$1400 to Spend......


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tarheel
November 27, 2012, 09:20 PM
You have a "good" supply of handguns, but not too great on long guns. Already have an AR. You have $1400 to spend. What do you get?????:banghead:

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pittspilot
November 27, 2012, 09:39 PM
One of the Daniel Defense variants would fit the bill.

lhead71
November 27, 2012, 09:49 PM
M1A

almherdfan
November 27, 2012, 09:50 PM
Start with a 22LR with a Ruger 10/22 and/or Marlin 60 ($200+/-). Go to 7.62x39 SKS ($300). Then Ruger American or Savage Axis .308 ($325/$350) spend the rest on optics & ammo. Also consider a NEF Handi-Rifle in .223 or a pistol caliber that compliments what you already own. You may have fun with a lever action in the aforementioned pistol caliber. Or a nice Carbine.

guyfromohio
November 27, 2012, 10:07 PM
Benelli M2 or M4, or an M1a as stated.

nyrifleman
November 27, 2012, 10:08 PM
M1A

MedWheeler
November 27, 2012, 10:10 PM
^^ This, and a good lever gun, like a Henry. Anything left over? A good .22, like a Ruger 10/22 or Marlin 60. Or maybe the Henry lever gun would be a .22 (I don't hunt, so I probably wouldn't feel much need for a centerfire lever gun, but I like them.) If I still had a Franklin left over, maybe a Mosin-Nagant.

rcmodel
November 27, 2012, 10:15 PM
If I had $1,400 dollars to spend and had to ask the Al Gore Interweb what to spend it on??

Well, I'd put it away in the hidy-hole in my billfold.

Until I found The Gun that Reached Out To Me, and whispered in my ear:
"Take me home and have your way with me!"

Thats what I'd do with $1,400 dollars.

Thats what I've always done with any extra money over the last 50 years.
And I now have a pretty decent gun collection to show for it.

rc

holdencm9
November 27, 2012, 10:22 PM
Hmm, I could really go for a good long range target gun with bull barrel, nice scope, maybe .223 and hopefully I'd have enough left over for a .357 mag lever action.

bushmaster1313
November 27, 2012, 10:43 PM
A good condition Winchester Model 70 Featherweight from the 1950's.
.308 or .30-06 if you do not mind the recoil.
.243 is you are a sissy like me.

This was several hundred less than $1,400.
Makes me feel like a millionaire.

http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj603/bushmaster1313/cimg0529d.jpg

jon86
November 27, 2012, 11:10 PM
Training.

gspn
November 27, 2012, 11:18 PM
The only long gun you mention is an AR...if that's the only one you own then I would buy:

.22 rifle
12 gauge shotgun
bolt action rifle in either 30-06 or .270

With some careful shopping you might be able to get all three for $1,300.

musicman10_1
November 27, 2012, 11:31 PM
Since you asked . . .

Ruger Gunsite Scout rifle ~$800
MN 91/30 ~$100
M1 Garand Field Grade from CMP ~$525

You could have a lot of fun with this trio. Of course there are many other ways to go.

RoboDuck
November 27, 2012, 11:40 PM
Remington 700 Tactical 308win and Zeiss Conquest

Warp
November 27, 2012, 11:53 PM
You have a "good" supply of handguns, but not too great on long guns. Already have an AR. You have $1400 to spend. What do you get?????:banghead:

I probably upgrade the AR and get more ammo + training/shooting

cbmax
November 28, 2012, 12:06 AM
Hi,

You need to provide more detail on the intended use of this rifle in order to answer your question. Let me know if you want a hunting rifle or a target rifle. Do you want to go bolt action or semi auto? How much shooting experience do you have? At what range will you shoot? Do you reload or will you buy factory ammo?

CB

bannockburn
November 28, 2012, 01:16 AM
1) Springfield Armory M1A
2) PTR 91
3) Armalite AR-10 A2

Sock Puppet
November 28, 2012, 01:21 AM
Fn fnar.

1911 guy
November 28, 2012, 07:46 AM
If I had handguns pretty much covered, and my only long gun was an AR, I'd get a shotgun and a .22 rifle. If I had need or want, I'd get a good bolt gun in .30 something caliber. To be specific, I'd get a Mossberg 12 guage of some sort, either a 10/22 or decent bolt action .22 and a .308 by either Savage or whoever tickled my fancy.

SpringfieldM1A
November 28, 2012, 08:01 AM
+1 fnar

Robert
November 28, 2012, 10:25 AM
Gold, or more ammo for the AR. Maybe a good training class.

K1500
November 28, 2012, 12:13 PM
In order of importance (most to least) and price (least to most):

10-22
870 pump
bolt action .308 with scope

You should be able to get all three with your budget.

Corpral_Agarn
November 28, 2012, 12:16 PM
Lots and lots of ammo... :cool:

Arkansas Paul
November 28, 2012, 01:01 PM
A good centerfire bolt gun in the caliber of your choice.
But then again, I'm mainly a hunter, so that's always my first answer.

HoosierQ
November 28, 2012, 01:05 PM
I second the motion on the Ruger Gunsite Scout. Spend the balance on ammo and then see if you want optics. It has good GI type sights on it so you may not need optics for medium range shooting.

Or same as above, some ammo, and a Ruger 10/22 also. Gotta have a .22 in your cabinet...a must have really. I know because I did without for so long. Country boys know this (which I was once but am no longer)...and I discovered I missed shooting .22.

Sheepdog1968
November 28, 2012, 01:33 PM
If into hunting, a decent 30-06 bolt action and scope or a 30-03 lever action and scope. If do the 30-30 plus scope, likely have enough for a pump action shotgun. Shotguns are fun if you have a place to shoot clays.

If not into hunting, the M1A is a great choice. Probably find it used for that point.

dgroff85
November 28, 2012, 01:46 PM
Let see, with $1400 just burning a hole in my pocket;

Colt Diamondback 22 or Another Python

threoh8
November 28, 2012, 02:34 PM
Magazines and ammunition.

inkinskin
November 28, 2012, 02:51 PM
Save a few more dollars and get a Scar.

CraigC
November 28, 2012, 03:05 PM
If I had $1,400 dollars to spend and had to ask the Al Gore Interweb what to spend it on??

Well, I'd put it away in the hidy-hole in my billfold.

Until I found The Gun that Reached Out To Me, and whispered in my ear:
"Take me home and have your way with me!"

Thats what I'd do with $1,400 dollars.

Thats what I've always done with any extra money over the last 50 years.
And I now have a pretty decent gun collection to show for it.
Amen brother!

I'm honestly baffled at how many people need to ask a bunch of strangers on the internet how to spend their money. If you have $1400 and don't know what to do with it, don't do anything with it. Save it, pay off debt, buy a 5yr CD or save it until you find something you can't live without. Did I mention saving it???

Trent
November 28, 2012, 03:10 PM
There's a bunch of FNAR's listed on gunbroker at the $1k right now.

That leaves $400 for a good scope. :)

mio
November 28, 2012, 07:45 PM
saiga 12 and saiga 308

Trent
November 28, 2012, 07:49 PM
700 powerball tickets.

Maybe you'll get lucky and can buy ALL the guns. :)

offthepaper
November 28, 2012, 08:05 PM
CMP Service Grade Garand and LOTS of ammo.
Practice and go shoot in some local matches for fun.

You'd get a lot of enjoyment for a long time from that money.

guyfromohio
November 28, 2012, 10:46 PM
CraigC...... from a guy whose shared his opinion to strangers over SEVEN THOUSAND times here..... interwebz is serious stuff, seriously.

CraigC
November 29, 2012, 12:36 AM
CraigC...... from a guy whose shared his opinion to strangers over SEVEN THOUSAND times here..... interwebz is serious stuff, seriously.
And in 14yrs of participating on shooting forums I've never asked anonymous strangers where I should throw $1400. I share facts and opinions but leave it to whoever is reading to decide for themselves. I would never presume to tell anyone how to spend their money.

Agsalaska
November 29, 2012, 01:29 AM
Probably wouldn't spend it on a gun I would ever shoot. I can accomplish anything I need to accomplish with a gun for far less than 1400. A good pistol or shotgun is 400-700. A good rifle can be had for the same although I spent a little more on the deer rifle I am currently using. a good ar15 can be put together for a lot less. I would by a safe queen. Probably a lever action Winchester or s&w revolver. I find myself doing that when I get the chance.

Southside830
November 29, 2012, 04:14 AM
Arsenal SLR 106fr

Scrumbag
November 29, 2012, 04:26 AM
Bolt action rifle in .308/.270/.30-06

My choice would probably be CZ. Good telescopic sight to go on top of it.

If you have some spare change, second hand bolt action .22 (Again CZ or Brno).

ATB,

Scrummy

9thchild
November 29, 2012, 12:03 PM
1. Ruger 10/22 OR Marlin Model 60

2. Mossberg 500 Combo Package (w/ hunting and defense barrels)

3. Savage Axis in .30-06 OR .308 (w/ scope included)

That would put you under $1,000 with more than $400 to spend on glass/accessories/magazines for the .22.

Warp
November 29, 2012, 09:55 PM
And in 14yrs of participating on shooting forums I've never asked anonymous strangers where I should throw $1400. I share facts and opinions but leave it to whoever is reading to decide for themselves. I would never presume to tell anyone how to spend their money.

Not everybody is exactly like you.

The OP asked. Nothing wrong with given suggestions or advice when it is asked for.

tarheel
November 29, 2012, 11:29 PM
:DAnd in 14yrs of participating on shooting forums I've never asked anonymous strangers where I should throw $1400. I share facts and opinions but leave it to whoever is reading to decide for themselves. I would never presume to tell anyone how to spend their money.

My OP was not asking for you to "tell" me how to spend my money :banghead:. An opinion was all I was looking for. Thought it would be fun to see what others would do. Chill out :D

CraigC
November 30, 2012, 01:37 AM
Some people you just can't help. :rolleyes:

kayak-man
November 30, 2012, 01:51 AM
Thats a tough one...

In no particular order:

Costa Ludas;
- Handgun 1&2
-Shotgun

The Snubby Summit would be a a great one!

Gunsite has that scrambler course...

"Lone Star Medics" offers a few classes that look pretty interesting...

I don't think I could choose either...


Chris "the Kayak-Man" Johnson

breakingcontact
November 30, 2012, 12:40 PM
M1A

Sniper66
November 30, 2012, 02:23 PM
That's like saying "I want to take a trip, where should I go?" The answer to your question, of course, is what do you want?

rskent
December 1, 2012, 07:41 AM
I get another AR. I have three now, and I think I am only scratching the surface of the versatility of the platform. My last one is a 22lr.
Good ammo is getting expensive. So think about all the options you think should be on an AR and start shopping for the parts for your
next build. If you have anything left pick up whatever ammo or reloading components you can.

Option two, pick up a good AK and a bunch of ammo.

22-rimfire
December 1, 2012, 11:28 AM
I'd keep the money until a gun really reached out to me and said "take me home". I realize this is sort of a ... what would you do if you won the lottery thread on a smaller scale...

MachIVshooter
December 1, 2012, 01:01 PM
Well, I'd put it away in the hidy-hole in my billfold

+1

Better to save for a gun you really want than find one you like well enough because money is burning a hole in your pocket. I did the former when I was younger, ended up selling off or trading many of them. Now I stash extra cash, and it's there when that "gotta have" item comes along, instead of me going "crap, I just spent everything I had and now this turns up".

Alnamvet68
December 2, 2012, 03:20 PM
One Colt WWI Repro, 100 year Anniversary, and one S&W Model 40 "Classic".

readyeddy
December 2, 2012, 03:53 PM
22 rifle

center fire bolt gun

DammitBoy
December 2, 2012, 04:00 PM
tarheel, what long guns do you have? No need for specifics, just caliber and type.

tarheel
December 2, 2012, 09:31 PM
Ar 223

DammitBoy
December 3, 2012, 01:50 AM
Then I would suggest a;

Ruger 10/22 breakdown for $350
Benelli M1 super 90 for about $900

and buy some ammo for both

That covers your basics pretty well

helitack32f1
December 4, 2012, 02:38 AM
SOCOM 16

or

Ruger .308 Scout Rifle and a CMP Service Grade M1 Garand

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