Looking for a new rifle

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Garadex, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    I am now looking for a new rifle under $500. Either bolt action or semi-automatic. I will only be shooting up to 100 yds considering the only range I shoot at goes that far. I would also like to keep the ammo relatively cheap.
     
  2. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    Savage .308 !!!!!
     

  3. pagj17

    pagj17 New Member

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    If that's your max distance, a 22 could suit you well and it's damn cheap too
     
  4. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    True, but I already own a .22 and I was just looking for something bigger for SHTF situation. But do you have any other suggestions?
     
  5. pagj17

    pagj17 New Member

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    Well, To be honest, Milsurps are always nice:)
    Also, like 303 said, The Savage line looks good, and a few members have had some experience with them, though I myself, have not(yet)
     
  6. therewolf

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    Assuming you are shooting with iron sights, I'd consider some Combloc stuff,

    if you are inclined.

    The SKS(@250$) shoots marginally better than an AK, and has a much more balanced,

    solid feel, IMO. Only a 10 shot mag, tho. 7.62 x39 ballistics are @ on a par with

    30-30, and are far cheaper in bulk.

    The Mosin M44(@175$) has fair accuracy in a 5 shot, bolt action carbine,

    and the ammo is @.20/round,in bulk, shipped, with the 7.62x 54R- 150 GR

    ammo @ the same ballistics as a 30.06 Garand round.

    BOTH come with built-in cleaning rods and built-in

    bayonets! SHTF Beware...

    These are both great range shooters. A lot of fun.
     
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  7. ACRhino

    ACRhino New Member

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    You can get a nice Mosin all fixed up for around $100, add an aftermarket synthetic stock and forearm, then a decent fixed scope and have a great shooter that will pack a punch at 250 yards for well under that.
     
  8. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    Thank you I will have to check these suggestions out.