along with 2-3 pistols, enough ammo for each to make them worth having, and 30-40 lbs of other survival gear, hmm? do you really believe that enemies will let you go back to base and get the ideal gun for your needs? Do you want to get caught by a half dozen looters, who have sense enough to have Ar's or M16's, and you only have a 1022, a bolt action or a shotgun? If you aint got it with you, how will it help you, hmmm? What good is that long range 3006 when you need rapidfire, up close? What good is that 1022 or that shotgun when you need to deal with rifle users, using cover at 100m+? have you ever fired that shotgun at night, and then tried to see anything? The horrific muzzleflash ruins your night vision and there are neither flashhiders nor effective sound suppressors available for shotguns.