Recommend a milsurp carbine?
I've been thinking about getting a bolt action or semi auto mil-surp gun. Cheap in the name of the game here, but I don't really know where I should look. I was hoping you guys could recommend a good rifle for a beginner into the mil-surp world. I'm not new to rifles or shooting in general, I'm just ignorant about all these old guns. So this is what I'm looking for.
I want to do a lot of shooting so ammo needs to be dirt cheap.
I kind of want a project that I can tinker with, you know refinish the stock, reblue it, just a fun resto-mod project.
I think a carbine would be nice as it would be much more portable, but I think the recoil may be much more than I want.
Bolt action or semi-auto doesn't matter.
I've thought about
7.62 Mosin Carbine
1916 Short Mauser
I thought the FR-8 would be a neat platform to build on and be kinda unique.
Can you guys recommend a good cheap carbine?