Skip to comments.Looking for another rifle
Posted on 03/22/2012 8:55:06 PM PDT by Peter from Rutland
I'm looking for another rifle. I want this one for if the fecal matter hits the oscillating unit, you know basic target shooting at the club, *cough*. Should be high caliber but not ridiculous. I don't want to spend ridiculous dollars for something that looks great but is inferior. It must be semi-auto, not one shot. I can't think of a better place to ask for opinions. Makers, calibers and model suggestions welcome.
EDM Arms Semi-Auto Model 05: The most accurate semi-auto 50 cal on the market today. EDM Arms guarantees 1 & 1/2 MOA at 1000 yards with match ammunition.
Remington 700 or 770 in .308 or 30-06 married with a Leupold Mark IV will enable you to whack anything @ 600-800 yrds.
Still expensive but and more scope than gun but, if you want to keep bad people at bay and ducking.....
get something that accepts AR15 magazines and something that accepts AK47 magazines and you’ll have your bases covered. Make your AR15 type rifle one of the new AR15s that does away with the old direct gas impingement system and all your friends will be jealous even if it is 5.56 mm. If you must have a 7.62 mm, you should get a SCAR 17. You would be hard pressed to find a better big bore battle rifle at this time. I have a modified Armalite AR10T incidentally, worth about $3,500. I would trade it in for a SCAR 17 in a heartbeat.
That’s gunna hurt my bursitis added shoulders but if I have to.....
I like the .308 more than a .223, so it’s an AR10 or a M1A. I have the M1A and love it. The second choice would be an AK variant of some sort for the ammo. I like .30 cal bullets. If you just had to, I guess as a 3rd choice I might settle for a AR15 or a Ruger mini 14. I have the mini .30 and a mini 14. I like the mini .30 more. I also have 2 Mak90’s. Have a large drum for one so, well,....I can last a long time without reloading. I will lose them tomorrow in a boating accident. I want to be buried with my M1A so I may jump overboard.
The Browning BLR .308 Lever action
See my post #59. The .308 is the way to go. Easy on the pocket book too.
Peter from Rutland
Flies the Mitt flag [state of MA], with this statement.
“Mitt Romney raised by FID fee by 400%. But wait! Instead of a liftime FID I now have to renew it every four years for the rest of my life. A 400% increase every four years. Thanks Mitt!”
The same Mitt, who signed the MA assault weapons ban, and Peter wants what? and there is a Rutland MA
Yours is superior to mine because you can actually buy yours.
I wasn’t aware that there was another .50 cal semi-auto on the market.
It’s interesting that Barrett claims “As the first and only semi-automatic .50 caliber rifle available, the Model 82A1 continues to blaze new territory.”
I suggest a Taurus “Judge” snake pistol. It sends 6 copper disks and 15 BB’s at once. Shoots a 3” 410 load. Revolver will hold 5 rounds.
At a 20 foot range it will cut a cow in half! Great for a hall way defense position!
If you don’t have an AR get one. Several great choices.
For single shot long rifle: .308 Rem 700.
Shotgun: Rem 870
Both super reliable and the 700 you probably won’t find a more accurate long rifle off a production factory floor.
Palmetto Armory in Columbia, SC is selling finished AR’s in 5.56 for just about $700.00
Another good choice for the SHTF / Home Defense is a Remington 870 Express. Can be easily modified to hold additional rounds and with its shorter 18.5" barrel is good for close(r) quarters defense while inflicting maximum damage. Easy to find for under $300 also.
Two different weapons for two different purposes, but then I'm a "right tool for the job" kinda guy. ;-)
It is so sad when that happens to all ours guns.
The AR-15 .450 Bushmaster will drop anything that moves in front of it at a greater distance. Granted it’s 2-3x the price, but worth it. ;-)
Couldn't possibly agree more on the Remington 870 recommendation, adding only to buy the express version which can be modified to hold additional rounds. If one shops around, it's fairly easy to find the 870 for under $300 and used re-loading kits are also easy to find.
Just sayin' ...
BTW: in addition to the 870 for home defense, a good .45 or 9mm for close quarters is also in order. I prefer HnK handguns over everything else, but that's personal taste. I have large hands, need the large grips of the HnK's.
I’ve come to think of lever actions as the original assault rifles. You could do a lot worse.
If you're looking at FN, the SCAR-H has been getting good reviews by the Special Ops community.
Accuracy varies. A friend of mine had an SKS that was very accurate. I saw him shoot a 1 1/2 inch group at a hundred yards. Using iron sights. (Yes, he's a very good shot). A lot of the problem with AKs and SKSs comes from the crummy sights.
Consider that a likely scenario is the "drive by shooting". 7.62 will penetrate car doors and damage engine blocks, while 5.56 will be much less effective.
Surplus between $65-100 depending on condition.
Sure, it's bolt action but cheap and expendable.
Can't be overstated. If you are contemplating SHTF, then you should have at least a thousand rounds per gun, plus lots of mags. Having a dozen guns is useless if you run out of ammo.
Pinging self for later
Not that there are any flies on the Mosin, mind you. The Russians used it because it bloody well worked.
M16 or M4 civilian or an AK47:
If the SHTF, parts and ammo.
Dear various government agencies who are reading this thread, I have some golf clubs, a few saws - and a pair of nail clippers that I suppose could be construed as a deadly weapon, or at least that's what the TSA says - anyhoo, it was fun talking to you and being scanned by the Big Ear lets me know that you care.
An 870 will never let you down. If you can afford it, pick up the M1A in the SOCOM variant. Bought one for my son and am kicking myself that I didn’t keep it for me.
AR15 in 6.5 Grendel. Build it yourself. You will want a chrome bolt carrier group. The most important parts for accuracy are trigger then barrel. If you are really serious about accuracy then your scope should be planned as a separate purchase and should cost at least as much as your rifle. Don’t get drawn into the “piston is king” fallacy, as gas impingement is far more accurate than any piston system. Go to AR15.com if you get stuck on the build process.
I like that. I may get a few copies in various calibers. beautiful arm.
Kimber fan myself :) I also like the Judge as a solid back-up revolver.
If you can’t afford the Armalite or the Springfield then the choice is easy:
AK clone in 7.62 X 39.
Should run you less than $500.00. Then buy ammo by the tin.
End of thread.
Don’t forget to stock up on cleaning supplies (patches, CLP, etc.) and any firearm-specific tools, as applicable.
DSA fn-fal ,PTR-91 (G-3 clone)M-4 clone,AK-47 variant(price is great cheap to feed & damn near indestructable)take your pick & pay your money.
The 50rd mag gives a nice amount between having to reload; especially useful in a mob-type situation. It's pretty accurate, though the 5.7mm round doesn't go as far as some other rifle-rounds, and being a bit of an odd caliber won't be easily available in a SHTF situation... well, unless you happen upon SWAT equipment as it's pretty popular there.
45-70 w/nineteen inch barrel and mag tube all the way to the end. Get a lace on butt pad and fire for effect.
Great comment, and I love those guys. They rock.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.