Hardly a new subject - in fact probably been beaten to death!
I expect from choice my FAL would take point where a rifle was needed but - I was looking at my dear old MkV Jungle Carbine and remembering with some affection, just how fast the Enfield action can be cranked.
If push came to shove, I must say I'd still feel more than capable having that old rifle on hand, along with a good supply of ammo. I got some time ago some very good value mags from Natchez for Enfields and so could have those pre-loaded. 10 rounds per mag - that is fairly useful.
Winchester 180 grain soft points are wicked game rounds and I think might well hamper an aggressor!! Further plus is, the peep sight rear is excellent for fast target aquisition and is giving close to 100 yard spot on by default. Rack up the adjustable and things are good out to 500 or more.
My first army comp' shooting was Enfield (MkIV's) so - guiess I am a tad biased anyways!