Haha. Rossow, I am expecting people to run out of food. You have 3 24Cs. wow.
I currently have a Benelli M1 12ga and a .40 Sig pistol for defense. They might not be a good choice for hunting small critters. I recently learned about the Savage 24 series and feel it's versatility would be perfect for that purpose. It's also another excuse for me to get another toy that could potentially become extremely useful.
So 22lr/20ga sounds to be a good combo. I think carrying around a couple pockets full of 22 ammo along with a few 20ga buck, bird, and slugs would get me through most situations. The price of the 22lr round is awesome.
Mr. Badwrench, The 22 magnums or hornets are tempting but they are not as common so I will have to rely on my own stockpile. I'm going to research those rounds to weigh the pros and cons.
If you guys had to choose only one Savage 24, what version would you end up with?
What are you expecting at the end of the world? A singleshot-over-singleshot may not be the best weapon of choice unless you can reload really, really fast when the gangs come after your food supply. ... more
Its always a trade-off. A 24 inch standard model offers more range but is bigger and heavier. The camper model has less range (especially with the 20 gauge model), but is really, really handy (almost ... more
I was mentioning the 22mag because you could use a chamber adapter to shoot .22lr. i would not recommend a centerfire over a rimfire for this situation but I currently shoot 22lr out of my .22magnum... more