Best tactical and hunting rifle combo?


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CosmicGrooves
December 15, 2009, 07:28 PM
If you had one rifle to use for tactical and hunting that uses cheap and available ammo, what would it be?

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Bronx
December 15, 2009, 07:32 PM
Model 1892 or 1894 in .357.

Good AK 47.

kis2
December 15, 2009, 07:33 PM
i vote for a remington 700 in .308. nice cartridge, reliable rifle.

semiauto? probably something in the m1a family, same caliber.

lvfd01
December 15, 2009, 08:23 PM
Savage 12 rebarreled to .260 rem

Casefull
December 15, 2009, 08:28 PM
300 wm or one of the short 30 caliber magnums...in a light wt rifle. You can always find 30 cal bullets

ByAnyMeans
December 15, 2009, 09:31 PM
SKS with tech sight peep sights and target front post or AK with quick release side mount and scope. This can go form iron sighted fighting rifle to scoped hunting rifle in a second.

If you reload then .308 would be my choice because the ammo would be the cheapest and .308 has enough power for all needs. The rifles in this category are more expensive, such as M1A or Fal.

memphisjim
December 15, 2009, 09:34 PM
ar-10

mljdeckard
December 15, 2009, 09:37 PM
I'm making an effort to make all of my hunting rifles ARs, either 15 or 10 pattern.

chevyforlife21
December 15, 2009, 09:44 PM
an sks

dak0ta
December 15, 2009, 09:47 PM
Marlin 336

browningguy
December 15, 2009, 11:02 PM
An AR in .223. For hunting it is fine for deer size game with the 64 gr. SP loads, or the Barnes TSX. For tactical applications what do you need to say.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
December 16, 2009, 12:49 AM
Yep. Marlin 336 in .30-30 Win, or a turnbolt in .308 win.

Dr_2_B
December 16, 2009, 01:05 AM
Browningguy, you feel confident with 223 for deer? I would've considered it too little. Have you taken deer with it? Is it legal where you live?

Uncle Mike
December 16, 2009, 01:52 AM
Turn bolt 30-06 or 308-

Medium weight barrel, none of this 13lb. barrel stuff, 3-12X50mm scope, nice trigger, stable synthetic stock, adjustable cheek piece, sling swivels.

Savage 16/116-
TC Icon or Pro Hunter-
Winchester(FNH) Model 70 Sporter-
Remington...any will do, unless you spend a ton of money on one of their top tier rifles...they all shoot the same-

juk
December 16, 2009, 01:59 AM
M1A
or
CZ 550 Varmint Kevlar

It would have to be in 308 and would be fitted with either a 1-4 or 1-6 power scope.

Boba Fett
December 16, 2009, 02:09 AM
Savage 10FCP in 308, barrel cut to 18", suppressor, Harris bipod, Meuller Tac II 3-10X44, shooting 168gr handloaded subsonic ammo for tactical situations, and probably Federal 165gr with a Sierra or Barnes bullet for hunting.


http://www.snipercentral.com/sav10fcpmcm.htm

http://www.snipercentral.com/muellertac2.htm

blackops
December 16, 2009, 02:30 AM
So you want a rifle that looks tacticool that you can hunt with? :neener:

madd trapper
December 16, 2009, 12:25 PM
Get an AR15 M4 in 6.8 SPC or 6.5 grendel.You can hunt deer out to 300 yards plus with both these rounds.Plus the rifle will be light weight and provide plenty of firepower.

Texpatriate
December 16, 2009, 01:08 PM
+1 on an AR in 6.8 SPC. I'd go with a midlength though, with a 16" barrel. It's what I use, along with the 5.56. If only I could find someone who makes a 6.8 upper with a 1 in 11" twist.... mine unfortunately is a 1 in 10.

The 6.5 is a great round, but I fear that it will be extinct someday soon.

huntershooter
December 16, 2009, 01:12 PM
.308 bolt gun (Rem., Win., Kimber, Sako).

Babarsac
December 16, 2009, 01:28 PM
Easy....SKS

Reliable, cheap ammo, and the 120ish grain load is large enough to take down a hoofed mammal.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
December 16, 2009, 04:43 PM
If not for the "cheap, common ammo" requirement, an 18" AR15 in 6.8 SPC would be a pretty good candidate.

rcmodel
December 16, 2009, 04:56 PM
6.8 SPC or 6.5 grendel..Plus the rifle will be light weight and provide plenty of firepower.They will be light-weight all right, Don't know about the firepower part, since you can't find any ammo for them locally.

An empty rifle you can't find ammo for is always lighter then a loaded one.

rc

Marlin 45 carbine
December 16, 2009, 05:33 PM
several posters choices I agree with but take out the ar's as a 'hunting' rifle, it's definitely more of a 'fighting' rifle although sure I agree the .223 heavy slugs will do the job on deer with good placement, a base of skull shot DRT. also pistol-caliber levers although I like them mucho they're more of a 'defense' type of rifle that would fill in for hunting @ short range the .44mag being more suited and glass is a +. smaller deer don't take that much killing I've taken lots with a .22LR std-velocity useing a 'depradation' permit for housing associations that found deer eating up their hi-$$ shrubbery!
brings me to my Mini30 with 1.5X4.5X20 'tactical' scope with mil-dot reticle. experiments with Speer 150gr spitzer have had promiseing results on paper. sks is another good option my nephew's is a shooter as is his 336 scoped 30-30 another good choice.

LEVRLOVR
December 16, 2009, 05:39 PM
Lever 30-30 would be my first choice.

Boba Fett
December 16, 2009, 05:57 PM
Lever 30-30 would be my first choice.
Something like this?


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v345/hkuspelite45/GT/3de5e178.jpg

MJR007
December 16, 2009, 06:01 PM
http://cz-usa.com/products/view/cz-527-carbine/

Erik M
December 16, 2009, 06:14 PM
I own model 94 30-30, I think with ammo hovering around 10-15 for 20 rounds for soft points it would suit your needs.

Grease Monkey
December 16, 2009, 06:26 PM
M-1: can't beat a 30-06 for a do-it-all cartridge. Just throw in a Schuster adjustable gas plug if you're going to shoot commercial loads.

If not that, an AR with an extra upper in a large bore caliber; 6.8 or something like that.

blue_ridge
December 16, 2009, 06:54 PM
Bolt action 308. Match grade factory ammo available, surplus cheap ammo available, hand loads can get you competition level accuracy in the right gun. Also, much accurizing can be done to a bolt action yourself. Glass bedding, trigger tuning/replacement etc. Bolt actions actually come out same weight, maybe even lighter with a heavy barrel than the Ar-10 platforms. and the AR-10's lose 100+ fps to a bolt action, everything else (ammo, PSI) being equal.

Lastly, there isn't much that the 308 can't do and do well.

LEVRLOVR
December 16, 2009, 07:13 PM
EXACTLY like that Boba!

I recently bought the Marlin SDT but I haven't got it (rigged) out yet.

I am thinking maybe an older Weaver 2.5 or maybe the newer v-3 for sighting.

What, and where to come by that sling yours is wearing if you would?

sprice
December 16, 2009, 07:17 PM
Remington 700 or winchester 70 synthetic in .308, or an fn fal (or wichever semi automatic .308 you like best like m1a, ptr 91, ect.)

Boba Fett
December 16, 2009, 07:40 PM
EXACTLY like that Boba!

I recently bought the Marlin SDT but I haven't got it (rigged) out yet.

I am thinking maybe an older Weaver 2.5 or maybe the newer v-3 for sighting.

What, and where to come by that sling yours is wearing if you would?

No idea. Not my rifle. Just a pic I came across on the net.

It looks like a Vickers sling with a front and back adapter.

amprecon
December 16, 2009, 09:32 PM
Or this, I have not used it in the "tactical" mode, but I have been successful deer hunting with it. I guess it would meet the "tactical" requirements.
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=99197&d=1243836510

Kragshooter
December 16, 2009, 10:32 PM
My Marlin XS7 in .308(cause I have lots of reloading components) and my Marlin 336 in 30-30(cause I have lots of reloading etc). Lots powder, primers, bullets plus cast bullet hardware. Just my .02 cents worth.

-v-
December 16, 2009, 10:37 PM
7.62x39 rifle (SKS, AK, Mini-30, 7.62x39 AR, VZ58, take your pick), or a M1A, FN-FAL, or maybe a G3/PTR91. Last one can be iffy due to damage to brass as it kicks it out if you plan to reload.

Big Bill
December 16, 2009, 10:38 PM
Savage 10FCP in 308, barrel cut to 18", suppressor, Harris bipod, Meuller Tac II 3-10X44, shooting 168gr handloaded subsonic ammo for tactical situations, and probably Federal 165gr with a Sierra or Barnes bullet for hunting.


http://www.snipercentral.com/sav10fcpmcm.htm

http://www.snipercentral.com/muellertac2.htm +100 - great advice... I want one!

gatorjames85
December 16, 2009, 10:49 PM
m1a, as long as the rifle itself doesn't have to be cheap.;)

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