Help finding good rifle


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QUICK_DRAW_McGRAW
October 15, 2008, 06:33 PM
ok so budget is under $200, basically i want a military surp rifle that ammo isn't crazily priced and plentiful.

i have a 1948 M44 mosin that i love, but its complete matching numbers so i don't want to drill and tap the receiver for a solid scope mount. I'm thinking of getting a 91/30 or M38 to do so that doesn't have matching numbers. ammo is cheap and i love the rifles but I'm open minded to try something new.

was thinking also yugo 24/47 but ammo is EXPENSIVE, so any other suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Shean

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Soap
October 15, 2008, 07:40 PM
Why do you need a scope to hunt deer?

QUICK_DRAW_McGRAW
October 15, 2008, 07:56 PM
who said anything about hunting, this will be mainly a bench target toy. i have other guns for game hunting.

crushbup
October 15, 2008, 08:04 PM
Why do you need a scope to hunt deer?

Nice assumption there, Daniel. Or should I say Carolyn?

97guns
October 15, 2008, 08:23 PM
get an m39 from here http://www.gunsnammo.com/

if you dont have a curio license you can have the antique framed guns sent right to your door with just your drivers license. these things are tack drivers and are the cream of the crop for mosin.

Soap
October 16, 2008, 07:38 AM
who said anything about hunting, this will be mainly a bench target toy. i have other guns for game hunting.

Note to other THR members: do not read 3 threads simultaneously while also reading an article for your operations management class, or you will look like a moron. :o

Seriously though, I could have swore that your OP said something about deer hunting.

QUICK_DRAW_McGRAW
October 16, 2008, 02:57 PM
nope, ive been looking and found a Finn M38 at a local pawn shop for $119 so i think ill go grab that.

Beren
October 16, 2008, 03:04 PM
What are Swiss K-31's going for these days? Beautiful and accurate rifles.

4Low
October 17, 2008, 11:50 AM
Can't go wrong with a No.4 Mk.1 Enfield either.

HGUNHNTR
October 17, 2008, 11:52 AM
k31's are 200-$250, that would be my choice.

QUICK_DRAW_McGRAW
October 17, 2008, 07:12 PM
im actually looking at a stevens 200 in .223 now, cant go wrong for under $300

bang_bang
October 17, 2008, 08:09 PM
The Stevens are excellent rifles. I have one chambered in 300 Win Mag I use on Whitetails. The triggers are easily adjustable, down to around 3-3.5 lbs. The stock is ugly...so take $10 to Wal-Mart and get some Krylon.

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