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Old 03-26-2010, 05:29 PM   #1
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Well I'm hoping to start my AR build pretty soon, and I'm already looking forward to the next gun I will be wanting to get. here is where you guys come in.

What are some of your guys' favorite rifles? Which ones would you recommend getting cheap? Around $150-250, mostly looking for a plinker that I can use to improve my longer range shooting on. Are there any bolt actions in this price range?

Just looking to see what you guys use and like to use.

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Old 03-26-2010, 06:01 PM   #2
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Mosin-Nagant Rifle...It uses a 7.62mm 54 Rimmed Round. Durable, Semi Accurate "depends on model and condition of rifle", and beatiful rifle....This rifle is great buy. I suggest getting a 91-30 model and not the 44...The model 44 is a carbine and the accuracy goes down quite a bit on it. But the best part about these rifles are the price! You simply can not beat it...160 doller will get you a very well taken care of rifle....Not perfect, might have a few nicks in the stock but the bore should be free of pitting at that price. With my 91-30 I can get a 4 inch group at 200 yards with iron sights.....not bad for a rifle made in 1943 by the Soviet Union.

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Mosin-Nagant Rifle...It uses a 7.62mm 54 Rimmed Round. Durable, Semi Accurate "depends on model and condition of rifle", and beatiful rifle....This rifle is great buy. I suggest getting a 91-30 model and not the 44...The model 44 is a carbine and the accuracy goes down quite a bit on it. But the best part about these rifles are the price! You simply can not beat it...160 doller will get you a very well taken care of rifle....Not perfect, might have a few nicks in the stock but the bore should be free of pitting at that price. With my 91-30 I can get a 4 inch group at 200 yards with iron sights.....not bad for a rifle made in 1943 by the Soviet Union.
Sounds like a pretty good deal! Anyone know of some quality gun stores in the Oregon-area?
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If you can save a bit more, for around 300$ you can buy a new Marlin XL-7/XS-7 with synthetic stock or a Stevens model 200. They're both decent bolt actions for the money and perform well in excess of what you'd expect for a rifle of that price.




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Well I'm hoping to start my AR build pretty soon, and I'm already looking forward to the next gun I will be wanting to get. here is where you guys come in.

What are some of your guys' favorite rifles? Which ones would you recommend getting cheap? Around $150-250, mostly looking for a plinker that I can use to improve my longer range shooting on. Are there any bolt actions in this price range?

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If you can save a bit more, for around 300$ you can buy a new Marlin XL-7/XS-7 with synthetic stock or a Stevens model 200. They're both decent bolt actions for the money and perform well in excess of what you'd expect for a rifle of that price.
Just as emphasis - when Bear recommends something you can take it to the bank...
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For starting out? If you don't have a lot of shooting experience, I would recommend getting a good .22lr and practicing the basics of shooting from 50 to 150 yards with it.

The ammo is cheap, the effects of wind/gravity/ballistics on a small bullet can be easily studied as you move your targets back further.

Or you can take Bear's excellent advice.

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