It got me thinking about the one firearm that would be the most useful to me under most circumstances. The one that could do most everything a person could want it to do. The more I thought about it the more I kept coming back to the lowly .22lr. Considering how man has evolved technologically through the ages, from throwing rocks to using slings, spears and bows & arrows to gather their food and protect their homes I came to the conclusion that a .22lr rifle could do most of this and do it efficiently and cheaply. If you figure that most of the daily routine was to harvest food back in the day, what better tool could you use? The shotgun would be overkill for some small birds and fur-bearing critters and its range is limited compared to the .22lr. Of course nowadays, we don't have to go out and hunt our food, but its reassuring knowing that with just a lowly ol' .22lr rifle, you could pretty much do most anything you needed to, to survive.