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Old 09-04-2013, 01:51 AM   #11
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I'd keep the rifle you like, and ride it out.

Otherwise, later, you will be kicking yourself

for your impatience.

Why not get a decent 22LR you can shoot

for recreation? Maybe one of those uber-

accurate bolt actions?

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I cannot for the life of me imagine why anybody would sell a good gun that they really enjoy. For God's sake, keep the Bushmaster and just save up for an AK or pick up the 7.62X39 upper for the Bushie.

And then save up for reloading gear. Or maybe do that first and start reloading 5.56.

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Like everyone else, except for the random who said to buy an SKS and didn't provide any reasoning, I say stick with the AR.

I also say buy what you can, when you can in terms of ammo.

I also say start buying lower end reloading equipment, such as a single stage press.

Really, if your goal is to shoot a lot anyway, you need to be a reloader.

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I'll join the "KEEP THE AR" bunch.

Money situations change, when times get better, buy better ammo, buy more guns.

but keep your AR.

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Sell your AR. You don’t need an AR-15. It’s harder to aim; it’s harder to use. And in fact, you don’t need 30 rounds to protect yourself. Buy a shotgun. Buy a shotgun.

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Default Thanks for the advice

I will just ride it out and see if I can get another upper receiver come later this month. I do see everyone's point and upon further research and considering this AK price jump is crazy. I've always wanted an SKS but that will but once college is over and the bills are more than paid. As far as a shotgun, I will get one of those, again, once I graduate.

I will look up the reloading equipment, my Father used to shoot competitive skeet so he reloaded, I have a general idea of how it works. I just hope I'm able to get my hands on some ammo before another shortage or some type of ban goes into place. Thanks for the advice everyone!

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Sell your AR. You don’t need an AR-15. It’s harder to aim; it’s harder to use. And in fact, you don’t need 30 rounds to protect yourself. Buy a shotgun. Buy a shotgun.
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I prefer ergonomics, light weight, and availability of replacement parts and accessories more than the absolute reliability of the AK. Keep your AR lubed and replace the springs when necessary and it will be more than reliable enough to get the job done.

Some people just love the AK, like my son, but I'm not one of those people. I have one because it works and you should be familiar with both, but if money is tight and you already have a solid rifle that you like then there's no compelling reason to change.

Save up for optics and a weapon light if you don't already have them.

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I am in a bit of a tight spot right now. I currently own a Bushmaster xm15-e2s and I love the weapon. It is a tack driver, has low recoil and is a weapon platform I have a lot of experience with. However, I looked at the price of ammo recently and with my budget, I cannot afford to shoot this weapon anymore.

So I looked into getting an AK style rifle. From what I remember, they used to be around $500-600 new. I figured if I sold the AR I could just trade it in for a Kalashnikov. WHAT HAPPENED!?!?! Suddenly WASRs are worth $700-800? The 7.62x39 is still way cheaper than any .223 I've found but golly that just seems ridiculous to pay that much for an AK.

What are your suggestions? Should I dump the AR and get an AK or is it not worth selling my Bushmaster for $750 and then trying to pick up an AK? What rifle would you recommend for my price range? Is it worth the trade? I want to have one of these rifles because I like having the high magazine capacity and I also have an inkling they will be banned in my lifetime.
Never sell any weapon unless you have multiples of it. I know for a fact that in my area, the LGS that I shop at has Romanian Ak's for just over $600 out the door. Also, .223 are starting to become more available, just pick up a box or two as you can and go from there. Have patience!
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