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$1400 to Spend......

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

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  1. Sheepdog1968

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    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.
     
  2. dgroff85

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    Let see, with $1400 just burning a hole in my pocket;

    Colt Diamondback 22 or Another Python
     
  3. threoh8

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    Magazines and ammunition.
     
  4. inkinskin

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    Save a few more dollars and get a Scar.
     
  5. CraigC
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    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???
     
  6. Trent

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    There's a bunch of FNAR's listed on gunbroker at the $1k right now.

    That leaves $400 for a good scope. :)
     
  7. mio

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    saiga 12 and saiga 308
     
  8. Trent

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    700 powerball tickets.

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

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    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.
     
  10. guyfromohio

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    CraigC...... from a guy whose shared his opinion to strangers over SEVEN THOUSAND times here..... interwebz is serious stuff, seriously.
     
  11. CraigC
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    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.
     
  12. Agsalaska

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    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.
     
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  14. Scrumbag

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    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
     
  15. 9thchild

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    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.
     
  16. Warp

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    Not everybody is exactly like you.

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

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    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
     
  18. CraigC
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    Some people you just can't help. :rolleyes:
     
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    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
     
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    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?
     
  22. rskent

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    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.
     
  23. 22-rimfire

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    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...
     
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    +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".
     
  25. Alnamvet68

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    One Colt WWI Repro, 100 year Anniversary, and one S&W Model 40 "Classic".
     
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