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Question for the brain trust re: rifle decision

Would be used for recreational target shooting and SHTF situation.

The obvious choice here is an AR variant, due to relatively low cost of entry, availability of ammo, interchangeability and upgradability. However they carry the stigma of being Scary Black Guns.

An option I've known about is the Ruger Mini-14. Same ammo, but less common/upgradable. Higher initial investment (cursory research on this). Doesn't look "scary" in Ranch guise. Reviews highlight some ergonomic issues with reloads. Buy new production, not used.

At what point does it make sense to NOT buy the AR? Prices on ARs vary wildly so forming an apples to apples comparison can be difficult.

Take a gander at the old M1 Carbine. Not very scary looking. It's a great gun under 200 yards. 5 lbs unloaded. Easy to control. And if you buy an ex milatary one it should never lose value. Kid and Lady friendly great little rifle
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m1 carbine ammo is probably a bit spendy if you plan on shooting it a lot
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.An option I've known about is the Ruger Mini-14. Same ammo, but less common/upgradable. Higher initial investment (cursory research on this). Doesn't look "scary" in Ranch guise. Reviews highlight some ergonomic issues with reloads. Buy new production, not used.
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My solution was the Mini-14. Actually, prior to that, my first semi-auto rifle was a Springfield Armory M1A "Scout Squad", an 18" barreled version of the venerable M14/M1A in .308, or 7.62 NATO.

The latter is kinda spendy to both purchase and feed. I do like its added power, though. Having started with that rifle, the Mini-14 was a natural choice for me. I would recommend it without hesitation. Mine is a very early '70's manufacture, some of which are known to wildly inaccurate. I got lucky - mine shoots quite well. The new ones have corrected the issues that led to that reputation, so you can buy one and rest assured it will be at least acceptably accurate.
I concur with Jeff. I have an AR and a Mini-14 and prefer the Mini. Older model but accurate for my needs.

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Take a gander at the old M1 Carbine. Not very scary looking. It's a great gun under 200 yards. 5 lbs unloaded. Easy to control. And if you buy an ex milatary one it should never lose value. Kid and Lady friendly great little rifle
I also have an M1 Carbine from WW ll. My favorite rifle. Actually, it is my sons so I have been looking at new manufacturers models.

Fulton Arms has a good rep but I have not done a deep dive yet on any of the new manufactured M-1s.

https://www.fulton-armory.com/M1-Carbine.aspx

They aren’t giving them away but I do truly love the form, fit and function of the rifle.

Enjoy the hunt, shoot before you buy!
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Any Luger owners here? I have two Waffen marked magazines. One FSO 37 with serial number


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I've got a 1937 Luger. It is a great shooter.
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