Inexpensive rifle

bgold

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So...if a guy is looking for a cheaper truck gun, loaner or whatever, what is being recommended these days? Ruger American, Howa, 700 SPS or something else?
 

Lineman

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$379 ADL in a Ti takeoff or similar is hard to beat IMO. As long as you can handle blued.
 

Big Stick

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Lots of ways to get there.

A $379 PSA Rifle Kit is a LOT of rifle for the jingle and zero fucking around...…………………….
 

MontanaMan

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You can build a good AR for next to nothing.................

This ^^^^ as long as you can get along with a cartridge that fits. Can always go with the AR10 as base for a 308 or 6.5.

In a low cost bolt gun, the Ruger stands alone.

MM
 

Big Stick

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Pard who's never seen or shot one,ordered a PSA S/S FF Wylde Middy yesterday and a dupe in 22LR. Then mounts,glass,ammo,LRF and the works.

Pretty funny.........................
 

bgold

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I asked because they have been a topic of conversation here at work. Ruger American and Howa are two that get mentioned a bunch. Never had either one, but I've thought about trying them out so I would have an opinion. I haven't seen sub-$400 700s here for a bit...

ARs are an easy recommendation. They are pretty much all I have played with for the last few years, with the various oddball like Scars and the like thrown in. Some of the guys are hesitant on those still....
 

Big Stick

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RAR's aren't light either.

Howa has a broad assortment of handle choices too,which is nice.........................