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5 years 47 weeks ago, 9:17 PM

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Semi Auto AR / Hunting

I am in the market for "biger game" a semi-auto AR / hunting rifle.

What I want:
- Reliability
- Accuracy
- Under $2,000
- Portability
- "Tactical" potential
- Prefer .308/7.62mm

Currently in the running
- Armalite AR-10
- Ruger Mini-30
- Remington R-25
- Springfield M1A Standard

I would like a nice "deer rifle" / boar rifle, as well as an all-around reliable tactical weapon.

Input????
THANKS!

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5 years 47 weeks ago, 9:36 PM

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I have my eyes on a 7.62X39. Great at 100 yards large diameter. With a soft nose boat tail, should be a deer killer.
For All purpose rifle go for a mini 30 hand down

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5 years 47 weeks ago, 11:40 PM

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millele

If you're talking under 2000, look at the M1a squad scout rifle. It has an 18" barrel and forward optics mount so you can set up a low-power long eye relief scope for hunting and a red dot (Aimpoint is my pick) sight when you go "tactical".

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 9:28 AM

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I second that

I have the M1A squad scout with a fixed 2.5X leupold scout scope and it's my favorite rifle. Its not a "AR" type, but In my opinion, its more rugged and reliable. I prefer any M1A over AR10's. If you want to make it more tactical, the socom 16 and socom II are 16" bbl versions, but will still be very accurate as well. I have shot a socom next to a standard M1A at 300 yds, I could barely tell a difference in accuracy. The mini 30 and R25 would be at the bottom of my list

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 2:41 AM

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M1A scout

God, I want one so bad. Wonderful rifles.

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 3:45 AM

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Whats the price tag on

a M1a scout?

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 9:22 AM

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M1A scout

I paid about $1250-$1300 for mine a little over 3 years ago. I've seen them range from $1300-$1700 now days. They'll run a little more than the standard, but a little less than the socom. They're really nice for quick target acquisition

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 2:35 PM

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yeah

M1A baby I would love to have one

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 8:46 AM

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Mini 30 would be fine at short ranges but look at the balistics charts. It just doesn't have the trajectory ot the energy to be a GOOD deer cartridge. So that eliminates the mini 30.

Me? I'd stongly consider an AR platform. Go to DPMS and look at the chamberings available. It'll blow your mind. If I were to get a deer AR built it be in .260. That my friend is a freeking AWESOME deer caliber. Of course the .308 is great too. Them you have some of the WSSM cals available like the 25 and 243 in AR platforms.

Remington AR 25 is basically what every other maker calls an AR10. It's made by Bushmaster for Remington. Not sure of the chamberings they offer but it'd be fine too if you can find one.

Armalite AR10. Yeah buddy, now your talking.

Springfield M1A. .308 winchester. that'd be a good choice.

You want to see some cool AR options go to http://www.dtechsuperstore.com
I had Mike build me a custom AR in .223 for coyotes and the thing shoots unbelieveably well. But but floating around his site you can get an idea of what is really available out there for a hunting type AR.

Lastly, check out DPMS at http://dpmsguns.com/ it'll also give you a good idea what is available in AR's for hunting.

A lot of guys don't know but the sky is the limit with an AR. Just pick the caliber and go from there.

5 years 46 weeks ago, 8:50 AM

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good luck

i ordered a d.p.m.s. panther .308 on october. last i heard was june for delivery. that is if the present administration doesn't shit on me between now and then.

5 years 46 weeks ago, 8:54 AM

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NICE!!!!!!!!!!!

Awesome choice. Let us know how it shoots. I geuss D-tech who I talked about above has about a 6 month wait right now due to the election and every gun store I've talked to sells every AR as soon as they hit the shelves. Now is not a good time to buy but it'll settle down. The worst Obama will do is go back to the Clinton AW ban which was all smoke & mirrors anyways. Basically just limits you to 10 round mags.

5 years 46 weeks ago, 8:58 AM

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i hope you're right. d.p.m.s. is working 3 shifts and quit answering the phone (that was told to me by a d.p.m.s. dealer) that plant is in saint cloud minnesota, good for them. the machine shops around here are laying off. my sister-in-law was one of them. her shop is down to 2 shifts and looking at more lay-offs.

5 years 46 weeks ago, 9:01 AM

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It must be good to be in the firearm industry right now. I bet although they may be nervous they sure are raking in the cash. I know a lot of folks getting laid off. It's a bit scary aint it?

5 years 46 weeks ago, 9:03 AM

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a bumper sticker i have.

5 years 45 weeks ago, 7:59 PM

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THANKS

Thanks to all for your great input.

I think I am leaning M1A Scout Squad.

Seems good enough for a decent hunting firearm, short enough for decent handling and tactical capablity. Great overall SHTF gun.

I think it will be an all-around versitile, quality firearm.

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5 years 45 weeks ago, 8:54 PM

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great choice

you won't be sorry

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5 years 45 weeks ago, 11:39 PM

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Reaper308

I have always admired and respected you. Can I have your rifle? No? Need more ass-kissing? I'll work on it.

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