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What is the cheapest rifle to shoot? (besides a .22)

Post by VinnyVeee on Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:13 am

Just curious. What is the cheapest rifle to shoot besides the .22 cal?

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Post by p moore on Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:21 am

I would look at military round rifles. Usually can get good deals on surplus ammo. Also some pistol caliber carbines. 9MM for sure.

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Re: What is the cheapest rifle to shoot? (besides a .22)

Post by Caleb C on Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:31 am

5.45x39 is pretty cheap.

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Re: What is the cheapest rifle to shoot? (besides a .22)

Post by VinnyVeee on Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:33 am

Caleb C wrote:5.45x39 is pretty cheap.

Is that what the AK-74 shoots?

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Post by captain-03 on Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:37 am

VinnyVeee wrote:
Caleb C wrote:5.45x39 is pretty cheap.

Is that what the AK-74 shoots?

Nope -- the 74 is usually chambered in 5.45×39mm

Might want to look at the Mosins in 7.62x54R - still a lot of surplus ammo out there!! Guns are "cheap", too!!

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Re: What is the cheapest rifle to shoot? (besides a .22)

Post by rdj94a on Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:54 am

Nagants

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Re: What is the cheapest rifle to shoot? (besides a .22)

Post by Caleb C on Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:47 pm

captain-03 wrote:
VinnyVeee wrote:
Caleb C wrote:5.45x39 is pretty cheap.

Is that what the AK-74 shoots?

Nope -- the 74 is usually chambered in 5.45×39mm

Might want to look at the Mosins in 7.62x54R - still a lot of surplus ammo out there!! Guns are "cheap", too!!

Hey, Captian....... I think I've been confused by your confusion.

So... The AK-74 IS chambered in 5.45 x 39?

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Re: What is the cheapest rifle to shoot? (besides a .22)

Post by p moore on Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:21 pm

No, AK-74's usually come in 5.56.

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Re: What is the cheapest rifle to shoot? (besides a .22)

Post by 3spop on Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:28 pm

Caleb C wrote:
captain-03 wrote:
VinnyVeee wrote:
Caleb C wrote:5.45x39 is pretty cheap.

Is that what the AK-74 shoots?

Nope -- the 74 is usually chambered in 5.45×39mm

Might want to look at the Mosins in 7.62x54R - still a lot of surplus ammo out there!! Guns are "cheap", too!!

Hey, Captian....... I think I've been confused by your confusion.

So... The AK-74 IS chambered in 5.45 x 39?


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Re: What is the cheapest rifle to shoot? (besides a .22)

Post by Eaglestroker on Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:10 pm

VinnyVeee wrote:..What is the cheapest rifle to shoot....

The one you reload for.


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Re: What is the cheapest rifle to shoot? (besides a .22)

Post by dbarnes357 on Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:56 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AK74

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Re: What is the cheapest rifle to shoot? (besides a .22)

Post by crazyace85 on Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:23 pm

Wow. This thread is all confused.
The AK 74 fires 5.45x39.
5.56x45/223 is for the AR15/M16 variants
AK47 fires 7.62x39

Now that's settled. Lol
5.45x39 is really cheap. Usually around $130-150 for a 1080 spam can. I've been hearing this ammo supply is drying up so I'd buy a bunch if you buy a rifle. Don't expect precision out of an AK74 because they aren't that accurate but they are a lot of fun and a lot less recoil than an AK47. As for cheapest centerfire that's not foreign I would say 223.

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Re: What is the cheapest rifle to shoot? (besides a .22)

Post by Vermilion on Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:34 pm

They make AK's in 5.56 but unsure of the designation.

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Re: What is the cheapest rifle to shoot? (besides a .22)

Post by dbarnes357 on Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:28 pm

Vermilion wrote:They make AK's in 5.56 but unsure of the designation.

I know the Saigas can be had in either 5.45x39 or 5.56, I don't know of any others though.

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Re: What is the cheapest rifle to shoot? (besides a .22)

Post by jbwonfire on Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:54 am

I can tell you what isn't and that is my Schmit Ruben K31 7.5x55. I love it, and its one of the most accurate rifles I own. Paid about $75 for it but can not afford to shoot it or hoard much ammo for it. The bayonet for this thing is as much as I payed for the gun! Was a good investment though. Its tripled in value. I would suggest a Nagant(7.62x54r) or an AK(5.45x39mm).

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Re: What is the cheapest rifle to shoot? (besides a .22)

Post by Doug Bowser on Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:33 am

I do not like to shoot surplus ammo. You have to realize the country selling the ammo is probably still using the caliber in question. They sell the worst lots first. I would rather reload my rifle ammo.

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Re: What is the cheapest rifle to shoot? (besides a .22)

Post by gtstang07 on Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:36 pm

22 is the cheapest and most efficient in my opinion. My wolf ammo in 556 is pretty cheap too though

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Re: What is the cheapest rifle to shoot? (besides a .22)

Post by SLBcmtr on Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:47 pm

VinnyVeee wrote:Just curious. What is the cheapest rifle to shoot besides the .22 cal?

Mine is the M1 carbine...just bought 500 rds for $200 at CMP

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Re: What is the cheapest rifle to shoot? (besides a .22)

Post by quigleysharps4570 on Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:38 pm

No one has mentioned a muzzleloader. My little .40 caliber loaded for small game and plinking can get 200 shots out of a pound of powder. Goex runs around $15 and the KIK was $11 a lb. Cast my own roundballs and my lead is free.
As for cartridge rifles...Eaglestroker hit the nail on the head...any you reload for. Wink

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Re: What is the cheapest rifle to shoot? (besides a .22)

Post by tWillis on Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:40 am

I shoot .40 cal.'s also. Have a ton of lead cost was $.06 per lb. Can get GOEX for $11.00/lb. Can make my own flints. I haven't figured the cost/shot in a long time ,but it used to be less than .22lr.

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Re: What is the cheapest rifle to shoot? (besides a .22)

Post by forester on Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:38 am

223

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Post by surehuntsalot on Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:40 pm

7.62x39

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Re: What is the cheapest rifle to shoot? (besides a .22)

Post by Rw on Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:28 pm

7.62x54 averages about 18 cents a round surplus.... cant get much cheaper than that.

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Re: What is the cheapest rifle to shoot? (besides a .22)

Post by PhillipM on Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:41 pm

forester wrote:223

An air rifle

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Re: What is the cheapest rifle to shoot? (besides a .22)

Post by captain-03 on Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:25 pm

Rw wrote:7.62x54 averages about 18 cents a round surplus.... cant get much cheaper than that.

This would be it for a centerfire ...

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Re: What is the cheapest rifle to shoot? (besides a .22)

Post by spmwheels on Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:37 am

The one that you're not using YOUR ammo in lol.

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Re: What is the cheapest rifle to shoot? (besides a .22)

Post by VinnyVeee on Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:04 am

spmwheels wrote:The one that you're not using YOUR ammo in lol.
Very true, lol

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Re: What is the cheapest rifle to shoot? (besides a .22)

Post by lazi on Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:32 pm

PhillipM wrote:
forester wrote:223

An air rifle

this was my answer. cheap and quiet...

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Re: What is the cheapest rifle to shoot? (besides a .22)

Post by bray1975 on Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:00 pm

I would agree that looking at military calibers would be your best bet. Surplus priceing cant be beat.

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Re: What is the cheapest rifle to shoot? (besides a .22)

Post by ufcfan on Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:18 pm

What is the price on 17hmr these days?

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Re: What is the cheapest rifle to shoot? (besides a .22)

Post by burninfilm on Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:07 pm

VinnyVeee wrote:Just curious. What is the cheapest rifle to shoot besides the .22 cal?
.17 hmr, but in the larger calibers, anything in 7.62 x 39.

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Re: What is the cheapest rifle to shoot? (besides a .22)

Post by CaptRob on Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:58 pm

308 is very cheap to shoot. You can by military surplus for a great price or you can reload it cheaply.

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Re: What is the cheapest rifle to shoot? (besides a .22)

Post by Lucky13 on Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:42 pm

+1 The one you reload for

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