Lack of reasonably priced rifles? Work with what you've got...

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    Lack of reasonably priced rifles? Work with what you've got...

    I had planned on buying my first AR-15 after the new year, but we all know what happened resulting in insane prices and little availability. I decided to go another route and give an old Hungarian AK (AMD-65 carbine) some love instead. I've owned it for a number of years in a completely stock condition and it's a great shooting little carbine. I went onto Amazon and picked up a quad-rail fore-end, new red dot reflex sight, and new grip. I guess I'll just have to dance with the one that brung me until things settle down. I would imagine many of you might be doing the same.

    I'll get some pics after delivery and installation.

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    Took my TLABR* to the range today. It still does the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10thmtn View Post
    Took my TLABR* to the range today. It still does the job.

    ("Tactical" Lever Action Battle Rifle)
    A lever gun is a great defensive rifle that doesn't garner dirty looks (unless it's that hideous monstrosity Mossberg recently came out with). I had my dad's pre-64 Model 94 for years before he decided he wanted it back. I'm looking for a new lever gun simply because they're practical and fun to shoot.
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    I have an AMD-65 that I grabbed when they were selling for around 400 bucks. Figured I couldn't go wrong.

    The gun shoots great. In fact, it shoots surprisingly well. I'd like to refinish mine because it was scuffed up when it arrived (I didn't notice at the time) and I tried to touch up the spots with a Birchwood Casey "Super Black" touch up pen. Oops, I should have left well enogh alone. My "touch ups" shine like new money.

    I figure that Gun Kote and a red dot sight will really spruce up this little gem. Maybe some new grips, too, because the originals are ugly, scratched up gray things. I look forward to seeing pics of yours when you get the new goodies installed.

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    SOF Truth #1 people are more important than hardware.

    I'd rather have a Warrior that is dead nuts with a lever gun than a zero with the most expensive AR on the market loaded with gimmicks.
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    Yup! I was considering getting into more rifles this next year. Now, I think I will wait and see what happens over the next six months.

    I think I can cope with life owning only a .22 lever gun and an WASR.
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    Either work with what you got, or what you can get. Now anything is better than nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lowercase View Post
    I have an AMD-65 that I grabbed when they were selling for around 400 bucks. Figured I couldn't go wrong.

    The gun shoots great. In fact, it shoots surprisingly well. I'd like to refinish mine because it was scuffed up when it arrived (I didn't notice at the time) and I tried to touch up the spots with a Birchwood Casey "Super Black" touch up pen. Oops, I should have left well enogh alone. My "touch ups" shine like new money.

    I figure that Gun Kote and a red dot sight will really spruce up this little gem. Maybe some new grips, too, because the originals are ugly, scratched up gray things. I look forward to seeing pics of yours when you get the new goodies installed.
    Flat black high temp grill works great for touch ups. I removed the front grip on the AMD some time ago and don't miss it and you're right-those gray plastic grips that come on the gun are hideous. That little AMD is a great shooter and has always been one of the best values of any AK variant. I paid $329 for mine back before the first run on EBR's when BHO was first elected.
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    Yeah I am afraid that the days of reasonably priced black rifles may be long gone or at least delayed.

    On gunbroker it was pointed out to me by a buddy of an SKS converted to take AK mags, nothing else special about the gun, was selling for and currently being bid on for $1900.00.

    As stated it is the man behind the gun not the gun itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10thmtn View Post
    Took my TLABR* to the range today. It still does the job.

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    A .357 lever action is on my list! As is another .357 revolver. Probably a ruger
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollo View Post
    A .357 lever action is on my list!
    Wanted one for awhile myself. Can see picking up a lever action rifle or two in the future. Always looking for an opportunity to acquire a new firearms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sticks View Post
    Either work with what you got, or what you can get. Now anything is better than nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skygod View Post
    SOF Truth #1 people are more important than hardware.

    I'd rather have a Warrior that is dead nuts with a lever gun than a zero with the most expensive AR on the market loaded with gimmicks.
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