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DennisCA
03-05-2012, 3:33 PM
I have enough "Big-Boy-Guns" and am looking to purchase a .223 for a couple of reasons; 1) Light Recoil 2) Fairly Inexpensive Ammo.

It will be used mainly for target shooting but killing varments maybe it's future.

Any suggestions?

Also - Don't want to put a lot of time and money ($400 - $600 less if possible) on it, basicly something off the shelf and ready to fire.

:oji:

NorCalK9.com
03-05-2012, 3:48 PM
Saiga223?

Quinc
03-05-2012, 4:09 PM
you can buy an upper from midway for 370 and a plum crazy lower for 120$. $490+ ffl fee.

G60
03-05-2012, 4:29 PM
Bolt or semi?

GSwain
03-05-2012, 4:33 PM
Bolt or semi?

^^ This. If you really want to keep your costs down and accuracy up, id go bolt. Turners usually has a few 223 bolt rifles on sale every so often.

gibt
03-05-2012, 4:38 PM
Ruger has a new bolt action rifle out that sells for under $400 and has an adjustable trigger and free floating barrel.

kris smith
03-05-2012, 4:42 PM
Mossberg MVP 659 otd at big five need a scope too tho

DennisCA
03-05-2012, 7:22 PM
Bolt or semi?

Semi

vintagedude88
03-05-2012, 8:30 PM
You're not gonna find any off the shelf AR in that price range Mini-14 also.

Saiga .223 is your only option. Only problem is you have to get Saiga mags.

I have one with an AR magwell but that conversion is not for the faint of heart.

JackRydden224
03-05-2012, 8:57 PM
You can go with a new Saiga or a used Ruger Mini 14.

The cool thing about these two is that if you ever decided you want more, you can always convert it in the case of a Saiga or get a tactical stock for the Mini 14.

G60
03-05-2012, 10:09 PM
You may be able to swing an M&P 15 sport for around $600, and it's proving to be a fine rifle for what it is.

shafferds
03-06-2012, 1:39 AM
Howa m1500 bolt

Therunningidiot
03-06-2012, 2:57 AM
Off the shelf, low cost, .223? Why not a Kel Tec SU-16? Legal in CA with no silly mods, off the shelf if you pay over 600 you need to go to another store, takes commonly available mags, and if you want it to look like an ar later on you can always swap out the stock. Just my .02.

Bulleh
03-06-2012, 3:30 AM
You may be able to swing an M&P 15 sport for around $600, and it's proving to be a fine rifle for what it is.

+1

You can find them fairly easily for around $650. You can always build upon it later, it's a fine platform and rifle to start off with.

jtkkz
03-06-2012, 8:18 AM
Ruger has a new bolt action rifle out that sells for under $400 and has an adjustable trigger and free floating barrel.


Which model ruger are you referring too? I am in the market as well for bolt action rifle. thanks

Sturnovik
03-06-2012, 8:21 AM
Saiga, I saw a few very cheap mini 14's but Saiga's may be your best bet.

brianm767
03-06-2012, 8:29 AM
If you dont want to build a AR, which can be done for $600, I would buy a used Mini14, or a Mini 30 if you can go 7.62X39

NorCalK9.com
03-06-2012, 8:55 AM
OP if you're even thinking about a mini, you're better off with a saiga556! The saiga is cheaper just as accurate as the mini, and you can always upgrade it later to AK look. I have 2 saiga556's 1 is 16in the other is 20in both are fun!

Old Scribe
03-06-2012, 1:03 PM
I'm suggesting a Mini. I have an older Mini 14, and a pretty much stock AR. Both shoot and are easily maintained, but the Mini needs far less TLC IMHO than the AR,