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Old 02-20-2012, 11:34 PM   #1
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Hi all. looking for new guns to get/add to my collection. my collection already includes Ruger 10/22, Remington model 34 .22Lr, mosien nagant 91/30, Springfield model 67 series D 12 gauge pump, eastern arms company single shot 410, and last a knight .50cal muzzle loader. I am currently looking at a Taurus model 66 .357MAG in stainless steal with a 6 inch barrel, as well as a saiga .308, a Taurus oss 24/7 in .45acp , a tactical Mossberg 500, and looking for a .308 rifle for them 500+ yard shots. what should i get first. i do hunt and do back yard target shooting. any info would be great thanks guys

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Old 02-20-2012, 11:40 PM   #2
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I got rid of all my guns, and restocked my armory with the entire Hi-Point collection. Now, I have everything all the same but with the four different calibers. If I was going for the long shot, I would get the 7mm, and scope it to 1,000 yards with the Osprey 10-40 X 50 Mm Long Range Tactical Scope. The 7mm was the Secret Service sniper rifle for a long time.

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Old 02-20-2012, 11:43 PM   #3
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well was figuring in a shtf situation .308 would be an easy caliber to get?

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should have added trying to stock up for just in case shtf lol

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any one else have info/ideas?

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What, no cowboy guns? A couple of SA revolvers (one with a cross-draw holster) and a nice lever gun would go nice with your collection. Then when the shtf you can always challenge them to a quick draw (that's why you need the cross-draw holster).

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No 9mm? .45? AK? If u want a 308 get a m1a or ar 10. Skip Taurus imo, go with smith, colt, or Ruger. Mossberg is good, or a remmy 870. How about ccw? Ooooo, a 300 win mag. If u want to go shopping take me and get a bunch of $ hit all at the same time and see if u notice one is missing. ;o

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How about a varmint rifle? We have a .223 BBL Savage that's a thousand yard gun. Point is, even if you don't shoot varmints, you'll have a tack driver on your hands. They're available for well less than $800. The Ruger American Rifle is another gun that will easily shoot 500+ yards. Also available in various calibers.

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I would definitely skip Taurus. They are just cheap guns IMHO. If you want a great gun for the money go with Ruger.

.308 is a good round that is readily available but not inexpensive if you are stockpiling. I would go with an M1A.

The Ruger Mini 14 (shoots 5.56 or .223 Remington) is a very reliable gun but you need to do some work on it to get it to shoot more accurately. You can do this pretty inexpensively and ammo is readily available and reasonably priced as well if you look for deals. Not a "knock-down" round to be sure (I put it in quotes because "knock down" is a myth really, ballistically speaking).

Your Mosin is a great SHTF rifle. Ammo and the rifle are both inexpensive and reliable. I have heard several people say that they would rather have 10 Mosin Nagants than one AR for the money when the SHTF. That sorta makes sense if you think about it. Formidable weapon if you know how to shoot it.

If you have the $$$$ go for a AR15. More accurate than the Mini (might be less reliable though) and has that tactical look.

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I'd definitely stay away from the Taurus 24/7 OSS. I know too many people including myself that had nothing but headaches with that pistol.

I have a couple Taurus revolvers in the Raging Bull and Tracker lines,and they have been good pistols.I had a timing issue with my Tracker 22lr,but had my gunsmith fix it,works fine now.
Ruger does make some nice revolver's,and they are very reliable.You will need to get the trigger worked on right off the bat,though.They're very heavy to pull!

I'd also skip the Saiga 308,they are 100% reliable,but just aren't the most accurate gun in the world.If you want a semi-auto 308,look no farther than a Springfield M1A.
Bolt Action 308,there's plenty to choose from,and most all of them will shoot good,and be accurate.

Mossberg builds a nice utility grade shotgun,nothing special,just meat and potatoes!

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