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Let's See Your Low Cost Tactical Rifle

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by CTGunner, Nov 6, 2010.

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  1. CTGunner

    CTGunner Member

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    I don't believe that a good defensive rifle has to cost a small fortune. Here's what I put together (very basic) for just under $500.

    Rifle: Saiga .223 $275 lightly used.
    Forearm: Sure Fire / SGM Tactical $70.
    Magazines: 5 Factory 10 Round Mags, used $50.
    Light: Insight M3, $80.
    Total Cost: $475.
    This rifle is 100% reliable with the cheapest ammo available.

    Is this my dream rifle? No way. Does it serve its purpose? Absolutely.
     

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  2. arizona98tj

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    Since the theme seems to be Saiga, I'll post a pic of mine. I have an AR-15 magazine adapter on it so I stock but one kind of 5.56 magazine. Keeps things simple when you have a mix of both AK and AR type rifles.....and there is no way to grab the wrong magazine if one should be in a hurry.

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  3. Hatterasguy

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    Mosin 91/30.:D
     
  4. CTGunner

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    Where did you get the mag adapter?
     
  5. ECVMatt

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    I was going to post a pic of my Saiga, but you beat me to it...they are great rifles...
     
  6. Spec ops Grunt

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    Must keep saying to myself, The AR is worth the wait, the AR is worth the wait.
     
  7. DougW

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    Low cost? A relative term.

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    The A2 is "low cost", around $800 invested. The M4'gery has some higher dollar stuff.
     
  8. Sunray

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    My $150ish Cdn., Plainfield M1 Carbine. Never had any issue with it a bath didn't fix.
     
  9. bigfatdave

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    I'm not sure whether I should post a picture of my M1 carbine, my SKS, or my KelTec sub2000

    How about skipping the pictures and saying that all three together (with a bag-o-mags and stripper clips AND a reasonable stash of ammo) were under $1000.
    I've probably burned up a few hundred bucks worth of ammo, of course ... but the baseline stash wasn't too bad.
     
  10. W.E.G.

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    I've got about $80 in it.

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  11. Shadow 7D

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    Isn't that an oxymoron??
     
  12. arizona98tj

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    Magnolia State Armory....bought it several years ago.
     
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