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I voted for the Marlin for two reasons.  First, when the AR-7  is together and I raise it to my shoulder and aim the stock is so high that I have to really squirm my face down uncomfortably to be able to use the rear sight.  The second is the rear sight itself.  Normally, I love a good aperature sight but this one is pretty primitive.  The last one I looked at was a cheap piece of plastic that you could only adjust by leaning it left or right.  Otherwise I like the way it packs down inside its own stock.  But when the time comes to actually use the rifle the Marlin gets my vote hands down.

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Hey, Falco. 

 

First of all, I have no experience with either of these two, but your post sparked a bit of curiousity. Dong a bit of research, I find a lot more reported problems with the AR than with the Papoos.

 

I also found this:

http://www.berettausa.com/products/u22-neos-carbine-kit/ju22ck1/

 

I'm not sure if you could use a modified pistol, but the Berretta set up looked interesting.

 

I have a Remmington Nylon 66 which I really like (holds 14 rounds).  It is small, light, reliable and very accurate. It does not break down, but I could see carrying this in a sheath with a sling along the side of a bigger backpack.

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thats a cool little lead squirter ofg. i like it.    this is the springfild arms m6 scout. this one has a camo paintjob but its actually comes stock in stainless. it folds in half and even breaks down to two peices. lightweight no frills but it has decent sights and a rail to mount an optic. the stock holds ammo too internally.  this is my first choice for a survival/backpacking rifle. breach loading dosnt jam, and there are less moving parts to clean or get dirty than a semi auto.  m6scout.jpg

 

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That is interesting, Razor.  A single shot will always make you a better shot.  I have never used an over/under type of gun but understand the concept.

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I just like the versatility of also having the 410 shotgun. Ive taken many pheasant with a 410.  And a 410 slug is actually pretty formidable for defence and larger game.

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that little scout rifle is still too long,  but ive seen them before

 

the EOS still counts as a pistol here and i cant carry it or use it for hunting

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they dont make a 6 inch folding rifle that extends to 20 inch barrel with stock that fits in a tuna can and weighs 7 oz.  :hugegrin:  i guess your going to have to pick on your own my friend, although i would say the scout m6 barrel will easally fit in the tent pole or ski pockets on any modern backpack leaving just the skinny stock to find a home for. but you know what your looking for. hope we helped some anyways. good luck  :thumbup:

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its tough, im a lefty shooter.....

 

ideally i would want a browning buckmark or a ruger mkiii hunter

 

buuuuuut, since those are a pain in the ass to carry in Canada, and you cant hunt with them here, my options are slimmed down

 

im thinking the papoose, with some extra mags

 

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The papoose comes with a five round clip but Marlin makes a seven the fits the 70PSS.

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IMO the Papoose is awesome. I have one and love it. Very reliable and very accurate.

 

Have you considered a single shot 12g 20g or .410 with a caliber adapter ? This is something I am looking into.

 

NR

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Ruger 10-22 take down, comes in a nice back pack style bag with lots of storage and molle webbing. Awesome, I love this gun.

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I went with the red dot scope on my Papoose so I could get it in the case Hiker

 

I have bad eyes swede... I need the big scope lol... It's on a picatiny rail so it comes off easy.

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Falco, have you chosen a gun yet?  If not, I would highly recommend looking into a Savage 24C.  It is a 22 20 gauge over and under.  Taken apart into 3 pieces it's super small.  A little work and it could be made into an awesome field gun! 

 

I am currently looking into getting one.  Seems like the best all around woods wandering gun to me.

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