x Brzeski wrote:i've been thinking about picking up a rifle. i just don't know where to start. any advice on beginner rifles?
Can't go wrong with an AK47. As you can see, anyone can use them. I've seen average prices range from about $400-$600. Just make sure you don't get some weird knock-off. If you're getting one, might as well go Russian.
I'd also recommend any bolt-action rifle. They're all pretty fun. Get a .22 or something so you don't have to spend much on money on ammunition and can get comfortable with shooting a lot. Start taking it to a range and try other people's guns and find one you really like.
You can get some old WWII bolt-action rifles for pretty cheap ($100-200). Last I checked, Mosin Nagants with a strap/kit/bayonet can be ordered online for about 70$ base price - so depending on who you send it through you can get it for around $100-$130.