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I don’t understand the rationale for why one would use a .22 for a TEOTWAWKI rifle. Simply too underpowered.

For normal hunting maybe a .22LR is to small a caliber, but for slaughtering livestock (pigs, calfs, goats, sheep (although you can shear a sheep many times but only slaughter it once) and other medium livestock a .22LR is ideal; minimum damage, minimum splatter, minimum noise.

Nobody hunts deer, or people, with .22.

A lot of it is down to shot placement. As a responsible hunter I'd eschew a .22LR as a hunting weapon. But as a TEOTWAWKI hunter who didn't want everyone in the whole valley to know I'd just popped a cap on a buck I'd use a .22LR carefully for hunting.

Poachers hunt deer with .22LRs because .22LRs make less noise.

Assassins use .22LRs because .22LRs make less noise.
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