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most fun rifle for the $$?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by SpeedAKL, Feb 14, 2009.

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  1. SpeedAKL

    SpeedAKL Member

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    What do you consider to be the rifle that provides the most bang-for-buck in the fun department?

    I'm gonna have to go with the Mosin-Nagant rifles. They're very inexpensive, and surplus ammo can still be had on the relative cheap. Plus, the excessive noise and stout recoil of the carbines always puts smiles on faces at the range. It's just a fun rifle to blast around at the range with.

    My roommate has a Savage 64G that he bought for $110. Extremely accurate semi-auto .22LR that's a ball to shoot, great value.
     
  2. jpwilly

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    Mosins in particular the M44 and M38 are fun. I find the M1 Garand pure Joy. The AK is fun for blasting away. I shoot 22lr for technique but am more of a centerfire fan. I did recently pick up a CMMG 22lr conversion for my poodle shooter.
     
  3. BlacklabelOP

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    GSG you pay alittle more up front for the rifle.. but ammo is so cheap that it makes up for it.

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    I also like my savage 64

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  4. rangerruck

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    mod 60's are allways nice, for a boltie I would have to go with a cz, that sit trigger is like sex. and for a semi, I have 2 saigas i bought about 2 years ago, for 250 each.
     
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    ruger 10/22
     
  6. W.E.G.

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    10/22
     
  7. taliv

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    for the $? no question, a lever-action 22lr
     
  8. husker

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    marlin 60
     
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  10. WNTFW

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    I have to go with a Marlin 60 - ammo is cheap. Beretta Neos for pistol.

    .22LR is your bang for the buck. Only real downside if range.

    I like all my rifles though. Even air rifles.
    Garand & AR15 are good because they let you compete in events that are fun. Rem700 for F-T/R.
     
  11. Spyvie

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    Another vote for the Marlin Model 60
     
  12. jpwilly

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    When I was a kid I would agree with most of you on the 22lr's being most fun. But somehow I lost that around 15 when I got my first centerfire semi auto an SKS. We were spoiled by endless cases of cheap Chinese surplus ammo thanks to my Dad.
     
  13. Ignition Override

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    Both a cheap .22 bolt-action (rifle+the lowest ammo prices),
    and the MN 44 or 91/30 (rifle+reasonable ammo prices).

    The MN 44's recoil is moderate and fun-with no recoil pad.
    It's recoil, sound and flash combine to provide an extra reward because so many shooters and pawn shop owners are still ignorant about these, or even have contempt towards MNs and .22s.

    The more contempt, the better. Let's choose to leave them in their mental twilight.
     
  14. Hoppy590

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    Mosin nagant.

    any .22 rifle can be bought and shot on the cheap.

    but how many centerfire rifles can you buy with 440 rounds for 260$
     
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    10/22 with hi-cap mags

    although they're not as cheap now, an SKS is still reasonably affordable and a lot more fun than a mosin IMHO

    even though it's not a rifle, any mossberg 500/win.870 12ga is dirt cheap to buy and to shoot too
     
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    10/22
     
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    A 10/22 or henry lever 22.

    You can shoot either all day long with pure enjoyment :)
     
  18. Gibbles

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    Ruger 10/22 gets my vote.

    I have a 50rd mag that is a hoot.

    I almost bought a GSG, but the availabilty of mags for the ruger and the gun it self sold me.
     
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    Hoppy590:
    If fortunate enough to live near certain surplus rifle businesses,
    one should be able to buy a 91/30 and then order 440 rds. of exotic ammo for about $200 total. This is based on a MN priced at $100 or less with tax.
     
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    10/22 certainly the cheapest fun, but for me personally, the $50 I spent for my Enfield makes it the most fun. Why? Classic history, and handloading for this older round is also a blast. It's also an easy fun accurate shooter.
     
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    The Mosin Nagant is certainly up there, as is the 10-22.

    I like my M-N faux sniper, as with the glass on it, I can shoot most anything I can see.
     
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    There is a 18" US M1 30cal CARB with 7 mags for sale near me for ~$500, how would this compare in the bang for buck category?
     
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    10/22 first
    Nylon 66 second

    I own both and at least one follows me out every time I go shoot.

    of course, my CUR2 AK-74 is kinda fun to shoot as well. :)


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    Marlin 60
     
  25. shaggy430

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    For the money, you can't beat a 10-22 with a banana clip or a SKS and some cheap mil-surp ammo.
     
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