reply to post by thisguyrighthere
I like the concept of having a rifle/carbine and pistol combination in the same caliber. For me it was the lever action rifle in .38/357magnum
caliber. I found this combination to be very nice and quick handling.
If 9mm is that for which you are accustomed to go with it. I am not a proponent of the 9mm but once again if it is that to which you are
accustomed..by all means. 9mm like .38/357 is a very common caliber and readily to be found.
I will not recommend which piece for you to purchase but only recommend that you research them well for reliability, features and of course
affordability. Also my experience has been limited to the above caliber and of course the .22 long rifle in both pistol and long gun.
I reload 38/357 so it is not a problem for me. Lots of .38/357 brass once fired to be found at the range in the spent brass bin. Lots of 9mm for that
I also like the concept of the 6.8 mm in the new rifles, sepecially the AR type. I think caliber wise it is a significant improvement over the 5.56mm.
The problem I have with it is that it is not that readily available as is 5.56mm. Were I to choose a chambering for 6.8mm or the 6.5mm I would
definitely stock up on brass and primers/powder to reload for the same.
I currently have about 3000 once fired cases of 5.56mm put away. Same with powder and primer.
If you choose a caliber like this I recommend you look into reloading. I dont know the availability of this caliber in most sporting or ammunition
stores on the street. I believe most people using this caliber order though the mail.
As to the FAL/G3 type rifles. I believe they come today in both 5.56mm as well as 7.62x51mm. Both very common calibers around here so ammunition would
be easier to obtain. Commercially I believe 7.62x51 goes by the name .308 Winchester.
If you choose something like 6.8mm or 6.5mm I suggest you look into this site for ammunition and reloading suppliles. You can purchase other
ammunition types here as well and in large quantitys.
They sell most of the items you need for both ammunition and reloading though there are many more sources on line from which to choose. Another site I
sometimes brouse is...
They are not as extensively stocked for reloading as is Midway but it is a source. As I stated there are many others. Just search the web.
By the way...my gun club also does not allow rifle calibers to be shot indoors either...that is with the exception of the .22 long rifle. Not a
problem with rifle calibers on the outdoor range....with the exception of the 50 BMGs that is.
Hope you enjoy and learn much from whatever you decide to purchase.
Thanks and keep them in the X ring,