|09-29-2013 10:09 PM|
I still haven't bought a riffle. Here is a pic of my new shotgun target set up. I wanted small to fit in my Jeep and collapsible so I could take out to family farm in Iowa for practice. The yellow are shotgun grade and can be placed on the ground and bounce. I will tear through the milk jug and coke bottle and could hang a can or laundry jug instead. The second pic is my friends and more
permeant and for a riffle.
|08-11-2013 08:41 PM|
LOVE my 7717. Like someone else said- flat as a pancake to 300+ yards. A blast to shoot and wicked accurate with the heavy barrel on it.
|08-11-2013 01:28 PM|
|08-10-2013 03:32 PM|
Yes Yes Yes... The AR is the "Chevy small block" of platforms. You'll run out of money LONG before you run out of ways to tinker-toy with it...
|08-10-2013 02:33 PM|
Winchester 1200? I have one for clays and i love it. Only had jamming problems once, and that's cuz my dad hadn't cleaned it in a while. I cleaned all the fouling out of it, oiled it back up, she never fails me as long as i take care of her.
There are some truly bad designs out there, but for the most part keep em cleaned and lubed and you eliminate a lot of jams.
|08-08-2013 12:03 AM|
|08-07-2013 02:29 PM|
I'm also a big fan of the AR platform. I shoot competition with mine all the time. There are also a few loads that you can convert a standard .223/5.56 AR to by just changing out the barrel and bolt group. Like the .300 Blackout for instance. Then you can have a plinking gun, and swap over for hunting medium game. Helpful because the lower receiver is the only FFL controlled part, and you don't touch it when swapping. Only have to go through the background check process and all that once, the necessary parts you need can be ordered off the internet.
Bolt group can be changed out in seconds. The barrel is a bit more trouble, but doable by yourself with the right tools.
Just a thought, it won't be cheap to buy the AR and the conversion parts. But cheaper than buying 2 guns.
There's also a .22 conversion kit, i believe all you need to change is the bolt carrier group, and pop in a special mag with spacers in it. A few minutes tops.
Plus if you are set on a particular caliber, the AR can be had in a lot of different ones nowadays. 7.62, 6.8 spc, 6.5 creedmoor just to name a few.
|08-07-2013 02:06 PM|
|08-07-2013 10:54 AM|
Added this last night.
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|07-28-2013 10:33 AM|
Agreed tho. (Now that I get what you mean)
|07-28-2013 01:23 AM|
|Orange Krusher||I always get good advice on this thread and this forum!!|
|07-28-2013 12:44 AM|
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|07-23-2013 09:33 PM|
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|07-23-2013 09:16 PM|
|Orange Krusher||I have a Remmy 1187 youth and love it.|
|07-23-2013 08:11 PM|
yup, .223 (or nato equivalent 5.56mm) is a great range round. I use the AR-15 platform for this, but there are a crapload of other platforms that shoot it. The right load, is effective out to 800 yards, we use 77 grain sierra. In the gas operated AR platform you hardly even feel it at all.
Plus it's a NATO round, it may not always be cheap but it will always be in supply. Same can be said for the .308 (or nato 7.62). Heavier round, more kick. But you can easily reach 1000 yards with this one.
Speaking of range guns, anybody gonna be around Camp perry for Nationals? I'm trying to make it this year if everything works out, maybe i will see some of you guys out there.
|07-22-2013 11:38 PM|
|krisbman||Just had a premonition, if i remember right you ended up with a semi auto remmy 1100 12 gauge??? If so i think you will have no problem handling a .243 in a medium contour barrel, say around 22". Its the perfect double duty rifle and its an inherently accurate cartridge. Works great for deer loaded with a 85-100 grain bullet and is a real varmint whacker when loaded with a 58-75 grain hollow point. Ahh, the red mist. Good for punching paper too. Howa makes a great rifle with a Composite Hogue stock with a 22" barrel.|
|07-22-2013 11:22 PM|
|krisbman||I'll put my vote in for a varmint caliber of .223. Id say .223 or lighter but then were talking about the 17 remington or the 17 fireball or possibly the .204 ruger. All lazer flat and super fast but ammo is muy $$$$. I dont agree with the mini 14 however, honestly i think its an over rated sub par rifle that will rarely shoot M.O.A at 100 yards.|
|07-22-2013 07:46 PM|
+ one on the mini-14, .223/5.56 is very common. Target models are very fine rifles, but the Ranch is great, too. They (ranch) come with a traditional wood stock, where as your AR platforms (and Target minis) will be a pistol grip. The 14 also features a piston system (AR is typically gas), which further lessens the felt recoil and can permit a folding pistol grip stock, if desired. There isn't really a disadvantage here as the gas system primarily enables higher rates of fire on automatic rifles though the piston system does add a little weight. All that said, you may find the AR 'feel' better and not have a problem with the .223 in a pistol grip.
Or you may want something else, altogether...
TO THE RANGE!!!!
|07-22-2013 11:36 AM|
|Orange Krusher||Just at the very early stages.....not really sure what I want to even narrow done at this point. I need more reading and research and love the advice and feedback you all give but yes for the range.|
|07-22-2013 11:10 AM|
|thor656||Assuming that you are looking for a rifle that you take to the range and shoot all day with out hurting your self, I'd suggest the ruger mini 14 ranch rifle. Shoots a .223 round which isnt too heavy of a shot and shouldnt be too hard on you. The .223 being as popular as is it, it comes in a variety of loads. You can get a pretty good round or you can get a very light round. But over all the heaviest .223 wont be as heavy of a kick as a most larger rounds. And bonus about the gun, its not big and highly customizable. I have one with a rail mounted 4 power red dot sight on it. I love it.|
|07-22-2013 10:41 AM|
|07-22-2013 09:23 AM|
Yeah, way too many choices for rifles. Gotta narrow it down to what you are looking for. Just plinking around, competition, varmints, larger game, etc....
Personally i have an AR-15 for competition and small to medium game. M1 Garand and Weatherby .257 Mag for larger game. That .257 is expensive ammo though.
For larger game i would want a .300 winmag or .338 lapua, but ammo starts to get pretty pricey with those.
Just for plinking around I would go with a .22.
For varmints, a .22 or a .17 hmr do the job nicely.
A lot of choices.
|07-22-2013 07:54 AM|
Now the choices really start, lol.
I like Ruger, depending on what you are after. Their 10/22 is fabulous for small cal, the mini platform is tried and true (and now improved) for mid cal, and their scout is a great larger cal rifle, IMO.
|07-22-2013 07:32 AM|
Maybe OP has already bought a shotgun, but either way, thought I would chime in on this convo.
|07-21-2013 11:39 PM|
|Orange Krusher||I forgot about the advice here. To sum up, no problem with the 1300. The 1200 usually gets jammed and won't cycle through. I am getting better. I can shoot with 80% accuracy. Now it is time to get a rifle.|
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