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    Rifle Advice

    Since I can't afford an AR, what rifle would you recommend?

    would a bolt action 30-06 be plenty?

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    Yeah, a 30-06 is plenty. But my question is...plenty for what?
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    What are you wanting to use the rifle for? Hunting, home defense or both.

    How much have you got to spend?

    Do you have a 12ga shotgun?

    If you haven't got a shotgun I'd get a Mossberg HD, hunting combo for around $300 to $350 first.

    If you answer the above questions I can better answer your original question
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    Ok these are my plans.

    I'm going to be getting a Remington 870 Express.

    I'd like to get an AR for HD, but they're way out there on prices so i'd figured I'd get something more in my ball park...

    So that's why I brought up the question.

    oh by the way, yes for both...
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    What about an AK? They're usually more affordable than an AR.
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    pistol caliber carbine? the keltec 9mm is darn hard t find, but I want one. The .40cal is plentiful for around $300, I think. 30.06 is too much for HD, IMO.
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    A rifle........a shotgun? Well now, let's see. Keeping well below the avarage price of an AR-15, you could probably have both. Say I had a total budget of $400 (less than half an AR-15)....what would I get if I wanted a rifle and a shotgun? Shotgun--One of my local Wal Marts had the Mossberg Maverick88 on sale here about a month ago for $147...I don't know what the regular price is on them, but I figure it would still be less than $200. The rifle-----cost of ammo, price.......I'm going to say what comes to the top of my head here, and if you were just wanting a rifle and nothing else, my thinking would be different, and I'll explain that here in a minute--but I would get a Ruger 10/22. Now of course, that's if you even entertained the thought of both rifle and shotgun. For the rifle only (and I'm not sure what your allowance is for that), I might go for the 30-06. The model of 30-06 I would choose would be the 750 Woodmaster, but that might even set you back $700 if new...I would look for used hopefully around or under $500 with a scope already mounted. The 10/22 would be a good game-getter in a survival circumstance, and very effective for keeping things at bay at 75yds or under and very accurate once you learn the ballistics, and easy to feed with 500 rounds of ammo under $15. Defensively, it should be used anywhere above the chest area. If you want something more, maybe a 22 magnum, still under $300 and lower cost ammo.
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    A .22lr is a good choice, it is great for small game ammo is cheap and you can carry alot of ammo. High cap mags are available which can give you a high volume of fire with little recoil. This is highly portable and when coupled with a large caliber pistol it makes an almost perfect BUGOUT survival combo

    If you are wanting a larger caliber rifle for under $400 then a bolt action or single shot is about your only choice, unless you go for a SKS or AK. The SKS can be used for hunting fairly easily but the AK is more limited.
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    Have you looked at a Ruger Mini-14? Cheaper than a AR and very reliable.
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    I'm new to the gun world so all this stuff is new to me lol..

    I bought a Magtech .22 that holds 10rds.. I got a heck of a deal.. $40

    Very nice shape..

    is that what's meant by .22lr?

    I use to have a 30-06 bolt action savage but I sold it like 4 yrs ago.. I thought I was going to be a hunter but decided I wasn't cut out for that lol..

    Now I wish I had never sold it..
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    When people just say '22' they almost always mean '22lr', unless there is something more specified such as '22 magnum'.

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    TRICKORMATE, RamRod has a good piece of advice. Get a mag-fed deer rifle with optics. It will be your best-buy, at the moment.

    I find .30-06 unnecessary(long-action), but .308, 7mm, 6mm, and related are all fine choices. Go to WallyWorld, and check the prices of a caliber you like and go from there. A 2x-whatever optic is a good choice, since at 2x, it can reasonably function as a dot-scope. 'Course, if you have a ready supply of .30-06, by all means!

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    If I was looking at a HD rifle, and didn't want to go with an AR, I'd be looking at something lever-action, probably .30-30.

    Marlin 336 would probably be the way to go. However, Mossberg has come out with a new lever action (464) for a quite reasonable price.

    You could, conceivably, get a .30-06 lever action (Browning BLR, Winchester 1895), but they cost more than most AR's.

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    You could look at a Remington 7600 pump-action .30-06; around here, they usually go for less than $400 used. IIRC, somebody made 10 & 20 round after-market magazines for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GWRedDragon View Post
    When people just say '22' they almost always mean '22lr', unless there is something more specified such as '22 magnum'.

    Can I feed all these through my Magtech .22?
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    Can you fellas tell i'm green? lol..
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