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Old 10-22-2006, 01:12 PM   #1
 
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cheap semi-auto rifles

hello all . I am new to this sight and wanted to say hello. also i have been looking arround on the internet for some cheap rifles and find myself comeing up short. i dont need an sks or an ak. i am a student and have very little money to spend on an AR or anything like that .i'm looking for something in the 100 to 400$ range thats worth buying. thanks in advance.
 
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Old 10-23-2006, 07:34 AM   #2
 
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Welcome. For an inexpensive rifle, look at the Ruger 10-22. These little puppies are reliable and accurate, and there are plenty of aftermarket parts available if you want to dress it up a bit.
 
Old 10-27-2006, 02:17 PM   #3
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Re: cheap semi-auto rifles

I can highly recommend the Saiga line of rifles. They are AK's that have been "sporterized" to meet our insane import laws. They come in .223, 7.62x39, and .308. Scuttlebutt on the street is that they will be introducing a 30-06 soon.

My favorite is the .308 with a 16" barrel. This gives you a rifle with some serious power in an M-4 sized package plus it has the AK's well deserved reputation for reliability.

The last time I checked, these rifles were retailing for $305 from Stanley's Pro Shop in Georgia. The "sporterized" characteristics can be fixed by purchasing a standard AK stock from someplace like K-VAR or TAPCO for $30 and a new trigger group for $40. Or you can leave it as it comes out of the box and it will be fine.

The only shortcoming of the .308 is the lack of standard 20 capacity mags. But, an outfit named FBMG is about to introduce 20 round mags.

As for strengths, these rifles are stout, 100% reliable, and as accurate as Springfield's standard M1A. You could probably buy 4 or 5 .308 Saiga's for the cost of a single Springfield M1A. Plus, they can be worked on by the hobby gunsmith to de-sporterize and modify. Any rifle that is finished using black paint is meant for some serious use.

I recommend that you Google "Saiga forum" and do some reading about this relatively unknown line of rifles.
 
 
Old 11-10-2006, 03:47 PM   #4
 
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thank you

I recently took your advice and bought a ruger 10/22. and it is a nice rifle. payed 200 flat for it.. stainless steal model, 50rd clip, scope,and sling. took it out today zeroed in the scope and had alittle fun. great advice. thanks.
 
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