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    $500-600 to spend during summer. I need a good rifle.

    So I should make enough money over summertime to be able to purchase a few guns -- one of which I want to be a rifle. I have 4 guns already, a Glock 19, a S&W prelock model 10, a Ruger 10/22 and a Rem 870 20 GA. However, I really want a good rifle in a decent caliber that can be used in a defensive SHTF scenario. I'll have about $500-600 to spend for it. What do you guys and gals suggest.

    Caveat: It can be brand new or milsurp good-excellent condition (Im a little wary of cosmoline, though). I'd like it chambered in a good caliber, can be either pistol caliber (like .357) or rifle caliber (preferably 7.62x39, .223).

    I look forward to your suggestions. Thanks.
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    Check out the CMMG "Bargain Bin" - a couple folks here on the forum have gotten good rifles from them at a great price.

    http://cmmginc.secure-mall.com/shop/...026252&cat=33&

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    CETME, check one out on Gunbroker.com. Well within your price range, plentyful ammo supply, cheap mags, fun to shoot. What more could you ask for? John

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    Well, in your price range or below, you have
    AK's, mostly the Yugoslavian or Romanian models
    SKS's which can be found for under 200 usually
    Savage bolt actions which can be had in most rifle calibers and have that nice accu-trigger
    Marlin lever actions in both .357 and .44
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    Saiga 7.62x39. Rifle for around 300, mod it out to full AK for about 150 or less, spend the rest on ammo.
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    Yugo m70ab2, if you can find one. Would fit right in your price range and it's a very solid rifle.

    Or perhaps a SAR or something for a little less. I would stay away from WASR's, but some people like them.

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    look around you might should able to find a used AR15 in that price range
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    ruger mini 14 in .223 or ruger mini 30 in 7.62x39
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    I Agree W/ duk

    Mini 14/30 are great all around rifles. Also, companies like TAPCO and others make all kinds of accessories to include really good tactical stocks.

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    I'd go with a CETME or antoher 7.62x51, but that is what I like
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    Used AR, bargain bin or assemble your own. They're almost as easy as Legos.
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    Different consideration...

    A good ole' 30-30 might be what you're looking for...OMO

    Great gun with multi-purpose...home SHTF scenario...and a food getter...

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    I have a Marlin .357 and boy was it a pain to find! I looked for 4 months almost 5 before I found it. GREAT firearm though.

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    +1 on the CETME.
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    a SHTF firearm needs to be chambered in a caliber easy to get...so IMO that rules out, old military or foreign rounds.
    I would try something like a:
    30-30 lever action ie marlin 336 or similar
    30-06 either a semi auto like a 7400 or 742 remington woodmaster, which you can buy 10 rounds mags, OR
    something in
    .308 which ammo is plentiful...like a used socom from springfield.
    .223 ie AR15 or others like ruger mini14.
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