I've got an AR-15, but I really feel like I need a rifle that can take a deer in a SHTF situation, but can also be a more powerful round for neighborhood defense if I ever needed that. I can't put more than $500 into this rifle purchase, and every dollar less than that figure could go for ammo. Caliber: .308, 7.62x51NATO, 7.62x54R (cheapest long-range ammo) Action: Bolt-action more accurate and least complex for SHTF maintenance. Magazine: Detachable box would be ideal! Sights: If it isn't scoped already, it must have iron sights. Many hunting rifles do not have iron sights. I would love to eventually have an M1A or even an AR-10, but don't have $1200-1500. Maybe I should just get a Mosin Nagant 91/30 at $130 so I have a solid rifle now, and save up for what I really want.