Help me decide.


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harmonic
November 10, 2008, 11:00 AM
Buy a Ruger Target mini 14 for $825 and put a really nice scope?

Or buy a S&W AR performance center gun for $1400, hide it from the wife, and only put a so-so scope on it?

(She gave me a $1k ceiling.)

BTW, I'm just looking for a plinker and once-every-two-years varmint gun.

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Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
November 10, 2008, 11:05 AM
S&W AR, no question. You cannot get anywhere NEAR a "really nice scope" for $175 anyway, so given that that idea is futile (and that a Target mini is like putting lipstick on a pig), the AR is definitely the answer. Why not an $800 AR?

moooose102
November 10, 2008, 11:20 AM
you had better buy the ar soon if you are going to. i am certain it will be on obama's assault weapon list. of course, so will a lot of other guns. probably ANYTHING that is semi-automatic. or holds more than 4 rounds.

gvnwst
November 10, 2008, 12:07 PM
BTW, I'm just looking for a plinker and once-every-two-years varmint gun.

If varmints are at all in question, AR! Look at a cheaper one maybe, you will need a good scope for varminting. If you build it yourself, you can get a really accurate AR for less than $1,400.

FMJMIKE
November 10, 2008, 08:28 PM
BTW, I'm just looking for a plinker and once-every-two-years varmint gun.
You can get a nice bolt action rifle and scope for much less. It meets your stated use too.........:D

SwampWolf
November 12, 2008, 05:04 PM
I like FMJMIKE's suggestion- with the caveat, you might not be able to buy an AR-15 or its ilk after the incarnation of the "Chosen One".

Eyesac
November 12, 2008, 05:47 PM
the AR is definitely the answer. Why not an $800 AR?

Yeah why does it have to be a $1400 S&W?

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