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Gergify 11-28-2008 06:10 PM

Need a rifle
So I recently saved up around $900 for a new rifle. I love firearms but believe it or not i'm clueless on what to get. I'm strictly looking for a assault weapon type. For target shooting and whatever else I may need it for.

I know there is a huge hike in prices and less availability of almost everything.

Any suggestions? I'm parcel to AK varients, I have been checking out some Bulgaria types, namely this one,

Catfish 11-28-2008 09:21 PM

With the AK`s and the SKS you`ll be dooing good if you can get a 3 in. group at 100 yrds. I have a Rock River with 2 flat top uppers and both shoot 1/2 in. groups at 100 yrds. With the flat top you can mount a scope much eaiser and you still have the fast second shot with a much better point of aim. If your just wanting to brun up ammo you can have alot of fun with the AK or the SKS, and they are alot cheaper.

Dillinger 11-28-2008 10:35 PM

First off, welcome to the forum.

Secondly - You have kind of a broad scope there.

if you want an AK variant - I would suggest looking into the SKS versions, as they are more accurate than the standard AK and not terribly bad on price. However, Catfish is right, don't expect anything more than Minute of Bad Guy type of performance.

IF you just want something for "home defense in the case of" - An SKS will do the job and it should be relatively easy to find ammo and mags should you NEED to.

Now, if you are looking for better accuracy, then you might want to look at the AR types, of which there are still several that can be had for less than $900 - but it's going to take some shopping on line on your part.

Let the guys here know what is on your mind and in your heart and they will steer you in the right direction.


matt g 11-28-2008 10:41 PM

$900 will score you a Polytech M14 if you look around. They're by far better than any AK or SKS.

sgtdeath66 11-28-2008 10:51 PM

check out springfeild armory's website theres alot of fine rifles there that are good out to 1000 very dependable

M14sRock 11-28-2008 11:31 PM


Originally Posted by matt g (Post 52979)
$900 will score you a Polytech M14 if you look around. They're by far better than any AK or SKS.

And, Quantico Tactical Supply has (had?) a special on Springflield Armory M1A's for $1193. That is a great price, for a bit more coin than you want to spend.

Gergify 11-29-2008 12:04 AM

I'm looking for something that is utterly reliable, but something semi compact, not a long rifle type. Although I wouldn't mind a Soc 16. :/

I would prefer something cheaper so I could buy some mags and ammo with the left over cash.

How are the Panther Ar-15s? Only thing I'm worried about with the Ar-15 is how much of a beating they can take.... Not like i'm going to abuse it, but you know what i mean. Also .223 is a bit more expensive than a 7.62x39mm round.

sgtdeath66 11-29-2008 12:25 AM

i agree the soc 16's are beeeutiful

JiroZero713 11-29-2008 12:54 AM

The perfect weapon for SHTF and home defense Assault Rifles/ target shooting for me is my new Kel-Tec SU16CA

It's accuracy is like a bottom of the barrel AR out of the box...and that's a plus...making it better than an mini-14.

It's got everything I liked about the AR and everything I liked about the AK within it...and with the ability to fold up for storage and taking AR-15 Mags it's a winner.

The model I got came with a Reflex scope and only cost 580 dollars before tax....after one mag and some ammo 640. This leaves you with maybe about 200-300 more bucks to spend on AR Mags and ammo.

It also doesn't get as dirty as the AR because of the gas piston system.

I love mine as it's got a threaded barrel...I'll be purchasing a Vortex flash hider for it post haste....and get HK or P Mags for magazines.

Also you can store 2 10 Rounders in the stock or one 20 Rounder or 30 Rounder...although I prefer the 2 10 Rounders...leaves me to color code ammo.

BillM 11-29-2008 01:38 AM

DPMS Sportical? MSRP of $699, flat-top AR. You could beat the price by doing your own build, but you would have to work at it. Throw some carry handle iron sights
on it or a low end scope, you should still have money for a few mags and some ammo.

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