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Old 08-23-2011, 10:15 PM   #21
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+1 on the .30/30 and Henry is made in the USA Henry Repeating Arms | Fine Rifles Made in America and Priced Right
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Get a nice used Winchester model 94 in .30-30.
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A bit heavier than a 30/30 lever, but a real thumper and good for bear is the Marlin 1895 series of .45/70's. You can get a nice used one for $500. or less. The only drawback is that ammunition is a bit expensive. But you aren't going to plink with it like a .22 either.
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Another vote for the Marlin 30-30 here. I find that the Marlins have a slightly smoother action than the Winchesters. (Newer ones anyways)
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Never mind on the .45/70. I just reread that you will be doing some plinking as well.

What about a Mini 14? They're the right size, lightweight and in your price range and less if you buy a used one.
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AK47 or SKS, not too heavy, shoots 7.62 plus with 30 rounds it can take down a lot of things. Remington 870 with a folding stock, FNFAL (7.62x51), G3 w./ closeable stock, AR that shoots 458 socom.
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I gotta put another vote in for a Mosin 91/30 or M44. One of the simplest, most durable rifles ever made IMHO. Yes they are a little on the heavy side and they kick, but for me at least, the fun factor and accuracy FAR outweigh those things. If you have never shot one i highly recommend it, and once you own one, you'll want more!
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Get a Henry Arms AR-7 Survival Rifle. Folds up to next to nothing, is essentially a semi-auto 10/22. Accurate, light, you can drop it off a cliff and it will be fine. You can carry ass-loads of ammo, it's inexpensive, not very loud in the least, and when packed up into itself ... yes it all packs up into its own rifle butt so no extra bags or crap ... you can hardly notice it. You can buy them brand new in my parts for $199 all day long and 1000 rounds of ammo will cost you $30. It's water resistant, durable, accurate ... it friggin rocks. This and my 1911 go with me everything I hit the dirt.

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With an SKS you can get a 10-round internal mag that's

not going to snag so much out in the weeds. Once again, a

synthetic stock will save you some weight...
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