iv been wanting an assult rifle for some time now, but not shure wich one i want to get. im trying to take all factors into consideration. like upfront cost, cost of ammo, availabilty and cost of high compasity mags, ease/speed of shooting, knock down power, and efficancy of use if need ever arizes were an assult rifle would be needed. with the highest of prioratys on cost of ammo, and doing its job as an assult rifle if need ever arize. the three i am consitering are the ruger SR22, an AR 15, and an AK47.
the SR22 is an AR style rifel that is chambered in .22LR. and if you dont know what the other 2 are than this topic aint for you.
cost is a real no brainer. the SR22 wins hands down costing only about 2 cents per round as aposed to the 20 or 30 cents per round of the other two. cost wize it could be the difference of a day at the range much cheeper. so i could shoot much more. and feel much less guilty when dumping hundereds of rounds down range at paper targets and such. no sence having a cool gun that you never shoot.
as for efishance as an assult wepon, if the need ever arizes. and the key word is if, so i dont wana hear any crap about being a consperasy thearist. id rather be prepaired for somthing that never happens, than not be prepaired if **** hits the fan. it could be as simple as a natural desaster, or teororist atak that sends people into a fend for your self, loot all you can situation like what happened durring Katrena. or say the left and the right deside they cant handle there diferences diplomaticly any more. to a full scale foren millitay invasion. i want to be prepared.
the SR22. is compatable with the 10/22, so having several 50 round drums on hand is a realalistic situation. and ammo being so cheep could alow me to have thousands of rounds on hand at any gien time. and ammo would also be the most available. (heck, you can even buy it at most small town hardwere stores). this would be the lightest waight wepon, and could carry hundereds of rounds without much waight if need be to be mobil. also with alomast no recoil i could send them down range verry quickly and acuratly. but being a .22LR there would be a less than desirable stoping power, and i would probably need to double tap everything.
on the other end of the specterum is th AK47. this would be the heavyest wepon, with the heavyest ammo. also the lowest availability of ammo. if you want a good deal on the ammo, you gota buy it online. spare mags arnt a dime a dozen. with the heavyest recoil of the three, acurate shoots would take twice as long as the other 2. but it would have the most stoping power.
the AR would be the middle of the road on everything exept cost of ammo. it aint much cheeper than the AK, and it would be alot more than the SR22. as for availabilty of the ammo you can get decent deals at wally world or dicks, but your best deals are still online. it would have much less recoil than the AK making it a much faster shooter. and more power than the .22. but with the price of the ammo i would not be able to have more than a few hundered rounds. and with only a few hundered rounds i would much rather have the knock down power of the 7.62.