A Very Broad Long Gun Question
So let's pretend you're an expert with an AR-style platform and an expert in combat shotgun (and handguns, too). What is the next most practical gun platform to learn?
The "assault weapon" platform is versatile. A pump shotgun like a Remington
870 is also versatile. Is there another long gun platform that is this versatile?
Is there a bolt gun that can do as many different things as either of those guns? Maybe different things, but as many.
I want to master a platform that is practical. A platform that isn't a one trick pony. But not a AR/AK style gun, and not a "combat" shotgun? What's left?