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Thread: Putting the feelers out

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    Putting the feelers out

    on behalf of a mate.

    Left handed centre fire, 223 upwards. First rifle, so doesn't need to be flash. Cheaper the better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    on behalf of a mate.

    Left handed centre fire, 223 upwards. First rifle, so doesn't need to be flash. Cheaper the better.
    Mudgripz 243 Marlin wouldn't be a bad candidate
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    Meh, get a right handed mate.
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    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Totally missed the LH bit by the way, apologies
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    single shot or semi mate dedicated lefty rifles no such thing as cheap
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    Yep single shot baikal, ambidextrous and accurate. Can be had for a couple of hundred second hand minus scope
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    The single shot is def an option. The guy had a play with my Rossi today and can use it very easily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Meh, get a right handed mate.
    You can pick up a RH mate anywhere they are dime a dozen.
    A LH mate is special and worth treasuring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barefoot View Post
    You can pick up a RH mate anywhere they are dime a dozen.
    A LH mate is special and worth treasuring.
    Oh yes, they're all a special kind of special.

    I picked up a leftie rifle pretty cheaply for TimeRider. Keep your peepers peeled. They do pop up on a regular basis, was very tempted to get another one a few weeks ago as gadgette#3 is another leftie and keen to get her ticket later this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barefoot View Post
    You can pick up a RH mate anywhere they are dime a dozen.
    A LH mate is special and worth treasuring.
    There is truth in what you say.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    Just get an SKS.

    Left handed? Ambidextrous.
    Centrefire? Yep.
    223 upwards? Yep.
    Doesn't need to be flash? Definitely not flash.
    Cheaper the better? Doesn't get much cheaper - gun and ammo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shearer View Post
    we will agree to disagree on that suggestion mate
    nothing wrong with the savage.... but in my opinion 270 is the worst possible option for a 1st rifle I would honestly prefer to suggest a large magnum

    something like a 243 7mmo8 308 or a 6.5 is a far better option

    single shot 7.62x39??
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    Tend to agree on 270 as first rifle to be honest @Shearer. I had one for a while, and wont be getting another
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    Hand loading can do wonders to a cartridge if you feel it is too "hard". Can easily be loaded down to 6.5 Creedmore (flavour of the month) performance with a 130gn pill and then once more experienced loaded to full potential, more like 284win performance.
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