Need help

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by jarhead0881, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. jarhead0881

    jarhead0881 New Member

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    I'd like any and all opinions on choosing my next firearm. I already own a Marlin 39A lever gun in .22lr, Winchester 120 pump in 12 ga., SCCY CPX-2 in 9mm, and a Heritage Rough Rider revolver in .22lr. I'm re-building my collection so I need every one of these choices. My choices are: Ruger 10/22 w/birch stock, Rossi matched pair w/.22 and .410 barrels, Mossberg 100 ATR in .308 or .30/06, or EAA Windicator revolver in .357.
     
  2. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    In those choices I would get the Mossberg in 308 so I could deer hunt.
     

  3. jarhead0881

    jarhead0881 New Member

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    Thanks for your input! I'm not much of a hunter though. I only go out once every few years or so. That's why I'm looking for a cheaper rifle in bigger game caliber. I used to hunt a lot of pigs growing up and I'd like to get back into it. Oh, also, GO GATORS!!
     
  4. TrangTuan

    TrangTuan New Member

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    My opinion:

    Low Budget...
    Long Range- Mossberg or Savage .308/30- 06(Depend on you) or a Ruger 10/22
    Semi Rifle- Ak-47 Or Ar-15
    Pistol-Rossi .357 Magnum Revolver,Taurus PT 24/7,Eaa Wind something i forgot in, is a revover also.

    High Budget..
    Long Range-Savage 111Lr Hunter .300 Win Mag,Savage 110Ba .300 Win Mag or .338 Lapua.
    Semi Rifle-Same as Above(Ak-47 or Ar-15)
    Pistol-Same as above or A 1911.

    Remember this list is my opinion, you can do difference.
     
  5. jarhead0881

    jarhead0881 New Member

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    Thanks for the input! Oh, if only I could afford some of the stuff you brought up! Especially the .338 Lapua! Once I graduate, it will be ON!! Haha!!
     
  6. TrangTuan

    TrangTuan New Member

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    Graduate from army?
     
  7. jarhead0881

    jarhead0881 New Member

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    Also, regarding the Mossberg 100 ATR, I'm trying to decide on .308 or .30-06. I have plenty of experience with both the .308 from my military days and the .30-06 from my high school days. I'm looking for a good all around caliber for home defense, pig and deer hunting, poking holes in paper and camping/canoeing trips.
     
  8. jarhead0881

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    No, college. Was in the Marine Corps a few years ago and now I'm trying to educate myself. Got about 3 semesters to go for my B.S. of Biology degree.
     
  9. jarhead0881

    jarhead0881 New Member

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    Oh!! I see you're a Combat Engineer!! Did you go to Ft. Leonard Wood?
     
  10. longunner

    longunner New Member

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    I have an ATR in .308. So far I gotta say it's a whole lotta fun for not a whole lotta money.
     
  11. longunner

    longunner New Member

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    Also thank you for your service.
     
  12. TrangTuan

    TrangTuan New Member

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    Yup Ft leonard wood.
     
  13. dcilten

    dcilten New Member

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    Ahhh, good 'ol Fort Lost-In-The Woods! 3531 here, Motor-T! I was there in the winter of 2000. Had no idea it would be so flipping cold there!
     
  14. jarhead0881

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    I went to Ft. Leonard Wood in winter/spring of '00-'01. I was there for the USMC Military Police Academy. Friggin hated it!! First time I ever saw snow!! The only good thing about the cold was during our OC qual. It helped against the pain from the pepper spray.
     
  15. jarhead0881

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    Yeah, that's one of the reasons I'm leaning towards the .308. A lot cheaper and easier to find. Being in Florida, the deer and bear aren't exactly large, so .30-06 might be a little much. How has your ATR been holding up? I've heard it's the best at that price point.
     
  16. longunner

    longunner New Member

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    It's been great. I haven't been able to find ammo locally for it so I haven't been able to shoot it as much as I would like to. I think I have between 100 and 160 down the pipe, no issues so far
     
  17. NC1760

    NC1760 New Member

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    ..Just throwing this out there, but why not consider a Ruger American series for the game gun? Reasonably priced, American made and available in all the calibers you mentioned?
    http://www.ruger.com/products/americanRifle/index.html
    ...OH and add my thanks for your service as well. MUCH respect for you sir!!
     
  18. jarhead0881

    jarhead0881 New Member

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    That is one good looking rifle! My LGS has some in stock right now! Man, y'all are making it tough choosing a rifle! I love Rugers as well. I guess I'll just have to go and try them all on. See what fits best. It seems that everybody is leaning closer to the higher caliber rifle so I guess that'll be my next purchase! Thanks for all the help from everybody. I appreciate it!
     
  19. BVAL

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    We need to make a correction,,,,,,,to your thinking,,,,,,,,there is no BEAR season in Florida, but I know you were getting ramped up with all the post coming back to ya.

    I would stay with the rifle in 308 win. It's only 50-60 feet per second slower than the 30-06, and a lot less recoil. Here is one other rifle I would look at, had them before and still own them now ------------------ Remington 760 BDL or ADL (old model),,,,,,,,,(new model) 7600. These pump guns can really put the rounds out if need be.
     
  20. dcilten

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    Yep that was when I was there too, for Motor T school. Cold as ****! Remember that good fun 5 mile USMC detachment run? That was the most ridiculous run I have ever been on. Running with every single Marine on post. All I can say was the accordion effect was out of control. That was what I hated the most, PT in that friggin cold!