I always like to bitch about M4 clones as it seems to be the default small arm of choice by certain types I often detest. Actually, I ran a CAR-15 clone as a homestead gun out west since most of the time I was dealing with feral dogs and coyotes at 200 yards max. Always had something .30 caliber nearby in case I needed to reach out further. Since they are illegal in my current state, I traded it before I moved back for a car, and a .410 shotgun for my wife. It was just a tool. In retrospect I should have bought one of those short Ruger bolt guns in .223 or that mag-fed Henry, but if you buy the Henry you might as well just get it in .243, no?
I've got a serious fetish for Enfields and especially lever guns. I suppose I was a Brooklyn Cowboy long before moving out west, but if all you're doing is going after is whitetail and black bear in the Northeast, what more do you need?
Not sure about the need, but I want something in .35 Remington.
Your turn. Keep it civil please.