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Posted: 3/21/2006 1:54:19 PM EDT
I'm trying to get some ideas for a sub-$800 FUN firearm.

So far I've been thinking about getting a 10/22 and converting it to .17 Mach2. I did a .22 magnum-.17HMR conversion for a buddy and it was fun as hell to shoot.

The other idea was to build a Mk II with a tactical solutions upper and a CMORE dot but I think I want a rifle since I love to shoot for precision.

Ammo must be reasonably priced and it has to be something a gun noob female can comfortably shoot.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 1:58:19 PM EDT
Ruger 10/22.
Think about all those possibilities
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 2:00:11 PM EDT
Potato launcher!

The last one we built as a kid went through my buddy's sky light and mashed itself against the fireplace.

Needless to say he had problems sitting for several days.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 2:00:30 PM EDT
AR
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 2:01:46 PM EDT
Get a 10-22 and one of those folding stocks for it. Then get a bunch of high cap magazines and a cheap bipod. Ammo is dirt cheap, it won’t cost much, it’s light and has low recoil so women and children wont have problems shooting it…

And, when you get tired of the tactical 10/22 you can convert it back to normal in a couple minutes.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 2:01:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/21/2006 2:10:11 PM EDT by SS109]
My 1913 Mauser Broomhandle.

It just oozes history and it is fun to shoot with the stock. Checkpoint Charlie's is selling mismatched ones for under $600. And it fun bringing these old guns back to life.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 2:03:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/21/2006 2:05:20 PM EDT by Cypher214]

Originally Posted By SS109:
My H&K 93.

I am just loving that gun right now, blew through 300 rounds just a couple days ago.



Where can I get one for less than $800?

BTW, I used to have a 10/22 but sold it when I was in dire need of cash.

I always loved those little rifles and like the guy above said, the possibilites are endless. Funny thing about 10/22's, the older and more worn out they are, the better they seem to shoot.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 2:04:45 PM EDT
Bulgarian Makarov. For whatever pittance I paid for the thing, it just works, everytime. Pretty darned accurate as well.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 2:06:01 PM EDT
I would vote for a semiauto 22 pistol. I have a S&W 2206 that is ball. On the other end of the recoil spectrum, I love to shoot 2liter bottles of water with my Beowulf. I have never fired any of the 17 caliber rifles, so I cannot compare anything other than price. part of the fun of the 22s is the pice, you loose that when your goto the 17s.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 2:06:45 PM EDT
Mossberg 590 or soviet M44

Link Posted: 3/21/2006 2:06:59 PM EDT
VEPR-k

Past that for just a fun gun, how bouts a 9mm AR.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 2:07:18 PM EDT
AK.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 2:07:41 PM EDT
Rhineland arms R22, even with a red dot its less than $800 bucks
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 2:08:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KyBlaster:
AK.



for a plinker I would say yes, causes alot of mehem loud, powerful and scary
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 2:09:33 PM EDT
mossberg 500

the most fun for the price
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 2:10:18 PM EDT
glock.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 2:10:33 PM EDT


Walther P22 with a laser.

Fun and be sure to get the green "tactical" one!!!

Link Posted: 3/21/2006 2:13:14 PM EDT
AUG A2
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 2:13:58 PM EDT
$200 Rem870
$30 Clay thower
$7 box of clay birds
$5 box of shells

Im really starting to get into trap shooting when I have time...loads of fun and cheap too!
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 2:17:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By STG77:
AUG A2



Apparently you missed the part where I said "sub-$800".
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 2:18:20 PM EDT
An SKS and a bajillion shells.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 2:21:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cypher214:

Originally Posted By STG77:
AUG A2



Apparently you missed the part where I said "sub-$800".






I only read the title.

Um, my Ruger .22 pistol, I guess.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 2:23:45 PM EDT
GARAND!
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 2:27:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/21/2006 2:32:18 PM EDT by XM-15]
Hell, it's got fun written all over it.

Mossberg 500 "CRUISER"





Or, Remington SBS.


Link Posted: 3/21/2006 2:34:49 PM EDT
WASR-10.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 2:47:44 PM EDT
The ubiquitous 10/22 of coarse

Link Posted: 3/21/2006 3:19:29 PM EDT
A 10/22 with the Mach 2 barrel and a scope is Much more fun than a plain 22lr ! I have an Eabco barrel and bolt handle on mine...the GF loves it ! Less than $400 including scope. Ammo can be had for ~$4 box of 50
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 3:21:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By USGI_45:
soviet M44



I agree. Mine's a hell of a lot of fun. I've never tried to shoot it for groups, but it's GREAT for blasting stuff.

And I let a girl shoot mine the first day she ever held a firearm. She loved it too, but then she wasnt' afraid of them and wasn't recoil sensitive.

And they're WELL sub-$800. They're sub-$100.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 4:31:42 PM EDT
Probably my Underwood M1 Carbine. But my Marlin Camp 45, Ruger 10/22, and EMF/Rossi 1892 Short Rifle in .357 are all close behind.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 4:35:40 PM EDT
AR15
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 4:38:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LArifleMAN:
The ubiquitous 10/22 of coarse

i5.photobucket.com/albums/y164/RyanJR/IMG_2547.jpg


LArifle, bitch'n set-up! Where'd you get that stock and barrel for your .22?
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 4:41:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JFP:

Originally Posted By LArifleMAN:
The ubiquitous 10/22 of coarse

i5.photobucket.com/albums/y164/RyanJR/IMG_2547.jpg


LArifle, bitch'n set-up! Where'd you get that stock and barrel for your .22?



The stock is a Federal Ordanance underfolder, they have'em on Egay sometimes. The barrel I had done by Mike at ABS, cut down to 11" and had the 5.5" permed on.

I'm just glad you measure OAL with the stock open
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 4:41:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By yobo:
Ruger 10/22.
Think about all those possibilities



yup
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 4:43:02 PM EDT
Heck, man, if you don't have a 10/22, that's what you need to get. If don't trick it out too much and have some $$$ lecft over, pick up a Mossberg 500 Cruiser like XM-15 posted. I bought one last week for $230 and am waiting on an ATI pistolgrip buttstock ($40) to come for it.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 5:06:46 PM EDT
Ruger 10/22 with reliable magazines or a Taurus Model 62 pump rifle.
The 10/22 will get more faster, but the Taurus can neuter a gnat from 50 feet.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 5:10:26 PM EDT
I think I'm gonna go ahead and build a 10/22. Here's the list I have so far:

Tactical Solutions 16.5" fluted/threaded bbl
Hogue Overmolded stock
Tac. Sol. mount
Some kinda scope that isn't a huge monstrosity (Leupold Rifleman maybe)
Some kinda rings
Volq. hammer and extractor
Harris bipod

After I get it built, the next bit of spare cash I have will go toward buying a suppressor. I have come to the point that I'm gonna have to go with NFA stuff to keep me entertained.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 5:14:56 PM EDT
9mm AR
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 5:19:18 PM EDT
As crazy as it sounds the 5 CETMEs I own, 2 with HK tele stocks. I like shooting them more than the ARs or the NFA m-11.


\Bob
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 5:19:26 PM EDT
i'm looking to pick up a Kel Tec SUB2000. it's a 9mm or .40 folding carbine that looks fun as all hell. it can take beretta, glock, S&W, and sig mags (depending on the model) so it will pair up nicely with whatever handgun you have.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 5:22:25 PM EDT
m1 carbine
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 5:22:35 PM EDT
Oh I read funniest, not funnest. I was thinking my Henry Arms Survival break-down .22....Have NO idea why I bought this thing....
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 5:23:29 PM EDT
I'm voting Ruger 10/22... I've got more than 250,000 rounds through mine.. bought it used in 1973...

Link Posted: 3/21/2006 5:25:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Melvinator2k0:
GARAND!

BLAM! BLAM! BLAM! BLAM! BLAM! BLAM! BLAM! BLAM!"PIIIIIINNNNNGGG!"

I gotta agree.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 5:45:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Napoleon_Tanerite:
i'm looking to pick up a Kel Tec SUB2000. it's a 9mm or .40 folding carbine that looks fun as all hell. it can take beretta, glock, S&W, and sig mags (depending on the model) so it will pair up nicely with whatever handgun you have.




You just missed one in the EE that I sold.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 5:52:21 PM EDT
Get the KRINKER PLINKER
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 7:08:20 PM EDT
The M44 is great fun as a flamethrower.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 7:55:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/21/2006 8:04:33 PM EDT by Geez_AR15]
Firing my S&W 500 never seems to bring big smiles and occassional laughter to those who dare to pull the trigger....

Link Posted: 3/21/2006 7:59:09 PM EDT
17 hmr. then get some tannerite. lotsa fun.

Link Posted: 3/21/2006 8:05:00 PM EDT
I'd have to say my 1919. I built it for ***around*** $800 IIRC........
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 9:41:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By odontia32m:
As crazy as it sounds the 5 CETMEs I own, 2 with HK tele stocks. I like shooting them more than the ARs or the NFA m-11.


\Bob



CETMEs are literally a blast to shoot and own. I only paid $325 for mine and $1.97 each for 40 brand new G3 aluminum mags.

Everyone trashes Century but I have never had one jam with my CETME and I fire every kind of crappy ammo I can get my hands on.

Be careful though, when the empties kick out it will literally draw blood on innocent bystanders.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 9:56:19 PM EDT
are we talking "funnest"? or just "more funner" than most?
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