.308 rifle for $1000

Discussion in 'Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion' started by Squawk, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. Squawk

    Squawk New Member

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    I'm looking for a .308 autoloader for deer hunting and SHTF. Don't know much about them but I'd like to keep the rifle in the 1k range. Thoughts?
     
  2. GaryGlock

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    For a 1000$ you should be able to find a decent FAL. To fill both roles id probably look at one of these. Or a .308 AK is in that price range as well.
     

  3. Squawk

    Squawk New Member

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    Who makes FAL rifles?

    I see DSA arms but they are more in the $1500 range. I'd prefer the AR-10 platform just from a maintenance standpoint.
     
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  4. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Look at the DPMS LAR 308. A good AR type. Accuyrate, reliable and rugged.

    www.dpmsinc.com
     
  5. cakesterkiller

    cakesterkiller New Member

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    five letters... CETME look into em I got ahold of one that's been well loved for an old 870 that I had laying around
     
  6. Squawk

    Squawk New Member

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    What about the FN FNAR? That is right in my price range.
     
  7. InDefenseofLiberty

    InDefenseofLiberty New Member

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    I'd get the fluted barrel for sure. If you can find it for 1k you have a pretty good rifle for the money.
     
  8. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Excellent choice. Truly outstanding rifle.
     
  9. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You put hunting first so Browning BAR. Should be available at $1k.
     
  10. Flat Tire

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    I would go this route, endless possibilities.
     
  11. rjgnwdc

    rjgnwdc New Member Supporter

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    I just recently bought an AR 10 (more than $1K) but there were several AR10 for $1K but they are going FAST if you can find anyone with any in stock DPMS has a few .308's for $800 to $1K I believe Bushmaster had a model or 2 for about that, I copied a link below for a non AR .308 and for deer hunting you can't go wrong with this one.

    http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/42048
     
  12. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I had one of those a few years ago.

    I could not, in good conscience, recommend it to anyone.
    I had nothing but grief from it.:(
     
  13. Commocarl

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  14. Flat Tire

    Flat Tire New Member

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    The link you give is just a cheap version of this Benelli. I want the Benelli in 300 Win Mag, they advertise half the felt recoil and the rifle comes in at a nice weight to pack.

    http://www.benelliusa.com/rifles/benelli-rifles-models.php
     
  15. rjgnwdc

    rjgnwdc New Member Supporter

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    Well I was trying to keep the cost low so he could pick up a decent scope and keep the price at $1,000, I have the Benelli R1 in .300WM with a Millett Tactical Riflescope and it ran w/scope about $1,300, I highly recommended the R1 in another post I made a few weeks ago, so to the OP splurge and get the R1 here’s mine. I don't think it reduces the recoil in half but its very manageable for follow up shots.

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  16. 2tone0311

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    PTR 91. Get the gi model got mine for 850. It's a tack driver with. Federal hmm ammo. Haven't tried hunting ammo through it.
     
  17. Squawk

    Squawk New Member

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    I know it is stupid but I refuse to buy a freedom group product.
     
  18. Ultimate_sig

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    FNH is the original maker of the FAL
     
  19. Flat Tire

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    "freedom group product" ??? I don't understand ?? A lot of people make AR 10's.
     
  20. Squawk

    Squawk New Member

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    I was referring to the DPMS recommendation.