Comment: Getting some great advice on here

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Getting some great advice on here

I think I'm going to take the advice of a couple people on here. I'm liking the S&W M&P 15, Buds has it for $620 and it is very well reviewed on there as well. I also like the idea of picking up a cheap rifle as pointed out on here as well. The Mosin 91/30 can be had for under $100 at J&G Sales and if something happens to it while hunting, it's not something you're going to cry about. It shoots the 7.62x54r round.

What I think I will do is to buy both. I'll probably give the Mosin to my son at some point for his first rifle.