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.223 auto rifle?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by .380awsome, Nov 5, 2008.

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  1. .380awsome

    .380awsome Member

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    hey guys im looking for a .223 automatic rifle with a higher cap mag ,for around 400-500ish price range ,i realize there probably isnt many hi cap .223's going for that price,but if anyone has suggestions thanks
     
  2. indoorsoccerfrea

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    saiga .223
    i got mine for $285
    They sell plenty of polymer 30rd mags
     
  3. highorder

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    You can find a few used Ruger Mini's in that range.
     
  4. .380awsome

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    hmmmm,anything else?,actually any auto rifle with atleast 20 rounds and sufficient stopping power and reliability works
     
  5. cuervo

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    Knowing you really meant to say semi-auto rifle, how about a Kel Tec SU16? Downside is a non-replaceable barrel.

    The Century AR15s were right at $500, but are probably more now. I've read others' posts that they are decently made with surplus parts. Not great, but usable.

    Or you could probably build your own AR15.
     
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    I bought a Wasr3 a few months ago.I like it a lot straight sights, a little mag wobble. refinished the wood and thats it . Lots of fun for well under 400.00
     
  7. dscottw88

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    saiga in 5.56 will cost about $300, and another $100 to convert.
     
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    Keltec's line.
     
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    +1 saiga
     
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    Saiga , or Keltec. I would do the Saiga, as when you convert it, you can then buy as many mags as your heart desires, on the cheap.
     
  11. jays67

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    ya sagia or mini 14 both way cool hi caps aviable and now overly pricey other choices too but depends on money
     
  12. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    If you mean semi-auto, then Saiga or Kel-Tec. The Saiga will be more durable, but the Kel-Tec is more ergo and arguably has a higher "evil-cool" factor.
     
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    Pretty much what premium said. Saigas are literally THE AK, maunfactured in russia AK plant. Kel tecs have the cool, modern look.
     
  14. nachosgrande

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    Anybody know who still has Saiga's in stock? Everybody around here and online seem to be out.
     
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    SAIGA, SAIGA, SAIGA The best for about 300.00 try Stanley pro shop on the net.
     
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    try a local gun show if you have one upcoming. there is always a dealer or two with saigas galore
     
  17. jhansman

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    I posed this same question about six months ago and am now a proud owner of a Saiga. 223. Excellent rifle, and affordable (at least for now).
     
  18. indoorsoccerfrea

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    jhansman, if you want information on how to make a pistol grip + stock for it lemme know. i made one out of wood so that i would not have to mess with the actual gun itself. it works great
     
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    Thanks, but as soon as I shot it I realized I wanted a PG on it, and so did the classic Saiga conversion. Much happier with the new stock and grip.
     
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    congrats. the mahogany stain really puts a nice look on it though...haha
     
  21. black_powder_Rob

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    my vote goes for a mini 14
     
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