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gmaster456 03-21-2012 01:45 AM

Need a Good $180 rifle.
 
Have a bit of cash from my birthday today and was looking to see what my rifle options are. This will be my first rifle that I can call my own. I know I could get a good mosin and a nice chunk of ammo and I know that's a good option but is there anything else in within the price range worth looking at? Caliber doesn't really matter. It can be anything from 22lr to 30-06. I won't be able to hunt with it as my area is shotgun only. It will just be for the range and just something to add to my collection.

Rick1967 03-21-2012 01:48 AM

At that price range I would be looking for a 10/22. Sometimes you can find them on sale for about that. And ammo is dirt cheap.

teenagegunnut 03-21-2012 01:48 AM

i would go to some local gun shows. for that price you are pretty much limited to used guns. so bring a bore light and do your homework.

JTJ 03-21-2012 01:57 AM

You could pick up a new Marlin 60 or 795 for less than $180. There are lots of used rifles in that range.

hiwall 03-21-2012 04:06 AM

I would go to a couple of gun shows and pawn shops and just see if something caught my eye.

texaswoodworker 03-21-2012 04:22 AM

If you are wanting a centerfire rifle, the you could find a few mausers within that price range. Look at some of these https://www.samcoglobal.com/rifles-2010.html (I would watch out for that 1916 Spanish Mauser, It says it was rechambered for 7.62 NATO, but it also says it uses .308s. I would have it checked out to make sure it could handle .308. 7.62 and .308 are basically the same round, but .308 creates more pressure in the chamber) Personally, I would go with that yugo in 8mm. It's a little out of your price range, but not by much.
Really, you cant beat the Mosin for a gun in that price range. $180 will get you a Mosin ( this place has some nice 91/30s http://www.classicarms.us/firearms.htm) and 440 rounds of ammo. (http://www.copesdistributing.net/russian-762x54r-147gr-440rd-silver-p-4525.html) :D

gmaster456 03-21-2012 07:01 PM

Thanks for the help everyone. I am swinging by the gunshop this afternoon to see if anything catches my eye. And thanks for the links texas^.

texaswoodworker 03-21-2012 07:02 PM

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Originally Posted by gmaster456 (Post 747353)
Thanks for the help everyone. I am singing by the gunshop this afternoon to see if anything catches me eye. And thanks for the links texas^.

No problem.

What will you be singing? :D :p

gmaster456 03-21-2012 07:30 PM

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Originally Posted by texaswoodworker (Post 747357)
No problem.

What will you be singing? :D :p

Glad someone caught that!

Nihilist88 03-21-2012 07:40 PM

Usually, I go surplus with those sort of budgets. You can never go wrong with something that has seen tides of war and built for men to defend their countries from hostiles. I seen a Turkish 1935 Mauser I was going to get for $189.00 from the surplus military shop not far from me.


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