GUN Recommend me a CA legal .223 v.cantbreakthebank

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  1. Hathegkla

    Hathegkla New Member

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    so eventually I want to get another rifle. I kinda want something in a .223 because its cheep and the old lady will shoot it. its mostly for having fun in the desert, long(ish) range plinking/target shooting. I'm pretty open as far as guns go, anything from a bolt action to a semi (just has to be ca legal). I'm looking for something solid and not ridiculously expensive, I love to shoot but don't get to go out very often.
     
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    I've had two gun store owners tell me that for someone who just goes to the
    range every couple of months that the Remington 710 package isn't bad. Both
    said they wouldn't buy it, but for just heading out to shoot a bit every now
    and then it's not bad.

    As one put it....."...the 710, it's cheap, it's not great, but it is probably still
    more accurate than the people buying it"


    I've been tempted to buy a cheap Savage 308 as my first centerfire bolt gun
    personally.
     
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    Personally, I would go with a milsurp for a first bolt gun. It is going to be more robust, and ammo will be cheaper.
     
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    I have heard good things about NEF handirifles for the money. Some people dont like break action though.
     
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    My NEF Survivor Handi-Rifle in .308. The big hole in the diamond is a 3 shot group at 100 yards after I sighted my scope in. If you need a follow-up shot, break-action isn't for you. It has been a good rifle, and it was very inexpensive.
     
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    yeah I've heard the 710 is ok. I'm not a bad shot I've been shooting my whole life but again not every day and I'm not hunting with it.

    I'd love to get a 308 someday but for now I want something I can shoot all day and not go broke.
     
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    .22LR

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    lol @ wanting a 223 so you can shoot all day and not go broke :o
     
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    got one, my dad gave me the obligatory Ruger 10/22 when I turned 13.


    well I meant something a bit higher caliber (higher than my .22lr anyway). you can get surplus/discount 223 for a hell of a lot less than 30.06. that and 223 doesn't have the recoil that 308 and 30.06 has.
     
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    if you really want to shoot all day with a centerfire, get a ruger carbine or something for lower recoil, or a Mosin/Mauser for higher recoil.
     
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    CMP, J&G Sales, Ammo to Go, etc. Milsurp .30-06 is the same as, or even slightly cheaper than, .223/5.56 milsurp. for the time being. (AFAIK)


    As for UMC, American Eagle, WWB, etc, I can't really say as much, but I suspect that's not cheap either, either in .223/5.56,
    or .30-06.
     
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    maybe where you live :mamoru:
     
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    yes, that's right, CMP prices get higher depending on where you live.....
    :ugh: :rolleyes:

    and 23 cents per round is soooo expensive....
     
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    You can't beat CMP prices for 30-06 and the LC stuff is cheaper than commercial .223

    ETA: they're sold out of LC but the greek stuff is still not bad, just sell the en blocs they go for 50 cents-1 dollar each on fleabay
     

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