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e46sc3
04-15-2012, 5:07 PM
Hey Calgunners,

While I'm not completely new to firearms, I am new to the world of rifles. I was wondering if some of you might be able to give me some suggestions on what to buy? A few of my co-workers have said I should look into getting something off of the AR-15 platform, before the state decides to possibly ban them. Having looked into this, I have become confused over all the different choices there are to be made. Is it just easier for me to just purchase a manufactured rifle or should I look at putting one together myself? I'm a huge Sig Sauer fan (I own 5 Sig pistols now, with 3 more on the way over the next 3 months) and the model 516 looks very interesting. Is this a good rifle? I also noticed Benelli (I was looking at their shotguns first) makes a MR1 ... again, is this a good rifle. I'm looking at getting at least 3 rifles ... I was thinking a .22LR for target shooting/practice and a .223, and then what? I'm open to suggestions ...

Thanks!

osis32
04-15-2012, 5:10 PM
Word of advice number 1 don't call then assault weapons. Gets you ignored and chastised.

osis32
04-15-2012, 5:13 PM
516 is a piston ar has a decent rep. Check out the 556 if you're a sig fan. As far as .22s go I have a marlin model 60 it's alright. Ruger 10/22 is the most popular

pure3d2
04-15-2012, 5:15 PM
Word of advice number 1 don't call then assault weapons. Gets you ignored and chastised.

That's right. They're not assault rifles; they're legally configured semi-automatic rifles.

e46sc3
04-15-2012, 5:31 PM
Word of advice number 1 don't call then assault weapons. Gets you ignored and chastised.

Whoops, my bad. Thanks, I edited my wording ... it won't happen again :facepalm:

e46sc3
04-15-2012, 5:33 PM
That's right. They're not assault rifles; they're legally configured semi-automatic rifles.

Shame on me ... :(

e46sc3
04-15-2012, 5:36 PM
516 is a piston ar has a decent rep. Check out the 556 if you're a sig fan. As far as .22s go I have a marlin model 60 it's alright. Ruger 10/22 is the most popular

I was thinking about the 556 as well, but I thought I liked the styling better on the 516. I have heard you can't go wrong with the Ruger 10/22, but what about the Sig 522?

osis32
04-15-2012, 5:40 PM
Don't know anything about the 522. Not sure if it's made by sig or what. My experience with .22s is the guns are usually good the ammo can be shoddy.

osis32
04-15-2012, 5:56 PM
There is also a rim fire forum you can check out and ask questions

e46sc3
04-15-2012, 6:29 PM
There is also a rim fire forum you can check out and ask questions

Sorry, again I'm new to the rifle talk ...

Rim fire = small caliber rifle?

I wonder if I should start out smaller and work my way up to a Centerfire.

osis32
04-15-2012, 6:32 PM
Run fire doesn't have a primer in the center of the case like a center fire. Rim fire means the during pin hits the rim of the case to fire the bullet. There have been large caliber rim fire guns don't know if they're stil around though.

e46sc3
04-15-2012, 6:46 PM
Thanks Osis for the educational postings ... :yes:

any others out there care to give me their opinion on what type of rifle I should start with? Or your thoughts on Sig rifles ...

Wicked K5
04-15-2012, 7:34 PM
I'd start with a .22lr so you can learn the basics without breaking the bank. And .22s are flat out great fun. Then move on to a centerfire afterwards. If you're concerned about AR pattern rifles getting banned, you could always DROS a lower and keep it in the safe for future building. Heck, why not go all in and buy a rimfire and an AR at the same time.


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johnthomas
04-15-2012, 7:48 PM
Hey Calgunners,

While I'm not completely new to firearms, I am new to the world of rifles. I was wondering if some of you might be able to give me some suggestions on what to buy? A few of my co-workers have said I should look into getting something off of the AR-15 platform, before the state decides to possibly ban them. Having looked into this, I have become confused over all the different choices there are to be made. Is it just easier for me to just purchase a manufactured rifle or should I look at putting one together myself? I'm a huge Sig Sauer fan (I own 5 Sig pistols now, with 3 more on the way over the next 3 months) and the model 516 looks very interesting. Is this a good rifle? I also noticed Benelli (I was looking at their shotguns first) makes a MR1 ... again, is this a good rifle. I'm looking at getting at least 3 rifles ... I was thinking a .22LR for target shooting/practice and a .223, and then what? I'm open to suggestions ...

Thanks!
Tell your co-workers to pound sand. How do they know what is coming down the pike? If you are worried about it, build your own using an 80 percent lower and attend a build party.

Infamous
04-15-2012, 8:20 PM
Do a lil homework and build one.
Or buy a Colt 6920/6940 and tell your co-worker you are now a proud owner of a Colt AR.

e46sc3
04-15-2012, 8:24 PM
I'd start with a .22lr so you can learn the basics without breaking the bank. And .22s are flat out great fun. Then move on to a centerfire afterwards. If you're concerned about AR pattern rifles getting banned, you could always DROS a lower and keep it in the safe for future building. Heck, why not go all in and buy a rimfire and an AR at the same time.


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Yeah, I think I'm probably gonna go this route ... I've been watching videos on some .22 tactical rifles and it looks like a blast shooting them. Plus I could get my kids into shooting them too ...

e46sc3
04-15-2012, 8:26 PM
Tell your co-workers to pound sand. How do they know what is coming down the pike? If you are worried about it, build your own using an 80 percent lower and attend a build party.

well, they don't claim to know what's coming down the pike ... just afraid someone is gonna ruin a good thing. As far as a lower? What brands do most of you recommend??

e46sc3
04-15-2012, 8:31 PM
Do a lil homework and build one.
Or buy a Colt 6920/6940 and tell your co-worker you are now a proud owner of a Colt AR.

Well, I'm new to the rifle stuff ... but, I am looking to learn.

One of my co-workers is picking up a Colt and another co-worker just got one a month ago. I think I'll pick up a .22LR first and study up and wait on a AR platform rifle.

DoubleDown707
04-15-2012, 8:33 PM
check this out

http://forums.officer.com/showthread.php?81462-So-you-want-to-buy-an-AR-15-huh

e46sc3
04-15-2012, 8:48 PM
DoubleDown,

Wow, thanks for the link ... I think I'll be busy for the rest of the week reading through that thread.

Infamous
04-15-2012, 8:56 PM
check this out

http://forums.officer.com/showthread.php?81462-So-you-want-to-buy-an-AR-15-huh

Very nice. All your homework on one page :)

I think I'll pick up a .22LR first and study up and wait on a AR platform rifle.

Or just buy a 5.56 rifle and get a conversion kit http://www.riflegear.com/p-516-cmmg-22-conversion-kit-with-10-round-magazine.aspx

Thou Wicked K5 had the better idea, just buy 2.

jbush
04-15-2012, 9:09 PM
well, they don't claim to know what's coming down the pike ... just afraid someone is gonna ruin a good thing. As far as a lower? What brands do most of you recommend??

While some might differ in opinion, a lower is a lower is a lower. If its mil spec they're all about the same as far as mounting parts. Just look for one with a rollmark you can live with and a descent finish. They range from $90 to about $150 depending on which you want. Pick one and buy it. One note: there's a lot of places out of stock now, so just look or call around, you'll find them.

DoubleDown707
04-15-2012, 9:12 PM
Yea, its a lot of info to take in but it should answer some of your questions. Good luck :68:

Capybara
04-15-2012, 9:15 PM
Isn't the big secret that for all of the hundreds of brands of lowers on the market, aren't they all made in like three shops with Aero Precision making the most brands? I agree, a lower is a lower.

Ak707
04-15-2012, 11:34 PM
I've had my sig516 for more than a year or so. 5-6k down the pipe no problems at all.
Deffinetly would recommend one. Kinda on the heavier side tho

ZX-10R
04-15-2012, 11:44 PM
Do a lil homework and build one.
Or buy a Colt 6920/6940 and tell your co-worker you are now a proud owner of a Colt AR.

This...Colt or DD.

SouthpawE46
04-15-2012, 11:45 PM
E46 eh?

Nice!!!

ghettogeddy
04-15-2012, 11:50 PM
Love my ruger 10/22 great platform with plenty of mod options including most at parts besides the ammo lol

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