Re: SHTF Weapon - Need Advice
I'd stick with SKS/AK or the Mosin Nagant, an AR will get spendy way too quickly.
Mosin gets my vote just feeling out what you're after or the SKS; those will net you the most bang for your buck. Mosin has more power and accuracy potential but not the capacity or speed of the autoloader.
"Loud noises don't end gunfights.... well placed shots do."