Wich gun should i get on my 18th birthday? Already have a 22. 12 gauge but no rifle!

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Hdq, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. Hdq

    Hdq New Member

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    I saved up 1000$ specificly for a rifle i was thinking about goin all out and getting a centurion 39 american made ak47 i like it because its 100% american made it even has the american flag etched onto the reciever it is a milled reciever milled from 4140 steel everything on the gun is nice and tight not all loose anf sloppy i do not want some crappy made weird foreign country ak47 i do not want a arsenal arms ak or lancaster or io i wanna try somthing diffrent then the others the centurion 39 looks awesome what do you guys think? Does anyone own one?
     
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  2. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    Every 18 year old needs an AR :D
     
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  3. Hdq

    Hdq New Member

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    Yes but the ar is out of my budget for now i need atleast 2000$ for the the one id like to get its the hk 416 it has,a,diffewnt,more,reliable,gas system then other ars ill get that later down the road the ar is like the princess of rifles you must maintain it take care of it baby it,and it will take care,of,you but mr AK47 on the other hand he,will work for you in almost any condition mud snow rain sand and it will keep on chewwin through ammo use it abuse it and it will still keep goin its used on every corner of the world its big bad and ugly and its gonna,kick some ***! :D like the,glock of rifles simple reliable and will go bang eveeytime you pull the trigger ;) 762x39 is a beast,round too id rarher have fire power than acuracy :)
     
  4. c3shooter

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    Thought you said RIFLE. Savage in .308.
     
  5. Hdq

    Hdq New Member

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    The ak is a rifle? Dosent matter what type of rifle as long as its over 16 inches and an 18 year old can get it! :D Savage is pretty nice i like the acu trigers they have how much do they go for? What model savage? Like wgat is it called so i can google it :)
     
  6. Hdq

    Hdq New Member

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    Can the vz 58 use drum magazines??
     
  7. TLuker

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    Look close at all of the top brands, study each model and all of its options, pick the one that just screams your name, ask all of the questions you can about that model, research that exact model on the internet from many sources, and then get it.

    If you can't afford that exact model then pick something a little cheaper. I would say wait until you can afford it but there aren't many 18 year olds that can hold onto their money long enough to save up the difference. Better to have a slightly less expensive gun than no gun.:)

    And happy birthday!!!
     
  8. CHLChris

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    You dismissed the AR-15 so quickly because you said that you wanted a Heckler & Koch. I don't understand why you say no to an AR just because there happens to be a crazy expensive model you'd rather have.

    If you've decided 7.62 over 5.56, there's no problem with that. Go for it! But please don't reject the entire platform because it is possible to go hog wild and spend double your limit. You can buy a solid AR for $1000, especially if you're willing to spend 30 minutes building your own lower.
     
  9. SWBMOAMP2691

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    I'd say go with that AK variant you wanted. You seem pretty set on it. If it were me and I had your budget I would probably opt for a mini-thirty by Ruger and spend the rest on ammo, optics, gun bag etc. The first rifle I bought was a S&W M&P15OR when I turned 19. Love the AR platform and it works well. As for that HK 416 I'm pretty sure is a select fire military weapon. It will probably come with a tax stamp and may or may not be legal where you live. They probably have a civilian legal semi version available so id look out for things like that. Stay safe, good shooting, and good luck.
     
  10. Hdq

    Hdq New Member

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    Ar 15 is nice but i saw a semi auto hk 416 for sale at my gunshop it has a completly diffrent gas system similar to an ak check it out on youtube :D
     
  11. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Get a regular AR, preferably a Colt.

    And don't let anyone convince you that a piston rifle is more reliable than a direct impingement rifle.:p

    The $2,000 Hk is a very nice rifle, but it's certainly no better, or more reliable than a $,1000 Colt.:)
     
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  13. bendbarrel

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    Get a Belgium made Browning SA-22. They are a great rifles.
     
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    schnuffleupagus Well-Known Member

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    I bought an M11 Scout 20160403_165429.jpg
     
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    bendbarrel New Member

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    Didn’t see the date
     
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    A lot of new folks bump old threads . How do they find them? That is what confuses me lol.
     
  18. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    You can but a good quality AR-15 at the present time for $900-$1000 or less. I like the AKs as well, but the ARs are more accurate and they are exceptionally more versatile regarding unlimited accessories for them. And the accessories can be put on easily my most AR Owners. You can always save up and put more new items on the rifle later. You can buy them with Front and Rear Flip up sights so an optic can be added on for Co-witness applications. And the AR Rifle Parts are available in abundance and will fit most brands of ARs! So no waiting on proprietary parts from one manufacturer. OMI!

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