Any suggestions for a new toy?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by sputnik1988, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    With tax time quickly approaching, I've decided I'm going to buy what I want. My budget is up to $1500. I want something you don't see everyday. Initially, that was a Desert Eagle .50, until I picked one up, I promptly handed all 12 pounds back to the guy, that thing feels a tommy gun.

    So, any suggestions? I am leaning towards an M1A, but already have a Garand so I'm not sure about that one.

    Something with historical significance is always a plus.
    Preferably no obsolete calibers and something that could be useful if it ever did hit the fan. (It won't break if/when under "stressful" conditions)

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    A old Winchester lever gun maybe? What about a Krag? (I wouldnt mind one myself!) ;)
     

  3. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    The M1A is basically an upgraded version of the M1 Garand. In my opinion the M1A is the cream of the crop (along with the M1 Garand) regarding .30 caliber semi automatic rifles. I would personally get an M1A, because I love the M1 series of rifles/carbines, and it's ammunition is more affordable to shoot than the M1 Garand.

    Some "unique" rifles I know of in your price range that I recommend you look at are the Steyr M95 Mannlicher, Auto Ordnance replica of the Tommy gun (Model 28 or M1), Swiss Schmidt Rubin, Springfield Trapdoor, Winchester lever guns or replicas by Uberti/others, Sharps replica in 45-70, M1 Carbine, and so on.
     
  4. fmj

    fmj New Member

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    How about an M-14?
     
  5. SmithKid308

    SmithKid308 New Member

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    A .45 long colt rifle is about 1200$ man they are freaking worth it
     
  6. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    You can get a Rossi, or EMF for about $750.00. 1892 Lever gun is a classic! My EMF Hartford .44-40 has a 24" octoganal barrel. Great 100 yard rifle and fun. It is very cheap to reload for. A buddy has a .45LC Rossi. When ammo was tight he had trouble finding ammo. There was always a few flavors of .44-40 on the shelf.

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    Edit: they come in .357, .44-40, .44mag, .45LC
     
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  7. Angry_bald_guy

    Angry_bald_guy Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    If you like interesting guns, centerfire has dragunovs for about 700 dollars.
     
  8. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    How about a crate of Mosin Nagants. For a little more than $1500 you can get twenty of them in the unopened crate. Or buy 10 and engough ammo to last a lifetime.
     
  9. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    Huh? I had to read that twice, 500 for an AK or 700 FOR AN SVD. Sounds like a deal. That would be pretty sweet, and as for the Nagants, I wouldn't give $200 for a crate of 'em. I don't mind M44s but don't like the 9 foot barrel on a 91/30
     
  10. jpattersonnh

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    That is no SVD! It is a Romanian PSL/FPK that they call a dragunov. It is not even a real PSL.
     
  11. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i second the M1A! i had one several years ago, and have regretted ever selling it. they are nice shooters and very accurate as far as semi-auto rifles go. IMO, you would never go wrong with the M1A. plus in 308, ammo is very common.
     
  12. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    Well, that sucks. BTW on the Krag comment, what caliber are those things?
     
  13. zimm

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    For sheer fun and entertainment value, I'd suggest the M1 carbine. I shot one that belonged to a friend a few years ago and it wax bar far the most fun I've ever had. Lightweight and yet Low recoil, ammo plentiful and not very expensive (at least it wasn't at that time), and powerful enough to be impressive on target.
    Remember that you choice of targets will have a big effect on how much enjoyment you get out of your guns. It's ALWAYS more fun to shoot an object than it is to punch holes in paper.