Ok guys I screwed up the last thread and overcomplicated things.
I am selecting a rifle for 95% home defense, 4% cotoye removal around the house, and 1% SHTF bug out gun. I have found something that I really like, chambered in .223.
The 223 is great for coyote & SHTF, but is the .223 at a big disadvantage for home defense of the 2-legged type. This is a rural area and overpenetration is not a concern.
Edit to add:
This will be in addition to a handgun.