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Old 08-29-2013, 02:43 PM   #1
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I am hoping to start a new job this fall and when I do I will be buying a new gun after the first few pay checks come in. I'm leaning towards a rifle semi auto of some sort. I would like an sks and a M1a. And I suppose I'll get what ever one I find for the best deal.

My question is what is sportization to a rifle?
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:08 PM   #2
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Welcome to FTF.
I assume you mean sporterizing.
Simply put it is generally cutting down a rifle to make it more maneuverable for hunting etc. this is often done at the cost of the value of the gun.
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I am hoping to start a new job this fall and when I do I will be buying a new gun after the first few pay checks come in. I'm leaning towards a rifle semi auto of some sort. I would like an sks and a M1a. And I suppose I'll get what ever one I find for the best deal.

My question is what is sportization to a rifle?
well, they may be okay rifles to start with generally i recommend a bolt action as a starter rifle. but its up to you.

also, if you live in states like CA, NY, and others you wil not as of right now be able to buy either of those rifles you mentioned.

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Welcome to FTF.
I assume you mean sporterizing.
Simply put it is generally cutting down a rifle to make it more maneuverable for hunting etc. this is often done at the cost of the value of the gun.
along with that^ it also means changing stocks, adding an optic to a generally optic less rifle.
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You want a semi auto rifle?
...why not America's favorite rifle?
The AR15!

You can buy it, build it, customize it, etc.
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Sporterized means a military rifle that has been modified to be more like a civilian sporting rifle. These are both mauser 98's.

mauser-original.jpg

mauser-sport.jpg

One is the originial military issued rifle, one has been "sporterized" by ts civilian owner.
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Sporterized means a military rifle that has been modified to be more like a civilian sporting rifle. These are both mauser 98's.

One is the originial military issued rifle, one has been "sporterized" by ts civilian owner.
This is what I was asking. Thank you. I was reading in some of the Mosin threads and came across the term.
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My question is what is sportization to a rifle?
It's the reduction in value of a military rifle to the

approximate value of dog poo. There are stocks for sale,

like a rash, all over the net. But if you do this to a rifle,

have it in mind to keep it. Because no one else will want it.
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I enjoy my SKS rifle very much. I have put it in a different stock and have used tapco 20 round removable magazines. I think the original configuration is a little more balanced. It is by far the less expensive of your two options, as is its ammo.
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I enjoy my SKS too and think it's more just for FUN! It's a FUN GUN! I don't hunt but I have a 17m with a scope, that seems better to use for hunting purposes. If you want to just blow up stuff... get the SKS, it's a FUN GUN!
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