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Old 11-07-2011, 04:00 AM   #1
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I am now looking for a new rifle under $500. Either bolt action or semi-automatic. I will only be shooting up to 100 yds considering the only range I shoot at goes that far. I would also like to keep the ammo relatively cheap.

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Old 11-07-2011, 04:35 AM   #2
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Savage .308 !!!!!

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If that's your max distance, a 22 could suit you well and it's damn cheap too

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If that's your max distance, a 22 could suit you well and it's damn cheap too
True, but I already own a .22 and I was just looking for something bigger for SHTF situation. But do you have any other suggestions?
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Well, To be honest, Milsurps are always nice
Also, like 303 said, The Savage line looks good, and a few members have had some experience with them, though I myself, have not(yet)

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Assuming you are shooting with iron sights, I'd consider some Combloc stuff,

if you are inclined.

The SKS(@250$) shoots marginally better than an AK, and has a much more balanced,

solid feel, IMO. Only a 10 shot mag, tho. 7.62 x39 ballistics are @ on a par with

30-30, and are far cheaper in bulk.

The Mosin M44(@175$) has fair accuracy in a 5 shot, bolt action carbine,

and the ammo is @.20/round,in bulk, shipped, with the 7.62x 54R- 150 GR

ammo @ the same ballistics as a 30.06 Garand round.

BOTH come with built-in cleaning rods and built-in

bayonets! SHTF Beware...

These are both great range shooters. A lot of fun.

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You can get a nice Mosin all fixed up for around $100, add an aftermarket synthetic stock and forearm, then a decent fixed scope and have a great shooter that will pack a punch at 250 yards for well under that.

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Thank you I will have to check these suggestions out.

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