I am puzzled by people who post on this forum, asking what gun would be best for -- well, just fill in the blank: carry, survival, plinking, self defense, whatever. I never have this problem -- in fact, for every scenario I can imagine, guns I want just seem to jump out at me. And it's getting harder and harder to justify buying more on the basis of any sort of rational "need". My "what if's" just keep getting more extreme. What if I wake up one night by a noise in the backyard, and have to shoot a polar bear in my pajamas (how a polar bear got in my pajamas I don't know. Sorry). What if Cuban/North Korean paratroopers invade Western PA, and I need a good long distance rifle to snipe 'em off. I think I have zombies covered, dammit . . . oh wait, one of those take down 10-22's would fit perfectly in the truck of my car. And, of course, for each gun that fills one of these necessary purposes, I need a spare. What if something happened to my primary? Then I wouldn't have one if I didn't have an extra. But then, my back up would be my primary, and I wouldn't have a backup . . . so I need a back up for my back up. What if I have to forage for ammo due to . . . EMP, zombies, plague, alien invasion, whatever . . . and you other bastards have taken all the .308 ammo . . . AND the 30-06 . . . but wait, you left the .300 savage AND .38 super. I haven't even mentioned giant reptiles yet. Hey, it COULD happen. Is a 30-06 enough gun? I'd hate to be half in the gator's gullet thinking about that .300 H&H that I ALMOST bought. To late now, chomp chomp chomp. Better safe than sorry, right?