I've enjoyed shooting AR's a few times, but for the most part they have been unimpressive because of the constant issues they seem to develop. I've only fired one mini 14 and it was pretty nice but I am with you, if I DO go .223, it will be a bolt action. I've got too much Jeep stuff to do so I can't allocate any additional funds towards firearms right now. I just think it's cool my doc is encouraging me to get a firearm. I've got some really cool doctors
Edit: oh yeah, it's pretty satisfying to me to go out to the desert and yell argh and blow through a 10 round mag of .22lr. I guess I am pretty easy to please
I know a lot of folks (myself included for the most part) don't feel comfortable answering questions about firearm ownership with their Doctor, but what do you do when your Doc tells you that you should get a Ruger mini 14? I wonder if the wife will approve of the purchase since it is "doctors orders" after all
Find a new doctor is what I would do. Anyone advising me to buy one of those is crazy.
Just kidding about the new doctor part. I would tell him thanks for the advice but I'll stick with accurate rifles in the AR variety.
they have kinda. The newer versions are supposed to be better but they also make stabilizing braces for the barrel. I think many people expect it to be a sniper rifle and it isn't. It is accurate enough to down game and for me it has been nothing but accurate. At the same time I don't send 30rds down range over and over again either. I want to get some decent optics for it, get on a bench and really heat it up and see what happens.
Just throwing this idea out. Who would be interested in getting together for a shooting competition? I was thinking of picking up a steel target set, and then get all of us together. Charge $10-20 per person, and whoever wins takes the target home. Either we can all chip in and buy the target and make it a revolving ownership(whoever wins keeps it for a month, and its up for grabs the next month) or one of us could buy it and takes entry fees from those who enter. Any ideas on how we could make it fair and work for everyone? Think this is a bs idea? let me know.
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