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Posted: 5/29/2001 8:17:01 AM EDT
Here's the situation: In terms of rifles, you own several AR-15's in several configuations, a dozen pistols (from .22 to .45), several shotguns, and a Remington 700 PSS in .308. You'd like to make another purchase to round out your collection. What's the best choice? 1) Custom Ruger 10/22 with bull-barrel and Leupold 3x-9x scope. 2) Springfield M1A Scout 3) Remington LTR in .308 with Leupold 3x-9x scope. 4) Custom Marlin or Winchester .30-.30 lever action with Teflon coat, ghost-ring right, 16" barrel, etc. What do you guys think? ***ptp
Link Posted: 5/29/2001 8:21:57 AM EDT
None of the above! FAL or HK! Ok, out of your choices, go with the M1A.
Link Posted: 5/29/2001 8:22:52 AM EDT
IMO, the Rem LTR gives you nothing over your PSS. The M1A Scout is kinda a "one-off" rifle. A shorter barrel than the .308 was designed for. But it is a handy size. The 30-30 is basically a deer rifle only. I don't hunt anything other than "X's" The scoped Ruger 10/22 bull barrel would be a great plinker. Since I'm a fan of weapons of military usefulness, I'd probably go with the M1A Scout with a synthetic stock. (With a good scope and rings, that puts you in the used car price range. The Ruger would be a close second.
Link Posted: 5/29/2001 8:24:11 AM EDT
Like SP10 said, I'd get the DSA STG58 FAL over anything that you listed. $795 from your dealer.
Link Posted: 5/29/2001 8:29:13 AM EDT
Originally Posted By garandman: Like SP10 said, I'd get the DSA STG58 FAL over anything that you listed. $795 from your dealer.
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Link Posted: 5/29/2001 8:32:44 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/29/2001 8:31:08 AM EDT by BigDozer66]
The Ruger 10/22T target model is an excellent rifle. You will not be disappointed! Cost about $300 in Stainless and then your Leupold scope for $250-400. I have not completed mine yet but I have have the parts to make it...So if they ban them mine will be Pre-Ban![}:D] Lynn [sniper]
Link Posted: 5/29/2001 8:34:25 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/29/2001 8:34:29 AM EDT
1) Best choice.....everyone should have one. 2) Good choice.....but not as good as 1. 3) Bad choice......essentially the same thing as your PSS. 4) I hate 30-30's.
Link Posted: 5/29/2001 8:46:44 AM EDT
M1A Scout is a great rifle that fits nicely in your collection. (308 semi with versatility) Go For it! [sniper]
Link Posted: 5/29/2001 8:50:11 AM EDT
FAL's or 91's aren't an option anymore in CA. I Just have a hard time spending $700+ on a .22 carbine/rifle that isn't tactical and couldn't protect me or my family. The custom .30-.30 was an option because a couple of years ago I saw a Gunsite custom police version of the Marlin .30-.30. It is still in my mind. It was so slick and handy, yet power enough for survival. My only reservation about the M1A is that .308 is expensive to shoot. It's easier to control your fire (and budget) with my PSS, than an M1A, FAL, etc. Anymore input? ***ptp
Link Posted: 5/29/2001 9:04:01 AM EDT
.308 milsurp is quite affordable and can be quite accurate. I have a bunch of 1989 Radway Green which all of my .308s (A DSA carbine, an AR10, and a Greek SAR8) shoot very well. One of my very first on-paper groups with my iron sighted DSA was 5 shots into ~1 inch with 3 shots in a ragged hole with 2 close flyers at 50 yds. My recently acquired SAR8 easily picked off clay birds at 100 yds with the stuff. Cost? Around $150/1,000 rds at my local gunshows. Hirtenberger is also very good stuff. You will also not like the cost of the M1A mags. Must suck to be in Kalifornia. The only problem is that the liberal disease is spreading to all the other states. It is just a matter of time.
Link Posted: 5/29/2001 9:19:43 AM EDT
From your selection of choices, the 10/22. I'd try the new Remington 597 Target version...
Link Posted: 5/29/2001 10:17:31 AM EDT
If I went with a .22 rifle, would you guys prefer the 10/22 or a bolt action .22? What uses have you found with your .22 rifles? ***ptp
Link Posted: 5/29/2001 10:42:49 AM EDT
I'd go with the 10/22 over a bolt. 10/22's are very accurate right out of the box and they can be easily customized. Not to mention they are reliable as hell and cheap to buy and shoot.
Link Posted: 5/29/2001 10:51:51 AM EDT
Go with the 10/22. I have a Ruger 10/22-T stainless with a 3x-9x Vari-Lux II in sliver. Thumbs up!
Link Posted: 5/29/2001 11:01:12 AM EDT
10/22 !!!!![uzi][heavy][pyro][pistol]
Link Posted: 5/29/2001 11:34:17 AM EDT
Now that I see you are in CA. The FAL is out. Get the Rem LTR.
Link Posted: 5/29/2001 11:47:33 AM EDT
M1A, definately.
Link Posted: 5/29/2001 12:06:48 PM EDT
M1A scout.If you dont like the short barrel get a standard and buy the mount and upper hangaurd seperate.
Link Posted: 5/29/2001 12:17:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/29/2001 12:15:37 PM EDT by world wolf]
select-fire 10/22, most fun i've had in years! [;)]
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