There is a thread in the forum asking what rifle, shotgun and pistol combination you would pick for a survival situation. The shotgun has to be multi-purpose for urban defense and harvesting wild game. The rifle caliber has to be big enough to harvest deer, wild hogs, elk and maybe even moose. The pistol has to be for hunting and or personal defense.
Here are my picks:
Shotgun – Remington 870 or Mossberg 500, I personally prefer the Mossberg 500 because I like the safety location of the Mossberg 500 better then I do the Remington 870 safety. I also do not like the flap over the Remington 870 magazine well – I get my fingers pinched there when trying to load a round into the magazine. Between the 870 and the 500, I find the 500 much easier to load and shoot.
Rifle – FAL in 308, or Remington model 700 in 270, 280, 308 or 30-06.
The FAL – also known as the right arm of the free world has proven its reliability all over the world. The 308 Winchester should be able to take just about any wild animal in North America – except maybe that largest of bears.
The 270, 280 and 30-06 in a Remington model 700 prove their effectiveness on wild game every hunting season.
Pistol – Springfield XD in 45acp or Beretta 9mm.
Post your comments in this forum thread about the best survival rifle, pistol and shotgun.