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Most Un-Tacticool Rifle....

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by boredelmo, Sep 14, 2007.

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  1. boredelmo

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    I am selling all my evil guns. That i have plenty of, and they will be all gone.

    Now if i do that, i will have approximately 0 guns.

    I still need something for HD, just in case.

    So think AR-15 with eotech, aimpoint, surefire, collapse stock, beta-c mag and think of the exact opposite of that.

    I guess I'm looking at C&R stuff, but i have no idea where to start.

    thanks in advance,

    -Elmer
     
  2. MCgunner

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    One word in long guns, if you can't shoot a handgun for some reason......Shotgun. I don't keep a rifle loaded in the house. I have a shotgun, a little coach gun in 20 gauge, and a .38 revolver for home defense. I don't feel I need anything else. No hinds with fast roping ninjas spotted in my neighborhood lately.
     
  3. Hoppy590

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    mosin nagant
    lever action rifle
    bolt action shotgun
    all very untacticool

    Milsurps are a great thing to get into with or with out EBR's on the side.

    do you want cheap?
    Do you want rare?
    do you want functional?
     
  4. boredelmo

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    Cheap, functional, prob prefer to stick to semi-auto.
     
  5. elmerfudd

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    How about a Marlin 336? It's still a good defensive rifle and it's about as far from tacticool as you can get.
     
  6. boredelmo

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    Hmm, my dad has a few lever-actions lying around, maybe I'll take one of his.
     
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    Hi-Point carbine in 9mm or .40S&W. Gets good reviews from owners. Inexpensive. Paint it pink or purple (or both). Can't think of anything else that is less tactical.
     
  8. Hoppy590

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    that being the case. i think a levergun in a pistol chamber would be good. personaly im looking at 357/38 lever gun.
     
  9. chad1043

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    1894 .357 Lever action. Get it cut down to 16 inches. You have one of the best home defense guns around.
     
  10. MCgunner

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    Semi auto non-tacticool rifles? How about the Marlin camp guns? 9mm or .45ACP in a carbine that LOOKS like a hunting rifle or .22 rifle. I have a Rossi lever action M92 in .357 magnum that would fit that bill, just not the auto part.
     
  11. ROMAK IV

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    MAS 49/56, Hakim, Garand.
     
  12. Hoppy590

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    dont forget the M1 carbine!
     
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    I'd go with a 30-30 lever action. It's a real medium rifle caliber, not a pistol caliber. It's handy. It's low cost. Reliable.

    Other good options would be a No.4 Enfield, Springfield 03A3, M1 Garand. These would be slightly heavy and unwieldy though.
     
  14. wdlsguy

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    For HD, used Mossberg 500 with wood furniture.
     
  15. MCgunner

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    For huntin' deer or defending your home? Too much for the house. Besides, the .357 magnum is NO wimp with 140 grain JHPs puttin' out 1200 ft lbs. I've killed a deer with mine using 158 grain SWC hard cast gas checked at about 1900 fps. That's a mild load if you look at the Buffalo Bore .357 carbine specs. Buffalo Bore rivals .30-30 and you get ten rounds in the magazine with a 20" carbine in .357.
     
  16. lamazza

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    Saiga fits that bill perfectly.
     
  17. lee n. field

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    Exact opposite? 12 gauge side-by-side.
     
  18. GunTech

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    For short range, a Mini-14 will cover you. I'm not keen on their poor accuracy, but they's shoot the length of a room no problem. Other than that, Browning BAR (the sporting gun) or a Remington 7400 are non-tactikool.

    If you are going to have a rifle, have a rifle. Not a pistol carbine.
     
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    sks fits the bill for your credentials (cheap, semi auto, untacticool)
     
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    One of those Ruger .44 Deerfield carbines they used to make would also probably be a good choice. A .44 mag bullet from a 18.5" barrel would have a lot of thump.
     
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    {MAS 49/56, Hakim, Garand.}

    Those are for long distance shooting, not home defense. They will penetrate and get you in hot water with the police and neighbors.

    How about a shotgun? A win 870 is cheap and plentiful, load up with #7 shot.

    or chose what your local law enforcement officer carries as a duty gun
     
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    Well the exact opposite would be a top break single shot .22RF. Then I saw your other post. So if you want a semi-auto get an old 10/22 in an original stock. Cheap, reliable non-tactical. Ammo is really cheap and the gun is less than $200.

    If you want more ''omph'' get an old Remington 742 in either .308 or 30-06. The gun is very reliable and less than $300. Neither will find their way into anyone's tacitcal gear bag these days. Both are very capable at what they do.

    A lot of the guns already mentioned (mini-14, HiPoint Carbines) are facing bans in some states because they are too tactitool. Nobody short of Kucinch is calling for a ban on a 742 or a 10/22.
     
  23. fastpat

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    Hmmm, perhaps you should review the video's of those defending their property during the so-called Rodney King riots. They used, that is to say fired, multiple magazines of rifle ammo.
     
  24. telomerase

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    You know, the kind of people that they let onto juries can't tell one gun from another... and they would think that a MAS or a Swedish mauser were supertacticool because:
    1. they'd never seen one and
    2. The lawyer would explain that they are "much more powerful than an M16", which of course is true.

    Maybe you should get an M4gery and hope the jury associates it with our heroic legions. (More to the point, just get whatever you shoot best and don't hit the neighbors).
     
  25. boredelmo

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    On the top of my list:

    1. SKS
    2. .357 levergun
    3. maybe 10/22
    4. maybe maybe a shotgun
     
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