Thinking mostly in terms of SHTF, which stock for the Mosin would be the best choice? I bought the rifle mostly so that I would have something long range to shoot, and just because it sounds like a cannon, but I'd also planned on using it as a sniper if necessary for a SHTF scenario. Would it be better just to get a different rifle altogether? Hopefully this will help anyone else that may face a similar decision. Please take the following factors into consideration before answering: Ease of adding attachments (namely a scope and bipod) Felt recoil differences Weight Durability (both of the barrel/bolt and the stock itself) Ease of operation Ease of cleaning Ease of reloading (stripper clips or hand loading [scope vs no scope also]) If anyone else has some factors that they think would be pertinent, please feel free to mention them.