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Old 08-02-2006, 02:46 PM   #11
 
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Glad I found this article; I too am looking into a semi-auto rifle and am not real sure where to begin. I love shooting my .45 taurus 24/7 but Im ready to move to something more interesting. I do have one (possibly really dumb to most of you) question. Im seeing similar rifles and interchanging definitions in magazines and it concerns this: What, if any, is the difference between a rifle shooting .223 or 5.56mm ammo? Is one interchangeable with the other? Are they actually the same (a-la- english vs. metric type thing), or are they completely different (and is one signifigantly cheaper to shoot than the other?) Thanks. (and I drool daily over the new sig 556)
 
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Old 08-03-2006, 02:59 PM   #12
 
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I have shot SKS rifles for a while now, and I enjoy them. They're inexpensive (depending on which version you get), well made, and the ammo is inexpensive also. They shoot the 7.62x39 round....a nice medium size. As a first semi-auto, they're a blast. Some of them have collectible value, too.
 
Old 12-19-2013, 08:33 PM   #13
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As you can see there are lots of options. I have had excellent results with DPMS. Price is right for entry level also. I love my Colt but they are overpriced IMO.
 
 
Old 12-20-2013, 04:23 PM   #14
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Oops... Posted to several veery old threads. Guess I better check last post dates. I am new here.
 
Old 12-20-2013, 05:44 PM   #15
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We ALL did that when we started on the forums.
 
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