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If not an AR what would you get

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by boatman, Aug 13, 2019 at 11:04 AM.

  1. boatman

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    Let's just say hypothetically you couldn't get AR/AK etc.

    What would you get in it's place?

    I have shown pics of a 10-22 and SW MP15-22 to non gun friends. They always express shock when I tell them that both rifles have the exact same capabilities, semi auto 10 round etc. The MP just 'looks' more killy.

    So what performs like an AR in either .223 or .308 but doesn't look like an AR?
     

  2. Picton

    Picton NES Member

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    FAL
    G3
    Mini-14
    AR180
     
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    FAL - Fusil Automatique Léger.
     
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  4. gokeeffe

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    Tavor
    M1A
     
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    DarthRevan Instructor NES Member

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    The next rifle I’d want would be a M1A or Scar 17
     
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    Su16 B has been a solid performer if I wanted ar mags. Love my m1a though.
     
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    Stainless Mini 14 Ranch Rifle. My wife has one (she uses 10 round magazines) and she loves it. Solid, very reliable, simple gas system and FID legal.
     
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    following.. I got almost $1k in Bass Pro points saved up.. wish I could buy one of the ARs they sell in a free state.. alas I'm stuck.. what to get..
     
  12. headednorth

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    PTR. (Barely) under a grand, mag fed, 308, mags under $10. From what I understand made on the original tooling from Portugal. Still looks killy though if that matters.
     
  13. DarthRevan

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    I forgot about the lever action marlins. I’d add that to the list too.
     
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    Ma. Legal Tavor X95.
     
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  15. jpk

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    Fixed that for you....

    Dont get me wrong.....I'm not an M1A hater......those stocks make that rifle a boat anchor
     
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  16. jpk

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    Anything that takes AR mags: ACR, MCX, SCAR16, etc. Whichever gun it is, I want LOTS of mags.
     
  19. C. Stockwell

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    Depends entirely on application. Hunting? Any bolt action in .223. Competition shooting? Tavor, AUG, Beretta AR160, HK 416, etc. Home defense? Shotgun.
     
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    Reminton 7400 or one of those winchester lever actions
     
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    The answer is clearly a phased plasma rifle in the 40 watt range.
     
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  23. new guy

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    If we're talking AR15 alternatives a Bren seems like a good option.
     
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    something in 45-70...a 45-70 barrel for my contender
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    or a marlin guide gun...or maybe both[​IMG]
     
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    In place of an AR? SCAR-16, MCX, or Tavor. Depends on if you favor a more traditional trigger and manual of arms, or compactness. Oh, and price.
     
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    Tavor, M1A or AR10.
     
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  27. Dennis in MA

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    What to get or what did I want?

    FN-FNC
    AR180
    Daewoo K2
    Is a Galil really an AK? I guess it is. :(
    H&K93
    A myriad of pistol-caliber 1980's action-movie guns, not including my already-acquired Uzi.
     
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    Yeah. I had a Troy chassis on my M1A. Looked mean. I quickly put it back in the wood. Sold it to some fellow here....
     
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    If pure appearance is important, consider a wood stock if available (for example, M1A, Mini 14/Mini 30).
     
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