So, I think everyone knows I've been looking for a packable .22 rimfire for survival needs. I have a pistol, but I wanted something with a bit more utility and range. So far, I have looked at the Henry AR-7, SAI M6, Steven's Favorite, and Marlin Papoose. Here is what I've seen.... Every new production AR-7 I have picked up (3 within the last month) had a cheesy plastic orange front sight. Literally I can move it with my fingers. No good for holding a zero. The M6s have gone through the roof. What was a $200 gun now goes in upwards of $600. I recently was quoted a price on a Steven's Favorite take down. $355 plus tax and NICS..... holy crap. We are talking a simple falling block/wall design. I can remember when they were less than $200. Marlin Papoose. Nearly impossible to find. I found one at a gunshow a few weeks ago. Price was similar to a new Ruger 10/22. I found nothing wrong with the design. I just didn't like it. Well, I have about decided that a folding stock 10/22 is about the only way for me. Perhaps one of the greatest advantages is the large amount of accessories and parts. I already own 1 10/22. I think that more than any other reason weighs on my decision. I think the best folding stock would be the Butler creek side folder. Then I started thinking.... why not the charger? More packable than a 10/22 with folding stock and more accurate/ longer range than a pistol. This guy is a bit of a geek, but it seems plausible as a game getter..... This really perked my interest too: Tactical-Life.com » Ruger Charger Stealth Sniper Being able to take game quietly.... almost like a poacher's pistol I don't think I would "tac out" a charger, but some of the aftermarket items have a lot of functionality. Anyone have one? How is shooting such a beast off hand in hunting situations?