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Old 10-10-2010, 01:37 AM   #21
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sorry for the missunderstanding, i want to buy an ar-15, how ever i dont know what i want to shoot out of it.
i was asking what would be the best caliber for the gun/ for me to shoot
Give us a little more to work with, such as what kind of shooting do you intend to do? As has been stated the AR was engineered and designed to shoot the 5.56/.223 caliber round but I would hesitate to use that much energy for home defense. Do you want to use it for HD, plinking, target shooting, hunting, or general SHTF situations?

You may find that instead of putting $1200 or so into an AR with a 9mm upper you can get a 12ga shotty for HD, a purpose built .22lr AR or a 9mm Hi-Point carbine for plinking AND a 9mm handgun for CCW, all for the same money.
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Give us a little more to work with, such as what kind of shooting do you intend to do? As has been stated the AR was engineered and designed to shoot the 5.56/.223 caliber round but I would hesitate to use that much energy for home defense. Do you want to use it for HD, plinking, target shooting, hunting, or general SHTF situations?

You may find that instead of putting $1200 or so into an AR with a 9mm upper you can get a 12ga shotty for HD, a purpose built .22lr AR or a 9mm Hi-Point carbine for plinking AND a 9mm handgun for CCW, all for the same money.

i want to be able to just go out into the farm and just shoot general stuff. no hunting, not that much HD. i just want something semi that i can shoot around with my buddys, just to shoot at cans and targets and stuff.
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i want to be able to just go out into the farm and just shoot general stuff. no hunting, not that much HD. i just want something semi that i can shoot around with my buddys, just to shoot at cans and targets and stuff.
Ok, now we're talking. Here are several options for inexpensive fun...YMMV.

Hi Point 9mm Carbine...lotsa fun also comes in .40 S&W and .45 ACP, under $300. Beretta has a similar handgun ammo chambered carbine, CX4 I believe, for a bit more money.

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Hi-Point 9MM Carbine w/4X Scope 16.5 " Barrel Black Syntheti $259.00 SHIPS FREE

Ruger SR22...under $500. Ruger also makes the legendary 10/22...$200-$600 depending on model.

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Ruger SR22R 16" 10rd 22LR $462.00 SHIPS FREE


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Smith & Wesson 25 + 1 22 LR w/16" Barrel/Collapsible Stock $411.00 SHIPS FREE

I posted up a few tactical looking guns as I believe you originally posted about an AR type platform. Other options obviously exist...check out a sight like Buds Guns and do a little window shopping, and most of all have fun...be safe.

Good luck

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Two good options you can look into. The S&W .22 would make for a great plinking rifle.

Delton Inc. MOE Edition DTI-15 .223/5.56 Rifle OD Green

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