So, in my planning and ponderings, I may have found a loophole to acquire a new carbine in the near future, I already have enough alternatives to fulfill this purpose, but the missus doesn't need to know that. My parameters for use of this gun, recoil cannot be on the extreme end, anything worse than a semiautomatic 12 GA will be shot down, but I am looking for some stopping power. The situation that this carbine will likely be used in would be the dusk to dawn disturbances ranging from varmints with distemper or rabies, up to methed up 2 leggers and/or something of the larger predator sector (canine, feline, bruin) low power optic mounting options would be nice. I'm leaning semi auto, but not necessarily ar styled. Current considerations range from ruger .44 carbine to .45 raptor to a jrc 10mm (lower on the list) but probably short of a socom as I'm slightly concerned about potential ricochet issues with so much mass moving so fast and while I do have plans for the .458, I'm not certain it's the best fit for this role. I hand load so things can be tweaked of course. I welcome all honest input.