What to buy

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Djaks101, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. Djaks101

    Djaks101 New Member

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    I am turning 18 soon and I want to buy a gun. I am a history nut and i think it would be cool to own a WWII era surplus rifle. I don't have much money to spend on it unfortunatly and want to stay under $200 unless my parents chip in as a bday gift (unlikely). I have looked a bit into the various mosins and the yugo mausers. Both seem to fit what i want, cheap gun, cheap ammo. I'm looking for any advice on which is better for a fun gun to take to a range or to shoot out in the middle of nowhere. I have shot guns before mostly a ruger 10/22 but i have shot a 30-06 a few times and i am not to worried about the recoil. Thanks for the help in advance.
     
  2. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    I guess the main consideration is the tight budget you mentioned. That brings us to the point that something like the 17 HMR Rifle might be a good choice for you to start. My logic with that is the 17 HMR has a velocity of 2500 feet per second is very accurate and a great little rifle. At 100-150 yards as well as great for small varmint hunting and very accurate. Way less than 1 inch 5 Shot Groups at 100. 1/4 to 1/2 inch groups are not uncommon. Yet a box of 50 rounds only costs around 12-15 dollars at Wal-Mart for example. I have a lot of other rifles but I enjoy shooting my Marlin 917-V (Varmint) as much as my big bore rifles and certainly a lot cheaper. They really are phenomenal. May be you can find someone that has one and shoot it. It is a great starting rifle and a step up from the 22s. Obviously the less expensive it is to shoot the more you can shoot and enjoy your new rifle!
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  3. CA357

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    Of the two you mention, go with a Mosin. You can buy the rifle and ammunition for your $200. budget. 8mm Mauser ammunition is getting expensive.

    The Mauser is a technically superior rifle, but the Mosin will last a lifetime. Save up some money and buy a Mauser for your second rifle. The Mosin will give you more bang for the buck. ;)
     
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    Go with the Mosin like was said before with your budget you can't go wrong .
     
  5. canebrake

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    Get both. I've got <$200 total in both the above rifles.
     
  6. Djaks101

    Djaks101 New Member

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    Any specific mosin that i should be looking for. I know there is the 91/30 and a few different carbine versions. Which would best serve my needs.
     
  7. CA357

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    It depends on how much recoil you like. The shorter the barrel, the more recoil. A 91/30 will have the least of all models. It will also be the cheapest to acquire since there are more of them.

    I've owned two Mosins, an M38 and a 91/59. Both are shorter barrel models and they do recoil some. I tend to acquire short rifles and carbines, but that's just personal preference.
     
  8. dteed4094

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    If you are from north west Oh. stop over in Erie Pa and you can try both. I dont have a Yugo but I do have a Turk and a Spsnish you can try and a Mosin to compare and decide.
     
  9. therewolf

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    Yeah, the Mosin's got my vote, for practical and cost reasons.

    You can build on your collection from there.

    They are a lot of fun to shoot.
     
  10. Firearms4ever

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    Another vote for the Mosin. It was my first firearm and rifle purchase, and I love it to death. The Mauser's ammunition is drying up and becoming more expensive, whereas the Mosin's ammunition is still fairly plentiful and inexpensive.
     
  11. tonybone

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    Buschmaster

    Hey led heads,

    Robert here......i just bought my buschmaster 3f .223/5.56 patrol orc Quad. Im new to Buschmaster and would like to know more like...... what is the "3f" mean and "patrol orc quad" mean????? havent shot it yet. Is Remmington ok to shot threw this brand new gun?
     
  12. ChicagoJoe

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    You may want to look for a Lee Enfield. They are accurate and you will never work a faster bolt. My No4 variant from 1943 came with excellent adjustable sights. The .303 round is also great for deer.

    This was the basic rifle of the British empire from before WWI through the Korean war, so countless examples are available and you might be able to find one for a good price. Think of it as the British version of the US Model 1903.