Wednesday, June 08, 2011

New semi-auto rifle

I've got a Marlin .22, but I'm thinking of a new semi-auto. So what's available?

Winchester, Remington, Ruger, Marlin, Savage. Let's take a look, shall we?

Winchester

One bolt action, and six lever actions. That's it--nothing else.

Remington

Three semi-autos, three bolt action, and one lonely pump. Two of the three semi-autos are styled like a ubiquitous AR-15 and the third is the 750, available in synthetic, wood, and carbine length. Not too bad--unless one looks at the price!!

Ruger

They've got their SR-556, the Mini-14 and the Mini-30. That's it.

Marlin

They've got nothing except for big bore lever action and bolt action rifles.

Savage

Much as I like Savage for their .22s, they've got nothing except for bolt actions.

So what's a poor blogger to do? Haunt the local used gun shops and hit the pawn shops...

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