So I got my bonus and I want to get a new rifle. I’m thinking a semi-auto, but living in California presents some unfortunate choices.
If I go with an AR Type rifle, then I either have to have a fixed magazine version or a version that will only allow changing the magazine with the action open. In my limited research, it seems that the latter option is all after-market mods. The former option would be built that way and warranted by the manufacturer. Then instead of extra magazines, I would just get extra loaders.
Dilemma #1 - Which way to go?? Fixed or modified?
On the other hand, if I go completely featureless, then a semi-auto is no problem.
Dilemma #2 - Full featured or Featureless?
After I decide which gun to buy, I need to decide what to have it chambered in. As a couple, we already have a bolt action .223/.556 and an AR-15 in .223/,556, so I’m thinking something a little heavier to round out our collection. Though I don’t want to get knocked on my ass or break my shoulder shooting it. Also, ammo cost is a factor.
Practicality would step in for my choice
Already having 5.56 in hand would push me to buy another rifle chambered in that caliber
If you went .308 for example you would be incurring a higher cost to stock ammo and then have to purchase magazines for said rifle
Not having to deal with California laws it’s a toss up for me
I would say go with the non permanent magazine
I recall mark saying that you guys were leaving ca in some time
Most other states do not have these draconian laws
It’s a difficult choice for sure I’m a prepper so I tend to side on practicality
I never buy a weapon that’s not chambered in something I already stock that’s just me
“Plus, that ammo is Wolf’s 100 grain “military classic”. It’s is constructed like the infamously lethal 7N6 bullet, which is pretty deadly stuff.”
And that lady’s and gentleman was the tipping point for me period.
It has a huge following now, its probably in a draw for second (with .300 BO) for most popular AR15 round outside of 5.56.
It did dry up a bit but I suppose that couldve been just from all the frenzy buying.
In the article you last posted the writer stated
“The average football linebacker weighs 230 lbs and sprints at 25.5 FPS. That’s 2020 ft-lbs of energy. A 190gr bullet moving at 2200FPS produces almost identical energy.
Which is more likely to kill an Elk?”
I am laughing now because I have in the past used nearly the same argument.