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Old July 9, 2009, 11:07 PM   #1
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new gun choice

alright i have been debating on a new rifle to get. i want something that i can get lots of cheep ammo, caliber of .223 or larger. low maintinance, short (carbine) so i can throw it in the tractor or back seat of a ranch truck, and fairly accurate...say i could kill a yote' at 200 yds easily. and i only have 500 bucks to spend. what are my options? i have thought about an ak with a folding stock, to mini-30/14's. just got rid of an SKS because its to big and bulky to pack around and so is my AR. have lots of 7.62X39 laying around and 223. throw me a bone here
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Old July 10, 2009, 06:25 AM   #2
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Have you considered the Paratrooper model of SKS? The barrel is 4" shorter and with an ATI folding stock you can get it to about 8 lbs.

A 200 yard shot with deadly and consistant accuracy might be a slight stretch though. 150 yards or less would be more reasonable for most 16" barrel carbines.

Ruger Mini? Maybe a little more money, and mine doesn't fit the "throw in the truck" scenario. It's too nice!
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Old July 10, 2009, 11:56 AM   #3
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Ruger made the M77 in 223 and 7.62X39, Zastava short rifles (Interarms Mini-Mausers, Charles Daly, or Remington 799) are available in either caliber, and Remington makes the Model 7 in 223. Any one of those will tip the scales at about 6 lbs with a scope on it, any one of them will do very well out to 300 yds or more.
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Old July 10, 2009, 12:13 PM   #4
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Raise your budget a hundred and get a Ruger 77 SS Compact in .260. Mahvelous.
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