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Old 06-18-2005, 10:17 PM
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Dude, you're in Ohio..so you really have some options.

Within your price range...
1.) AK
2.) SKS (actually less than $200 and you could get a few thousand rounds of ammo and still be under $650.
3.) M1 Carbine (not really a rifle, but still .30 caliber, light and fun). Nice thing is it's a piece of history that should increase or hold its value.) If you go this way get a USGI one.
4.) FAL variant. If I were you this is what I'd get. A real battle rifle with a detachable mag and a pistol grip. *swoon* Might find one in your range, definitely if you bump up the price a tad. Or you can build one.
5.) Polytech M-14. Sell for $700ish give or take. Thing is, people say the bolts on them are soft and should be replaced, so that bumps up the price.
6.) Oh, I almost forgot. You could get a Garand from CMP. This is probably the best .30 cal autoloader deal going. Piece of history, forged receiver, real USGI Garand. http://www.odcmp.com/
And, once you shoot the barrel out you can have it rebarreled for .308.

If you save your money...
1.) A really nice FAL.
2.) Springfield M1A (Springfields M-14 variant is referred to as an M1A)
3.) Another M-14 (Fulton, LRB, etc.)
4.) AR-10

Of course...you could always get an AR, but that's not .30 caliber.

Check these websites...

http://battlerifles.ambackforum.com/

http://www.m-14forum.com/index.php

http://www.falfiles.com/forums/index.php
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