Let's See Your Low Cost Tactical Rifle


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CTGunner
November 6, 2010, 06:30 PM
I don't believe that a good defensive rifle has to cost a small fortune. Here's what I put together (very basic) for just under $500.

Rifle: Saiga .223 $275 lightly used.
Forearm: Sure Fire / SGM Tactical $70.
Magazines: 5 Factory 10 Round Mags, used $50.
Light: Insight M3, $80.
Total Cost: $475.
This rifle is 100% reliable with the cheapest ammo available.

Is this my dream rifle? No way. Does it serve its purpose? Absolutely.

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arizona98tj
November 6, 2010, 09:35 PM
Since the theme seems to be Saiga, I'll post a pic of mine. I have an AR-15 magazine adapter on it so I stock but one kind of 5.56 magazine. Keeps things simple when you have a mix of both AK and AR type rifles.....and there is no way to grab the wrong magazine if one should be in a hurry.

http://www.stu-offroad.com/firearms/magadapter/magadapter-10.jpg

Hatterasguy
November 6, 2010, 09:51 PM
Mosin 91/30.:D

CTGunner
November 6, 2010, 09:59 PM
Where did you get the mag adapter?

ECVMatt
November 6, 2010, 10:19 PM
I was going to post a pic of my Saiga, but you beat me to it...they are great rifles...

Spec ops Grunt
November 6, 2010, 10:28 PM
Must keep saying to myself, The AR is worth the wait, the AR is worth the wait.

DougW
November 6, 2010, 10:34 PM
Low cost? A relative term.

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p118/MDWINK/105_1457.jpg

-OR-

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p118/MDWINK/105_1462-1.jpg

The A2 is "low cost", around $800 invested. The M4'gery has some higher dollar stuff.

Sunray
November 6, 2010, 10:54 PM
My $150ish Cdn., Plainfield M1 Carbine. Never had any issue with it a bath didn't fix.

bigfatdave
November 6, 2010, 11:05 PM
I'm not sure whether I should post a picture of my M1 carbine, my SKS, or my KelTec sub2000

How about skipping the pictures and saying that all three together (with a bag-o-mags and stripper clips AND a reasonable stash of ammo) were under $1000.
I've probably burned up a few hundred bucks worth of ammo, of course ... but the baseline stash wasn't too bad.

W.E.G.
November 6, 2010, 11:07 PM
I've got about $80 in it.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd7/rkba2da/rifle%20pics/Marlin%20336/DSCN3180.jpg

Shadow 7D
November 7, 2010, 12:27 AM
Isn't that an oxymoron??

arizona98tj
November 7, 2010, 12:47 AM
Where did you get the mag adapter?

Magnolia State Armory....bought it several years ago.

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