Ok, my dilemma is this, I cannot decide which of these items to purchase next eventually I will obtain all 3, but due to current budget limitations I can only purchase one this year. Bearing in mind that I already have an AR and a Glock 19 for both myself and my wife, I wish to pick up another long gun to supplement our current loadout. The candidates are as follows, 1-***** Marlin 336 in 30-30 2-***** Remington/Savage .308 bolt action with 20 barrel 3-***** Mossberg 590A 12 GA Each of these have their merits in my opinion the Marlin is handy with light recoil, inexpensive ammo, is rugged, and will take game. It makes a fine defensive weapon to boot and seems to be the most tame looking (not a major factor) The .308 would really extend my range and provide me a real game getter as well as a nice way to turn cover into concealment if such a situation presented itself, it would be fun on the range and I have always wanted a .308 bolt action. That said its far and away the most expensive of the three, and that before I add the necessary scope, sling, and bipod. The ammo is more expensive to boot. The Mossberg would be a versatile tool for home defense and urban situations, nothing really better for 50 yards and in, but limited in range, ammo is expensive anf getting more so, and the shells take up space and weight in any mobile situation. Whichever I select will become a part of my main loadout for range time, defense, and SHTF type of situations. I reside in a suburban environment and in any extreme social event I would be in both suburbs/wooded countryside on and off.