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need some advice on my next rifle purchase...

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Carolina Kalash, Jan 1, 2012.

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  1. Carolina Kalash

    Carolina Kalash Member

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    i have what i need to hunt with, what i want now is just something to play around at the range with

    here's what im looking for:

    -does not cost significantly more than about $400
    -not a rimfire but still cheap ammo
    -can be bolt action, lever action, or semi-auto
    -would prefer a factory new gun, but can be an old military rifle
    -if a semi-auto, has a detatchable magazine and can take hi cap mags(which for me is 20+)
     
  2. kfgk14

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    Buy an SKS, then buy the Tapco conversion kit to make it legal for "high capacity" magazines. Buy a couple of the Tapco mag's, they're good to go. That should all come in under $400.
     
  3. Carolina Kalash

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    only problem with that is that i hate hi cap mags on an SKS, those duckbill mags are so annoying...

    and i would prefer something i don't have to modify anyway...
     
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    I would get a bolt action 223 like a Savage Axis or Stevens 200.
     
  5. Carolina Kalash

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    you can't get either of those with iron sights im assuming, so what would be a good choice of a scope that isn't more than about $100
     
  6. Cal-gun Fan

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    Saiga 5.45. Cheap rifle, cheaper ammo, add parts as you go.
     
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    Cal-gun is onto something there.
     
  8. Carolina Kalash

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    what about the .223, 7.62x39, or .308 saigas? im only asking because i cant get 5.45 at walmart...
     
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    No, but you can get enough of it online that you won't need to get it at Wlmart...don't base your purchase off of that.
     
  10. Carolina Kalash

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    why dosen't walmart sell 5.45 anyway?
     
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    An AK might be a good fit. $350 for a WASR ammo is cheap they are fun and you can do some more mods down the road but not necessary.
     
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    K-31 or a Finn M-39
     
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    Where can you get a WASR 10/63 for $350 nowadays?
     
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    WASR 10/63 . $439.00 . J&G Sales
     
  17. Carolina Kalash

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    yeah i've seen those beforew with mostly good reviews, my only concern with that is the off chance that i get a ****ty ones with misaligned sights, keyholes like crazy, and/or mag wobble from hell... i don't make a lot of money so i don't want to get screwed over...

    i've heard TGI dosen't have all those problems that CAI does, but all TGI seams to have is Saigas and AMD-65s...
     
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    Dorkfish...you know whats out there. There isn't some "hidden AK" thats going to jump out at you. There is a chance you could get a canted sight with a WASR. TGI has slightly better quality, but if you don't like their selection then go with the WASR.
     
  19. Carolina Kalash

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    im just trying to be careful because i've made some mistakes like this in the past and don't want to do it again...
     
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