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Posted: 12/11/2016 8:00:44 PM EST
I'd like to stick with 5.56, what is available?
Link Posted: 12/11/2016 8:03:25 PM EST
Ruger Mini-14
Link Posted: 12/11/2016 8:09:39 PM EST
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Keltec SU-16
Century C93

I would suggest sticking with an AR instead of any of those though
Link Posted: 12/11/2016 8:17:14 PM EST
Beretta ARX 100 is $999 right now. So cool. But again I think FPNI. I grew up with the Mini-14 always having horrible accuracy but since the 2.0 version with the CHF barrels they are supposed to be pretty darn awesome. I'm on the 10 rifles for Trump regiment and none of them will be ARs. There are so many of them now we have a population problem.
Link Posted: 12/12/2016 7:07:13 AM EST
C93 would be a good choice, just go into it knowing that it might take a trip back to the vendor or swapping a part to get it functioning perfectly.

My C93 took a recoil spring assembly to get it working right. The one they used was surplus and worn out. One $40 part later and I have a freakin' great rifle for not much money.
Link Posted: 12/12/2016 12:25:43 PM EST
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Originally Posted By governmentman:
C93 would be a good choice, just go into it knowing that it might take a trip back to the vendor or swapping a part to get it functioning perfectly.

My C93 took a recoil spring assembly to get it working right. The one they used was surplus and worn out. One $40 part later and I have a freakin' great rifle for not much money.
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C93 is a horrible choice if you are trying to save money.

Any HK93 is a money pit for mags and accessories..
Link Posted: 12/12/2016 5:32:53 PM EST
I am enjoying my arx100 which I believe is just under$1000.
Link Posted: 12/12/2016 5:48:33 PM EST
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Originally Posted By firemed13:
I am enjoying my arx100 which I believe is just under$1000.
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Hi,

Do you recall offhand any vendors you've seen recently selling them for around $1000? That is a great price.
Link Posted: 12/12/2016 6:14:48 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Wkendwarrior2003:


Hi,

Do you recall offhand any vendors you've seen recently selling them for around $1000? That is a great price.
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Botach has them for $990 right now
Link Posted: 12/12/2016 8:24:51 PM EST
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C93 is a horrible choice if you are trying to save money.

Any HK93 is a money pit for mags and accessories..
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Originally Posted By governmentman:
C93 would be a good choice, just go into it knowing that it might take a trip back to the vendor or swapping a part to get it functioning perfectly.

My C93 took a recoil spring assembly to get it working right. The one they used was surplus and worn out. One $40 part later and I have a freakin' great rifle for not much money.


C93 is a horrible choice if you are trying to save money.

Any HK93 is a money pit for mags and accessories..


I got my HK 40 rounders for about $40 a pop, and the promag ones are $15ish and actually work well.
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 3:23:19 AM EST
Check out the mini-14 before you buy one.  The magazines are a bitch to put in and take out, not like an AR.  There is an extended magazine release out there somewhere but hasn't hit the general market yet.
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 3:40:53 AM EST
Mini-14 or Ares SCR
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 4:02:41 AM EST
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Daewoo or the m85 pap aks come to mind

Eta
Might find a 556 vz58 for sale under 1k. Century version.

Eta2.... golani (galil) run under 1k too

Eta3............molot vepr pioneer in 223
Link Posted: 12/14/2016 11:54:28 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/15/2016 12:33:24 AM EST
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I have a vector 93 and in 223 the roller action is super smooth and low recoil love it.
Also agree on the Daewoos love them more than ar15
I have a ORF R4 clone which is good and low recoil. Not has heavy as everyone thinks. It balances well.

OK where are you guys getting Beretta are for less $1000. I want one. Prefer fde though.
Lowest is 1150 at botach
Link Posted: 12/15/2016 10:07:10 PM EST
VZ-58s are around that price range I think.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 12:48:58 PM EST
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Originally Posted By governmentman:


I got my HK 40 rounders for about $40 a pop, and the promag ones are $15ish and actually work well.
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Those days are over.

Now it's the ProMags (which might be great for range mags) , $35 MKE mags which are military grade, but if they are the same plastic as G36 mags are not a long term solution, and finally expensive $80 HK mags.

Link Posted: 12/16/2016 7:04:44 PM EST
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VZ-58s are around that price range I think.
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While excellent guns, they are not 223
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 3:18:18 AM EST
999 for an arx100 would be a deal.

Mini14's are too inaccurate to be fun imo

Vepr pioneer in 223 would be cool

Wolf Taiwanese t91 upper on an AR lower maybe?

FN FNAR?

I'd do the arx100, or the pioneer if you want something with a traditional style stock like a mini 14, but is way better than a mini14. Yes it is basically an ak action, but it's not much like shooting an ak.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 10:13:52 AM EST
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Originally Posted By whopete89:

Botach has them for $990 right now
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I just bought one two weeks ago for that price. I just looked at their website a few minutes ago and they've jacked the price over $1200.00 now.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 5:40:30 PM EST
I picked up (private sale) a mint Daewoo DR 200 at the local fun show for $800.00 yesterday
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 11:43:36 AM EST
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Originally Posted By ronin556:


While excellent guns, they are not 223
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There is a 5.56 version that has an adapter that takes AR magazines. Sad part is it doesn't sell for under $1k, and are hard to find. The only place I seen them in a good quantity was on the TV series Strike Back.
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