Re: Defending yourself after the collapse of society
I would go with the coach gun in 12 gauge like others suggested and I would also have a bolt action in .308 with a scope for those long shots if needed with precision. Not every bad guy is going to be standing right in front of you. I believe they will be hiding in buildings taking cover and taking a shot when they get the chance. The scope will also double for binoculars so that things can be scouted out.
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