buttstock ton swing up and knock 'em in the chops, then buttstroke them with it, but that's not for everybody, it is usually when you're hip deep in bad guys

 

 

ETA: and Thank you


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#27 Ancap

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Posted November 27 2020 - 11:46 AM

   I'd argue that any rifle is inappropriate for home defense.  Unless perhaps your house is so big that each of your rooms is the size of a basketball court. 

 

it’s been proven over and over again that certain rifles penetrate less walls then shotguns and pistols.

 

In addition they are much more controllable for women who do not shoot often



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Posted November 28 2020 - 09:02 AM

When I was at Walmart in October, all they had was Winchester Deer Season .350 Legend. That cartridge has light recoil and is available in AR platforms.




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