Post By RETSUPT99
January 1st, 2013 07:39 PM
What should I do?
Since the current political climate is very unhealthy in terms of searching for any kind of AR-15, and any semi-automatic rifle for that matter, I am curious to hear some opinions on what someone who would REALLY like an AR-15 platform should do.
Search for a mini-14 and settle, if I can even find one?
Look for an SKS?
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January 1st, 2013 07:41 PM
I say the SKS is your best bet right now. Whether you'll be able to get an AR later or not, the SKS is an excellent rifle and I think you'll like it.
January 1st, 2013 07:43 PM
Write your senators and reps in your state, as well as anyone else in political office. That sounds like the best course of action.
I believe the mini 14 is on the chopping block as well isn't it???
Continue your AR search while writing your emails :)
January 1st, 2013 09:08 PM
A lever gun can still be had for less than $500, and the ammo is available. Is an AR really worth 3-5 X as much as a lever gun? I don't think so.
I like my Mini 14 a lot, but if I could only have one center fire rifle, it would be my Marlin 336. Hard hitting .30-30 caliber, 6+1 capacity, can be topped off on the fly, plenty accurate, easily takes a scope, fires almost as quickly as a semi auto, reasonably priced...and does not offend the sheep. Works for me.
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January 1st, 2013 09:16 PM
Buy something else, and trade for an AR later on. FAL or PTR-91 would be a straight across trade in most cases, AK-47 or AK-74 you'd be chipping in cash, M1A you'd get paid for the trade. There are plenty of options. I personally wouldn't go with the SKS. In any case you'll be needing mags and ammo, which are hard to come by for anything at the moment. Where in WA are you? PM if you'd like.
January 1st, 2013 09:20 PM
Build one starting with an 80% complete AR lower that you finish yourself.
January 1st, 2013 09:44 PM
January 1st, 2013 09:55 PM
Get yourself a good 'ole 30-30 and call it good...get a ton of ammo with the savings, too!
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January 2nd, 2013 12:23 AM
As recently as last week, I found a Stainless Mini-14 for $750.00. Didn't buy it.
January 2nd, 2013 01:15 PM
I'm looking at getting a lever action in .357 Mag. That way I can use the same ammo in it and my revolver. With practice a lever action can be fired very quickly.
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