Posted July 13, 2018 9:00 am by Comments

By Kristin Alberts

Odds are good if you’re a hunter, shooter or outdoorsman, you’ve given at least a passing thought to survival situations. And no good woodsman goes afield without a gun, though sometimes space and weight concerns are of the essence. Regardless of your level of readiness, budget and style, has gone out and found three of the top packable bug-out bag guns for preparedness.
The Test
All three of the guns we’ve selected fit our criteria of being capable for both simple defense, sustainment hunting, stowability in a pack, weight and reliability. Here’s where we settled: Henry Repeating Arms AR-7 Survival Pack, Chiappa X-Caliber Set, and the new Midland Backpack.
Henry AR-7 Survival Pack
The Henry AR7 is by far the lightest and most packable of the three, measuring just 16” stowed in its own buttstock and 3.5 pounds. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/
For years, Henry Repeating Arm’s AR-7 Survival has been setting the standard in current production breakdown packable rimfires, and now the company is upping their game with introduction of the new bug-out ready Survival Pack.
So not only are we testing the semi-automatic rimfire rifle which packs completely into its own floating buttstock, but also the quality and usefulness of the contents of the


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