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Go AR or stick with what I got

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by dispatch55126, Mar 16, 2008.

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  1. dispatch55126

    dispatch55126 Member

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    I've actually got the money to get an AR. Its a Colt A2 style, not the compact M4 looking ones you normally see. What I can't afford is multiple ammo calibers.

    My signature shows what I have and the AR would replace the SKS. Normally, it would be a no-brainer except:

    - I have a fair amount of 7.62 laying around
    - 7.62 is legal for hunting, .223 isn't
    - 7.62 is cheaper
    - Accuracy is decent
    - I like shooting the SKS

    I know what the AR has to offer, qualified plenty of times with it. I like the feel and looks, but its less utilitarian in my circumstance.

    I want something high(er) cap so what would you do. Stick with what you have any maybe get a Saiga or try and convert everything to the AR.
     
  2. Evil Monkey

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    Why does it have to replace the sks? Just get an AR15 to add to the collection.

    But you said you can't afford multiple calibers. Then why not just buy an AK or some other high capacity semi auto chambered in 7.62x39mm?

    Then again you said you like the feel of the AR15. There are 7.62x39mm ar15's but mags will be a problem.

    Ehh, I don't know. I'd just buy the AR15 with all it's pros and cons. There's nothing wrong with having more rifles, remember that.
     
  3. RockyMtnTactical

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    I have both. I prefer the AR15.
     
  4. SpeedAKL

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    .223 isn't overly expensive to shoot as far as centerfires go. I'd keep the SKS and get the AR anyway if you can afford it.
     
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    Sounds like you answered your own question.
     
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    Why get rid of the SKS? It's not like you can sell or trade it for enough money to make it easier to get the AR. Keep both.
     
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    With a probable ban looming in the post election year.....I would get the AR if you have the money. Even if you don't use it too much....might as well get it now, while you still can.

    I missed out on some buys pre-94, and spend ten years regretting it.....that is a mistake I will not make again.
     
  8. rangerruck

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    either do Saigas, or go nuts and get a Magpul/bushmaster/ remmington Masada.
    Or if not that, get a MGI military sales AR 15 which is a totally modular ar, including the lower mag well...
     
  9. Evil Monkey

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    You must understand, this time they'll get them from your house.
     
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    I had an SKS, sold it to get a Saiga. 30rd mags are available that don't require modification to the rifle.
     
  11. Ghost Walker

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    You should always have TWO of the same SHTF rifles. Ten rounds is enough to get you started. If you need more, pick up someone else's rifle. ;)
     
  12. dispatch55126

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    Do any of you have the TAPCO stock for a SKS as that could be another option. I'm in the position where I have to justify (to my wife) why I need another rifle. Trading off isn't that hard but accessories are a non-issue.
     
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