GUN Rifle Crew, recommend me my first rifle

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  1. kruucks

    kruucks oh herro

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    no .22s, though.

    reliability is the number one attribute i'm looking for. low cost would work, too.

    really, i'm looking for the glocks for the rifle world. :wiggle:

    edit: i want to target shoot. something with a scope. probably not a pistol grip. how much do reminton 700's go for?
     
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    What are you gonna use it for? What budget?
     
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    phrozenlikwid New Member

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    Remington 700, used. 308/223 if you don't reload.
     
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    Emfuser Nuclear Moderator Super Moderator

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    So you want cheap, reliable, and not a .22?

    Get yourself an AK.
     
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    i want to target shoot. something with a scope. probably not a pistol grip. how much do reminton 700's go for?
     
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    Emfuser Nuclear Moderator Super Moderator

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    Ok, now take those exact words and put them in your first post, since it was so vague.
     
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    good call
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    540 for the SPS Tactical Version, $40 Rebate. Plus a scope and bipod your looking at another 400 easy.
     
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    are these easy to find used?
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Probably better to train with a .22LR though, if your just going to do target shooting. I mean a .308 round is going to cost you cheapest 50cents for cheap plinking ammo but match ammo not reloaded is going to cost you close to 1+ a shot.

    I guess it depends on how well you already shoot, but if its your first time to shoot get a 22lr that way you learn to control flinching, trigger pull, breathing, etc

    Plus you can get 22lr for $14 for 550 at walmart
     
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    I would recommend a .22lr as well even though you say you don't want one. If it's your first rifle you're going to want as much practice as possible and IMO that's not really practical with a 308/223 or any of those more expensive rounds. Just spend $200ish on a nice used bolt action .22 and put a decent scope on it and enjoy shooting all day with $20 worth of ammo. Get your fundamentals down at 50-100 yds and then move onto something bigger and your .22 probably won't depreciate much so you can sell it if you want.
     
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    What kind of "target shooting" are you wanting to do? What kind of ranges? Are you wanting to just plink from a bench at static targets, or are you wanting to run around and shoot at stuff at unknown distances?

    If this is the "I want a rifle I can take to a range and shoot <200 yards with my friends" type question..... Then you really would be better served with a 22. Shooting centerfire boltguns at short ranges is not very much fun.
     
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    Emfuser Nuclear Moderator Super Moderator

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    Another vote to acquire a .22LR along with whatever else you want to get.

    If you look around the gun community, nearly EVERYONE who shoots rifles (and even most people who are into other types of firearms) has and shoots a 22. They're a cheap, but effective way to practice marksmanship and shooting technique. You'll find competition gunners like yar and AB13 have 22s, rifle guys like me have 22s, and many of your handgun guys have them as well. They are the go-to use to practice shooting on the cheap.
     
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    Mosin M44($79.99)+ATI stock($49.99)+bolt and scope mount($24.99)+muzzle brake($9.99)+scope($150)= $315
     
  17. I don't know why you don't want the .22, but it's really a great idea to get one. You can shoot the .22 at 50-100 yards and learn all the fundamentals that you'll need if you want to get into serious accuracy with a centerfire weapon somewhere down the road. They're cheap to buy and the ammo is very cheap compared to pretty much anything. Get a quality used bolt action .22 of some sort, get a decent scope, and get to the range and practice. I know it's not as glamorous as something like a .308, but you'll be able to shoot far more with the .22, and that's what translates into skills that you'll later apply to something else. Anyone can take a Mosin and shoot 7 inch groups at 100 yards, but you're really not learning anything. Trying to shoot .25 inch groups at 50 yards with a .22 teaches you a lot.
     
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    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    This thread makes me want to bust out my 22 and spend a day at the range while it's still nice out. I'm doing the shooting part of my CPL course on sunday and I might just stick around afterwards to shoot up some paper until it's too dark to shoot.

    That's the beauty of .22's, IMO. If I spend $40 I can get 1000 rounds of decent federal champion and spend a whole day out there. You'd be lucky to get 100 rounds of meh .308 for $40.
     
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    Marlin 336 in 30-30, is what I would get if not a 22lr to get used to shooting with.
     
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    I hate to be that guy that says "yeah fuck what you want, THIS is what you want" but I agree. I think a marlin 60 is under $150 new and you might find them for $75-100 at a pawn shop. Add scope and practice for pennies a shot. Later on get the gun thats going to cost you 50 cents every time you pull the trigger.

    to put it in perspective, $12 will get you 550 shots of .22 or 24 shots of .308. Range days get expensive with center fire.
     
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    Rem 700 in 30.06 :o
     
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    I just say that because I'm getting one for this season
     
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    I was looking at those a couple weeks ago, Satan. Look decent but reviews are ho-hum.
     

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