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Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by feedyourhead, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. feedyourhead

    feedyourhead Salem New Member

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    I'm wanting to find a brush gun under $200 that i could put a scope on if I wanted. Being a poor college student I'm going to have some left over money from loans and don't want to hunt with my AK :(. Mosin? beat up k98 at the pawn shop with no markings? Need some suggestion.
     
  2. bt97006

    bt97006 Aloha Member

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    Check out H&R or New England Firearm's Handi-Rifles. They are a break action single shot that are available in a variety of hunting calibers and are fairly inexpensive. You could possibly find a used one under $200. I believe new, they run just a little more than that.
     
  3. rudedog04

    rudedog04 oregon-roseburg Member

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    might have to drill scope mounts
     
  4. littlecars

    littlecars tacoma wa Member

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    The newer NEF handi rifles ar drilled for scope mounts. some of the older ones are not. I just bought a 223 a few days ago. it is very light, easy and fun to shoot. easy to clean, dependable accurate and yes, inexpensive. some people say they are garbage, but thats becouse they have never owned one. The only problem I see with them is they kick harder than others. that doesnt realy matter unless you are shooting a bunch.
     
  5. dario541

    dario541 medford, or 97504 Member

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    I own H&R single shot rifles in .223, .308, and 45-70. I bought them at Bi-Mart for $230 for the .223, and $243 for the 45-70 and .308. I have seen H&R's in pawn shops for around $200. Although single shot, they perform very well. They are very safe because they have a transfer bar trigger system similar to Ruger revolvers. Although not optimal for survival use, they are sufficient for 99% of any other shooting you may need to do. They all use the same scope base so you can buy one scope with quick detachable rings and switch from one gun to the other. I LIKE MINE! Nuff said!
     
  6. CEF1959

    CEF1959 Willamette Valley, Oregon New Member

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    I love your original idea of the Mosin. Cheap, accurate, sturdy, with serious knockdown power.
     
  7. feedyourhead

    feedyourhead Salem New Member

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    Yeah, I think I'm about to buy one of those 91/30's from coctailer. Might buy a new bolt and put a scope on.
     
  8. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I like the idea of the Mauser K98. If you can find one with a good action and a reasonable bore. Also if you ever decided you wanted to try sporterizing it, the mauser action is a great platform for that.
     
  9. Grizzly_A

    Grizzly_A Portland Metro Area Member

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    I agree, any of those older mil surp rifles will do ya fine. The NEF's are a good bet also. Rossi is another brand similar to the NEF.
     
  10. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    This!
     
  11. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Another vote for the Mosin!
     
  12. odiesplace97301

    odiesplace97301 silverton area Member

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    98"s give ya a good start that you can build into a nice custom gun later. Used a couple yugo actions to build my boys 308's on and a 98 to build an 06 for thier youth pastor.
     
  13. Descendant

    Descendant Eugene, Oregon Member

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    Serious recoil as well! :gun06:
     
  14. dario541

    dario541 medford, or 97504 Member

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    I believe that the Moisin-Nagant and Mauser are dependable and powerful rifles. I think the Mauser is far superior for sporterizing, especially if you want to put a scope on it. Ammo for 7.62X53R (Moisin) and 8MM Mauser are both plentiful. There are a lot more accesories for the Mauser. The Moisin kicks hard with the factory stock but ATI has an American style replacement stock that should ease the recoil somewhat. Either will do.
     
  15. Comunistul

    Comunistul SE Portland Member

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    M44
     
  16. magnum

    magnum Springfield American....'nuff said

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    I have a mosin nagant 91 carbine in beautiful shape that would be fine for open sight hunting. Also cheaper than dirt has scope mounts for them. I'm selling it for $200.00 .
     
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  17. cwegga

    cwegga Helena, MT Active Member

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    Well I'm not sure where Oregon laws fall on this but be careful with the Mosin. Even though it is plenty powerful for hunting some states have regs that exclude rimfire cartridges from big game hunting use. If that is the case you probably wouldn't have trouble but law enforcement could give you a bad day if they felt like it.

    If someone could chime in with the appropriate regs/law it would be helpful.
     
  18. gunluvver

    gunluvver Hillsboro, OR Member

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    The 54R cartridge is RIMMED, but not RIMFIRE. It is a centerfire cartridge. There are no commercially available rimfire high power cartridges available.
     
  19. Dan-Dee Sales Inc

    Dan-Dee Sales Inc Sweet Home, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    If it has a primer, it is not rimfire.
     
  20. cwegga

    cwegga Helena, MT Active Member

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    I apologize for spreading misinformation then. It has been years since I used a Mosin Nagant and I was less into guns then. The owner of the rifle told me it was rimfire and that's what the R stood for.:huh: I have believed that since.:eek: