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Old 05-07-2012, 06:58 PM   #11
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For a .22, Id get a Marlin or 10/22... .22 ammo is super cheap.
Im not a big fan of the 10/22 but if you into customizing, the 10/22 is the way to go......

For a larger caliber, I would recomend the SKS. It was my first gun (even before a .22) They are very forgiving and "idiot proof".... Ammo's not bad price wise..
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thanks everyone, i was also considering the sks. they arent to expensive either. im not sure on .22lrr guns love the price and all but the caliber just seems a little small(fun to plink with and small game hunt but a larger caliber seems more suitable for other stuff) i consider myself somewhat of a prepper. you never know what can happen.
so that being said im not sure what i want to get . but definently something relatively cheap, under 450$ or so seems like a good price range for me
couldent i get an ak at that price? i love the ar15 just to expensive (from what ive seen cheap models are 600+) the sks seems like a good choice any opinions?

EDIT: ive also been considering saiga rifles and this ak( i have seen it before just never wrote down the name)
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/2EA350210-1.html

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Save your money, preppie, and get Henry's .22 Mag pump action.
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Hands down the Ruger 10/22 is in my opinion the best choice for what you are looking for. It is affordable and functions very well. You would really enjoy shooting it.
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But like i said i like the 10/22 but iyt seems to lack stopping power what about saigas and the ak i gave a link to or the sks? Im leaning towards the 10/22 but what makes u guys reccomend it over my other options
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Y not your centerfire choice(s)? The fact that the ComBlock guns you're looking at you do so because they are CHEAP and sorta sexy militaria when you're really a new shooter first and foremost. That's why the .22 LR. Throw the defensive aspect in and an upgrade to a .22 Mag makes alotta sense (but not in a semi-auto).
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arent there semi auto 17 hmr's? and semi auto .22 mags?

even though the guns are cheap i also heard there reliable?
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arent there semi auto 17 hmr's? and semi auto .22 mags?

even though the guns are cheap i also heard there reliable?
I won't speak for the .17 but in .22 Mag, semi-autos are NOT reliable. The case is too long and the extraction area of the case too round and smooth for the high speed of a semi-auto action.
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that sux ill look into 17 hmr and 22mag. any other suggestions for different rifles? and why not the sks i heard theyre great however you have much more knowledge than me on this stuff so id like to hear from you
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Nothing wrong with a SKS... Like I said it was my first!
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