GUN What's a nice, fairly inexpensive, CA legal, rifle to start off with?

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  1. Gundam

    Gundam Tell Drama he's on my to do list, right after inse

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    I'm still about a year off from turning 21, so I can't get a handgun to start shooting with. What's a decent starter rifle that won't break the bank (under $800 or so.) Keep in mind I have never shot a gun in my life, however I would like to at least start before persuing my career in law enforcement.
     
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    Ruger 10/22
    it's cheap, the ammo is dirt cheap and there is almost no recoil
     
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    Savage 10FP in .308 is a great gun and for less than $550, it comes with a heavy, very accurate barrel and if you get the new edition it has a user adjustable trigger. You will need a scope of course.
     
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    If you're interested in a rimfire a 10/22 like bill suggested is a great choice too, and they can be modified like crazy.
     
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    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    i'd second a vote for the 10/22.

    You can have a new one for less than $200 and ammo is about $2 for 100 rounds.

    i don't know their CA legal status, but the Ruger PC9 is basically the same gun in the 9mm pistol caliber. Still very affordable and a little more practical caliber if you wanted to ever use the gun for home defense or work.

    Either one would be a decent choice. Make sure you get proper instruction in safety and shooting though. If you plan on going to the police academy, you can actually hurt your marksmanship by ingraining bad habits. If you can't budget for a few sessions with an instructor, i'd just wait and let the academy teach you the right way to shoot. They don't expect you to know how going in, and knowing how has no effect whatsoever on your chances of being hired.
     
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    SKS, M1 Carbine, Mini-14, Mini-30, FAL......and whatever else these guys reccomended
     
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    GlocksRock Glock > You

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    SKS would be a great choice. Jut keep it stock though, don't add any hicap mags, just invest in some stripper clips.
     
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    i'd go with either an SKS or a 10/22. you can find all sorts of goodies for a 10/22, as far as stocks, barrels, optics, and ammo go. with the SKS, you're more limited by CA laws, but the ammo is fairly cheap too.
     
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    Gundam Tell Drama he's on my to do list, right after inse

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    I was under the impression that SKS were hard to obtain in CA? I guess I was wrong.
     
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    ca legal?

    red rider bbgun!
     
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    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    They were legal a short time ago as they have no pistol grip and a fixed magazine. CA seems to think gun laws run best if changed every 3000 miles. :hs:
     
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    Gundam Tell Drama he's on my to do list, right after inse

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    What about that new Kel-Tec SU-16? Not sure if it's cali legal, but it looks interesting. People seem to like their pistols, but I'm kind of hesitent about getting a rifle from them.
     
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    The SU-16 was designed to be CA legal, but i don't know if the CA DOJ has ruled it's folding design to be a "folding stock" (even though it is not a functional weapon in the folded position).

    My experience with Kel-tec pistols and the pistol caliber carbines has been all good. i'd anticipate the SU-16 would be a good buy as well, but unfortunately, i can't advise you if it's available in your state. :hs:
     
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    Get a M4A1 or AK47
     
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    in california? :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

    You're quite the joker!
     
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    SU-16's just started shipping out, so give it a month or two before you start hearing anything. I have a Kel-Tec SUB2000 and would definitely buy an SU-16 if it was the same build quality.

    Plus it has a LIFETIME guarentee.
     

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