looking for ideas/help on new guns

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by DKT916, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. DKT916

    DKT916 New Member

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    Hi all. looking for new guns to get/add to my collection. my collection already includes Ruger 10/22, Remington model 34 .22Lr, mosien nagant 91/30, Springfield model 67 series D 12 gauge pump, eastern arms company single shot 410, and last a knight .50cal muzzle loader. I am currently looking at a Taurus model 66 .357MAG in stainless steal with a 6 inch barrel, as well as a saiga .308, a Taurus oss 24/7 in .45acp , a tactical Mossberg 500, and looking for a .308 rifle for them 500+ yard shots. what should i get first. i do hunt and do back yard target shooting. any info would be great thanks guys :D
     
  2. Ranger-6

    Ranger-6 New Member

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    I got rid of all my guns, and restocked my armory with the entire Hi-Point collection. Now, I have everything all the same but with the four different calibers. If I was going for the long shot, I would get the 7mm, and scope it to 1,000 yards with the Osprey 10-40 X 50 Mm Long Range Tactical Scope. The 7mm was the Secret Service sniper rifle for a long time.
     
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  3. DKT916

    DKT916 New Member

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    well was figuring in a shtf situation .308 would be an easy caliber to get?
     
  4. DKT916

    DKT916 New Member

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    should have added trying to stock up for just in case shtf lol
     
  5. DKT916

    DKT916 New Member

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    any one else have info/ideas?
     
  6. tomingreeneco

    tomingreeneco New Member

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    What, no cowboy guns? A couple of SA revolvers (one with a cross-draw holster) and a nice lever gun would go nice with your collection. Then when the shtf you can always challenge them to a quick draw (that's why you need the cross-draw holster). ;)
     
  7. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    No 9mm? .45? AK? If u want a 308 get a m1a or ar 10. Skip Taurus imo, go with smith, colt, or Ruger. Mossberg is good, or a remmy 870. How about ccw? Ooooo, a 300 win mag. If u want to go shopping take me and get a bunch of $ hit all at the same time and see if u notice one is missing. ;o
     
  8. tCan

    tCan Active Member

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    How about a varmint rifle? We have a .223 BBL Savage that's a thousand yard gun. Point is, even if you don't shoot varmints, you'll have a tack driver on your hands. They're available for well less than $800. The Ruger American Rifle is another gun that will easily shoot 500+ yards. Also available in various calibers.
     
  9. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    I would definitely skip Taurus. They are just cheap guns IMHO. If you want a great gun for the money go with Ruger.

    .308 is a good round that is readily available but not inexpensive if you are stockpiling. I would go with an M1A.

    The Ruger Mini 14 (shoots 5.56 or .223 Remington) is a very reliable gun but you need to do some work on it to get it to shoot more accurately. You can do this pretty inexpensively and ammo is readily available and reasonably priced as well if you look for deals. Not a "knock-down" round to be sure (I put it in quotes because "knock down" is a myth really, ballistically speaking).

    Your Mosin is a great SHTF rifle. Ammo and the rifle are both inexpensive and reliable. I have heard several people say that they would rather have 10 Mosin Nagants than one AR for the money when the SHTF. That sorta makes sense if you think about it. Formidable weapon if you know how to shoot it.

    If you have the $$$$ go for a AR15. More accurate than the Mini (might be less reliable though) and has that tactical look.
     
  10. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    I'd definitely stay away from the Taurus 24/7 OSS. I know too many people including myself that had nothing but headaches with that pistol.

    I have a couple Taurus revolvers in the Raging Bull and Tracker lines,and they have been good pistols.I had a timing issue with my Tracker 22lr,but had my gunsmith fix it,works fine now.
    Ruger does make some nice revolver's,and they are very reliable.You will need to get the trigger worked on right off the bat,though.They're very heavy to pull!

    I'd also skip the Saiga 308,they are 100% reliable,but just aren't the most accurate gun in the world.If you want a semi-auto 308,look no farther than a Springfield M1A.
    Bolt Action 308,there's plenty to choose from,and most all of them will shoot good,and be accurate.

    Mossberg builds a nice utility grade shotgun,nothing special,just meat and potatoes!
     
  11. Werminator

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    I will also throw in a vote for Ruger and their many handgun options! I firmly believe that Sig, Smith, Colt, Springfield, etc. all offer fine weapons but when SHTF my sidearm or choice will be my SR9 no question about it... I have several thousand rounds through it in the last 18months or so and it has not missed a beat once... Reliable as can be... I have fed it all kinds of crap ammo and some of the good stuff and never been let down...

    I think the .308 is a great round and you can find ammo for reasonable prices... No where near as cheap as surplus or bulk like the surplus 5.56, 7.62x54, or even 7.62x39 but certainly a round that provides good bang for the buck...

    Your Mosin should be more than capable of a 500 yard shot with some practice... Probably need to mount a solid optic of some sort so YOU can make the shot but the 7.62x54 round is a very capable bullet that hits hard... Infact, it is ballistically between the .308 and the .30-06... Two well known sledgehammers in the bullet world. The only trouble is the triggers were not precise... That said, I am using one of my Mosins to build a scout type rifle... Should be great for hunting...

    The Mossberg is a sold performer in its own right, but for me the pump release is in the wrong spot... On top of the receiver??? Should have copied Remingtons 870...

    I have limited experience with the Taurus line, but if I were putting my money into a purchase, I would continue my hunt elsewhere. One of my employees carries a Taurus as his CCW but the impression I get is that he is not entirely confident in its reliability... He has seen several times where it didn't throw spent brass clear of the chamber and consequently jammed... He loved his judge revolver but it was too bulky for concealed carry.

    Firearms purchases are fun because no matter how many you have... there's always one caliber or action or feel you still want to add to the collection... My favorite so far is probably the Norinco SKS I bought last summer... I am fairly confident in the potency of the round and with grain softpoints I was keeping 5 round groups under 3 inches at 81 yards through open sights... Not everytime but more than half my groups held this consistency... My Winchester model 70 in .243 is a tack driver at a couple hundred yards... I don;t know... I want em all!!!
     
  12. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    I got a set of springs for my Ruger GP100 (available through Brownells http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=26249/Product/RGP-103-PRO-SPRING-KIT-FOR-RUGER-reg-GP-100 )
    that I can mix and match myself for $20 (got them at a gun show... better price through Brownells online!) Pretty simple to put in, but I don't think I would do it at the range. Anyhow, the trigger is very nice now and I plan on making it even better with a trigger job (done myself). I am doing each step one at a time so if something goes wrong I only have to go back one step to fix it. Tedious but worth the effort. Plus you can see what each improvement does for you.
     
  13. DKT916

    DKT916 New Member

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    OK so for what i gather Taurus revolvers are OK. there semi auto pistols not OK. for a varmint rifle was gonna work with my my 22lr for now. as for a semi auto pistol who should i go with. was thinking next purchase to be a Taurus 357 mag revolver descent gun for the money (400), siaga .308 good reliability decent accuracy (750) or a Ruger gunsite scout .308 (750) trying to work with a short budget and try to get decent guns as i can.
     
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  14. tCan

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    The Ruger gunsite scout is not a target rifle. I'm sure it's accurate enough, but I'd rather have the American Rifle for hunting/targets. Probably comparable accuracy for half the price.