Within the $1000 range or less, if I was looking for a rifle that I could take hunting but also could press into a fight if I ever had to, what would ...

Within the $1000 range or less, if I was looking for a rifle that I could take hunting but also could press into a fight if I ever had to, what would be some good options?

Pic not necessarily related I just like the M14 and wish I had one.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    AR-15. You can take medium game with the right .223 ammo and it’s THE fighting gun

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    AR, get a .223 upper for fighting and, if necessary, a different one appropriate for whatever game and hunting laws you are dealing with, for example .350 Legend.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Gotta give us a little more. What are you planning on hunting? At what distances and in what terrain? What caliber are you looking for? You're never going to have to "press into a fight" because unfortunately nothing ever happens, but if you want to LARP like something might happen then there's nothing wrong with that

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That would certainly affect his choice of caliber but it's honestly hard to argue with some flavor of AR here.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I'd like to hunt Deer or Elk

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Deer
        AR-15 is ideal here.

        >Elk
        That complicates things a bit. AR-10.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        An M1A is a bit heavy for hunting, but fun for larping. Honestly if you want a hunting rifle, just get an actual hunting rifle like a Tikka in 30-06 or 6.5Creed. If you want a larp rifle get an AR or an AK. If you Reeeally want one rifle to hunt and larp with, get an AR10 in 6.5Creed. Only thing with AR's for hunting is even though they'll do the job perfectly well, they're still a bit heavy to be lugging around, especially for elk.
        And since you said
        >I'd like to hunt Deer or Elk
        I'm under the impression that you don't have much or any experience hunting. I'd suggest just getting a dedicated hunting bolt gun and learning the ropes

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Thanks anon, good feedback. Yes I've never been hunting. I only go to the range with my pistol & shotgun

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            NP anon. You should go on your state's DNR website and track down some public dove fields, buy some dove decoys, and cut your teeth hunting doves next season. (since you already have a shotgun) Wingshooting is a super fun intro into hunting

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Elk
        AR-10, though some folks opt for a caliber larger than .308 for them. Wouldn't recommend .223/5.56 for elk though.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Buy a $500 Ar15 and then a bolt 270win. 270 has some of the flattest shooting out to 350 yards if you sight it in correctly. Would make an excellent precision rifle for those farther shots w/o a rangefinder/dope cards.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That's two guns. I'm looking for one that can do both.

      https://i.imgur.com/jKT55yg.jpg

      Honestly a levergun wouldnt be a bad option

      Leverguns are sexy I agree, but will that serve my needs if I'm in a fight? Hunting and shooting it certainly looks fun.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >will it serve my needs in a fight?

        Get one in 45-70 or .444 Marlin and you're golden. (if you can hit your mark)

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >.444 Marlin

          I mean .450 Marlin

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Why wouldn't I just go with an AR like others are saying then? Again, it sounds sexy to have a levergun but is it practical?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Probably an AR 10 then OP, but be ready for a close to a 10lb gun once you get a light,sling, and optic on there. Unless you make compromises to the barrel profile or stock weight.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Why couldn't the brn180 or jakl be in 270win. Why must it only be two guns in semi auto in that callibers.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Honestly a levergun wouldnt be a bad option

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Mini-14

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That might be a bit above my price range.

      >Deer
      AR-15 is ideal here.

      >Elk
      That complicates things a bit. AR-10.

      AR-10 you say?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >AR-10 you say?
        .308 is a little on the lower end but certainly doable for Elk, and it's clearly effective for fighting, though the ammo is bigger/heavier than .223.

        >will it serve my needs in a fight?

        Get one in 45-70 or .444 Marlin and you're golden. (if you can hit your mark)

        Those would absolutely do the job too, though levergat is not what springs to my mind when someone talks about fighting.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I would get a PSA AR-10 for ~$800 and a $200 scope with rings

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >I would buy literal shit for my money and you should too

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Bolt Gun that takes detachable mags. Ruger American. Howa 1500. Remington 700. 7mm Mag, .22-250, 6.5CM, 300WIN

    You will never do jack shit besides take pot shots at HVTs. Semiauto is shit for hunting and is twice as heavy. You are far better with an inconspicuous weapon far outside the maximum range of AR15s

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I've heard Gunsite Scouts are good too. I've been thinking about one in .308

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Looks good to me, remember that scout mounted optics need to have a very long eye relief, perhaps 5-7 inches to be useful.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I've heard Gunsite Scouts are good too. I've been thinking about one in .308

      Looks good to me, remember that scout mounted optics need to have a very long eye relief, perhaps 5-7 inches to be useful.

      >Could press into a fight if I needed to
      You guys are homosexuals for recommending a bolt gun for combat, don't be in here trying to get OP killed.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >gun for combat
        Neither you, nor OP, nor anybody else on this board is ever going to be in combat

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    ar15 6.5 grendel

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    AR-10, easy.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Henry Homesteader

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Civilian self defense is not combat

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Combat between two or more human beings is not combat

      You're an elitist AND a Black person? Neat.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Seems like you just can't stop thinking about Black folk huh? Don't worry bud you'll be okay

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Deflecting
          What the frick did you think OP meant by "combat", homosexual? Did you really think someone meant "I need a rifle I can hunt with and also serve in the military with?"
          Or did you think he meant "I want something that I can kill these specific animals and also armed humans with?"
          But we all know the real answer: You didn't think at all.

          Stay out of "combat", you'll die.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You're clearly new on this board kid. Plenty of morons on here genuinely think they're going to be in actual gunfights with rifles and body armor against other dudes with rufles and body armor. Half the dudes in /arg/ have that mindset. All of /gq/ has that mindest. Those dudes have always been on here. You're the one moving goalposts, newbie

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              I'm moving goalposts now? Lol. Okay, enjoy getting people killed with your bad advice. I'm out.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >I'm out
                Would rather rage quit& hide thread than post a timestamped gun and engage in discussion. Typical newbie tourist behavior

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >Is a newbie war tourist
                >Projects

                Cute, but obvious.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >no you
                Right

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >Can't admit he's moronic, even though he clearly is.

              Self-deprecating humor is a sign of maturity, bud. Embrace it. OP, please don't take advice from a tard if you can help it.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You could get the PA-10 from PSA's website, they're currently going for US$ 850.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    PSA AR15 & Glock trade in. I hate you.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Pic not necessarily related I just like the M14 and wish I had one.
    You can find them used for around 1000 dollarydoos, hell I picked my Polytech for that 2 months ago.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    OP get a bolt action hunting rifle for hunting& an AR for "combat", no reason to force either gun into roles they aren't optimized for

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      An AR-10 makes a perfectly decent hunting rifle, is more than enough for any realistic home defense scenario and is arguably better than an AR-15 if your idea of a fighting rifle is something you can use in some sort of SHTF/militia environment.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Mosin Nagant
    The shittier the better

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >I just like the M14 and wish I had one

    M1A1 chambered for 308 WIN (means you probably can safely shoot and cycle 7.62 x51).

    Heavy as frick though. Springfield has some newer ones with polymer stocks and shorter profile (the Scout rifle concept) which may bring weight down.

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