What gun should I buy?


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monotonous_iterancy
January 9, 2013, 11:01 PM
I've been debating for months whether or not to get a new gun. I'm 18, have a few already, 3 rifles - two semis and a bolt action, and a shotgun. It's sort of a hobby I've gotten into. I also until recently had a small income which I'd been saving. College is paid for, so that's not a concern.

My problem is though, I sparingly shoot my larger guns because the ammo is so expensive, relative to my income. .22s are a lot more affordable, but thanks to the recent panic, I can't find any of big 550 bulk packs, and the other stuff I do find is not at a price I care to pay for. I was running very low before hand, so my ammo buying is frozen currently.

For a while, I was considering getting a 1858 Remington revolver, but then I realized that I can't afford to shoot black powder.

Then I shopped around for surplus stuff, but never made a decision.

I really think an M1 Garand would be good, because I hear the CMP is going to run dry soon, and for $625, that's an awesome deal compared to what I see in stores. M1s are cool, have a history behind them, are fairly versatile. But 30-06 is an expensive round, and it makes another caliber to purchase. Although I'm afraid of not being able to get one in a few years.

I also think a lever action would be fun, and they come in a variety of chamberings and price ranges, including .22 lr. But they'll probably always be around, so there's no real urgency there.

Really though, I'm not sure I want to spend money on anything. There's not really anything I want, and I'm kind of ambivalent right now towards buying a firearm.

So should I hang on to my money, or get a new firearm?

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Zardaia
January 9, 2013, 11:05 PM
If you're ambivolent on a new gun i'd suggest puting the money towards starting reloading. You'll either be able to shoot more for the same cost, or save money still shooting low rnd count.

45lcshooter
January 9, 2013, 11:10 PM
I would say hold off until you really know what you want.

Depends what your shooting right now and if you have time. To save money you could invest your "gun buying" money and get started in reloading. Yes the upfront cost is sometimes a burden, but in the long run you will save cash. Just right now with the panic, components are hard to come buy, but the mom and pop gun shop here has their shelves full at "present panic" prices ad they said their not going to raise them.

breakingcontact
January 9, 2013, 11:27 PM
I'd hold off until we see what new laws (if any) come out of all this mess.

What makes sense now, may not may make sense 6 months from now. Prices could change wildly (either way) as well.

monotonous_iterancy
January 13, 2013, 08:00 PM
I'd hold off until we see what new laws (if any) come out of all this mess.

What makes sense now, may not may make sense 6 months from now. Prices could change wildly (either way) as well.

That's a good idea.

i'd suggest puting the money towards starting reloading.

How much does it cost?

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