Hello and thanks for coming by! I want to get a milsurp rifle, and after all the looking and hunting my eyes and heart are set on a Swiss K31. It just seems like a really well made rifle that would be fun to shoot and maybe hunt with if I get the chance. My brother, who is a big AR15 guy, thinks a old bolt gun is a waste of time and money. Yet since my heart is set on one he thinks I should try to get a Springfield 1903a3 or some other variant. He thinks both are poor guns for a S.H.T.F. situation but I figured I would see what other gun owners might think. I do know the Springfield's are pretty expensive upfront but I would assume the .30-06 ammo would be easier to get and source? Yet in today's age we can get anything shipped to us. the 7.5 x55 Swiss looks like a nice round and might be fun to try and reload. However, I admit I am new to all of it. So I hope to get some good info. Thanks for reading! Mike.