need help on pistol choice

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30plinker
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need help on pistol choice

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Subject kinda says it...

Not impressed with my RAR, once it returns from factory repair it is getting sold. What to replace it with? Do I bother to replace it? I got the 300 bolt gun 'cause .310 components are scarce and there is more variety in reloading data for 300bo than there is for 762x39 (and I love my Howa mini in 762x39... if one had been available in 300 I wouldn't be posting this).

Would like to be able to plink steel at 200+ yards, hunt deer/pigs here in Florida, etc. so my use case is for supers and since I'm feeding it with a single stage press manually operated is a plus, though semi auto isn't a minus.

Don't plan on getting a can, but then I never planned on getting into reloading (done) or doing a F1 SBR (planned...) so I can't discount that completely... and a buddy has several, so I have access/use at the range which is fun.

Options..

0 - a Howa mini in 300 will magically become available the moment I have money in my hand, hard stop, this is winning solution with no arguments.
1 - CVA Scout pistol
2 - Solo 300 upper or similar no-buffer manually operated pistol build (I have a 22 version already so lower is ready to go)
3 - Screw manually operated and get a "standard" 300 AR pistol upper with about a 9" barrel (maybe 8.5, maybe 10, depends on whats available and costs)
4 - Don't replace it and use the $ for a F1 SBR stamp and associated costs (fingerprints as eft file, engraving) since it turns out that my x39 bolt gun shoots .308 diameter bullets really well.
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Re: need help on pistol choice

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10" AR pistol for hogs. Gets good fps and repeat shots. SBR it if you want a stock. Accurate without excessive weight.
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Re: need help on pistol choice

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NOW would be the time to get that braced pistol and get it registered without the NFA $200 extortion
https://www.atf.gov/rules-and-regulatio ... ing-braces
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excess650 wrote: Sat Jan 14, 2023 10:52 am NOW would be the time to get that braced pistol and get it registered without the NFA $200 extortion
https://www.atf.gov/rules-and-regulatio ... ing-braces
Already have a braced 9mm set up so that will be either no-braced or registered... still waffling on whether I want to do it or not...
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Re: need help on pistol choice

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plink steel at 200+ yards, hunt deer/pigs here in Florida
for that I would go with a regular carbine AR in BO (1:10 twist) or Hamr. Not much increase in weight and much easier to shoot fast. And if you want thermal, much more stable platform. With the longer rail, clip on thermal is easier.
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I bought a CVA Scout pistol several years ago and for the money, I can't imagine anything better. I own quite a few firearms and only one (a 70's era Rem 700 25-06) is less picky about loads. Just about anything I feed the Scout shoots well. No idea if they're all like this, but based on a sample of one I'd say go for it.

The stupid "safety" on them is a negative, but that's easily removed and the hole filled if it annoys you like it annoyed me. :lol:
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