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$1400 to Spend......

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

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  1. tarheel

    tarheel Member

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    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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  2. pittspilot

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

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  4. almherdfan

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    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

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    Benelli M2 or M4, or an M1a as stated.
     
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    ^^ 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.
     
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  8. rcmodel

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    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
     
  9. holdencm9

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    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

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    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.

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    Training.
     
  12. gspn

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    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

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    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.
     
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    Remington 700 Tactical 308win and Zeiss Conquest
     
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    I probably upgrade the AR and get more ammo + training/shooting
     
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    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
     
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    1) Springfield Armory M1A
    2) PTR 91
    3) Armalite AR-10 A2
     
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    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.
     
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    Gold, or more ammo for the AR. Maybe a good training class.
     
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    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.
     
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    Ammo

    Lots and lots of ammo... :cool:
     
  24. Arkansas Paul

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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