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Old June 28, 2012, 10:10 PM   #1
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Least expensive 223 semi auto.

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What is the lest expensive semi-auto I could get chambered for 223? It's not for hunting or competition or self defense . . . it's just for plinking and having fun.

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Old June 28, 2012, 10:27 PM   #2
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One good one for around and under 400$ is the Saiga Rifle in .223

They run real well.
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Old June 28, 2012, 11:00 PM   #3
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The C93 rifle is only $500. I have one and like it. Extra mags are a little pricey though. You get one or two with the rifle.
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Old June 28, 2012, 11:33 PM   #4
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Ruger Mini 14 is around $650-$700. Great fun and great little rifle.
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Old June 29, 2012, 12:28 AM   #5
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Isn't there an AR manufacturer that has bargain ARs for $500 or so? I thought I remembered a place offering bargain bin or something like that.
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Old June 29, 2012, 01:01 AM   #6
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Old June 29, 2012, 03:07 AM   #7
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The least expensive will certainly be the Saiga .223, we're talking priced in the $400's or less. Fortunately, they're pretty good rifles, durable and reliable.
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Old June 29, 2012, 10:22 PM   #8
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My M&P Sport was $630 and has been stellar.

There is also the aforementioned Saiga and KelTec.
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Old June 29, 2012, 10:34 PM   #9
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Delton has a good reputation for their kits. Add a Palmetto State lower for $80, and it will put you at $550 plus shipping and the FFL transfer. The DPMS at Walmart is going to be tough to beat at $589 plus tax out the door, though. -7-

http://www.del-ton.com/Rifle_Kit_p/rkt104.htm

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Old June 29, 2012, 10:46 PM   #10
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It's not for hunting or competition or self defense . . . it's just for plinking and having fun.
For plinking and having fun it's really hard to beat a Marlin or Ruger .22lr rifle. It will poke the same size holes as a .223 Remington, at a small fraction of the cost.
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Old June 30, 2012, 04:29 AM   #11
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Check with CZ. Their 527 in .223 is a nice rifle for a reasonable price. I like the single set trigger for plinking.
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Old June 30, 2012, 04:30 AM   #12
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Check with CZ. Their 527 in .223 is a nice rifle for a reasonable price. I like the single set trigger for plinking. While it's not a semi auto for what you're looking to do a nice bolt would work just fine.
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