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Looking for another rifle
Vanity | 03/22/2012 | Peter from Rutland

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.


TOPICS: Military/Veterans; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: banglist
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To: Kevmo
Something like this?

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.

51 posted on 03/23/2012 12:09:45 AM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Oberon

Fine weapon


52 posted on 03/23/2012 12:11:06 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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53 posted on 03/23/2012 12:11:36 AM PDT by Razzz42
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To: yarddog; Peter from Rutland

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.....


54 posted on 03/23/2012 12:17:02 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Peter from Rutland

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.


55 posted on 03/23/2012 12:19:31 AM PDT by RC one (may the strongest man win.)
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mark


56 posted on 03/23/2012 12:22:48 AM PDT by JDoutrider
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To: jonrick46

That’s gunna hurt my bursitis added shoulders but if I have to.....
...


57 posted on 03/23/2012 12:26:51 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Peter from Rutland

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.


58 posted on 03/23/2012 12:29:34 AM PDT by chuckles
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To: Teotwawki
This is the .308 I have. It is not semi-automatic, but it can be used by left-handers or right-handers. The 4 bullet clip makes it real easy to reload different type round combinations and is capable of handling ballistically superior pointed bullets. This combination gives the accuracy of a bolt action with the fast chambering that a lever action provides. The .308 is fast, accurate without the recoil and a very affordable available ammunition.

The Browning BLR .308 Lever action

59 posted on 03/23/2012 1:06:05 AM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Vendome

See my post #59. The .308 is the way to go. Easy on the pocket book too.


60 posted on 03/23/2012 1:09:31 AM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: All

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


61 posted on 03/23/2012 2:09:02 AM PDT by tiger-one
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To: gleneagle
Due to recent invasion of insurgent swine on the ranch I was forced to update my equipment. This is a DPMS LR-308, very accurate and reliable, 24 inch bull barrel and target trigger (after market). Having carried it in the truck for over a year I've run into two problems, I should have went to the standard barrel due to weight and I switched to 10 round mags to make it easier to get in and out of the truck in a hurry (them hog's don't hand around long). It now has 57 hog's and 8 coyotes under it's belt. Photobucket
62 posted on 03/23/2012 2:36:39 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: jonrick46

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.”

http://barrett.net/firearms/model82a1


63 posted on 03/23/2012 3:10:47 AM PDT by Kevmo (If you can define a man by the depravity of his enemies, Rick Santorum must be a noble soul indeed.)
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To: TayNinhCrusader10
"308/7.62 for distance defense.
223/5.56 for close in defense.
12 gauge slugs or 00 buckshot for home defense.
45 pistol for room defense."

Bingo
Bingo
Bingo
Bingo

Someones been peeking in my safe :)
64 posted on 03/23/2012 3:53:29 AM PDT by 45semi (The correct response to any accusation of racism in the modern age is laughter!)
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To: Yosemitest

Ditto that!


65 posted on 03/23/2012 3:54:10 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: Peter from Rutland

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!


66 posted on 03/23/2012 3:56:34 AM PDT by primatreat (I am really tired of "0"s slinging shit toward the middle class.)
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To: Peter from Rutland

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.


67 posted on 03/23/2012 3:57:14 AM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Palmetto Armory in Columbia, SC is selling finished AR’s in 5.56 for just about $700.00


68 posted on 03/23/2012 3:58:28 AM PDT by 45semi (The correct response to any accusation of racism in the modern age is laughter!)
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To: Stormdog
Good choice, I own one and it's a nice rifle.

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. ;-)

69 posted on 03/23/2012 4:07:02 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Slings and Arrows

It is so sad when that happens to all ours guns.


70 posted on 03/23/2012 4:09:59 AM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: Jeff Chandler

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. ;-)


71 posted on 03/23/2012 4:12:36 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: surfer
For single shot long rifle: .308 Rem 700.
Shotgun: Rem 870
Prefer my Browning bolt action .308 over a Remington 700, but that 700 is a nice rifle for the price.

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.

72 posted on 03/23/2012 4:22:06 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Peter from Rutland

Cetme .308


73 posted on 03/23/2012 4:22:08 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Oberon

I’ve come to think of lever actions as the original assault rifles. You could do a lot worse.


74 posted on 03/23/2012 4:27:34 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: CrazyIvan; Peter from Rutland
Check out one of the FN FAL variants.

If you're looking at FN, the SCAR-H has been getting good reviews by the Special Ops community.


75 posted on 03/23/2012 4:31:57 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: cpdiii
An SKS with a thirty round clip is deadly but its accuracy at longer ranges is lacking. At a 100 meters it will ruin you whole day.

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.

76 posted on 03/23/2012 4:37:31 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: TayNinhCrusader10
When the SHTF I would prefer the following. 308/7.62 for distance defense. 223/5.56 for close in defense.

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.

77 posted on 03/23/2012 4:41:22 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: Oberon
Mosin Nagant - 7.62*54

Surplus between $65-100 depending on condition.

Sure, it's bolt action but cheap and expendable.

Enjoy the comparison!

78 posted on 03/23/2012 4:52:40 AM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: jmax
Buy ammo.

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.

79 posted on 03/23/2012 5:01:14 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: USMCWife6869

Pinging self for later


80 posted on 03/23/2012 5:08:19 AM PDT by USMCWife6869
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To: Caipirabob
Oh, I've also got an Enfield No. 4 with a cut-down stock. It does everything you'd expect the Mosin to do, plus it's more pointable, it cycles faster, and it holds half a box of ammo in the magazine.

Not that there are any flies on the Mosin, mind you. The Russians used it because it bloody well worked.

81 posted on 03/23/2012 5:47:22 AM PDT by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: Peter from Rutland

M16 or M4 civilian or an AK47:

If the SHTF, parts and ammo.


82 posted on 03/23/2012 5:59:53 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: barmag25
What rifles do you currently have?

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.

83 posted on 03/23/2012 6:08:39 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (Sofa King Mitt Odd Did Obamneycare)
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To: usconservative

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.


84 posted on 03/23/2012 6:37:39 AM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Peter from Rutland

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.


85 posted on 03/23/2012 6:42:17 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: jonrick46

I like that. I may get a few copies in various calibers. beautiful arm.


86 posted on 03/23/2012 7:20:49 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: usconservative

Kimber fan myself :) I also like the Judge as a solid back-up revolver.


87 posted on 03/23/2012 8:36:38 AM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: Peter from Rutland

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.


88 posted on 03/23/2012 8:45:14 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Peter from Rutland

Don’t forget to stock up on cleaning supplies (patches, CLP, etc.) and any firearm-specific tools, as applicable.


89 posted on 03/23/2012 8:58:14 AM PDT by Biff55 (AKs and ARs are tools. The weapon is the man.)
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To: Peter from Rutland

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.


90 posted on 03/23/2012 10:24:14 AM PDT by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: Peter from Rutland
I would suggest this:

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.

91 posted on 03/23/2012 10:27:37 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: FreedomPoster

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.


92 posted on 03/23/2012 11:21:38 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Durus
A few folks are mentioning “the judge” as a good revolver. The .410 is proving to be anemic from a pistol. Check out the “box o’ truth” for more info. Appears to be good for snakes and that's about it. I guess on the plus side you can shoot a .45LC out of it and that's an ok round for self defense.
93 posted on 03/23/2012 12:46:02 PM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Peter from Rutland
Try Cheaper than dirt.
94 posted on 03/23/2012 1:58:27 PM PDT by caveat emptor (Zippity Do Dah)
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To: Durus

Great comment, and I love those guys. They rock.


95 posted on 03/23/2012 2:02:13 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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