I know its kind of a spread out selection and they all have their specific purposes. But if they are all just for fun, and possibly hunting. If they were around the same price same for gun and ammo what would be the way to go? I got a new job and this will be my first paycheck purchase as a way to celebrate. Some points that got me stuck on on these 3 are: Mosins ammo availability, and long range shooting fun. sks ammo availability, and mid range shooting without scope semi auto and some can take ak mags and some nice aftermarket stocks. And shotgun for possible home defense (on top of the sks) but also the available novelty ammo (dragons breath, confetti, firecracker) and the ability of shooting some clay pigeons and other in air items without fear of bullet drop (i live out in the country but still have neighbor's to worry about with rifles. Maybe someone here can weigh in, and give some pros and cons to all? I know not everyone will have the same opinion but i know there will be some good points made as most of you have better experiences with these guns then me. Please only reply with serious posts, I wont feed the trolls.