Hmm Opinions Needed (poll)


October 11, 2008, 01:27 AM
Well I'm looking at adding another Firearms to my ever expanding collection, and need your opinions. I reload so ammunition for these is not a problem. I have a decent C&R collection, im just trying to get some opinions from other people out there about what I should add to the collection next.

I am considering between a:

CZ 82 in 9x18 Makarov

Swiss K-31 (I already have 2 but I love those damn things)

Un-Peened K98 RC German Mauser

Saiga .223

Yugoslavian 24/47

British Enfield .303

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October 11, 2008, 01:35 AM
Enfield all the way! Beautiful rifle,great round, good shooter. Well if ya get a good one! haha.

October 11, 2008, 01:36 AM
dang i knew i left something out of the poll. Enfield should have be in there.

October 11, 2008, 01:37 AM
I have an Enfield...
Love at first sight, man.
Rounds are expensive... but it's a great gun.
Cycles fast as Hell.

October 11, 2008, 01:42 AM
I voted un-peened Mauser for collectibility.

I'd vote Saiga for blasting away fun factor and the chance it could be banned or otherwise become unavailable.

I confess I don't know what a Yugo 24/47 is. I guess you're listing it as a Mauser. I've heard/read that Yugo Mausers aren't nearly as well made as German Mausers.

October 11, 2008, 01:51 AM
Learn to do the mad minute with your enfield. haha.

October 11, 2008, 08:47 AM
Go for the assault rifles now, as the Dems are planning to do another assault weapons ban if they get a Dem in the white house. You can't buy what they ban. That said, if I were getting a Saiga, I'd go .308 or 7.62 X 39 instead of .223.



October 11, 2008, 09:23 AM
That said, if I were getting a Saiga, I'd go .308 or 7.62 X 39 instead of .223.
if a dem does get into the white house, the price of ammo will jump quite a bit. and foreign import of 'x39 may be cut off, while domestic .223 won't...

i voted sagia for fun and reliability

October 11, 2008, 10:13 AM
The German Mauser is a classic............:cool:

Ben Shepherd
October 11, 2008, 10:17 AM
IF you already have an AR/AK/SKS, I'd say the mauser or the enfield since you said "collection".

If you DON'T have an AR/AK/SKS, given the current political climate, I'd say 223 saiga, no question.

October 11, 2008, 10:51 AM
Yeow, that's like saying you want supper and your range is McDonalds, Ruth's Chris, Taco Bell, and Rugi's Indian Cuisine. There is very little relation between any of these choices it really depends on what really suits your interest. They all have pros and cons, yet the pros and cons are so different from each other that a comparison is impossible.

But that is not to condemn your choices, merely to say there is no way I could even begin to make a suggestion. In any case, you have a very competent list and anything from that list would make a fine addition to any number of collections.


October 11, 2008, 12:55 PM
A little bit of an update of what I own.

I am really just trying to find something that adds something to my collection

I have 1 Yugoslavian SKS in 7.62x39mm

1 Yugo Capture K98 (most markings gone)

Benelli 12 gauge

Springfield XD 9mm

Colt .22 pistol

Ruger GP100 .357 MAG

2 Swiss K-31's

1 Mosin Nagant

1 Savage .308

Ruger 10/22

October 11, 2008, 01:46 PM
I voted saiga, get your evil black rifles while you can. :(

October 11, 2008, 01:59 PM
I would promote an Ak or AR to your collection... They are a lot of fun

October 11, 2008, 03:28 PM
Saiga .223, its the only one you might not be able to buy in six months or so. I'd suggest getting some of the 12/13 round CZ 82/83 magazines while you can, you can probably still get the pistol later.


October 11, 2008, 04:30 PM
Get the RC Mauser before they're gone.

October 11, 2008, 04:50 PM
On the Saiga .223 How much of a difference will there be performance wise between a 16 '' and the 20 '' barrel?

October 11, 2008, 05:00 PM
I picked unpeened Mauser...but I would take a Yugoslavian 24/47 if one jumped out at me. Oh, what the hay...I'll get both :D

October 11, 2008, 05:18 PM
enfield, or "other"

The Bushmaster
October 11, 2008, 05:22 PM
How about something American and new...

Claude Clay
October 11, 2008, 05:26 PM
swiss 1911. the earlier k31.

October 11, 2008, 05:33 PM

October 11, 2008, 05:39 PM
Bushmaster: Something new or American cost too much for my modest amount of money I have to spend at this time. But If you have a suggestion for something under $400 go ahead.

The Bushmaster
October 11, 2008, 06:12 PM
I realize that it wasn't American made, but I did pick up a brand new Browning .30-06 A-bolt for $376. It was a demonstrater on the shelf and had a couple of scratches. It has a lot more scratches now.

You might also look at the used rack in your local gun store...

October 11, 2008, 06:23 PM
British Enfield .303

Get a good one and they are very accurate and fun to shoot.

October 11, 2008, 09:36 PM
is .303 surplus still available?

October 12, 2008, 08:12 PM
I'm leaning towards the Saiga .223 with a 16 inch barrel. Sound Good?

October 12, 2008, 08:14 PM
How about a Spanish FR-8? Great bolt action in .308.

October 12, 2008, 09:10 PM
Which one will obama hate more?

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