Shotgun vs AR for SHTF utility?

Gideon

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If your plan for SHTF is to stay home and hope no one tries to actively hunt you, then yeah a shotgun would be fine.

I think at times like that a more offensive strategy is in order, and would therefore prefer a rifle if forced to choose only one.
 

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I don't know what WROL is but it seems to me that capacity and caliber are going to be important. 308 w/ 20 rounds or so. Powerful enough for Elk and Bear... depending on location, penetrates most dwellings, cars and trucks, has extended range, and fairly easy to find.
 

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it wasn't shtf but my ancestors armory consisted of a 22 and a 12 ga. the 22 ammo was majority shorts and i don't remember a preferred shotgun load but i am sure it wasn't buckshot. both were single shot breech loaders. they used traps more than guns and even then usually used a club to dispatch the trapped animal. when we butchered livestock we used a hammer to stun and then bleed the carcass.
 

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Ahhhh...this is my dilemma at the moment, next gun Beretta 1301 tactical or PSA-AK-P....choices choices....
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