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    California resident Rifle Recommendation

    Anyone have a recommendation for a good solid rifle in the $450-$1250 range? I thought it would be great to go with an AK because of the durability and reliability. I also read that an AR is great because of it's accuracy. Any ideas?

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    Remember, you can't get an AR or AK in California without serious modifications (magazine is limited to 10 rounds, mag can only be removed with a tool, etc.) The Saiga AKs are modified and very popular, and ARs are equally modified, so you need to check with a local shop and see what is available.
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    Any particular brand that is known for reliability or accuracy?

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    move to free America!

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    Seriously, it's crossed my mind a couple times. I've just lived here my whole life so it might be kinda hard to do that.

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    I think these may still be legal in CA, as long as you don't paint it black.

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    I don't think that's legal it appears that that firearm has a larger than 10 round clip.

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    Buy a M1 Garand thru CMP......those are still legal there I think.

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    I think you can have an AR-15 and use removable 10 round magazines if you use a MonsterMan grip - I would choose that if it were me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BilgeRat View Post
    move to free America!
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    Seriously, it's crossed my mind a couple times. I've just lived here my whole life so it might be kinda hard to do that.
    I lived in SoCal for 30 years. Then I moved. Best decision ever. The hardest step is the first. Then it's all gravy from there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by byscutgunguy View Post
    Anyone have a recommendation for a good solid rifle in the $450-$1250 range? I thought it would be great to go with an AK because of the durability and reliability. I also read that an AR is great because of it's accuracy. Any ideas?
    Well... I know that one is not supposed to answer a question with a qestion BUT what do you want to use the rifle for? Long distance plinking, target shooting, competition, hunting.....?

    M1 Carbines are fun, M1 Garands are a blast but are heavy, Keltec Rifles are not bad either (I think one or two models are CA legal). The walther .22 rifle is LOOOOOOTS of fun..... anyways, the list goes one but it all revolves around what use you want the rifle for ;)

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    M1 Garand, M1A, or a Saiga seem like good choices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C9H13NO3 View Post
    I think these may still be legal in CA, as long as you don't paint it black.



    To the OP...the above would qualify in CA.
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