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$1400 to Spend......

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by tarheel, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. tarheel

    tarheel Well-Known Member

    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:
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2012
  2. pittspilot

    pittspilot Well-Known Member

    One of the Daniel Defense variants would fit the bill.
  3. lhead71

    lhead71 Active Member

  4. almherdfan

    almherdfan Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. guyfromohio

    guyfromohio Well-Known Member

    Benelli M2 or M4, or an M1a as stated.
  6. nyrifleman

    nyrifleman Well-Known Member

  7. MedWheeler

    MedWheeler Well-Known Member

    ^^ 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.
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2012
  8. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    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.

  9. holdencm9

    holdencm9 Well-Known Member

    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.
  10. bushmaster1313

    bushmaster1313 Well-Known Member

    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.

  11. jon86

    jon86 Well-Known Member

  12. gspn

    gspn Well-Known Member

    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.
  13. musicman10_1

    musicman10_1 Well-Known Member

    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.
  14. RoboDuck

    RoboDuck Well-Known Member

    Remington 700 Tactical 308win and Zeiss Conquest
  15. Warp

    Warp Well-Known Member

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

    cbmax Well-Known Member


    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?

  17. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member

    1) Springfield Armory M1A
    2) PTR 91
    3) Armalite AR-10 A2
  18. Sock Puppet

    Sock Puppet Well-Known Member

  19. 1911 guy

    1911 guy Well-Known Member

    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.
  20. SpringfieldM1A

    SpringfieldM1A Well-Known Member

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