Looking for some fun shooters

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by TimL2952, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. TimL2952

    TimL2952 New Member

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    Alright, recently a few of my friends got into guns and my roomy inherited his grandfather's 1903 Springfield.

    So, basically, I'm lookin for a few other rifles that are just fun shooters so we have something else to shoot at the range. I'm already thinking a mosin nagant just because it's a cheap platform with readily available ammo.

    but what else? I know most of you will probably suggest a .22, but we have a couple already.

    SKS?


    any suggestions? Pictures appreaciated
     
  2. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    A good 30-06 , 308,223 or if u want one of the big boys go with a 300 win mag;)
     

  3. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    All three of the ones your talking about are good, fun, and cheap. Start with either one, and eventually correct all three.
     
  4. ArmyGuy

    ArmyGuy New Member

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    My favorite old rifle to take out is the M1 Garand. For me personally, it's the most fun to shoot out of my limited selection.
     
  5. TimL2952

    TimL2952 New Member

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    being college kids...you know its all about the price haha. lots of fun for cheap
     
  6. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    The Mosin may be your best bet then, unless you can find a .22 for a comparable price.
     
  7. TimL2952

    TimL2952 New Member

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    sounds about right...over the summer I try to save up some money...I live in NY but go to school in Missouri...so I can buy some fancier toys out here :)
     
  8. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    What school u go to here
     
  9. tomingreeneco

    tomingreeneco New Member

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    A SA revolver, a lever gun and a double barrel couch gun. All fun to shoot. Practice a little and get involved in cowboy shooting. Join a club and shoot while dressed up like John Wesley Hardin. Great if you can get all your buddies involved.
     
  10. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Bolt action .223 is hard to beat. Find a used remington 700 or savage 110 and plink away with cheap ammo.
     
  11. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    SKS---7.62x39mm
    AK-47---7.62x39mm
    Mosin Nagant---7.62x54R
    Lee Enfield---.303 Brit
    Yugo M24/47 Mauser---8mm Mauser
    Yugo M48 Mauser---8mm Mauser
    Nagant Revolver---7.62 Nagant
    K98 Mauser---8mm Mauser
    Romanian TTC Tokarev---7.62x25mm
    Swiss Schmidt Rubin m1911---7.5x55mm
    Polish P-64 Radom---9x18mm Makarov
    Polish PPS-43C---7.62x25mm
    Remington Model 870 Express---12 ga or 20 ga
    CZ-82---9x18mm Makarov
    Mossberg Model 500---12 ga or 20 ga
    M 95/34 Steyr Mannlicher Carbine---8x56R
    Walther P1---9mm
    Turkish m98/22 Mauser---8mm Mauser
    Remington Model 700 ADL---Multiple Calibers
    Marlin XL7---25-06, 30-06, .270
    Marlin X7---7mm-08, .243, .308


    Plus, there are several .22 that are cheap too.

    All of these guns can be had for a low price. The AK tends the be the most expensive at around $400-$600. The Mosin Nagant, Nagant Revolver, and Steyr Mannlicher (somewhat pricy ammo) are the cheapest at about $100 each. The ammo is also pretty cheap. The cheapest would either be the .22, or the 7.62x54R ($0.17 per round) (Mosin Nagant).
    MOST of the guns on this list are in the $200-$300 range depending on where you get them, and their condition. Most of the ammo one this list is in the $0.20-$0.30 range per round.

    .223, .243, 30-30, and 7mm Remington Mag are also all good rounds.

    Be sure to check prices on the ammo too. Some of these rounds can be pricy compared to others.

    Hope this helps.
     
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2012
  12. TimL2952

    TimL2952 New Member

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    From our day at the range. also had a 9 shot .22 Harrington and Richardson revolver, and a springfield XDm 9mm.

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  13. donthav1

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    so far you guys got a good start, you seem to have a well rounded collection between you & your buddies.

    Hi Point is another option for the budget minded, hands down better than any other handgun in that price range & available in 9mm, 40, & 45. they also make carbines in those calibers which are alot of fun to shoot.

    the savage Axis line usually runs $270ish at walmart, no matter the caliber. my local stores carry them in .223, .243, .270, & .30-06. in my opinion, great guns for the money, very accurate.

    you could also keep an eye out for a used JC higgins or ted williams pump shotgun. they usually start at around $100 go up from there depending on condition.
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2012
  14. Werminator

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    I love shooting clay birds in the backyard. A shotgun is a great way to get out and wear out your shoulder for reasonable prices. I grab a box of 90 birds and 100 shells for the 12guage at wallyworld for like 30 bucks and my buddy and I always have a good time! Shooting still papers is one thing but moving birds with a higher recoil shotty is just so much fun!!! For that matter I like to put a few birds on the ground at ranges from 40 to about 80 yards and try to shoot them with my 9mm pistol and my sks. Both have only the open sights so it is a point of pride when I can hit my targets without running through too many rounds...
     
  15. TimL2952

    TimL2952 New Member

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    I shoot clays competitively so I definitely know what ya mean! It's a whole 'nother world of fun. and thanks for the target tips!

     
  16. 7mmstw

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    A Thompson center encore or contender, get a plethora of barrels and calibers yet 1 receiver
     
  17. TimL2952

    TimL2952 New Member

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    yea...but I imagine the barrels are $100+ and only single shot. looking for fun...not necesarily variety.
     
  18. zimm

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    The most fun gun I have ever fired was an M1 carbine. I think a Mosin is a good budget-minded choice. Other potentially fun guns would be:
    SKS
    AK
    Lever action .357/.38, .44, .45
    Mini 14/Mini 30

    If money is no object, the FN P-90 carbine is probably a hoot. And I think the FN FS-2000 and the Steyer AUG would both be awesome.
    One of my personal favorites is a Savage 93 .22 mag with a heavy barrel. I love shooting playing cards, charcoal briquettes, or empty shotshells at 100 yards with it.
     
  19. Capybara

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    My latest fun gun is an Uzi (no, not an MG, just a semi-auto rifle with the 16" barrel and a wood stock). But what a fun plinker. Not totally cheap, about $800.00 but who doesn't want to own an Uzi?

    Dan