need some advice on my next rifle purchase...


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Carolina Kalash
January 1, 2012, 10:56 PM
i have what i need to hunt with, what i want now is just something to play around at the range with

here's what im looking for:

-does not cost significantly more than about $400
-not a rimfire but still cheap ammo
-can be bolt action, lever action, or semi-auto
-would prefer a factory new gun, but can be an old military rifle
-if a semi-auto, has a detatchable magazine and can take hi cap mags(which for me is 20+)

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kfgk14
January 1, 2012, 10:58 PM
Buy an SKS, then buy the Tapco conversion kit to make it legal for "high capacity" magazines. Buy a couple of the Tapco mag's, they're good to go. That should all come in under $400.

Carolina Kalash
January 1, 2012, 11:00 PM
only problem with that is that i hate hi cap mags on an SKS, those duckbill mags are so annoying...

and i would prefer something i don't have to modify anyway...

Abel
January 1, 2012, 11:04 PM
I would get a bolt action 223 like a Savage Axis or Stevens 200.

Carolina Kalash
January 1, 2012, 11:06 PM
I would get a bolt action 223 like a Savage Axis or Stevens 200.
you can't get either of those with iron sights im assuming, so what would be a good choice of a scope that isn't more than about $100

Cal-gun Fan
January 1, 2012, 11:06 PM
Saiga 5.45. Cheap rifle, cheaper ammo, add parts as you go.

kfgk14
January 1, 2012, 11:09 PM
Cal-gun is onto something there.

Carolina Kalash
January 1, 2012, 11:11 PM
Saiga 5.45. Cheap rifle, cheaper ammo, add parts as you go.
what about the .223, 7.62x39, or .308 saigas? im only asking because i cant get 5.45 at walmart...

Cal-gun Fan
January 1, 2012, 11:12 PM
No, but you can get enough of it online that you won't need to get it at Wlmart...don't base your purchase off of that.

Carolina Kalash
January 1, 2012, 11:25 PM
why dosen't walmart sell 5.45 anyway?

Abel
January 2, 2012, 10:50 AM
you can't get either of those with iron sights im assuming, so what would be a good choice of a scope that isn't more than about $100

Easy. The Bushnell Banner is fine for a low recoil round like the 223.

http://swfa.com/Bushnell-3-9x40-Banner-Dusk-Dawn-Rifle-Scope-P48392.aspx

jpwilly
January 2, 2012, 04:48 PM
An AK might be a good fit. $350 for a WASR ammo is cheap they are fun and you can do some more mods down the road but not necessary.

CnRnut
January 2, 2012, 05:42 PM
K-31 or a Finn M-39

Cal-gun Fan
January 2, 2012, 05:47 PM
An AK might be a good fit. $350 for a WASR ammo is cheap they are fun and you can do some more mods down the road but not necessary.
Where can you get a WASR 10/63 for $350 nowadays?

Michael R.
January 2, 2012, 05:58 PM
Here's a good one:
http://www.ruger.com/products/americanRifle/models.html

alman
January 2, 2012, 11:00 PM
WASR 10/63 . $439.00 . J&G Sales

Carolina Kalash
January 2, 2012, 11:04 PM
WASR 10/63 . $439.00 . J&G Sales
yeah i've seen those beforew with mostly good reviews, my only concern with that is the off chance that i get a ****ty ones with misaligned sights, keyholes like crazy, and/or mag wobble from hell... i don't make a lot of money so i don't want to get screwed over...

i've heard TGI dosen't have all those problems that CAI does, but all TGI seams to have is Saigas and AMD-65s...

Cal-gun Fan
January 2, 2012, 11:06 PM
yeah i've seen those beforew with mostly good reviews, my only concern with that is the off chance that i get a ****ty ones with misaligned sights, keyholes like crazy, and/or mag wobble from hell... i don't make a lot of money so i don't want to get screwed over...

i've heard TGI dosen't have all those problems that CAI does, but all TGI seams to have is Saigas and AMD-65s...
Dorkfish...you know whats out there. There isn't some "hidden AK" thats going to jump out at you. There is a chance you could get a canted sight with a WASR. TGI has slightly better quality, but if you don't like their selection then go with the WASR.

Carolina Kalash
January 2, 2012, 11:11 PM
Dorkfish...you know whats out there. There isn't some "hidden AK" thats going to jump out at you. There is a chance you could get a canted sight with a WASR. TGI has slightly better quality, but if you don't like their selection then go with the WASR.
im just trying to be careful because i've made some mistakes like this in the past and don't want to do it again...

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