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Old April 28th, 2009, 01:51 PM   #1
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Question a cheap 5.56 or .223 rifle?

Im intersted in a rifle chambered for 5.56 or .223 the only ones that i know of are pretty costy so i want to know if any one has any ideas for a cheap 5.56 rifle. Ive only got 1 requirement no bolt action it has to be semi auto. any thing helps thanks

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Old April 28th, 2009, 02:02 PM   #2
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what is your definition of cheap?
Kel Tec makes < $700 rifles.

never fired one, so can't comment on quality, etc.
Also, I'm not sure if they are 223 or 556. i'd assume 5.56 (does anyone make just .223 anymore?)

If I remember right, 5.56 rounds are capable of putting out higher pressure than .223 rounds (same sizes, different pressure specs).
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Old April 28th, 2009, 02:14 PM   #3
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You just made me realize i need to change the heading to 5.56 and .223. Thanks

My definition of cheap is around $300-$500
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Old April 28th, 2009, 02:23 PM   #4
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You might have to go to a bolt-action for that price, but who wants a .223 bolt? So, try gunbroker, or look for someone selling a used rifle. I got the Ruger Mini-14 Tactical I have (new) for $695, which is $200 under MSRP, and it's one of the lowest priced .223s. The Ranch model is a little lower too, so maybe about $650. If you are willing to pay that price or something close to it, contact Mike @ Mid-County Gunshop on the Eastern Shore. He might make you a deal if he still has them in stock. Info is in the Dealer Connection forum.


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Old April 28th, 2009, 03:41 PM   #5
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(does anyone make just .223 anymore?)
my last build was with a .223 barrel.
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Old April 28th, 2009, 03:53 PM   #6
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200 300 you ain't gonna get much
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Old April 28th, 2009, 03:58 PM   #7
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maybe try and find a used mini14. thats about it.


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Old April 28th, 2009, 04:20 PM   #8
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If you're open to the suggestion of a single shot, you can get below $300 with an H&R


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Old April 28th, 2009, 04:52 PM   #9
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you might be able to afford an upper, or a lower with lpk and stock, but not a whole rifle for that price.


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Old April 28th, 2009, 04:59 PM   #10
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Saiga .223... You can still find them for around $400-450 if you shop
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Old April 28th, 2009, 05:34 PM   #11
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mini 14 one for sale in the classifieds
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Old April 28th, 2009, 07:16 PM   #12
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Saiga .223... You can still find them for around $400-450 if you shop
+1 on the Saiga 223 . I bought mine 3 weeks ago, although used but still looked good for 330. I just changed the stock to a Tapco tactical and order a 20 round mag
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Old April 28th, 2009, 07:23 PM   #13
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+1 on the Saiga 223 . I bought mine 3 weeks ago, although used but still looked good for 330. I just changed the stock to a Tapco tactical and order a 20 round mag
+2 on the Saiga...

Ignore the sneer's of the people carrying the AR's, but you can sling a whole bunch of Wolf ammo down range without cleaning it after every 20 rounds.
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Old April 28th, 2009, 07:53 PM   #14
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The mags on the Siaga and Mini-14 will be the kicker theough. Remington makes a pump action that will take STANAG mags for the AR 15.
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Old April 28th, 2009, 07:57 PM   #15
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if you're going low on the gun i can't imagine what you're willing to pay for ammo. remember. the gun is the cheap part.


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Old April 28th, 2009, 08:01 PM   #16
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Mini-14 is probably the way to go. 4-6 hundred for an older standard model.
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Old April 28th, 2009, 08:12 PM   #17
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Saiga is your best bet, I've built a KISS AR15 for just @ $550


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Old April 28th, 2009, 09:02 PM   #18
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Saiga is your best bet, I've built a KISS AR15 for just @ $550
think you can spec out a AR in 9mm for under 600 bucks? lol been wanting one.


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Old April 28th, 2009, 09:10 PM   #19
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They are right that budget isnt going to get you much. Might get you into a Kel-tec Sub 16 but probably not in this climate.

Have you considered the Remington 7615? It is a pump action but very compact and fast handling. Frankly I am as comfortable with it as I am with my AR for firepower in most situations, plus it takes AR mags.

If you watch gunbroker Grices Gunshop in PA posts them frequently for just under $500. Great all around gun, probably will get another one myself.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=127932161
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Old April 30th, 2009, 01:52 PM   #20
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+1 on the Saiga 223 . I bought mine 3 weeks ago, although used but still looked good for 330. I just changed the stock to a Tapco tactical and order a 20 round mag
That .223 saiga looks way more fun than a mini14! I might try to find myself one of those. How much should i expect to pay used and new?
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