It's time for me to make a decision on what to get

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by jsanders, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. jsanders

    jsanders New Member

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    And I NEED your help! I'm going to list what I have and then what I've been looking at. I'm doing this tomorrow so please give me your opinions.

    I live and work a small farm, 13 acres, and have a place on a lake which sometimes gets snakey. That's why I want the Saiga 410. I was looking at the taurus judge but just can't sell myself on it.

    I have:
    Browning A5 16 ga - for sale
    Remington 16 ga - for sale
    Old Hardware store Dbl barrel 12 ga
    Old single shot 20 ga - Keep for sentimental value
    2 Taurus 38 specials
    Colt woodsman 22 (1951) Nope, not for sale
    a 10/22
    Winchester semi auto 22

    I want:
    An AR - He has a bushmaster with colapsable stock for $950.
    He has a used Saiga 410 for $350 (fun and maybe good for home defense?)
    Yugo AK w/ fold under stock - $665

    Do I need?
    a 12 ga pump
    a larger cal semi pistol ie 1911
    a bolt action rifle - lg cal

    This is all for (1) "now" home protection, (2) to get while the getting is good and (3) WSHTF time.

    Good God I am so confused!
    Thanks guys
     
  2. JiroZero713

    JiroZero713 Active Member

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    Can't go wrong with an AR or an AK...and 665 for a Yugo Underfolder aint that bad.

    The yugo is the best of all the surplus AKs and the most accurate....and **** it's just damn good.


    ARs have gone down in price but they are still expensive so for me I'd wait on an AR....and since your on a farm really an AK IMO would be better suited to your enviroment....unless of course you have a big yard....like around 300 Yards....then I'd opt for the AR.


    Really though I think you either need to go for an AK, AR, or possibly a large calibur pistol in 9mm or .45



    I would in pistols suggest for the bang for the buck either a Taurus 1911, a CZ-75 of any variety, CZ-97, Or some type of Sig.
     

  3. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    I think first and foremost you need a weapon that will take care of you up close, and at a distance.

    The AR fits that category, as does the AK. I think the AR is a much better choice, but the AK is much cheaper and it's much easier to maintain.

    If you have a 16 gauge, you don't need a 12 at this moment, in my opinion. I would concentrate on what you don't have.

    I would wait on the boltgun unless you are looking for a hunting stick. Because you mentioned SHTF, I would concentrate on a medium and short range weapon that will keep heads down and give you a chance to fire and move.

    JD
     
  4. m72law

    m72law New Member

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    i would go with the sagia 410...350.00?....thats a good price....unless its been shot to sh*t a millon times....check it out and see how much wear is on and in it...for 350 i'd jump all over that...well more because i already have 2 ar's,4 ak's,1 underfolder...& a bunch of other crap.if you do get the sagia 410 get ready to fork out 10bucks a box of bird shot for that lil exspensive shell eatter..but anyways,like JD said,get what you dont have for the task at hand....are you looking to sell the hardware store double shotty?...
     
  5. JiroZero713

    JiroZero713 Active Member

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    I would say the AK is the best in this situation.....


    Or have you thought about some form of .308 rifle?


    If you had alot of bones to spend I'd go for either a PTR-91 or an M1A or FAL
     
  6. m72law

    m72law New Member

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    or ar-10...best of both worlds...or i might can do you one better....if money is no object?...mechem NTW-20(south africa) 20mm rifle...they are fun as heck to shoot...but sucks to buy ammo for them...just like a 1000+h.p. drag car huffing 400shot of N2O...gotta pay to play...:D
     
  7. JiroZero713

    JiroZero713 Active Member

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    True you could get an AR-10....but which version though....hell I consider the DPMS .308 to be an 'AR-10' even though it's an AR-15 in .308.


    I'd rather get a DPMS .308 rifle if I was going AR platform..since magazines are more available and there are going to be Pmags for it.
     
  8. m72law

    m72law New Member

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    10-4 on the Pmags...they are so many variants of rifles out there that will make our heads spin & mouths drool,its crazy!YAY!!!!...heck a cetme rifle is a good basic ar-10 rile...just dirtier..:) & does the brass worse..:/
     
  9. jsanders

    jsanders New Member

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    OK. I'll keep the 16 ga and stock up on ammo, get either AR or AK, best deal, get the saiga...Can you give me an example of what you mean...medium amd short range...?
     
  10. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    250-300 yards and CLOSER.

    If you are looking at stretching the battlefield further than that, I would recommend against anything on the AK platform...

    JD
     
  11. JiroZero713

    JiroZero713 Active Member

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    Well how about the VZ platform?

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    I've seen those as way more accurate than an AK and perfect for the 300 yard range or less.
     
  12. jsanders

    jsanders New Member

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    I might be willing to sell it. Let me get this stuff done and remind me. I'll give you the details.