Which gun/ guns should I purchase and why?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by sburke, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. The Century International Arms, Inc., GP WASR-10

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  2. Bushmaster CAR15 223 16 BSH REDDOT

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  3. Remington 700 SPS Tactical 308win

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  4. Remington 700 SPS Tactical .223 Hogue Stock

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  5. Ruger 22/45 Mark III 22LR 5�" Blued ADJUSTABLE SIGHTS

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  1. sburke

    sburke New Member

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    I am looking to spend around 800-900 dollars, so I am asking you for your help.

    Which gun/ guns should I purchase and why?

    1) The Century International Arms, Inc., GP WASR-10

    Century International Arms 30 + 1 7.62 X 39MM w/Bayonet Lug/ $468.00 SHIPS FREE

    2) Bushmaster CAR15 223 16 BSH REDDOT

    Bushmaster CAR15 223 16 BSH REDDOT $699.00 SHIPS FREE

    3) Remington 700 SPS Tactical 308win

    Remington 700 SPS Tactical 308win $587.00 SHIPS FREE

    4) Remington 700 SPS Tactical .223 Hogue Stock

    Remington 700 SPS Tactical .223 Hogue Stock $550.00 SHIPS FREE

    5) Ruger 22/45 Mark III 22LR 5�" Blued ADJUSTABLE SIGHTS

    Ruger 22/45 Mark III 22LR 5

    THANKS FOR COMMENTS!
     
  2. jismail

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    Not much in common between the items on your list... how did you determine the short list? What is your intended usage?
     

  3. sburke

    sburke New Member

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    I just want a good recreational shooter. Also I am just curious of what other people would get.
     
  4. jpattersonnh

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    CZ-USA -> CZ 527 VARMINT

    Great rifle! Will shoot 5.56x45 also, it has a CIP chamber that is rated for the 5.56 round. It is quite the piece of hardware. Cheap to reload for and 300 yard accuracy is no issue. 1:9 barrel twist. Just remember, for a good bolt gun, you need good glass. Your final investment will be over $1000.00
     
  5. orangello

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    1) A shooting buddy has a WASR10 & it has been VERY reliable and fun to shoot. He decided to customize it with some vented plastic furniture & such to make it look more tacticool. It seems to function fine on wolf cheapo ammo from whatever brand AK mag available. It is reasonably accurate, plenty for plinking. I don't see it as much of a hunting rifle, but he has said he wants to take it hog hunting.

    5) I had a similar .22 pistol when i was a youngster and really enjoyed the inexpensive target practice.
     
  6. Wambli

    Wambli New Member

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    All of them are fine choices for fun guns. If you are mostly punching paper either of the SPS Tacticals will make you happy. They have gotten very good reviews and my personal experience with in both .308 and .223 have shown them to be well above average shooters.
     
  7. Jake15

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    This is just my opinion, but I'd go with one of the remington 700's, but that's proley just because I have a weakness for high-powered, accurate, bolt guns.
     
  8. wmille01

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    If your looking to do target shooting and want a good accurate easy to shoot gun go with the CAR 15 the barrel is inline with stock so the recoil goes straight back which ain't that much because the 223 or 5.56 is basically a super charged 22. But it has a effective range of about 600 meters in skilled hands.
     
  9. therewolf

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    I'd go with the WASR-10 for dependability and cheap ammo.

    For pure fun, nothing beats a .22LR, pistol or rifle, IMO.

    Of course, for accuracy on the cheap, it's hard to beat a Rem or

    Savage bolt action.

    Depends what you like.

    If you want an accurate bolt action cheap, with cheap, available ammo,

    have you looked into a Mosin-Nagant?

    This is all so personal, but for good cheap ammo in bulk, you really

    can't beat com-bloc 762x39 & 762-54R...

    I would try all this stuff before you buy.

    My preferences mean nothing if you, say, prefer to shoot ARs.
     
  10. Comeswithbacon

    Comeswithbacon New Member

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    My opinion, the Car-15. Granted it's .223, but a good AR is a great to have. The ammo is cheap, and there are lots of accessories
     
  11. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    Yeah, and you can mondo-accessorize an AR...
     
  12. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    I have read where the Century International purchases were not up to standard. It was not just a sole missive but quite a few buyers posted their displeasures with them. Just take a second look at them if what they offer is tempting to your budget. Look to the core and scrutinize. :cool:
     
  13. therewolf

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    Bear in mind also that Century sells more arms than many other manufacturers

    combined, so there are bound to be complaints, merely given their

    sales volume. I would be more alarmed about bad CS.

    As the saying goes, "EVERYBODY has problems. It's what you

    do when problems arise that counts"
     
  14. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    get the ones you like fit your budget and feel good to you. there is no magic formula from the interest that will give you the answers.
     
  15. Poink88

    Poink88 New Member

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    I will just post what I did for my first firearms...

    A .308 Weatherby Vanguard around $400 topped with a used Weaver Grand slam 4-10x40 for $175 and a Browning Buckmark .22LR for around $300. Around your total price range (excluding accs. like ammo, cleaning kits, extra mags, bags, etc.) and I cannot be happier.

    Be warned, they tend to multiply once you start buying. ;)
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2011
  16. Comeswithbacon

    Comeswithbacon New Member

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    Yeah, for all types of needs
    (CQB, Marksman, Exc)
     
  17. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    And most mall ninjaing needs. ;)