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CHLChris 08-19-2011 04:57 PM

Inexpensive bolt-action SHTF/HD/Hunting rifle?
 
I've got an AR-15, but I really feel like I need a rifle that can take a deer in a SHTF situation, but can also be a more powerful round for neighborhood defense if I ever needed that.

I can't put more than $500 into this rifle purchase, and every dollar less than that figure could go for ammo.

Caliber: .308, 7.62x51NATO, 7.62x54R (cheapest long-range ammo)

Action: Bolt-action more accurate and least complex for SHTF maintenance.

Magazine: Detachable box would be ideal!

Sights: If it isn't scoped already, it must have iron sights. Many hunting rifles do not have iron sights.

I would love to eventually have an M1A or even an AR-10, but don't have $1200-1500. Maybe I should just get a Mosin Nagant 91/30 at $130 so I have a solid rifle now, and save up for what I really want.

CA357 08-19-2011 05:00 PM

I think going for a Mosin and stocking up ammunition right away is an excellent idea. Just check the Mosin carefully and you should be good to go.

dunerunner 08-19-2011 05:02 PM

The Savage Model 11 FCX comes with a scope mounted and bore sighted in .308 Win 4 round detachable box mag. $525 http://www.savagearms.com/

Poink88 08-19-2011 05:02 PM

Check the .308 offerings of...

Savage Edge
Marlin XS-7
Weatherby Vanguard
Tikka

JJthebull 08-19-2011 05:05 PM

U figured it out urselve. 500 wil get u mosin, 1200 rds, scope, and any other upgrades you need for the mosin. While u save for ur dream gun.

"Having the burden and responsibility of carrying a firearm is well worth my family and love ones safety. I practice for them, and a well trained and prepared man with his love ones on his mind is the most dangerous man." - JJ

CHLChris 08-19-2011 05:25 PM

I'm a little unhappy with the scope options for the Mosin, though. Anybody have a good line on a SOLID mount for the Mosin platform?

2hot2handle 08-19-2011 05:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CHLChris (Post 566116)
I'm a little unhappy with the scope options for the Mosin, though. Anybody have a good line on a SOLID mount for the Mosin platform?

The ones that look the most solid to me are the mounts that replace the rear sight with a scope mount.

I'm not sure what quality these are, but it's the general idea. http://tickbitesupply.com/mossc.html

HOSSFLY 08-19-2011 06:02 PM

I bought the wife (as far as she knows :rolleyes:) a lightweight Mossberg 243 setup - About $300 invested - Very accurate setup & other calibers are of course availible :cool:
Its not a 500 yd sniper rifle but it'll sure kill a deer (or watever)-

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...2000/45281.jpg

warhawk77 08-19-2011 06:23 PM

I would go mosin nagant 91/30 or 44 if you can find one.

On the scope mount I was told at the local gun shop to go for the mount that swaps the rear sight mount and it was $30. Throw on a $100 scope and still have enough cash for 1400+ rounds

HOSSFLY 08-19-2011 06:48 PM

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Originally Posted by warhawk77 (Post 566162)
I would go mosin nagant 91/30 or 44 if you can find one.

On the scope mount I was told at the local gun shop to go for the mount that swaps the rear sight mount and it was $30. Throw on a $100 scope and still have enough cash for 1400+ rounds

They ARE good fun guns BUT com'on-
They are over 4 ft long & weigh almost 10lbs without ammo or scope :eek:
SD in the house? You'll knock holes in the walls
Bug out gun- You really want to carry that around?


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