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6/21/2017 8:25:40 PM
Posted: 9/1/2001 7:17:25 PM EDT
which AR 15 would you recommend for weekend plinking - nothing fancy or expensive---just good and reliable. Some say Eagle Arms, others Bushmaster.
Link Posted: 9/1/2001 7:22:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/1/2001 7:42:00 PM EDT
To me “Plinking” means recreational shooting: cans, old bottles, turtles at the pond and the like. I’d get a Ruger 10/22 you can pick one up cheep, the ammo is cheep and magazines are cheep. It’s a much simpler mechanism and is less prone to misfeeding than a low end AR-15. Of course the 22LR is a lot less powerful than the .223 rem If I can’t convince you to get a 10/22 spent about 650-750 for a good AR. It’s less expensive in the long run because you won’t have to pay a gunsmith to fix your rifle.
Link Posted: 9/1/2001 7:43:05 PM EDT
Well, I have an Oly Arms "Plinker" model, for only $570, and it shoots great!
Link Posted: 9/1/2001 7:45:26 PM EDT
The best "plinker", as far as center fire rifle that i have, is a marlin 9mm carbine.....cheaper to shoot than a 22mag, and almost the same thing as the 10-22......[:)]
Link Posted: 9/1/2001 7:54:48 PM EDT
I would also suggest a 10/22. I have a heavy barreled 10/22 and I love shooting it. Accurate and reliable. The ammo IS cheap but the mags are god awful expensive for anything over ten rounds. A good inexpensive ar is a hard thing to find. I built one that works great but some seem to have problems w/ homebuilts. I like the Bushmasters from personal use.
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