What about the Mini 14? Reliable, rugged, compact. Shoots brass and steel equally well... Fairly accurate at 100-200 yards... Just an option. Something like my tactical Mini would be a perfect survival rifle. No?
Three old hunters were walking through the woods one day. The first looks over at the others and says, "Windy isn't it?" The second says, "I was sure it was Thursday." The third says, "Me too! The heck with hunting, let's go get a beer!"