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  1. I want one of these M6 Survival Rifles so bad that I can taste it! I have looked at them online for 2 years now, but I am unwilling the pay the prices most vendors offer them at. I beg to differ with My Main Man Dave, but I have yet to see an M6 sell for under $600.00. I already own the AR-7 model that he puts down. I also have a Savage 24J .22LR/.20GA. I purchased both a Ruger 10/22 Takedown and Rossi Circuit Judge .45LC/.410GA last year, so I have the same calibers covered. For some reason, I just love this gun. I have not heard any reviews that state the M6 can fire a .45 Long Colt round. Perhaps an fellow ModernSurvivalOnline prepper can enlighten me.

  2. I cannot believe the prices on some of these weapons. Outragous! Perhaps I should have an appraisal done on my guns. Maybe I can move to a villa on the Riviera. These use to be about a buck and a half, same for the Savage 24C, now $8-1200! People have lost their minds.

  3. A little survival rifle history here for Dave and the others.
    At the end of WWII and pre-Korea the military developed the M4 survival Rifle. It was a commercial bolt action rifle built by Savage or H&R and it was placed on a ‘skeletonized frame w/ wire collaspable stock. It had a 13″ bbl I believe and a 5 round detachable box magazine and was .22Hornet cal.

    Shortly after Korea, the Air Force then went to the (commercial)Savage 24 in .22Hornet over 20gauge. During that same period they seemed to be looking for a specialized rifle for bail-out / survival kits and the M6 (Scout) Survival Rifle was developed. It too had a 13″ bbl, was chambered for .22Hornet but over .410 instead of 20ga. (a commercial version became available in the 80’s and 90’s to the public but had a 16″ bbl, a trigger guard and had either .22Hornet or .22LR, your choice… later in the 90’s. Springfield Armory passed or sold production to CZ)

    Not too long after, Armalite developed the AR-7 in .22LR (the prototype was, I believe called the AR-5. I got to handle one of the 3 originals and meet one of the original designers).

    This was all prior to 1960 during the height of the Cold War and was primarily for B-52 crews and some fighter jet Bail-Out Survival Kits, and then during Viet Nam most Air Crews were issued ONLY a side arm, either a 1911 or a Colt or Smith .38spl, but then,early in the war with the amount of UH-1 (Hueys) going down, the Colt XM-177 (CAR-15) was issued to a few Huey pilots and to Special Forces / LRRPS. I don’t know if the Car-15 was originally designed as a Survival Rifle, but it did fit the bill as a compact rifle for chopper Air Crews.

    This is my story and I’m sticking to it!
    Hope it helps

  4. I have an M6 in Stainless Steel, 22LR/410. I’ve tried many different bullet weights and have found that the 40 grain works the best. The Stinger, Yellow Jacket, etc I’ve found the shtgun barrel has a better pattern.
    The Aqillia, Velocitor, etc as long as it’s 40 grain does fantastic. Example: At 25 yards, off the bench, I’ve had one tatered hole with five rounds fired. I’ve repeated this with Mini-Mag Solid Nose, CCI Green Tag Target, Winchester Target T-22, Federal Lightning Bolt High Speed, etc.
    So, with the 40 grain bullet, velocity didn’t seem to effect it. But, a friend had one that was Parkarized and his worked well with all bullet weights. I just had to remember to keep 40 grainers for mine.
    I hope this is of use to you. I do have a Red/Green Dot Sight on it nd have wrapped the barrels in arachute cord, and pop-riveted a 9 round butt-stock shell holder on the right side of stock. This way I have an extra 9 rounds of Slug/Buckshot/Gameloads.
    If you have any questions, please contact me via e-ail or you can call me at 864-449-8209.

    Joseph Loveland

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