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Moneys Tight

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Bigcountry, May 4, 2012.

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Which would you choose?

Poll closed Jun 3, 2012.
  1. AR-10 of some flavor

    19 vote(s)
    20.9%
  2. M1A

    23 vote(s)
    25.3%
  3. DS Arms FAL

    10 vote(s)
    11.0%
  4. PTR91

    2 vote(s)
    2.2%
  5. DD or BCM AR-15

    26 vote(s)
    28.6%
  6. Arsenal AK

    11 vote(s)
    12.1%
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  1. Bigcountry

    Bigcountry Member

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    Well like most of you money is especially tight these days. This would be my first rifle purchase. I currently own a .308 savage for deer hunting, mossberg 500 turkey gun, and a ruger .22 all handed down. This will be mostly a fun gun but could also be a defensive gun in some crazy circumstance, back up deer rifle. I've been looking for a long time and cannot decide if you guys could give some input that would be awsome.
     
  2. Southernsorrow

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    how about a FN PS90 or MP5 civilian
     
  3. Southernsorrow

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    thought the ps90 is way the other direction from the low money part :-x

    a AR-15 with 9mm kit would be cost effective to shoot, a sig 556-22 shoots .22lr , the S&W m&p ar-15 or the .22 version of that
     
  4. Southernsorrow

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    they also make an mp5 .22
     
  5. allaroundhunter

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    It would be hard to beat an AR-15. You can join the club with a quality gun for $800 (or less if you'd like). It fires a very affordable round, and with the right bullet is capable of taking down deer.

    Money is tight....They also would be hard pressed to bring down a deer.

    He also says that he already has a .22


    Your idea of tight money and mine are quite different, Bigcountry. But for what you want it is very hard to beat an AR15. I would say forget the AR-10, you already have a .308, and for defense most are heavy and unwieldy, the same for the M1A.
     
  6. Tim the student

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    Money is tight and you're looking at buying an M1A? I guess that term means different things to all of us.

    Of those, I'd go with the M1A myself. I wouldn't want to hump it all that far though.
     
  7. Southernsorrow

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    yes but a .22 handgun isn't as fun as a sbr with large capacity mags
     
  8. Southernsorrow

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    as for a backup deer rifle if it doesn't die with a .308 try a .338 lapua or barret .50
     
  9. allaroundhunter

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    He isn't saying if the .308 doesn't kill it.....he is saying if the .308 breaks or if he just wants to take something else.

    And now you are recommending that he pay another $200 for an SBR tax stamp?
     
  10. Southernsorrow

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    the mp5.22 and similar have the legal barrel length but are bullpupped so they seem shorter than they are
     
  11. Southernsorrow

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    m1a is def not a low price item if you want a good one, ak's can be had from $300-3000.00 so you have a wide price range there
     
  12. Southernsorrow

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    and a tax stamp on a $350 .22 isn't that bad I have several. but if he really wants something fun, deer killable and afordable go with the ak every country in the world makes ammo for it and is available everywhere
     
  13. Southernsorrow

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    there just aren't that many "fun" affordable rifles that'd take down a deer. my def of a fun gun is high round count, cheap ammo that can be bought local or in bulk online
     
  14. allaroundhunter

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    Then it is not an SBR....and it is also not a bullpup.

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    ^Not a bullpup
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    ^Bullpup
     
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    still think the AK is your best bet, ammo prices, availability, will take down a deer within 200 yards, will take down a man easily it's been doing it for about 65+ years
     
  17. MachIVshooter

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    Dead wrong. OAL is measured with stock extended/folded out. A rifle can be shorter than 26" with the stock folded/collapsed. Few are under 26" either way, as the 16" barrel + receiver usually makes 26".
     
  18. allaroundhunter

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    ...... I have given the OP my opinions, so I will let others here continue to point out the false advice that you are giving.
     
  19. wlewisiii

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    Well, when money's tight I tend to prefer more practical things. A Mauser in 7x57 or a Winchester 94 in .30-30. Both would be much easier on the pocket than any of those.

    That said, of the ones on your list, I'd go with the DSA FAL. I've had a FAL in the past (Century) and the DSA is going to be all the better. Hell, I'd take that old beater of a Century back over any AK or AR pattern rifle made by anyone but that's my particular bias showing through.
     
  20. Bigcountry

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    money is tight in a sense that if I could I would own all of them. Deffinitly not looking for a .22 or pistol caliber carbine. Not to worried about ammo, I can buy all the listed calibers relativly cheap and in bulk. I will not compromise quality and am not looking for a subpar rifle keyword rifle.
     
  21. Bigcountry

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    i would not take a .22 or 9mm carbine deer hunting.
     
  22. Rail Driver

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    I voted for the DSA FAL because I want a FAL more than any other rifle right now. It's a great defensive weapon and with 5rd mags, can be an effective hunting rifle.
     
  23. DM~

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    Because you added "back up deer rifle", i can't choose my FIRST choise. That would be an AR in .223. Lots of fun, but i would not pick it for a back up deer rifle.

    DM
     
  24. Steel Horse Rider

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    I think the other thing to consider is whether you want to keep another caliber of ammo or stick with the .308. The 7.62 x 39 ammo is plentyful and reasonably priced and it will put food on your table with a soft point round. If you reload, another weapon in .308 would make for affordable shooting and would definitely put food on the table. If you want something more in a carbine length and not semi-auto perhaps one of the modern scout rifles would be good.
     
  25. Bigcountry

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    I do hunt in northern wisconsin woods so I'm thinking a shorter barrel would be nice. I wouldn't give a second thought to using the .223 for deer, its all about shot placement. Here in Wisconsin we don't have a limit on what size magazine we use, not saying im going to take a beta mag out in the deer woods. That might look kind of crazy.
     
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