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Vanity: I'm in the market for a NEW assault rifle. Any suggestions?

Posted on 12/15/2012 10:39:03 PM PST by RC one

I already own 2 AR15s, an Uzi and an Armalite AR10 so this is nothing more than a big FU to the liberals really. I'm leaning towards a bushmaster varminter. any other suggestions.


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1 posted on 12/15/2012 10:39:16 PM PST by RC one
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To: RC one

Try to buy it from a private citizen so there are no records for the government to have.

If that’s legal where you live.


2 posted on 12/15/2012 10:41:56 PM PST by airborne (MY HEROES DON'T WEAR CAPES. MY HEROES WEAR DOG TAGS ! ! !)
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To: RC one

Wish I had an AK-47.


3 posted on 12/15/2012 10:43:37 PM PST by onedoug
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To: airborne

Better hope you’re not predisposed to being hypnotized.


4 posted on 12/15/2012 10:44:29 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: airborne

Nope. It has to be brand new from the factory. I don’t care about records. I want to be responsible for the addition of one more firearm to the arsenal of democracy. that’s all this is.


5 posted on 12/15/2012 10:44:48 PM PST by RC one (FU liberals)
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To: onedoug

yeah, that might work so long as it was freshly imported. Otherwise, it just recirculates a firearm that is already existence. whose importing AK47s these days?


6 posted on 12/15/2012 10:47:27 PM PST by RC one (FU liberals)
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To: RC one

Don’t do it! Guns kill people don’t’cha know? If you are foolish enough to ignore this advice then find the guns with the biggest clips that hold the most popular and most easily attainable ammunition.


7 posted on 12/15/2012 10:48:28 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: RC one

I hear that guns and ammo were just flying out of our local sporting goods store today. I don’t know if its been that way every day, but it sure was today.


8 posted on 12/15/2012 10:49:55 PM PST by Eva
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To: RC one
Remington has screwed up the .22-250s, so I won't recommend that. Not that it's a scary military style weapon.

I had an AR-15 in 7.62x39 special order from Colt that was sorta nice, but I sold it to pay for school.

The Ruger 10-22 is hard to beat for just plain cheap fun, and can be tricked out to be a tack driver at 100 yards. Also good for kids to learn on.

I don't really care for Soviet Block style weapons, even though I can use them in a stupor, but a cheap (machined receiver, not stamped) SKS can be some cheap shooting fun at the range.

/johnny

9 posted on 12/15/2012 10:50:07 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: RC one
I don't really have any suggestions on the type of rifle, but I'd seriously recommend looking at purchasing it at a flea market or gun show.

FYI, there's a big gun show in Louisville, Kentucky on December 28-30 at the Fair and Expo Center. Just get there early, because the lines are always extremely long and extremely slow.

10 posted on 12/15/2012 10:50:59 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson ( "I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: RC one

FAL


11 posted on 12/15/2012 10:51:56 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: RC one

I have no idea. Just saying.

An AR-15 at 7.62? Special order, I hear ya’. But otherwise they are 5.56.


12 posted on 12/15/2012 10:56:28 PM PST by onedoug
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To: gorush
Ted Kennedy's car has killed more people than any of my guns. Still liking the bushmaster varminter. Buds can procure me one for $1,135. Seems like a lot of rifle for the money. super accurate too. Gonna have to talk to my gun shop this week about doing better or transfer fees.
13 posted on 12/15/2012 10:58:32 PM PST by RC one (FU liberals)
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To: RC one

How about a Thompson sub machine gun?


14 posted on 12/15/2012 10:59:53 PM PST by dalereed
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To: RC one

I bought an AK-47 on 11/7 as a 2nd vote...I chose it because it’s a favorite with liberals as far as banning goes. It’s kind of ironic that they drove me to buy one by their incessant harping on the issue.

More accurate than I thought, but man, it gets hot.


15 posted on 12/15/2012 11:03:20 PM PST by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: RC one
"Ted Kennedy's car has killed more people than any of my guns. "

I can say that about most of my guns, too.

16 posted on 12/15/2012 11:03:46 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: RC one

Chrck out Stag Arm’s.


17 posted on 12/15/2012 11:04:41 PM PST by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: Stormdog

I’ve got a DS Arms FAL sitting in my safe for a fella I know. It’s super sweet but I could buy two AR15s for the price of that sucker and I already have one 7.62 battle rifle-the AR10. It’s more of a sniper rifle though which gets me wondering if what I should get a carbine style upper for it and have a second AR10 for cheap? Might have to look into it. I really want a 5.56 tack driver though. My old man’s AR15 will shoot a 30 round magazine hole for hole at 100 yards. That’s what I’m thinking I really want. This may be the last assault rifle I ever buy, so I suppose it should be something that I’ve been wanting for a while now.


18 posted on 12/15/2012 11:04:56 PM PST by RC one (FU liberals)
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To: dalereed

Ah, the classics. I almost bought one once. They’re sweet and super desirable, but, since this may be the last assault rifle I’m ever allowed to purchase, i think it should be a little more...useful.


19 posted on 12/15/2012 11:07:15 PM PST by RC one (FU liberals)
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To: BigCinBigD

I’m checking out their super varminter right now. the price beats the Bushmaster varminter. What experience do you have with this brand? How would you rate the manufacturing quality?


20 posted on 12/15/2012 11:09:59 PM PST by RC one (FU liberals)
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To: dalereed
How about a Thompson sub machine gun?

I got to shoot one with the Cutts compensator. I ran through all my 'daddy is playing' money in about a minute. That includes reloading the stick mag. Once.

Very fun. Not very practical.

/johnny

21 posted on 12/15/2012 11:12:37 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: RC one

If you’re looking for a carbine and this is the last rifle that you’re going to get, get your hands on a Springfield Armory Soccom II. You will rule the block. It is one nasty piece of hardware.


22 posted on 12/15/2012 11:15:05 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: BigCinBigD
Holy smokes, Stag Arms has a piston AR15 for $1,145. I think we might be on to something here.
23 posted on 12/15/2012 11:15:54 PM PST by RC one (FU liberals)
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To: Stormdog
$1,145 bucks for a stag arms piston AR15 is hard to beat. I think I'm sold. I can barely afford to shoot the 7.62 rifle I already own anyways.
24 posted on 12/15/2012 11:20:57 PM PST by RC one (FU liberals)
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To: RC one

25 posted on 12/15/2012 11:29:51 PM PST by fso301
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To: JRandomFreeper

funny you recommendedd the two i was thinking about.


26 posted on 12/15/2012 11:30:18 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: RC one

Sounds like you have a fine grouping already. I might suggest spending the money on some more ammo instead.


27 posted on 12/15/2012 11:32:19 PM PST by Lockbar (Quality factory loaded ammunition ---- The New Gold)
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To: RC one

Ruger 10 / 22 and then spend the rest of the money on cheap ammo

TT


28 posted on 12/15/2012 11:35:05 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: Lockbar

components might be a good idea too.


29 posted on 12/15/2012 11:37:22 PM PST by RC one (FU liberals)
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To: RC one

Good luck with it. I think that it’s wise to go with a piston.

And yeah, 7.62 ammo can add up. I’m just kind of partial to it.


30 posted on 12/15/2012 11:38:06 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: RC one

AR-15 is great but they need to be babied against dust and grime. Ruger Mini-14 or a Russian Saiga rifle chambered in .223 or .308. Loose fit parts and capable of operating when you have no time to clean it.


31 posted on 12/15/2012 11:39:18 PM PST by Fee
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To: Secret Agent Man
I won't ask which two. But the air is sorta thin at the top, and mostly, it's variations on a theme. Eugene Stoner is dead, John Moses Browning is dead, Kalashnikov is alive, but barely breathing, and probably drunk on cheap vodka, individuals designing firearms to sell to the government is pretty much a dead letter these days.

I'll stand by all I listed as having been owned by me, and enjoyed as accurate technical equipment. Whichever of the two you were thinking about.

/johnny

32 posted on 12/15/2012 11:39:34 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Fee
that's why I'm leaning towards the stag arms piston AR15. the gas impingement system of the AR15 has always been its weakest link. I've been wanting a piston AR15 but the price has always been prohibitive; however, this Stag Arms model 8 piston driven AR15 seems like a whole lotta gun for $1,145. comes with flip up front and rear sites too. I was an expert rifleman in the infantry so I'm partial to the platform too. That's why I went with the AR10T over an FAL or a HK or an M1a (plus the price was right).
33 posted on 12/15/2012 11:48:08 PM PST by RC one (FU liberals)
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To: RC one

Here’s a good deal on factory-new Yugo AK rifle. . .

http://www.classicfirearms.com/papriflews

649.00 plus shipping and your local FFL transfer fee. . .


34 posted on 12/16/2012 12:22:29 AM PST by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: RC one

I am not biting the AR fever one bit, though I have two. My choice is the M1A with its .308 cartridges. If I were to get something for close quarters I would check out the FAL and or a different round like the 6.8 anything but the .223 and its jam syndrome.

Sorry to say but I do NOT want a weapon that is prone to jam, though in some recent events I am glad they did. I can be smarter and can see designs that may look inferior tend to much more reliable.


35 posted on 12/16/2012 12:32:49 AM PST by Eye of Unk (A Civil Cold War in America is here, its already been declared.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

johnny

You remind me of me (except for the cooking, but I still try)

You are now my favorite Freeper (sorry Laz)

TT


36 posted on 12/16/2012 12:53:59 AM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: RC one

The new Ruger Mini-30’s are far more accurate than before, extremely reliable, and ideal.....not too expensive either....scope mounts included.....throw a red-dot on there and you are in for some great shooting......

IF you can find one..........

In stainless, of course.........


37 posted on 12/16/2012 12:59:11 AM PST by Arlis (.)
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To: Eye of Unk
I haven't had a lot of jamming issues with my gas impingement AR15s but I completely respect your need for 7.62 mm. Nothing shoots through heavy cover better although it still doesn't penetrate as well as I'd like if you follow me. I went with the Armalite for my BBBR and I'm happy enough with it. I have a 24" bull barrel though so it's a battle rifle second and a sniper rifle first. I'm gonna look into a second carbine upper for it and then go for the Stag arms model 8 which I expect to be quite reliable since it isn't venting super heated dirty gasses into the breech/bolt face area. I saw a demo where the bolt carrier actually decreased in temperature after a 30 round magazine was put through it. I have heard some negative feedback on the M1A FWIW.
38 posted on 12/16/2012 1:06:50 AM PST by RC one (FU liberals)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I have a 10/22. It and the ruger .22 pistols are essentials IMO. I never really took to the AK/SKS platforms. I respect them but I never had the ambition to support the caliber or the platform. I like tack drivers-rifles that can shoot .2-.3 MOA out to around 400 yards. That kind of accuracy should be the standard we all strive for any more IMHO. The days of casually shooting a case of ammo up at the range are over. training needs to focus on cold bore accuracy and precision.


39 posted on 12/16/2012 1:16:38 AM PST by RC one (FU liberals)
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To: Eye of Unk

I don’t own an AR and have no desire to. I guess you could say I’m an AK snob for all the usual reasons. WASR10 works for me.


40 posted on 12/16/2012 3:55:21 AM PST by MachIV
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To: RC one
FWIW...Bushmaster may be in big trouble; a self-inflicted wound after they paid out a sizable settlement after the DC shootings. I can't imagine the enormity of what the class action suit for this event will be.

The manufacturer and dealer of the rifle used in the Washington, D.C.-area sniper shootings agreed Wednesday to pay $2.5 million in a settlement with victims and victims' families.

The settlement with Bushmaster marks the first time a gun manufacturer has agreed to pay damages to settle claims of negligent distribution of weapons, said Jon Lowy, a lawyer with the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. He helped argue the case. He said the settlement with Bull's Eye Shooter Supply is the largest against a gun dealer.

''These settlements send a loud and clear message that the gun industry cannot turn a blind eye to how criminals get their guns," Lowy said.

Bushmaster Firearms of Windham, Maine, agreed to pay $550,000 to eight plaintiffs. Bull's Eye Shooter Supply of Tacoma, where the snipers' Bushmaster rifle came from, agreed to pay $2 million.

41 posted on 12/16/2012 4:30:20 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: RC one
Every home should have one of these.


42 posted on 12/16/2012 4:41:57 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: RC one
Well, an AK is a logical choice. You can opt for the 7.62x39 original or the 5.45x39 current version.

Rigid stock or folding stock. Stamped or milled receiver. Russian, Bulgarian, Czech, Romanian, Chicom or other variants.

Heck get one of each and start a collection.

43 posted on 12/16/2012 5:11:41 AM PST by johncatl (...governs least, governs best.)
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To: RC one

I have a SCAR17 and would not trade it for any other rifle.


44 posted on 12/16/2012 5:26:42 AM PST by Ace the Biker (I wasn't born in Texas but I got here as fast as I could.)
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To: RC one
I have 2 AR-15s too. A Colt A2 and a Bushmaster M4. The Bushmaster is flat earth with Magpul furniture and is sweet. I've been toying with the idea of getting a .22LR AR-15 to play with. The Mossberg below has a MSRP fo just over $400. Street price probably around $325 or so. A lot less expensive to shoot than .223/5.56.


45 posted on 12/16/2012 5:37:42 AM PST by Jaxter ("Pro Aris et Focis")
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To: RC one

What’s an assault rifle?


46 posted on 12/16/2012 5:39:46 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: Eva
I hear that guns and ammo were just flying out of our local sporting goods store today. I don’t know if its been that way every day, but it sure was today.

I was in my favorite gun store yesterday 20 minutes after it opened. It's a very LARGE store with 20+ lanes for target practice.

I got one of the last two parking spots in the lot when I arrived. There was a LINE to have FOID pictures taken. Every gun shop employee was busy with customers looking at firearms. I waited almost 30 minutes to get help looking at a new compact 9mm for my wife.

The ammo shelves were already half-empty as I replenished my supply of 9mm and .308's. Picked up a bucket of .223, and three high capacity magazines for my HnK USP9.

Since Illinois now *HAS* to pass a conceal/carry law per a Federal Appeals Court last week, I was also looking for a holster for my HnK USP9 and a holster for my wife's 380, figuring it's best to pick those up NOW than after the law finally passes and everyone wants them.

Spent 2 hours total in the store, by the time I walked out cars were circling the lot looking for parking spaces. It was a MAD HOUSE. Every time these stupid Democrats start talking gun control, everyone seemingly heads for the gun shops.

47 posted on 12/16/2012 5:53:25 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: RC one

That’s alot of AR-15 for $1145. I’d buy one (if I needed another....)


48 posted on 12/16/2012 5:57:40 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: TexasTransplant

[ You are now my favorite Freeper (sorry Laz)]

Laz is laying low for awhile because of his post a few days ago identifying the wrong shooter in the school massacre.

It’s always good to have a backup fav.


49 posted on 12/16/2012 6:26:46 AM PST by RetSignman ("A Republic if you can keep it"....)
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To: RC one

Sig-Sauer SIG556, on sale at Cabelas for $999.98. Adjustable folding stock,gas piston design, easy to clean, tack driver.


50 posted on 12/16/2012 6:33:02 AM PST by PJammers (I can't help it... It's my idiom!)
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