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What Should I buy?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by KiloBravo, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. KiloBravo

    KiloBravo Lifetime Newb

    I am STILL looking at what firearm I should purchase next. I have a pretty rounded collection so far. The only glaring hole I see in it is a .22 semi-auto rifle. I really love the looks and reviews of the MP 15-22.

    If you were looking to spend $600-$700, what would you buy? Please only mention guns that can be purchased new, because I don't buy used.

    I thought about stocking up on components as well, since I reload. It just seems like a new gun would be more fun though. :supergrin:

    What say everybody?
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2012
  2. SigFTW


    Nov 4, 2010
    The CZ P01, I just like the look and feel of the CZ platform.
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2012

  3. DuramaxOn40s

    DuramaxOn40s TheDieselFreak

    Mar 14, 2012
    Central, FL
    I have no idea what guns you currently own to even start suggesting new ones haha
  4. KiloBravo

    KiloBravo Lifetime Newb

    That is okay! I didn't list them for a reason. I have a pretty good assortment of different firearms. If you had up to $700 to spend, what would you buy?
  5. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    A nice used Browning Hi-Power :cool:
  6. DuramaxOn40s

    DuramaxOn40s TheDieselFreak

    Mar 14, 2012
    Central, FL
    Well, up to $700 you say? Next one I'D get would probably be a Sig. Many models I would want to own, can't narrow down to one just yet :)
  7. DuramaxOn40s

    DuramaxOn40s TheDieselFreak

    Mar 14, 2012
    Central, FL
    He doesn't buy used, but Browning is nice
  8. KiloBravo

    KiloBravo Lifetime Newb

    I love BHPs! Sadly, I have never found a new one in my price range. :crying:
  9. s&wfan


    Dec 27, 2011
    If you want a .22LR, get a Marlin Model 60 for under $150 and you can shoot circles around people with M&P15-22s.
  10. 1gewehr


    Mar 22, 2006
    Mid TN
    You say you are looking for a .22 auto rifle. If you already have a .22 rifle and pistol, you can ignore my post.

    If you don't have a .22 rifle and pistol, you do not have a 'rounded collection'. A .22 rifle and pistol should have been the first and second firearms you acquired. Aside from the cheap shooting aspect, a .22 is probably the most versatile firearm ever made. as long as you are not hunting larger animals, a .22 can handle almost any other shooting task. Target shooting is an obvious choice, but also plinking, trick shooting, self-defense (in a pinch), or hunting meat for the pot.

    And not buying 'used' means you are missing out on some seriously cool bargains. The best firearms do not have to be new. A Belgium-made Browning A-5 in excellent condition is a work of art that will never be made again. So is a pre-1970's Colt 1911A1. The old pre-1986 Hi-Standard .22 automatic pistols are probably the finest .22 you can buy for under $500. Likewise, the Marlin M39a may well be the best all-purpose .22 rifle that will last several generations. But you will want one made before 2006. Colt and S&W both made excellent quality .22 revolvers. I have a Colt Trooper in .22 that should last several hundred years.

    A good .22 does not wear out for a LONG time. The barrel may need de-leading from time to time, but the bores rarely wear out if the steel is decent quality. When is the last time you heard of a Winchester 75 or Remington 513-T needing a spare part except due to accident or mistreatment?

    If you already have a .22 rifle and pistol, why not get a .22 upper unit for an AR? the same controls and feel as a normal AR, and change to any of about 30 calibers with just a different upper unit.
  11. D3S3RT_P3NGU1N


    Feb 29, 2008
    The 15-22 is a great rifle and would make a fine choice :thumbsup:

    If you're looking for something affordable to shoot it also might be worth looking at an AK74. You can pick up an Arsenal SGL31 for about $800. You could then take advantage of the cheap 5.45 ammo, you can pick up 2160 rounds of Russian 7n6 surplus for less than $250.
  12. M&P15T

    M&P15T Beard One

    Apr 7, 2011
    Arlington, VA.
    Go Big or stay home. Be patient, save your money, and get an AR type rifle from one of the top manufacturers. Figure 1k as a decent starting point, but try and save more to really get the cool stuff.

    Of course, if you already have one, completely disregard everything I wrote.
  13. KiloBravo

    KiloBravo Lifetime Newb

    Thanks for the ideas everybody! I am processing all of this as I read through the replies. I will stopping by the local fun store on my way home today to browse as well. :wavey:

    I don't mind buying some things used, but firearms is not one of those things. I like to know the entire history behind the gun, where it was shot, what it was shot at, how well it was cared for, etc. I just feel more comfortable buying new.
  14. Berto

    Berto woo woo

    Sep 15, 2003
    Tough call, given little info on what you already have and what your tastes run, but were it me, and I wanted to burn $700 on a .22, I'd find a nice S&W mod 41 LNIB (since they don't make them anymore).
  15. DuramaxOn40s

    DuramaxOn40s TheDieselFreak

    Mar 14, 2012
    Central, FL
    I can totally understand where you're coming from. I am the same way with vehicles, however they are way more $$$ than guns, new for new :upeyes:
    Lately I have seen that there are deals to be had on used firearms, so I can see where everyone else is coming from too.
  16. wjv


    Jan 17, 2002
    Pacific NW
    in .22LR, a Marlin Model 60 or a Henry

    Ruger 10-22 are good guns, but I just like the Marlin and the Henrys better.

    Some of the .22 LR ARs have good reps, but for the same price you can get a Marlin 60 and a billion rounds of ammo. OK, maybe not quite a billion. . .
  17. SC Tiger

    SC Tiger EL GATO!

    Aug 27, 2011
    South Carolina
    This is my list:

    Marlin lever action in either .30-30 or .45-70 (depending on if I decide to go practical or absolutely bats#%t crazy overkill)
    .44 Magnum Ruger Redhawk
    .308 Bolt Action (Remington 700 most likely)
    Whichever of #1 I don't get first
    Browning (or FN) Hi-Power
    1911 - likely a Remington or Colt
    AR-15 of some sort (never been much on assault rifles but I'd like to have one). No idea which brand - figure that out when I get ready to purchase.

    May never get all of these.

    As for a .22 I really like my Ruger 10/22 but the stock is kind of a "youth size" - or it feels that way anyway.
  18. waynokarider01


    Sep 29, 2009
    Since you need a .22 rifle, and you mentioned the M&P15, how about an AR with a dedicated 22lr upper? A bit more than an M&P 15-22, but you can always get different uppers to go with it.
  19. MrGlock21


    Apr 16, 2001
    North Texas
  20. Syclone538


    Jan 8, 2006
    Try CDNN.

    As mentioned, what you should buy depends on what you own.