What are the deals out there in the gun world and what is overpriced?

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  • breakingcontact

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    The market for ARs seems to be reaching saturation.

    22LR has dried up.

    What are you shorting now vs going long on?

    Example: in college i didnt know why people were buying these weird SKS rifles for $75. Doh!
     

    Anger

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    given the deals I say on AR's over black Friday, I'd say those are back to recent "normal". I would say there's no screaming deals but occasinally lots of different guns go on sale on random online retailers. I use one of those popular websites to track the gun deals.

    Ammo, nada. I'm "holding" in stock market terms on ammo. Will start reloading when I dwindel my stash, keep the brass.
     

    Chirpy

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    Example: in college i didnt know why people were buying these weird SKS rifles for $75. Doh!

    I bought one in Houston when Sports Something was going out of business for $79.00' and I remember thinking a outing limiting out my MasterCard and buying 10 more. Wish I would have. Sigh.


    Sent from magic cutting board
     

    ROGER4314

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    Since retirement, tinkering with guns is my JOB so I take it seriously. The cost is not as important as features or capabilities that would teach me something new. Here are two such beasts.

    Mossberg MVP with 24" heavy fluted barrel, laminated stock, laser engraved and in .223. Twist rate is 1:9 and it takes AR-15 standard magazines! Finally, someone got their act together! Furnishing a bolt action rifle with the same twist as my favorite AR-15 barrels and even using the AR-15 magazines is a stroke of genius.

    Savage M-25 bolt action rifle in .223 with a 22" semi heavy barrel. The rifle has the accutrigger but not the exact trigger that the larger Savage rifles have. This has a synthetic stock and a plastic removable magazine. This rifle shows a lot of promise and is not expensive at $479. It has a 1:9 barrel twist rate.

    These rifles are a departure from past .223 rifles which usually come with 1:12 twist rates. The 1:9 was my favorite AR-15 barrel and it enabled me to shoot a variety of bullet weights up to about 62 grain. I had a 1:8 that I used 69 grain bullets with to good effect. The usual 1:12 twist keeps you to 55 grain and below in bullet weight/length. I learned that through experience .....not from the Internet....snicker!

    These are unique rifles, worth the money and are definitely worth a look!

    Flash
     
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    Southpaw

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    AR lowers can be had for great prices and parts kits as well, from time to time. I'm doing pretty good there.

    I suppose I've gone long on AK Com Bloc surplus mags when they were in the $9 to $12 range, price paid depending upon the condition of course.
    The higher end of that isn't a smokin deal but I'd figured since they have always worked so well for me, I thought I would stock up enough for a few lifetimes and be done with it. I also bought a bunch of AK mag Palm Desert rebuild kits for .99 cents each because they were so cheap (should have bought more!!)
    I also did the same with Pmags and USGI mags when they where in the $9 and sub $8 range respectively and all my other guns that need mags as well.


    I've been buying bulk ammo every month or so. Plus I'll pick up a box or two whenever I visit Academy and throw them in an ammo can and forget about them.

    As far as firearms, there isn't anything more I need, but I think the hoarder in me would like another AK or two. I'm always in the market for AR uppers, but will probably start picking up components rather then complete uppers as I've been seeing pretty good deals here and there.
     
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