good beginner rifle

Discussion in 'Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion' started by karateguy28, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. karateguy28

    karateguy28 New Member

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    Hey all, i was just wondering what a good, beginner's semi-auto rifle would be? i've seen ar-15's and m4's but i was wondering what version(s) would be best. preferably something under $1000. i've seen some bushmasters at cabellas going for around $750. any word on those? thank you in advance!
     
  2. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    At $750 a PSA would be better than a Bushmaster IMO, Core-15 makes a good AR in that range and there are a few others depending on what purpose your rifle will be used for. Stag, DPMS and others can be had as well.
     
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  3. karateguy28

    karateguy28 New Member

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    thanks for the info! i'll check it out.
     
  4. fsted2a

    fsted2a Active Member

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    My first rifle was a remington .22 single shot bolt action. Don't know what model 'cause it is at my in-laws in storage. Can't keep guns in house cause of son-in-law being a bad boy when he was younger-another story altogether.
     
  5. Old_Crow

    Old_Crow New Member

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    Give us a little background info. how old are you? what do you intend to do with the gun? all this matters, guns are tools you need the right tool
     
  6. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    I hate to sound a little old school here, but isn't 1K$ for

    a beginner's rifle a little nutz?

    You can get a stainless steel Marlin 60 with a scope

    for less than 250$.
     
  7. ineverFTF

    ineverFTF New Member

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    I'm with wolfy here.
    My first real gun was 300$. Mossberg 100 atr 30-06
    Shoots just as good as a 1k browning
     
  8. karateguy28

    karateguy28 New Member

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    hey, i went with the m&p 15-22. Amazing gun! i decided on a .22 bc of the versatility and price of ammo. thanks everyone!
     
  9. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    That's a well regarded rifle, and the ammo

    won't run ya an arm and a leg.

    Happy shooting!
     
  10. fsted2a

    fsted2a Active Member

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    I think you will be happy with your choice.