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If you had to pick one of these...

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Juna, Dec 22, 2006.

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Which one as your first rifle & why?

  1. AK variant (WASR, Yugo, etc.)

    73 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. 9mm carbine (Hi-Point, Kel-Tec Sub2000, etc.)

    15 vote(s)
    10.3%
  3. Kel-Tec SU-16 variant

    13 vote(s)
    8.9%
  4. Just buy an AR-15 lower & save up for an upper later (if they don't get banned first).

    45 vote(s)
    30.8%
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  1. Juna

    Juna Member

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    as your first rifle, which one and why? You already have a 9mm pistol, FYI. Say you have minimal cash (not more than $300ish, maybe $400 pushing it).
     
  2. ny32182

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    If cash is limited and you just want a functional, effective rifle, I would go for the WASR-10.
     
  3. Bazooka Joe71

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    An AK wouldn't be bad...But may I suggest getting an SKS and an AR lower. You could get both for under 400. You would have your rifle to play with(SKS) and part of your AR project at the same time. That way if there is an AWB, you'll have 2.:evil:
     
  4. Juna

    Juna Member

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    Hmmm..... thanks for the tip.. Never thought of that! :evil:
     
  5. 1911JMB

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    I would take a halfway decent WASR-10 over any Stoner varient in existence.
     
  6. Mikee Loxxer

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    I picked the Hi Point model 995 because I wanted something cheap to shoot. Of rourse I have since sold it and moved on to better things.
     
  7. RockyMtnTactical

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    I'd say get an SKS or a Saiga as your first rifle, and buy an AR-15 lower for safe keeping... ;)
     
  8. 50caliber123

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    get the Hi-Point 995. Uses the same ammo as your pistol, cheaper to shoot than anything else. Practice makes perfect. What good is a paperweight with little training when you can shoot within your budget and get some real skill? The other rifles mentioned are better in many regards, but are more costly. Also, you lose compatiblity with your pistol. You buy one box of 9mm and it can feed 2 guns. Were I faced with such a decision, this is what I would do.
     
  9. rbernie
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    Saiga in 223.
     
  10. bclark1

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    you can get several stripped AR lowers on the cheap budget. you can get an "okay" AK on the cheap budget. i'd give yourself the flexibility to get something you can build and rebuild around. you can make a CAR or a long-barreled target gun with different parts, just need that lower.
     
  11. MrTuffPaws

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    What? No SKS?
     
  12. Stiletto Null

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    Another SKS + AR lower vote.
     
  13. Eyesac

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    I'm right there with bazooka, get the SKS and the AR lower... Happy gun buying!!!
     
  14. Loanshark

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    Saiga!!
     
  15. gp911

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    Mosin! 4 of 'em!!! :D

    Oh, and an 880rd case of ammo.

    I voted AK...

    gp911
     
  16. Glockfan.45

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    SKS and AR lower sounds good. I voted for the AK because in your budget it was the only possible solution listed aside from the Kel-tec or High Point carbine and if you are lacking a rifle already I would recommend a real rifle first before getting a pistol caliber carbine.
     
  17. RNB65

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    +1 for a Stag lower and an SKS. With shipping and transfer fees it may run a little more than $400, but you'd be well on your way to owning two fun-as-a-box-o-puppies rifles.
     
  18. Lonestar.45

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    Man, I like my WASR as much as the next guy, but I also like to be able to actually hit what I'm aiming at past 75 yards. I'd take my Bushmaster over my WASR any day.


    Another SKS + AR Lower vote here.
     
  19. Speer

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    AK would be number one, followed by an SKS.
     
  20. AdamXBT

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    Ak-47

    :cool: An Ak-47...
     
  21. CypherNinja

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    My first rifle was actually a CMP Garand. :D

    But, I voted AK because I have a pre-bent in the mail. :neener:
     
  22. 10-Ring

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    I would go w/ a SU16 & a AR lower to build as you go ;) The SU16 seems like a nice little carbine and a good value
    Have fun! ;)
     
  23. mkh100

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    I voted AK......but I think in most ways an SKS is actually superior. For the money you actually could get the least expensive M1 Garand grade that CMP sells. The Garand beats anything mentioned on your list.

    Been thinking of picking up a couple of stripped AR lowers just to lay up in case I cannot get one with new laws or whatever. Maybe an AR lower and an SKS......and a case or two of 7.62x39 ammo is best for you. Sounds like a plan at least.

    Good Luck,

    Mike
     
  24. Jackal

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    I have yet to ever feel an AK that wasn't a clunky piece of crap. They work, but who cares, so does a '92 Geo Metro, but everyone doesn't love them. There is zero quality of craftsmanship and they are just sooo ugly. No thanks, I prefer a rifle with at least a tiny bit of class. For your needs, I would tack on an extra couple $$ and get yourself a nice 9mm carbine like the Beretta Storm or even the funky, clunky little Kel-Tec Sub2k. Anything other than an AK. In a semi-auto, rifle caliber decision, I would choose an AR over an AK every time. People need to be realistic and stop saying the AR's jam constantly. I have over 700rds through my Bushmaster, and only swab the barrel after every 250rds or so and have only cleaned the action 2 times. AK, shudddder....:barf:
     
  25. SAG0282

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    I had the same quandary, and ended up going out and buying an RRA lower.
     
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