In the world of survival and prepping, the best rifle you could own is a tactical semi-automatic chambered for a common round that is reliable and accurate, and that will get as many rounds as you need down range.
By all means, it is vitally important that you train extensively with a semi-automatic-rifle as it is perhaps the most important go-to weapon that you can have.
Many recommendations suggest that you have at least one semi-automatic 5.56x45mm or .308 rifle, a .22 LR rifle, 12 gauge shotgun, and a handgun in a common chambering. But one weapon that is often overlooked is the lever-action rifle.
After all, a lever-action rifle is not tactical, either in appearance or in mechanisms, it has a limited magazine capacity and slow reloading times, and supposedly doesn’t serve any real purpose when you have your AR-15 and a big-game hunting rifle with you.
So why, then, would you want to consider owning a lever-action rifle? There are actually several reasons….