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Old 02-27-2012, 09:00 AM   #1
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I know there's been a good bit of talk about them, but I've always been a "proper" rifle guy and never gave them much thought till now.

Basically, I'm just wondering what some good carbines would be for about the $300-$400 range would be. The main thing it'd be used for is punching holes in paper and any other things I could find that wouldn't make that big a mess. The other two uses would be for running and gunning out in a friends field as well as taking out a few gophers.

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300-400 yards with a carbine is really pushing it unless you aim about 3-4 feet above the target. 100-150 yards can be doable with higher than standard pressure cartridges. +P or +P+ could reach out there and touch the target without too much elevation.

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300-400 yards with a carbine is really pushing it unless you aim about 3-4 feet above the target. 100-150 yards can be doable with higher than standard pressure cartridges. +P or +P+ could reach out there and touch the target without too much elevation.
I took it as he was looking in the 300-400 DOLLAR range, not yards.
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300-400 yards with a carbine is really pushing it unless you aim about 3-4 feet above the target. 100-150 yards can be doable with higher than standard pressure cartridges. +P or +P+ could reach out there and touch the target without too much elevation.
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I took it as he was looking in the 300-400 DOLLAR range, not yards.
Sorry for the confusion guys. Just another prime example of why we should all use our little symbols more then we think. Haha
But yes, looking in the $300-$400 range.

I know of the hi point 995 and Kel tech's sub 2000, but I'm just seeing what other options there are. One reason for seeing about other options is because, in my eyes, the sub 2k is ugly as sin. Haha the hi point on the other hand looks good, but want to see what else is out there.
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The little Spainsh Destroyer Carbine is a minature 93 Mauser. These were chambered in 9MM Largo, 9MM Luger, 38 Super. They were issued to the police depts. in Spain for many years. They sell for around $300 or $400 dollars on the web

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Sorry for the confusion guys. Just another prime example of why we should all use our little symbols more then we think. Haha
But yes, looking in the $300-$400 range.

I know of the hi point 995 and Kel tech's sub 2000, but I'm just seeing what other options there are. One reason for seeing about other options is because, in my eyes, the sub 2k is ugly as sin. Haha the hi point on the other hand looks good, but want to see what else is out there.
Mine was a bit more than you want to spend, but it has been reliable and fun to shoot. I have about 200 rounds of cheap ammo through it. www.jrcarbines.com

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http://www.justrightcarbines.com/JR_Carbine_Products.html
These are quite a bit higher but good looking carbines. I believe they offer a discount to FTF. Some one on the forum bought one and I have handled one but not shot it. You will only gain 100-150 fps in a carbine. The 9, 40 and 45 are too efficient to gain much. 357 and 44 mag will gain quite a bit. Kel-tec and Hipoint are about the only ones in your range. There are some after market parts for the KT that dress it up nicely.
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The little Spainsh Destroyer Carbine is a minature 93 Mauser. These were chambered in 9MM Largo, 9MM Luger, 38 Super. They were issued to the police depts. in Spain for many years. They sell for around $300 or $400 dollars on the web
That's actually pretty cool. I do want a Mauser so I might pick that up at some time in my life. But as of now, I'm looking for something that's semi-auto.

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Mine was a bit more than you want to spend, but it has been reliable and fun to shoot. I have about 200 rounds of cheap ammo through it. www.jrcarbines.com
I actually seen yours in another thread and was digging it, but it looks like I shares the same trigger set up as an AR?

Reason that's an issue is because in Canada it'd be classified as "restricted" which basically means you can only take it to the range, gun smith and your house.
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These are quite a bit higher but good looking carbines. I believe they offer a discount to FTF. Some one on the forum bought one and I have handled one but not shot it. You will only gain 100-150 fps in a carbine. The 9, 40 and 45 are too efficient to gain much. 357 and 44 mag will gain quite a bit. Kel-tec and Hipoint are about the only ones in your range. There are some after market parts for the KT that dress it up nicely.
Missed yours by seconds haha

I figured I'd have some fairly slim pickings in that price range. But the reason I'm not a fan of the KT is for the simple fact it looks to much like something I'd make with a hand gun I had no better use for. Reason I see it as his is because of the real thin looking stock. Just not a fan of it haha

After looking at the JR website, I'm a little bummed out. It is in fact an AR trigger group, so the laws here take most of the fun out of owning something like that.
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Hi-Point makes a 9mm, 40 and 45 carbine. I've shot the 9 or 40 (I don't remember) and it was fun and reliable. Plus it's a Hi-Point so it's in your price range if not below. The only negative is that Hi-Points are a pain to clean.

Barretta Storm CX4 is another option but it's higher than your price range.

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