CA legal autoloading gun

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  1. Coug_AR

    Coug_AR G&G Newbie

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    ok, basically, I need advise on a Cali Legal autoloading rifle. I want it to be American made, and able to hold 10 or more rounds. also, what caliber should I go with? I think thats it for now. Thanks in advanced.
  2. NorCalAshnjikov

    NorCalAshnjikov G&G Newbie

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    you can't buy an autoloading firearm with capacity more than 10 rounds
    unless you're a cop or some such exempt person (with the possible exception of a rimfire tube mag)

    just visit
    http://caag.state.ca.us/firearms/
    and read
  3. Coug_AR

    Coug_AR G&G Newbie

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    yeah, sorry I should have clarified. Once I move out of this state, I would like to be able to have a gun with a 10 rnd mag.
  4. BattleRifleG3

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    I just typed up a huge reply with photos and everything.... HUGE. And it disappeared. I'm going to go cry now.

    For one that could take hi-caps elsewhere, M1a is a good choice. DSA makes Cali legal FALs that take stripper clips. And let's not forget the M1 Garand.
    Mini-14 isn't horrible, but doesn't have the stripper clip option. For the price, I'd go with a pump, bolt, or levergun over a Mini, or a Rem 7400. Kel Tec may be a good choice due to the fast mag changes from using AR mags.

    If rapid fire, ie defense or competition, isn't a primary use, I highly suggest going with a bolt gun and saving for an autoloader legal in free states. So many more options for the money. For CA, I'd get good with a bolt or levergun. You'd be surprised how fast you can fire them with discipline.

    One reason I wouldn't recommend the 7400 is mag changes - it's hard to get a mag in and out of there fast. Easier loading from the top, especially after you've shot as many rounds as all your mags can hold. The ability to do both is best, making a Savage clip fed bolt gun a good buy, as well as detachable magged Rem 700s.

    I'll throw it to ya another way - I live in the FREE state of PA. I have 5 1/2 AKs, a G3, an SKS, a 10/22, and a Remington 1100 for semis. I still would consider my bolt actions equally good candidates to use in an emergency. Hunting, they win hands down. In CA, where autoloaders are very disadvantaged, I'd highly consider just sticking with bolt actions. For a military rifle in a modern military caliber that uses a detachable mag AND loads from the top, a Lee Enfield in 308 may be one of the best options. There's a completely new version from Australia that isn't cheap but uses M14 mags.

    Then again, consider the source - I've semi'd myself sick and am focusing more on bolt actions, which I've always loved but have always given second place to getting tons of semi-autos.
  5. NorCalAshnjikov

    NorCalAshnjikov G&G Newbie

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    Ah.
    A SKS is not a bad choice. Cheap.
    You can get a detachable mag conversion for it after you move out.
    http://www.alpharubicon.com/leo/30roundergl.htm

    You could also get a Springfield M1A, or one of these FALs
    http://www.entreprise.com/Fal/CA_scout.htm
    which I think you could later convert to take detachable mags,

    Similarly you could get an M96
    http://www.robarm.com/m96_california_recon_carbine.htm
    but many have reported that robarm is busy manufacturing their XRC system, so you might have a tough time finding one.
    in the same vein is
    http://www.fulton-armory.com/MARifles.htm#FA-FFL-M14-CA-Legal-EBR
    but its listed at $2279.95, ouch.
    For that money I'd rather buy myself a mill
    and a lathe and make my own from scratch :)


    Similar questions
    http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=138
    http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=180
  6. Coug_AR

    Coug_AR G&G Newbie

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    thanks for the info. Imma spend some time looking at those links, much appreciated.
  7. Ctwo

    Ctwo G&G Newbie

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    Ya know what always gets me? It's that Ctrl-A key combo that I get when I'm trying to just his the Shift key. Well, what happens is that Ctrl-A selects all the text, then the next key you hit replaces all that text with whatever character you hit. So madly typing along and suddenly bang, all the text is gone, except for the last few characters I typed. I finally figured out what was happening after doing it once in a while.

    Now, here is a valuable tip. As soon as all your text dissapears, try a Ctrl-z to undo your last action. Maybe do a Ctrl-z a couple of times to keep undoing? Oh it feels so good when it all comes back...the tears just seem to dry up.
  8. iflylow74

    iflylow74 G&G Newbie

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    No offense to anyone but after reading this thread, Im glad I dont live in Kalifornia!
  9. Coug_AR

    Coug_AR G&G Newbie

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    non taken. and yes, you should be glad.
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    I have recently done some work on a sporting 30-06 made in Belgium. I know! That is not in America, but the Browning Automatic Rifle is a seriously impressive rifle. I did not fire it, but the owner was praising its accuracy rather highly.

    Browning rifles are works of art, in that the finish on them is stunning. Only snag with them that I find is the price.
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    That's for sure.
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    Not as bad as California on the semi auto's, but Jersey is pretty bad. I need a Permit to purchase a hangun even if it's a BB pistol or black powder. They take 3-6 months to get.
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