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Good cheap plinker that isn't a .22lr

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Agent-J, Nov 19, 2008.

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  1. Agent-J

    Agent-J Member

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    What would be next on the list for cheap plinkers after the .22lr?
     
  2. Shade00

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    Eh.... kinda tough to do anything cheap now. Maybe a 9mm Hi-point carbine - I would say something in 5.45x39, but that's gone through the roof and so have the accompanying rifles.

    Oh yeah, forgot about the Mosin Nagants. 7.62x54r is still pretty cheap.
     
  3. thebucket

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    Next might be a HiPoint Carbine in 9mm but 9mm ammo is a good deal more expensive than .22LR. Still I think it's the next cheapest ammo out there. Of course shop around first. Or a Mosin-Nagant with cheap surplus ammo. Aimsurplus has 9mm running at $.16/round and 7.62x54R at $.18/round.
     
  4. stevetford

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    Still enjoy my SKS for plinking, and ammo is still cheap and easy to find.
     
  5. gvnwst

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    A 9mm carbine is the best bet. still cheap ammo, but really not that much better than .22lr, unless you want to hunt with it.
     
  6. ainokea

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    Either a Kel-Tec Sub2000 in 9mm or SKS like someone else mentioned. Hi-Point carbine is good too.
     
  7. BrianB

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    How about an officialRedRyder400shotleveractionairriflewithacompassinthestock!
    or something in .22 short?

    Seriously, that's a tough one at today's prices.
     
  8. offthepaper

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    It doesn't go boom, but have you ever considered a quality air rifle? There's cheap shooting that can be amazingly accurate. But there are some who will post that's not "real" shooting. Also great for teaching kids.
     
  9. duck911

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    Those folks who say it's not real shooting (probably) have never owned a quality air rifle.

    --Duck911
     
  10. gunmaker2872

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    i picked up a sub 2000 in 9mm glock and couldnt be happier:D
     
  11. MaterDei

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    .22LR, there is no substitute.
     
  12. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Something in .17 HMR or .22 mag. Or a levergun in .375 mag/ .38 spl. Or 9mm carbine.
     
  13. gunmaker2872

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    if you really want yourself a shooter, grab a 10 22 and convert it into 17 hm2, i did and the 17hm2 is now one of my favorite rounds, its far superior to 22lr an every way:evil:
     
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    .38 spl/.357 lever-action carbine, keltec sub2000 9mm or high point 995, etc.
     
  15. mstirton

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    CZ52 comes closest.
     
  16. zombienerd

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    Everyone forgets about the little mosin's :) I'm picking up one of them as soon as the Xmas bonus comes through... Even the rough ones are still worth the Sub $100 price tag you can get... I really look forward to trying it out :)

    I will plug this site again, as they seem to keep them in stock:
    http://www.tickbitesupply.com/firearms.html
     
  17. Almond27

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    SKS or AK just tons of fun and they will be cheaper again when all the panic settles.
     
  18. mr.trooper

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    Plinking with a 7.62x54R? your shoulders mush be made of iron...
     
  19. TAB

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    Just a FYI... all the commie block ammo that is so cheap now, may go away with the stroke of a pin. Just a FYI. if that happends 7.62x39 is going to go up the fallowing second.
     
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    Plinking with world war 2 weapons is the most fun.

    8mm mauser..

    7.62x54R..

    Good times.

    You can get crates of either usually ranging off into the 450-700 rounds for around 100 dollars..
     
  22. Almond27

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    Ok just a point of mine I can go cycle 300 rounds through either my Romanian WASR 10/63 or my Russian SKS. I don't think many people would want to plink 300 rounds of Mosin Nagant ammo though.
     
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    I was gonna say...the word "plinking" doesn't even begin to describe the amount of noise and recoil produced by a Mosin Nagant. The Mosin is a "blasting" rifle. Keep in mind that the Russians are a cold-weather people and this rifle was intended to be fired by soldiers wearing very thick woolen coats over several other layers of clothing. Under these circumstances, they could have gone all day with one of those things. But the average guy at the range, wearing a T-shirt or a light jacket, forget it. 100 rounds and you may as well take a meat tenderizer to your shoulder.
     
  24. camxrr

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    Agree 100% offthepaper/duck911. I take my RWS 48 .22 cal to the range quite often. If it's not too windy it's surgical. Also pellets are 200 for 15 bux for the good stuff!

    Have mine for well over 10 years and still looks new and shoots even better.

    Happy plinking
     
  25. RX-178

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    Some people would argue that it's a GOOOOOOD pain from their Mosins.

    ...I'm not one of them. But they are fun to shoot, and in some cases, watch others on the range flinch from YOUR shots.

    Seriously, in El Paso, the rifle range occasionally gets dominated by returning Soldiers from Fort Bliss with ARs. Squeeze off a round from a Mosin on that firing line, and watch everyone flinch away and look in your direction.... :D
     
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