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Originally posted by gambon
Any non firearm advice for those not able to aquire them .eg most of the western world except Usa and Canada..? Ahem
Is that an sks simonov if so you lucky b'stard
[edit on 2-9-2009 by gambon]
Originally posted by jibeho
reply to post by emsed1
You can't go wrong on that 870 especially if it has some police mods. already done to it. I have my dad's old 870 Wingmaster and a newer 870 Marine Magnum that I bought used a couple of years ago. Great guns with loads of possible upgrades and spare parts available.
Originally posted by EyesWideShut
reply to post by emsed1
The 590 is a great gun , If I didn't have my 500 that's what I'd get. You have a decent arsenal going too , fabrique nationale makes a great product If I could justify buying the Five-seveN, I would. I've worked with the P90 and it was fun , awkward ergonomics but fun none the less. I really like that 5.7 Round and the 20 round magazine. The recoil is unbelievably nonexistent.
Originally posted by exile1981
I have a
Remington 597 in 22lr for small game
an Ithaca 37 in 12 gauge for birds
Lee Enfield in 303Br for the larger game like deer
H&R Buffalo Classic Single shot in 45-70
I'm thinking of getting one of the folling for defense but have not yet decided because I'm on the fence.
Ruger Mini Thirty in 7.62x39mm
Uses the same .311 diameter bullets as my 303 so I can reload the same 160 grain rounds I cast for my 303.
Light weight 6.5lbs
Shorter range than option2
Not a lot of ammo stockpiles in North America.
Ammo mostly is chinese made
Astralian Arms Modern "Lee Enfield" in 308 winchester
Ammo easy to get
Similar feel and operation as my 303
Better for larger animals like mouse than the ruger
need a new mold for reloading
Originally posted by emsed1
The 'default' bullet in a 7.62x39 round is a 122grain.
You can purchase brass 7.62x39 from UMC/Remington, etc, but expect to pay nearly $1 per round instead of 25 to 35 cents for Russian.
Originally posted by Kenesay200
A quick question someone may know the answer to - I noticed a semi-automatic .223LR rifle for sale for around $650 whereas the .223 of the same type gun was well over $1,200. Why the difference? Is the straight .223 just that much better of a gun? (The gun was an AR15 type weapon).
I am in the market for a purely defensive weapon and am not really that familiar with firearms. I want a firearm that will do the job when necessary (hopefully it won't be necessary) but I would rather not pay thousands of $.
Any ideas would be appreciated!