good starter. 223

Discussion in 'Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion' started by juststartin5272, May 21, 2012.

  1. juststartin5272

    juststartin5272 New Member

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    I know little to nothing about semi auto rifles and really just want something to have a little fun with nothing too serious. Anyone have any suggestions that will keep me outta the poorhouse but still give me something of descent quality
     
  2. Retaks

    Retaks New Member

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    I have a S&W M&P15 and love it. Ive ran it hard trying to get it to fail and it hasnt yet. I would expect the same from the M&P15 Sport. Its just lacking the forward assist and ejection port cover. They are under $700 and shoot .233 and 5.56 so ammo is easy to find.
     

  3. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    here is a thread i made about two i own and like very much.

    http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f18/my-mini-14-vs-my-ar-15-a-63063/

    like the poster above, i have the M&P sport and like it very much (so far, i haven't owned it very long). i also own a stainless mini 14 and i think its a great rifle as well. imo, you would really enjoy either. both were a bit under $700.

    although i know you stated .223, i would highly recommend a ruger 10/22 ($200ish), especially if you're budget minded! the kel-tec sub2000($300ish) always looked interesting to me, but i have never shot one.

    here's my mini and AR.
     

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  4. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    again, i think if this is a concern, 10/22 all the way!
     
  5. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    Savage Axis , cheap , accurate , and super fun ;)
     
  6. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    i think the OP wanted a semi auto.
     
  7. locutus

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    nickel1911 New Member

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    I also agree with the s&w m&p ar. I run the psx and it eats everything I feed it. I haven't found anything negative to say about it yet. Good luck and happy shopping
     
  9. Werminator

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    Maybe look into the KelTec su16 series if. 223 is your goal. Maybe an ak74 if you want that "scare the sh*t out of the neighbors effect... maybe look at an sks... 7.62 is not much more if any than. 223 and sks can be had for about half the price of a cheap ar... just saying the options are much more varied when you open the options on caliber... maybe a pistol caliber carbine? Lots of good options to consider!
     
  10. juststartin5272

    juststartin5272 New Member

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    Has anybody shot a mossberg tactical 22. Would that be something to consider?
     
  11. Bear304inc

    Bear304inc New Member

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    Agree here, 10/22, inexpensive quality rifle you can afford to shoot all day. Also very customizable. If your just starting out and just want to plink around this is a great way to start.