kinda plinking kinda shtf kinda cheap

Discussion in 'Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion' started by waxman895, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. waxman895

    waxman895 New Member

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    im sure this post has done before, but im looking around for a .223 or a 7.62x39 or even a .22 semi auto, because welli want magazine fed semi auto rifle for plinking or in case of zombie invasion..... or when the obama admin really decides to take a dump on us. (case in point internationl arms treaty that hilary said shed happily attend by the wonderous un) and well does anyone have any suggestions for one thats CHEAP and fun? just wanting everyones opinion here.
    Im looking for more of a military platform because ive got several hunting rifles but ammo is just so expensive its almost no fun to go shooting anymore thanks to the hit my wallet takes. THANKS ALOT!
     
  2. Hunt SD

    Hunt SD New Member

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    S & W M&P 15-22 might be a good choice for you.
     

  3. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Look into a Ruger SR22.
     
  4. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Lotta ground you're covering there. Anyway if ultracheap is the main criteria then go .22lr and a Marlin Model 60 (tube fed) or 795 (magazine fed) is about the best cheap semiauto out there. I have a couple 60s, one bought in 1971 and the other a couple years ago at Walmart, and they can run all day.

    If you want a cheap AR, shop around, maybe the $600 bargain bin CMMGs. As far as an AK style, the WASR-10 or Saiga are pretty cheap and good. The Saiga is very high quality but does not look like a classic AK without a conversion, the WASR is much closer and uses standard AK parts, especially magazines.
     
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  5. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    As imported, WASR's do not take standard AK mags. They must be modified and have US made parts installed to be legal.

    For a zombie/plinker rifle, Ruger 10-22 as parts/accessories are very available. #2 choice MP-15 22. They seem to be more picky about ammo than the Rugers though.
     
  6. orangello

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    If you want more caliber than a .22 but don't want a AK, consider an SKS. I have really enjoyed mine. They are simple to clean/breakdown, use the same cheap ammo as an AK, can be used with removable "duck bill" magazines, and many include an attached bayonet for extra zombie killin' points. :)
     
  7. Quentin

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    It's true Century modifies WASRs they import but by the time you see them for sale most are ready for standard AK double stack magazines (and have a legal 922r parts count) - which is what I meant in comparing them to a Saiga that often still needs conversion.

    Anyway, either is a good choice for an entry level AK. And a Saiga doesn't need to be modified if you're ok with non standard mags and a trigger positioned to prevent a standard pistol grip. Definitely less evil looking and may be a better choice in ban states.

    Good point on the SKS but sadly the price keeps inching up to WASR level. :(
     
  8. waxman895

    waxman895 New Member

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    alright thanks for yalls help ill have to shop around and see but youve made it a whole lot easier on me, i think i may be leaning more towards and sks at the moment ill have to check the prices on them when i get home because a lot of people in my area go out and by the ak's from dunams, at least i think so anyways. And to be honest i hate being like everyone else, if that makes sense to anyone......
     
  9. GatorDude

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    You might check out a Mossberg 702 Plinkster .22. It feels a lot like an M-1 Carbine, but it costs only about $100. I think you can get a decent .22 semi-auto from Marlin, Mossberg, Remington, or Ruger without breaking the bank. No need to get all Tacti-cool with it. It's a .22 have fun with it!

    Rifle Review: Magtech 7022 (Mossberg 702 Plinkster)
     
  10. big shrek

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    Best deal out there currently for a semi-auto .22lr is the Marlin 795.

    Cost - $129.98 at Academy Sports & other SG stores.

    Rebate - $25 back from Marlin until Dec 31st, 2010.

    Medium-weight tapered Micro-groove barrel lets you put shots in a dmie at 50 yards.
    Inexpensive accessories if you wanna pimp it out.
    http://www.thefirearmsforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=37113&stc=1&d=1276621772

    That stock only costs $14.90 at Numrich...add an ATI SKS Retro-fit kit for $9 more to make it a folder.

    There is NO less expensive, better firing rifle out there.
     
  11. big shrek

    big shrek Well-Known Member

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    For .223, grab a Keltec SU-16.

    Inexpensive, yet accurate :)
     
  12. Hunt SD

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    I got mine at Cabelas last month for $124.99 plus the $25 rebate. Cant beat that! Can you?

    I found that loading the little mags is not fun and I would rather load my 10-22 rotary mags.
     
  13. BudW

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    Get a Hi-Point carbine 9mm life time guarantee, operates flawlessly, and cost about 220.00
     
  14. rugermatt

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    for plinking nothing is better than a ruger 10/22, trust me this is what i consider a must have gun. it is magazine fed unlike the marlin, so if zombies attack just drop one mag and stick in another. it will run you about $200 and is well worth it. best .22 for the money, hands down. i wouldnt even consider anything else.
     
  15. Quentin

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    Have you seen the Marlin 795? It's easily the equal of the 10/22, has a stacked magazine that is removable and has been selling for $99.99 after MIR. And of course there's nothing wrong with the fixed tubular magazine of the Model 60. The Ruger has the advantage of countless addons available but the Marlin comes out of the box more accurate and overall the better gun.
     
  16. rugermatt

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    i have not, guess after getting a 10/22 i haven't even looked at another .22
    i'm sure the marlin is a great gun, but as you said about the 10/22, shoot you can make the thing look like something out of a space invaders movie.lol. mine is stock and it kills squirells and stray cats and tin cans like a champ. for half the money though, it's worth a look.
     
  17. Quentin

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    Yeah I'm definitely a fan of the 10/22 and you can turn it into almost anything with aftermarket parts. Not so much in the aftermarket for the Marlins but out of the box they're good to go for many applications. And that's the main reason to choose between them, what you want to do with it. For me a scope was all I wanted so the Marlin was hard to beat. BTW, got my first one in 1971 and it still works great and nothing has broken in 39 years!
     
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  18. cpttango30

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    If your looking for a prebuilt AR then you can't get much cheaper than CMMG Bargain bin AR's.

    Bargain Bin