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    newbie to rifles... help!

    I have never owned a rifle but I would like to buy one soon.
    I am hoping for one with a detachable box magazine, it can be used too.
    I'll only have $500 to spend!
    Any help and advice will be appreciated, thank you up front.

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    You should find a buddy selling one or wait another few months for the prices to come down....

    You didn't give any details about exactly what kind you're wanting.... more details please!
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    ^^ sound advice. Wait for a while and things should be back to normal.

    One other thing I always consider is using nato rounds. 223, 7.62x39, 30-06, 308.....
    -Austin

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    The big question is so you want a semi or a bolt action?

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    ^^^What they said.^^^^ Need way more details. You're going to be hard pressed to find a centerfire semi auto rifle for under $500 right now. Plenty of bolts out there though. You can get a new Savage for under $500 and they are great rifles. Remington has a few. Might even find a slightly used Weatherby for that price.

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    Sorry about the lack if info. I was thinking along the lines of something like an SKS or similar.
    I would like a semi auto rather than a bolt action and would also like a minimum of say ten rounds.
    I know the SKS has a fixed(?) ten round magazine so that's not too bad.
    I don't hunt do I would like this rifle for defense.
    Let me know if you need more info!

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    You may have just answered your own question... good luck finding an SKS, let alone for under $500.

    Kel-Tec SU-16s are traditionally around $600, now their around $1000... if you find one at all.

    AKMs are traditionally around $600 as well, unless you find one of those deals for a WASR 10/63 for $450 out of the box. Again, I don't think you'll find one now for the cash you have.
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    Last sks I bought was for 150. Lol. Couldnt get rid of that thing fast enough. My romanian wasr 10/63 on the other hand. Me likey. Some old english polish (with ink) and a few coats of poly and it looks better than new.

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