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If you had $1100 to spend before the next president takes office, what would you buy?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Joe Link, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. Joe Link

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

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    I know it's not the best choice for my fiscal future, but I'm 26 and I have plenty of time to make money. I sold $1100 of stock I had for the purpose of purchasing rifles that I will be more likely to be prohibited from buying if Obama wins the election and the Dems get their way. Right now I don't have any AR/AK rifles (I know, I know :rolleyes:) and my 870 is my only long gun that could qualify as a military-type weapon. I'm willing to buy used because I plan on using the guns myself :D

    There are three rifles I'm looking at that I'd really like:

    1. M4A3 AR15, probably a Bushmaster. I think the cheapest I've found them was around $799.

    2. AK Variant (Saiga, SAR1, WASR10). I've been tempted to buy a Saiga and convert it myself. It'd probably be around $450 when it's all said and done, or I might be able to find a WASR10 for $350-$375.

    3. Saiga-12. I've wanted one of these since they first came out and the price just keeps climbing. I could still get one now for around $600.

    Luckily, the odds are fairly good that I could get all three before the next president takes office.

    What would you guys do? Are you planning on making any pre-election purchases?
     
  2. Zhivago

    Zhivago Everett, WA Member

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    I'd save your money, save some more money, and when LWRC gets up and running again after their factory move (supposedly they will be cranking out guns around the end of the year), get an M6A3 or a SABR. Best AR you can buy IMO. That's what I'm going to do anyway.
     
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  3. Joe Link

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

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    Honestly, I don't think I need a piston AR, especially with my budget. How much more expensive are they?
     
  4. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Save a little more and buy a 20" AR-10
     
  5. Zhivago

    Zhivago Everett, WA Member

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    Well it depends what you want, you can get a used one for under $2000, I dont have exact numbers off the top of my head. SABR will be very pricey, $3500 or more. M6A3 I would venture to say $2500 range new. BUT...keep this in mind: when they M6A3 and SABR become available, there will be a lot of people looking to sell used M6A2 models so they can upgrade. Just a thought. Given the choice I'd buy an HK 416 or HK 417, but who knows when/if they will be available to the american public.
     
  6. fromotoc

    fromotoc Downtown Portland, OR Member

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    I am selling/have sold most of my revolvers, lever guns and my bolt gun to buy guns that might be banned. So far, I bought an AR, an AK, a couple more semi-auto pistols, and my next and final firearms purchases will be a Keltec PLR-16 and maybe a FAL or AK pistol. Then I will focus on buying alot of magazines for all my new guns. If I were you, I would hold out on the Saiga 12. I love them, and have shot them, but I don't think they are worth $600. The magazines are very expensive, too. It's hard to justify paying double the cash for a gun I saw many times for $325. For AR's, keep checkin out the Gun Broker in Tigard, they have very good deals some times. When I was looking, I usually called a couple of times a week, and they had at least one awesome deal a week.
     
  7. Joe Link

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

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    Wow, that's way out of the price range I have set for individual guns :)
     
  8. Joe Link

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

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    Yeah as much as I love Saiga 12's (though I've never shot one) I just bought an 870 and I can't bring myself to pull the trigger at the current price. I remember when they were $325 too :(
     
  9. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    OMG I thought I posted on this post before...

    I purchased a Wasr-10 as a November gun plus 10 30rnd mags.
    Also A .50

    If I where in your boat I would Buy a AK of some type Wasr-10 perhaps and a DPMS PANTHER LITE.. $650 AR

    2 for the price of 1!

    The build each up a bit.
     
  10. JumpWing

    JumpWing NK WA Member

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    You can't throw those rifles, better set aside at least $300 of that cash for ammo!
     
  11. torpedoman

    torpedoman land of corrupt politicians Member

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    as many votes against obama as i could.
     
  12. JumpWing

    JumpWing NK WA Member

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    Well spoken, sir.
     
  13. ch139

    ch139 teh gehtoe Active Member

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    If you're worried about getting in under some timeline (elections/inauguration) and having things you want for a future date. I'd be picking up some lower receivers for the arfs (LMT complete lowers are the best thing going right now), then maybe an AKM kit and receiver for a later AK build. You won't have complete guns at the moment, but you'll have SNs.

    ...and magazines, get some magazines
     
  14. lazyeye

    lazyeye Corvallis, OR Member

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    AR15, mags, ammo, dies, components.
     
  15. CharlesAFerg

    CharlesAFerg Beaverton Active Member

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    :/
    I don't like him either, but dude... Buying votes? :rolleyes:
    lol


    I won't say what I'd buy.
     
  16. transformerguru

    transformerguru Lebanon, Beaver State USA Member

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    Ammo... that would give me about 4000 rounds:D of new stuff
     
  17. Zhivago

    Zhivago Everett, WA Member

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    Ammo may get more expensive but it wont become illegal. Cant say that with the same certainty for high capacity weapons. Even so, I'm looking at buying a Dan Wesson Pointman 7 next month. While there are definitely some high cap pistols I could go for and save 1911 stuff til after I know if there will be a new AWB, I figure that we cant predict the future so might as well get what I want the most. Too bad there are so many pistols I want or I'd buy an AR and an AK and a bubblegumload of magazines. Also have 2 different builds planned for custom M14s but they will be crazy expensive :(
     
  18. 86thecat

    86thecat Central WA New Member

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    DSA STG58 and an AR15 stripped lower.
     
  19. Oohrah

    Oohrah NorthwestSouthern Oregon Coast Member

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    Firearms, ammo, and componets to run them make me in pretty fair
    shape. Next on the list is a freeze dried food supply increases and
    a stock of groceries and first aid stuff. I could be a long time before
    things ever normalize The cost factor has only one direction to go, UP.
     
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  20. markw76

    markw76 Portland/Moscow on the Willamette Member

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    As much Lithuanian or Prvi Partisan 7.62x51 as it would buy for what I've already got to shoot it in.