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Heavy Metal: The Ruger SR-762 Review

Building on the acclaim of the two-stage gas piston system in its SR-556 AR-style rifle, Ruger has up-sized the design for the gun’s big brother, the .30-cal. SR-762, resulting in a fully mature system in an accurate and versatile new platform with even more power.


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Throwback Thursday: Lessons of the War

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By NRA Staff
September 14, 2012

If you had to choose one gun—and only one gun—to get you through a disaster (be it traditional or zombie-related), what would it be? If you could have one firearm (that’s realistically available) to protect yourself, your family and your assets, what would it be and why? Here are 10 choices made by some of the editors and contributors in NRA Publications. What would you choose? Let us know.

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New River Valley Outdoorsman wrote:
July 23, 2014

This silly game always elicits a lot of response, but...here goes. The purpose of the SHTF gun is to keep you alive long enough for law and order to be re-established. Not to fight 'enemy' troops. You need a gun that will feed you and be adequate for personal defense if needed. To this end I suggest a Savage 24F combination gun in .30-30/12 gauge. Ammunition can be had at any wrecked Wal-Mart or Mom & Pop cross roads store, it will kill anything in North America with two feet or four, skin, fur, or feathers, is dirt-simple to repair or maintain thanks to the design of its action, and there are innumerable adapters that can be used to shoot other calibers. With a few adapters a 24F will shoot: .32 ACP, .32 S&W, .32 S&W Long, .30 Carbine, .410, 20 gauge, etc., and you can find an adapter in any conceivable caliber such as .22 LR, .22 Magnum, .223, .45 ACP, and 9mm etc., if you want one. If I could have another gun it would be a Ruger single action revolver in .357 with a spare cylinder in 9mm, for obvious reasons. If you can't survive with this setup, you can't survive.

John Quigley wrote:
July 22, 2014

I have a Mossberg AR in 5.56/.223 and a Mini-14 (bot in 1981) it also handles 5.56/.223. Love both guns would probably carry either of them. Also have a 10/22 with carry bag. That would be my backup.

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