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PostWed Aug 24, 2016 5:02 pm 
Snowbrushy wrote:
Savage Youth Rifle: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=youth+rifle&view=detail&mid=9B589012EA15319A5F0C9B589012EA15319A5F0C&FORM=VIRE

Single shot .22 said to be a good pack rifle.

If you're just looking for something that goes "BANG!" for recreation, this will do it. It is, of course, a kid's gun or for a small-framed shooter. The image underscores this. The stock is awfully short for an adult of normal size.

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PostWed Aug 24, 2016 5:57 pm 
I was in a Cabele's not long ago, in Yakima, and they had an old AR-9, if I recall. It was sold as a survival rifle. Broke down into three components and fit into the synthetic stock. Supposedly it would float. It was a .322 so for a smaller person or first rifle not a bad choice. No, I didn't buy it. I've no use for something like that.

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PostFri Aug 26, 2016 3:51 am 
Dave Workman wrote:
If you're just looking for something that goes "BANG!" for recreation

Dave, what is a Pack Rifle?  I thought that it was a small, light rabbit hunting tool. But, I'm not a hunter and could be mistaken.


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PostMon Sep 26, 2016 3:24 pm 
Snowbrushy wrote:

I'm not a hunter but I like good food. If I was hungry I'd eat rabbit stew for dinner.


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PostSun Oct 02, 2016 3:45 am 
Snowbrushy wrote:
I'm not a hunter but I like good food. If I was hungry I'd eat rabbit stew for dinner.

No. you wouldn't.
You'd have to become a hunter, first.

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PostSun Oct 02, 2016 3:53 am 
Snowbrushy wrote:
Dave, what is a Pack Rifle?  I thought that it was a small, light rabbit hunting tool. But, I'm not a hunter and could be mistaken.

A "pack rifle" is a generic term for a lightweight firearm that breaks down for carry. They're typically, but not always, rimfires used for more than just hunting rabbits. Grouse, other small game, coyotes and vermin; whatever needs one is faced with, that's what they're good for.
The AR-7, for example, is considered a "pack rifle"/survival rifle by a lot of people.

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PostTue Nov 22, 2016 12:03 pm 
Coming in late here
How about the 10/22 Takedown?
Granted, it is not really a "trail" gun, but it is a "pack-able" gun.
Nevertheless, the 10/22 is a decent little rifle....to bad it is still difficult to find .22lr at a decent price, or in volume.

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PostTue Nov 22, 2016 1:18 pm 
My bud has a 10/22 Takedown. Nice rifle, seems to shoot as well as a regular 10/22.

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PostSat Nov 26, 2016 7:54 am 
BigSteve wrote:
My bud has a 10/22 Takedown. Nice rifle, seems to shoot as well as a regular 10/22.

I tested one for a story in GUN WORLD about a year ago. They're a hoot for plinking, and if you want one on the trail for a bunny or hare, or even a grouse this time of year, it will certainly suffice.

Make sure of your target out in the woods, of course.

Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving.

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PostFri Dec 02, 2016 9:56 am 
I know a few guys who carry either a Ruger MKIII or a Buckmark for a grouse/rabbit trail gun.
In fact, if you want something quick to draw, and accurate withing a reasonable range, a target style .22 pistol works very well for that purpose.

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PostFri Dec 23, 2016 12:25 am 
Schenk wrote:
I know a few guys who carry either a Ruger MKIII or a Buckmark for a grouse/rabbit trail gun.
In fact, if you want something quick to draw, and accurate withing a reasonable range, a target style .22 pistol works very well for that purpose.

Sure does. On the trail with a Mark IV.


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PostFri Dec 23, 2016 9:17 pm 
I have a Mark II and every thing you say is true only thing to keep in mind is it weighs as much as a 1911.

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PostSat Dec 31, 2016 7:54 am 
Malachai Constant wrote:
I have a Mark II and every thing you say is true only thing to keep in mind is it weighs as much as a 1911.

Well, the new Mark IV Target model weighs less. Aluminum frame. Easy carry for someone like me who actually carries a Commander every day.
Very easy to clean, too!  up.gif

Cold this a.m.  I may even take a cruise up the middle fork to see if I can spot a bunny. Take a walk in the woods. Listen to the trees grow.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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PostFri Mar 10, 2017 5:14 pm 
I just got my WA CPL. Yay! First ever for me. Yes, I know it isn't needed for hiking purposes, or travel to/from, and I don't just carry in the grocery store for example, but I still found myself a few times on a mixed use trip that included some hiking, but too much other stuff that doesn't qualify as "legitimate outdoor activities" or "traveling to or from", so I wanted the CPL just to be sure. I haven't been pulled over while driving in 15 years, but if I was, better to have the CPL than to try to prove I was traveling to or from a hike or canoe trip. I do always carry pepper spray, in case of a vicious dog, or drunken moron at work, and because I want more options than choosing between nothing and shooting.

I have a Ruger 380 LCP with a Crimson Trace laser.

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PostMon Mar 13, 2017 6:15 pm 
Slugman wrote:
I just got my WA CPL. Yay! First ever for me....
I have a Ruger 380 LCP with a Crimson Trace laser.

Well, that's a start.  winksmile.gif
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