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I don't own one, but a Remington 742 should fit that bill too. I see them come up for sale fairly frequently in my area.
I own a Rem 742 and I think its a bunch of BS when people repeat crap about it with nothing but more crap to go on. Maybe something with 1% of the guns and it got the press so Remington pulled it, but the other 99% are working fine.

Mine is, anyway. it's killed a deer and I like being able to rip off 3-4 shots without re targeting. using a 10 round mag
 

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Had one for awhile, but sold that particular gun as it didn't work with a scope. The mounts never lined up. I probably need one a couple years newer.
That’s sad. 1941 built 300 Savage, with scope. 2 MOA, no problem.




TBH, I do believe that I have already made up my mind. I already have an SKS, but was toying with getting another, and wanted to gauge the other guns against it.

Leaning towards the BAR. Figure it has some pedigree, and pretty good build quality.

Thoughts on it?
It sounds like you want wood, not much mag protrusion, and good accuracy and reliability.
I have 4 SKS’s, from various countries, and I like them. Plenty accurate at 100-150 yards. The Sporter with the AK mags is fun.

The Ruger mini’s would be nifty, if they weren’t over priced for their quality. And since you have an SKS, why not move up to a bit more power in the new gun?

My SIL has a BAR, from his grandfather, it’s a few grades above the base model, engraved silver receiver, pretty wood, scoped, 7mm Mag, and it shoots great after we zeroed it. Don’t think grandpa ever shot it.

The BAR will string shots as the barrel warms, so we took our time zeroing, but for hunting, it will do 2 MOA for 3-4 shots with no issues. And that first shot will be where you aimed it.

My other SIL has a BLR, in 30-06, gray stainless in gray laminate. Excellent rifle.

Both are great rifles for hunting, but neither is a substitute for a rifle with 30 round mags designed to be swapped out quickly, for social use.

The BAR has good reliability, a long production run, parts are available, and it’s a very nice reliable and accurate rifle.

You’ll be happy with one.
 

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I own a Rem 742...... it's killed a deer and I like being able to rip off 3-4 shots without re targeting. using a 10 round mag
So you are saying it doesn’t recoil, and pumping doesn’t disturb your sight picture? It just stays right on target?

Right.:cool:
 

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OP,

Rather than playing Peter poking around a pole, why not just look on the California compliance list?

Choose one from on there, and then see if it is Canada compliant as well.

Just a thought, mind you. However, seems folks have been tossing out some darned good ideas.

Ideas which you decline, as they are not California nor Canada compliant.
 

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Possibly and that is something that does give me pause however pretty much every state with a growing urban population is headed blue as demographics change. Also once TX (or a few other key states) are lost it really doesn't matter whether your state is blue or red as the country will be blue.
Florida is next to go blue
So that will end POTUS as anything but democrat
Watched the same thing happen in California
An inexorable path to socialism
 

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I believe csspecs makes a 20rd mag that would let you go all tactical with that rifle if need be.
Hell, if I had a couple of thou laying around not doing anything...I'd buy one...
A number of years ago I handled Valmet .223, it gave me the wants really bad. but It's price, like the 308 was around a couple of grand, Oh yeah did I mention it was nice.

I later picked up a Sig 556 for a little less money...of course the Sig is one of those scary looking rifles.
FWIW I don't care if some idiot thinks my rifle looks scary...screw em...lol
 

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I would suggest the Kel-tec SU16-CA but it is only a 5.56 which isn't what the OP is looking for. However, for those looking for a non scary AR it fills the bill.

4.7 pounds, folds to just over 24", uses AR magazines and ammo, carries two 10 round or one 30 round magazine in the stock and has a built in bi-pod. Mine has performed flawlessly.

ETA, make sure it is the CA version which is California legal and the only one to have the magazine storage in the stock.
 

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I would suggest the Kel-tec SU16-CA but it is only a 5.56 which isn't what the OP is looking for. However, for those looking for a non scary AR it fills the bill.

4.7 pounds, folds to just over 24", uses AR magazines and ammo, carries two 10 round or one 30 round magazine in the stock and has a built in bi-pod. Mine has performed flawlessly.

ETA, make sure it is the CA version which is California legal and the only one to have the magazine storage in the stock.
What makes them CA ok & use detachable magazines?

The no pistol grip?

Just curious.
 
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I would suggest the Kel-tec SU16-CA but it is only a 5.56 which isn't what the OP is looking for. However, for those looking for a non scary AR it fills the bill.

4.7 pounds, folds to just over 24", uses AR magazines and ammo, carries two 10 round or one 30 round magazine in the stock and has a built in bi-pod. Mine has performed flawlessly.

ETA, make sure it is the CA version which is California legal and the only one to have the magazine storage in the stock.
The "CA" in SU16CA does NOT stand for California.

It has the heavy (relatively) barrel from the "C" model and the folding stock from the "A" model.
 

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I own a Rem 742...... it's killed a deer and I like being able to rip off 3-4 shots without re targeting. using a 10 round mag
So you are saying it doesn’t recoil, and pumping doesn’t disturb your sight picture? It just stays right on target?
Right.
Rem 742 is a semiautomatic, not a pump. My 6mm has no more kick than a M-16. Your eyeball stays right behind the scope aperture. Of course you may wan a new sight picture but, as I explained, you don't need to reaquire the target.

I was using actual killing experience in responding to OP's request for "something that lets me have a few quick follow up shots that I can bet my hide on. Kind of focusing on these few "non scary lookin'" guns to kind of keep a low profile."
IMO, that would exclude assault, pump and bolt action rifles. What was your suggestion?
 

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I don't know how you guys in California do it...when something as simple a pistol grip is banned, you've gotten the short end of the stick. You are totally reliant on manufacturers making compliant rifles for you. That sucks..
 
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I don't know how you guys in California do it...when something as simple a pistol grip is banned, you've gotten the short end of the stick. You are totally reliant on manufacturers making compliant rifles for you. That sucks..
Yes it sucks but I hear there are people working on the problem and we can hope.
 

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I never said it meant California, just that it is the only model that is CA legal.:thumb:
Yeah sorry, I realized that was what you meant after I made my post. Though there are many who think that's what it means so I left it up.


*On Edit* I have actually owned an SU16CA for over a decade and it has seen many thousands of rounds through it. VERY lightweight and acceptably accurate rifle. I added the adjustable stock option that Keltec offers to get it short enough for my wife to shoot.

However I did recently suffer the dreaded receiver crack, which takes it out of action. Despite my buying it used, Keltec did step up and agree to cover the repair under warranty. I just had to pay to ship it to them.
 

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I don't know how you guys in California do it...when something as simple a pistol grip is banned, you've gotten the short end of the stick. You are totally reliant on manufacturers making compliant rifles for you. That sucks..
To be accurate, the pistol grip is not banned. It's just that having one means the rifle falls under a set of rules that prevents it from having a detachable mag. There are plenty of pistol grip equipped rifles for sale in CA.

The MUCH bigger issue for CA shooters is in the area of pistols. Where they are reliant on the manufacturers paying the blood money to the State to get their pistols on the CA Handgun Roster. Something that fewer and fewer manufacturers are willing to do. So that pretty much none of the newest offerings are available for sale in CA and the list of allowable pistols has been steadily shrinking.
 
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