Originally Posted by HighTechRedneck
A larger caliber bolt action would also be a good choice for hunting or general purpose in a SHTF scenario.
Just buy some good ol Remington 700 in 308. Common caliber, common gun that everybody works on and can be endlessly improved on later.
7.62x54R is only cheap now while surplus ammo is available. Wait till Obongo (or rabid anti-gunner Rmoney) will get to it!
Even if you buy “sardine cans” ammo most of it is already old and of poor quality.