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Old September 21, 2012, 11:12 AM   #1
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detachable mag rifle with iron sites

Is there a list of rifles that have a detachable magazine with iron sites?
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Old September 21, 2012, 11:22 AM   #2
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Off the top of my head, AR series, AK series, M1a, FAL series, HK 9x series, SMLEs, Schmidt-Rubin, many more I am sure.

I would say damn near all of them.
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Old September 21, 2012, 11:56 AM   #3
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Rugers....Remingtons....Marlins...Savage....CZ......just to add to the list
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Old September 21, 2012, 12:02 PM   #4
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Old September 21, 2012, 12:07 PM   #5
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I would say damn near all of them.
If the OP is talking about bolt rifles, damn few of them. A few more details would help.

If you are talking about bolt rifles I'd not worry too much. A low powered optic is better in every way. If you still insist on iron sights I would still pick the rifle I wanted first. If it happens to have irons fine. If it doesn't then I'd pay a gunsmith to put them on it. It is not that expensive, cheaper than buying a cheap scope and mounts.

I'd rather do that than buy a sub-par rifle just to get iron sights.
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Old September 21, 2012, 12:22 PM   #6
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I may have found it

CZ 500FS

For a few reason this gentleman states.
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Old September 24, 2012, 12:21 PM   #7
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MK9, that video has been removed. No idea what the gentleman states.

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Old September 24, 2012, 01:00 PM   #8
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I sent the gentleman from Open Source Survival an email requesting the video. If I get it I'll share it.
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Old September 24, 2012, 08:59 PM   #9
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I'm with JMR40, choose your rifle that fits you best, and you like best, and deal with the sights if it doesn't have them. The CZ isnt a sub-par fifle, but it may not fit you, or there may be things about it that you find you dont care for for whatever reason. Handle one first before buying would be my suggestion.

I had a very cute CZ 527 in 223 cal. After handling it an shooting it, I sold it. I found I really didn't like 3 things about it, the magazine sticking out rigt at the antural balance point where I wanted to carry it, the safety was backwards from every other bolt action safety I'd ever used, and the scope mounts were unique, and a pain in the behind to find rings I liked and were the height I wanted. Fine quality gun, I just didn't like it. In general, I find non-detachable magazines in bolt guns to be nicer for all around use. YMMV.

I like having irons on my rifles, even though I prefer to use glass for the most part. I just have the sights I like put on.
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Old September 26, 2012, 09:42 AM   #10
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While the Lee Enfield and Schmidt-Rubin have detachable mags they are not intended to be detached, but to be loaded with stripper clips. Some early SMLE's had the mag attached to the trigger guard with a short chain.
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Old September 26, 2012, 12:10 PM   #11
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The CZ-550 is probably my favorite commercial rifle but keep in mind that some calibers have a detachable magazine, while others have a regular box magazine. The detachable magazine cannot be loaded without removing the magazine and I found that to be a minor pain.
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