Which gun?

Discussion in 'Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion' started by anton, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. anton

    anton New Member

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    Hi folks, I haven't been a member long, I've just been reading/lurking mostly to get a feel for the group. Overall, I really like it. I have many guns but last year bought my first 'assault rifle', a Romanian AK47-(WASR-10)-I know, I know, they're not on the top of everyones list or the prettiest but mine is all straight and has never failed to go bang when I pulled the trigger in over 8,000 rounds. Actually its very accurate for an AK too and I couldn't be happier with it. It shoots anything with no complaining. :)

    Anyway, my question is this... what would be the next gun ya'll would buy before this new administration takes office and starts banning things? I've really come to enjoy these military type semi autos and am afraid if I wait I'll be left out in the cold. January is getting closer & closer boys & girls and the democrats are coming!!
    Soooo, if all you had was an AK47 what would you be in the market for next? Please don't say a better AK because the one I have performs beautifully. I'm not into brand names or even looks--strictly performance--a gun thats gonna shoot every single time without fail...Thank you in advance to anyone who has any suggestions......Anton
     
  2. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    You might want to check out M14s.
     

  3. anton

    anton New Member

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    M14 huh? Well Matt, if you can loan me the money for an M14 today I will gladly pay you Tuesday. :)
    ...<<g>>....A
     
  4. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    I'm in the same boat myself. I'm hoping I can pick up one or two before they're banned.
     
  5. hillbilly68

    hillbilly68 New Member

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    well an AR lower or two would be the best bet, would be the biggest bang for the buck (no pun intended). You could pick up three or four lowers and gradually build them over time. That is the keystone, the receiver.

    Good luck!
     
  6. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    With a bit of judicious shopping around, you can find a great deal on an M14. I have seen a few lately at the $1,000 mark. And you can find the Norincos and Poly Techs for less than that, if you don't mind changing out the bolt for USGI at some point.
     
  7. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    I just took a trip around the web today. Smiths and Fultons can be had for what used Norincos and Polys can.
     
  8. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    +1 & Quoted for Truth. You can build them over time, which keeps the cost of the initial outlay down and you can damn well bet that idiot Biden has several first drafts of AWB 1 still on his hard drive just waiting to be dusted off and brought up to date...:mad:

    JD
     
  9. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Active Member

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    All I know is I've always wanted a extremely accurate M1A such as springfield armory's white feather but never can seem to justify laying out that kind of cash. Your AK will work great for shorter ranges so you need something with serious long range capability. There's several 7.62x51 paramiltary rifles that fit this niche. Althou I recent bought 2 dpms .223s(in full blown bull barrel target format) and they should really rock for their intended purpose of groundhogs/coyotes/target,they only offer more precision instead of longer range compared to your AK. What you might want to consider is the potentional of accuracy while choosing your next "rig". Of the various .308s,the springfield armory SEEMS to offer better accuracy(in the higher end versions and scoped of course). Of course that's just me as I'm a accuracy freak.:p
     
  10. anton

    anton New Member

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    Thank you ALL very much! With my limited funds putting something together makes the most sense.
    And you have hit what I need right on the head 'Stalking Bear', I'm an accuracy nut too and no AK is gonna fullfill that niche. :).......Thank you, Anton
     
  11. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    Huh?

    I paid $3600 for my Smith Enterprise.
    Norincos and Polys are typically under $1,000, unless they have already had the USGI bolt upgrade done, or come with a LOT of other swag.
    I paid an even $1,000 (this September) for my Springfield Armory Socom and it was posted for sale, at that price, on a public forum.
    And there are good deals on Springfield Armory Loaded models, used. $1,200 to $1,300 is not uncommon.

    M14's are not dirt cheap, but they can be had for very reasonable prices. And they are worth every penny.
     
  12. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    How does your Smith spec out? I was quoted considerably less for a MILSPEC Crazy Horse built on an LRB double lugged receiver, no optics.
     
  13. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    My Smith Enterprise is one of the original Smith Enterprise rifles, not one of the new ones built on LRB's.
     
  14. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    That explains the difference in cost.
     
  15. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    What price did they quote you for a Crazy Horse? Was it with optics, or without? USGI synthetic stock? Was the whole thing M80HT treated?
     
  16. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    Ron quoted about $2800 for an 18" chrome moly barrelled Crazy Horse as they deliver them to the Army without the optics or scope mounts and with a Cali friendly muzzle break and a USGI fiberglass stock. Oddly enough, they don't sell Leupold stuff to civilians.
     
  17. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    That price seems about right. If you are mounting optics you may want to check out an M25 receiver. Cheaper than buying a rifle and a mount, and WAY better.
     
  18. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    I Really like the Smith wire EDM, NSN mounts. I like the fact that you can use your irons with a scope mounted. I'm looking for a quick rifle anyway, not necessarily something to hit targets at 600+ m.

    I'm looking to throw a Leupold VX-III 1.5-5X20 or Mark 4 1.5-5X20 MR/T M2 on it. Realistically, any targets that I'd be engaging would be 600 m or less.
     
  19. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    The SEI mount is excellent and will serve you well. If you aren't planning to use a scope all the time the SEI, Sadlak, GDI, Brookfield or Bassett will all be fine.

    The M25 will allow use of the irons though if you have rings that work. And it will never work loose.
     
  20. Scud

    Scud New Member

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    Sig 556........