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Posted: 10/28/2001 4:40:45 PM EDT
My father and I are looking for a rifle to share. We are both experienced shooters, however neither of us are very well versed in rifles and their attributes. We are looking for a semi-automatic rifle that is reasonably accurate with a standard looking stock. Something along a M1A or Ruger Mini-14 has been considered and we are just looking for more ideas. (From discussion groups here, the Mini has been dismissed from consideration) Another consideration is cost. We are not looking for a match rifle, just a good accurate, reliable shooter that can be obtained for reasonable price (being around the price of an M1 and cheaper).
Link Posted: 10/28/2001 5:44:52 PM EDT
Look to the top left corner of your screen.

Nuf Said.

Link Posted: 10/28/2001 6:16:04 PM EDT
Maybe i should have clarified "standard looking stock" that means without looking like an assault rifle. And i've heard something about a Steyr Scout.
Is that semi-automatic?
Link Posted: 10/28/2001 6:20:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MELLO:
Maybe i should have clarified "standard looking stock" that means without looking like an assault rifle. And i've heard something about a Steyr Scout.
Is that semi-automatic?

NOPE, bolt action
Link Posted: 10/28/2001 6:22:06 PM EDT
Does anyone have any other suggestions?
Link Posted: 10/28/2001 6:28:46 PM EDT
M 1 garand or M 1 carbine.
Link Posted: 10/28/2001 6:49:48 PM EDT
I would say the M1 carbine also.
Link Posted: 10/28/2001 7:07:32 PM EDT
Ok. Thanks.
I have already found the m1. I'm just wondering if there are any other good weapons out there that fit the criteria.
I'll do the research and what not to see if what you suggest is right for me and my father. Does anyone have any other ideas besides the m1?
Link Posted: 10/28/2001 7:17:41 PM EDT
How 'bout one of these? :


They can even look like this:

...shown with the 870 in its shorter version.

The carbine, 18.5" bbl. is avilable in .30-06 only.
The .308 version is available in the 22" bbl.
10-rd. magazines are available for each of those calibers, but, not necessary.

Two of these can be purchased for the price of one M1A, and, I realize they are completely different rifles with different uses.
The Remington 7400 might be a consideration for you. I like mine!
Link Posted: 10/28/2001 7:22:31 PM EDT
This is the sort of information i'm looking for.
Anymore ideas would be appreciated.
Link Posted: 10/28/2001 7:29:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/28/2001 7:23:04 PM EDT by FALARAK]
Remington 742's can be had for $300, but most I've seen are in 30-06. Small mag, but nice semi-auto saddle rifle.

I think you are on the right track tho... with the M1

Link Posted: 10/28/2001 8:00:02 PM EDT
good browning autos are avail used for good prices and the rifle is very pretty.
Link Posted: 10/28/2001 9:08:44 PM EDT
I don't know why your worried about looks , since here in western Wa I use my MAK90 as my main deer rifle . I mean its rugged , reliable and pretty immune to our liquid sunshine that we get so much of at this time of year .
Link Posted: 10/30/2001 5:03:33 AM EDT
HOw about you and your dad shoot a DCM match together and BOTH of you guys get a M1 Garand.www.odcmp.com/. When I was shooting DCM/CMP a few years ago, they would even let you shoot a bolt action rifle to qualify for the Garand. Now that is a military semi-auto rifle that doesn't look like an assualt weapon.
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