New to the site and guns in general. I am curious if anybody has opinions on the best all around tactical/hunting rifle that fits this (probably too general) build.
I am looking for something along these parameters:
*Can be effectively used for game sizes of white tail deer and below.
*Can be effectively used in an urban combat/self defense situation that is not close quarters- minimum 50meters (150ft) or greater distance.
Also, any takers on the question which would be best for this style of weapon (if there is such a thing) 7.62, or .308
From what i am reading the 5.56 round just does not have the penetration or stoppign energy of the 7.62 and .308 but the .308 is more of a long range sniping round.
Which leans me more towards the 7.62 if that helps the focus of the weapon.
All this make sense? I am hoping to get some serious responses here so i can invest in a weapon before they all get banned.