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.
Dilemma #3 - What size chamber?
I’d appreciate any recommendations as well.