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Anonymous asked in SportsOutdoor RecreationHunting · 10 years ago

I'm looking to buy a tactical assault rifle. Anyone have any good ideas for affordable ones?

Obviously, this is for civilian use so please refrain from sending me automatic weapons. I looked at the AR-15's and they are really nice and all, but kind of expensive. This will be for target shooting and home defense as well. I have lot's of hunting rifles but looking for something different. Appreciate the help.

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  • 10 years ago
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    tactical assault rifle?....... Look here to understand what an assault rifle is.....

    As you can see assault rifles are fully automatic.....

    What you want is a semi-automatic sporting rifle.....

    I'm really trying to help -- so lets move on....... Here is an assault rifle...... M4 / M16.... These are full auto....

    Now here is a semi-auto Sporting rifle..... The AR15......

    NOTICE how the AR15 semi-auto sporting rifle looks like the M16 rifle?.... That's where the confusion comes in ... These guns may look the same but there not......

    NOW HERE IS THE Important part..... When out shopping for a rifle DO NOT use the term "Assault Rifle" in the gun shop.... That will immediately set off the idiot alert with the clerk.... Yup - That's right - You say assault rifle and Doofus is the first thing that will come to his mind..... So look smart - and ask for a semi-auto sporting rifle.... Like an AR15 or an AK pattern rifle.... Do not ask for the AK47 Kalashnikov assault rifle -- That will convey to the clerk you play to many video games....

    Hope this helps.....

    Source(s): Anyways --- Get a Ruger Mini 14...... About $700 for a basic model......
  • 10 years ago

    AR-15's are popular and accurate, plus it usually has much more accessories offered(most of them I don't think anyone really needs). The accuracy is accomplished with really tight tolerances on the machining. However I would have to agree with edward and champion the saiga and ak-47 in general in the "ar vs. ak" argument. If your focused on budget, an ak is half the price of an ar, and ammo is cheaper for the ak(which may change due to shortages). I've seen a guy hit 3 for 3 (5 for 6 after the 1st 3)clay pigions at 200 yards, and youtube videos of soilders/mercinaries hit a human size steel target at 500 yards with a full magazine. Any one who says ak's aren't accurate is speaking out of their rear end and never have shot one. So, ultimately accurancy boils down to the operator and not the firearm 95% of the time. However if you really plan on competition shooting, then I would go with an AR for the extra accuracy. Saiga is probably the best choice amongest the ak's since its NIB and not built off a demilled kit (which may explain the accuracy issues when ak's first got imported here) but it is in hunting configuration with a monte carlo stock. You would need to spend about $100-$125 dollars to convert it to a pistol grip and be able to use surplus magazines (keep in mind 922r compliance when converting). It's not hard to convert if you're mechanicaly inclined, just need a drill, dremel, and vice. Another one that has even cheaper ammo is an ak-74 variant. Same price as an ak-47 for the rifle but uses a smaller 5.45x39 round (comparable to a 5.56/.223 ballistacally) and get 1080 rounds in a spam can for about $150 right now. The surplus 5.45 ammo has corrosive primers but you shouldn't shy away from that, and it only takes an extra 10 minutes in the process of cleaning the firearm. If the "end of the world" were to happen and I could only have one firearm, I would choose my converted saiga. See if you can drop an AR in the mud with the bolt open or throw fistfuls of dirt into the receiver and still fire it like an AK patterned rifle. Bet you can't. Unless you get a sig sauer 556 rifle, the best of the AR and AK put together (but probably breaks the bank for you)

  • 10 years ago

    Your wan't an AR you need at least $700. Make it a flat top and then it goes up to $900. Wan't higher end optics and your probably won't bother.

    Edit: The ACR is a turd.

  • ken
    Lv 5
    10 years ago

    whats an assault rifle? All I own are defensive and sporting arms

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  • 10 years ago

    A Ruger Ranch Rifle Mini 14 goes for about $800.

  • Coco
    Lv 5
    10 years ago

    The ACR is probably the best assult rifle I have seen next to the FN FAL. This is a very opinion related question but both of those rifles are great. You can switch the barrel of the ACR to shoot a bigger round too.. i forget what size but its bigger than the 5.56.. FN FAL shoots .308's as well, both very good rifles.

  • 10 years ago

    home defense..... 12ga pump shotgun remington 870 or mossberg 500

  • 10 years ago

    "assault weapon" is just a made up word, used by anti gun people who get their knowlege from tv shown and the lies on the news

  • 10 years ago


    Rock River arms

    Larue-Probably too expensive


  • 10 years ago

    get an FN fal, or get an AK

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