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Old 05-11-2011, 03:50 PM   #21
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Every time I think I know what I want, I read a little more and then realize I don't.

First I thought I wanted an AK-47, then it was an SKS, then a Mini-14 or Mini-30, then a cheap AR-type. Till I read some more and find scary stuff about each one.

I wanted the budget to be $500 but maybe I can't get something decent and reliable for that.

I don't wanna play craps as to whether I get "one of the good ones" of a certain type/brand or a piece of crap. I want a fun semi-auto rifle that I can afford to run 100-200 rounds through at the range and not feel broke (cheap ammo!). I'd like to be able to afford to stock lotsa ammo for it "just in case" -- I'll shoot it eventually anyway. I'd like to be able to hit a pie plate every time at 200 yards. I don't want something finicky that I have to clean the guts of after every session, or something likely to need constant repairs.

What the heck do I want? Darned if I know right now. If I had the $ I'd get one of each and keep the favorite, but it took a year to save up my mad money and this is the last of it. Next, the wife gets her toys so it will be awhile before more mad money comes into the pot.
Keltec sub 2000 that uses the same ammo as your pistol $300.
$200 buys a lot of 9 or 40. Takes large capacity Glock mags.
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Old 05-11-2011, 04:31 PM   #22
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Old 05-11-2011, 04:41 PM   #23
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I have several semi-auto rifles and enjoy shooting them all. I have a very accurate SKS I put together from Norinco and Yugo parts, the Yugo barrel looked like it came over in Noah'sArk...And there is a WASR, AK47 that is flawless, and one of my favorites, a Bushmaster AR15 (M4) with a .22 conversion so I may shoot 2,23/5.56 or .22LR for cheap shooting.

And a sweet shooting Galil/Golani that will outshoot all of the above and in spite of the bad reputation of CAI, has all the so called "bugs" corrected by me. It is "Mr. Accurate" compared to the others I have.

Oh, and a scoped Model 77 Ruger in .243, a Model 1892 Winchester in .45 Long Colt Caliber and a herd of .22LR rifles...And I love each and every rifle I own !

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Id take a SKS.If you put a new stock on it can take 40,30,20 mags.Its cheap to buy (Im getting mine for $200)and to shoot.

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Just try out as many as you can before you buy.

Something will speak to you, be it size,

caliber, looks, accuracy.

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Start out with an AK or an SKS.

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Start out with an AK or an SKS.
Yeah, great control, dependability, and manageable recoil.

Cheap ammo.

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