I know there's been a couple of threads about rifles on a budget, but my thinking is a little different. I'm in the market for a rifle. I've been wanting an AR or an AK or something along those lines. I've especially been wanting an AR for some time, but I've haven't been able to justify it in my budget. Lately, I've been looking at some Mosin-Nagants, but I'd really like to get a semi-auto with interchangable magazines. (Either way, I wouldn't mind having a Mosin!) Here's my thinking: I want to be able to use it for hunting AND in case there's someday some sort of SHTF situation. Yes, I understand folks will say you should have separate tools for separate jobs. I don't disagree, but I'm trying to maximize my budget at this point. I'm going to say my budget for this would be.... around $200 or less. I might be able to get away with more for an AK or AR (like that'd happen). I can get more mags, a scope and ammo later. The budget will be much better as soon as I'm done with grad school. Right now, I'm mostly interested in the rifle itself. So, any suggestions? PS: I'm going to post in the WTB section if anyone has something specific they'd like to suggest.