With Melvin's lack of flexibility, lack of versatility, inability to think outside of a narrow box, if his version of WROL happens, what would give him the impression he could last longer than 48 hours? If that.
As much as you yell about how crucial it is to keep things as lightweight as possible, it's interesting that the extra ~3lbs of the SKS doesn't bother you. That weight difference means I can carry my carbine PLUS a handgun for the same weight cost as carrying just an SKS. For that matter, the SKS ammo is slightly heavier too, but I'm not yet wimpy enough for that little difference to matter. (To be fair, when I'm your age, I may be that wimpy; never know.)Guys THINK that they are "the choice" for shtf, that's why, and they are obviously fos about that. They do nothing that the sks doesn't do better...