New gun.

Discussion in 'Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion' started by delacruz412, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. delacruz412

    delacruz412 New Member

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    Hello I'm new I'm JJ,
    So I want to buy my first semi-auto rifle, i don't have much knowledge about all different makers and which one is good or bad. What would be a good rifle for a beginner for about less then $700?
    Thanks
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Hi JJ, and welcome.

    Your question is sort of like "I want to buy a car- what should I get?" Well, depends on what you want the car to DO. Get tremendous fuel mileage, attract girls, ride very well, go very fast, or go off road 4 wheeling an tow your camper?

    For a FIRST rifle, for anyone I would suggest a .22. They are relatively inexpensive, minmal recoil, cheap ammo, and a good learning tool. You should be able to find a good Marlin 60, a Remington 522, or a Ruger 10/22 well within your price range.
     

  3. ineverFTF

    ineverFTF New Member

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    A small single shot 375 h&h would be perfect for you!!
    They dont come in semi auto, but it has very little recoil. But has plenty of power to kill a deer.

    No go research this gun and you will see i am full of sh!t :D

    I agree with c3, a 22lr of any sort is a perfect 1st gun. The options he mentioned above a perfect examples.


    Welcome to FTF, hope to see you around
     
  4. delacruz412

    delacruz412 New Member

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    C3 thanks for info, I saw Some .22 like mossberg 715 t. I also liked the ruger 10/22 . I'm going gun dealer tomorrow to check them out

    FTF, that 375 is a beast of a gun! I saw the reviews and on YouTube. Looks like a lot of fun.
    Thanks for the advice .
     
  5. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    .22's are cheap to shoot, so practicing is very inexpensive. Practice with the stock open sights until you're proficient and then you can think about scopes.

    After you've mastered the .22, then you can look at larger calibers. You'll also have a better idea of what you want.

    BTW, have you had any safety instruction? If you're new to shooting, may I suggest a basic firearm's safety class. It's the best way to start out.

    Read about rifles here and other places and start learning what you may be interested in. There's a whole world of firearms and an incredible amount of options.

    Let us know what you buy,

    CA357
     
  6. Kronous

    Kronous New Member

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    My first was the Marlin .17hmr with a bull barrel. I put a Leopold 3x9 on it and OMG! Just acquired a single shot .22 from my uncle. For plinking and practice, you can't go wrong with the.22. Hours and hours of fun for next to nothing. .17 hmr has more kick and would get you accustomed to recoil and the volume of larger calibers.
     
  7. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    +1 10/22
    +1 AR15

    If can afford to shoot a .223/5.56 the Ar is great. Average cost of factory ammo is about 30 cents a shot.

    If you want to shoot all day long, and like to tinker and modify your gun, a 10/22 will do the job for 3 cents a shot! you can change EVERYTHING on your gun should you so desire. This a great starter rifle and fun adn pretty easy to modify!
     
  8. delacruz412

    delacruz412 New Member

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    Hey folks,

    Thanks for the advice I really researched many guns like the different makers, caliber, and model. After talking with the gun dealer and my father I purchased a S&W AR-15 5.56/.233.
    Now I'm just waiting for ten days to get my gun
     
  9. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    Gonna make a wild guess......

    you must be in California......
     
  10. delacruz412

    delacruz412 New Member

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    Ya I am haha.
    Really strict on gun control.
    Which some laws don't make sense.
     
  11. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    You and me brudda! I'm in Lost Angeles :(

    Full waiting on a range report! Time to get some neutered 10 round mags and a metric sh*ton of ammo.

    I would really recommend getting a mix of ammo, and shoot the high powered stuff first!

    and

    Please don't forget the pron.....lots and lots of gun pron. Take some shot of her with the top down too ;)

    Better yet, some action shots of her spitting lead and fire.
     
  12. tacticalfun

    tacticalfun Active Member

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    How hard is it to get ammo out in kommie land?
     
  13. delacruz412

    delacruz412 New Member

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    Ya me too. I live in San Fernando valley, (Burbank) .

    Yup once I get my gun, I buy good ammunition.
    I've researching and trying to find best ammo for best price.

    I will be talking those actions shot =D
     
  14. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    Easier than Illinois, just need a valid Driver's license to buy in store, in some counties you can't get ammo shipped to your house but that isn't typical. I got rifle ammo shipped but am not sure about Handgun ammo.
     
  15. Merican45

    Merican45 New Member

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    Get some pics of that gun up!

    I just ordered some ammo here in commifornia, Orange County.
    And there's always ways around our awful gun laws, just go find some "parts kits"
     
  16. delacruz412

    delacruz412 New Member

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    I will, I'll get it Monday. After 4 pm :)
     
  17. Blueguns

    Blueguns New Member

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    Congrats on the new gun. It's funny how the gun laws are so tight here, where I live (Chico) everyone hunts, or shoots.
     
  18. delacruz412

    delacruz412 New Member

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    Thanks , sucks it so tight to own a gun. Probably here in LA people always put guns and crime together .
     
  19. delacruz412

    delacruz412 New Member

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    I uploaded some new pics of my new smith and Wesson rifle
     
  20. Blueguns

    Blueguns New Member

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    If its the one in your profile pic it looks pretty cool. Can you give us a range report if you have shot it yet?