Most reliable sporting semi-auto


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getitdone1
September 16, 2004, 01:15 PM
Fellows,

What's your opinions regarding the most reliable sporting semi-auto rifle? From what I'm hearing the Browning BAR must be more reliable than the Remington 7400 or Winchester 100. Are there other important sporting brands I'm leaving out?

Kind of have the hots for an old Remington model 8 in 35 Remington. This one's recoil operated vs. today's gas operated guns.

Don McCullough

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Sistema1927
September 16, 2004, 01:57 PM
My 7400 in .06 always does what I ask of it.

rbernie
September 16, 2004, 02:20 PM
Sure, the 7400 is reliable - only if you don't shoot so much that you never actually have to try and clean the bolt and chamber, and only if you don't ask it to feed Barne's X-Bullets or any other bullet with a flat or open tip that will jam below the chamber, and only if you can clear said feed jam with that extra third hand of yours that you'll need because the 7400 has no bolt hold-open facility.

I'd suggest that the BAR is far and away the 'more reliable' sporting semi-auto. Then again, for twice as much money, it better be.
:)

armoredman
September 16, 2004, 02:28 PM
Garand.

Shane333
September 16, 2004, 02:49 PM
Saiga rifles. They're "sporting" versions of the AK. Hard to beat that reliability.

JohnBT
September 16, 2004, 03:05 PM
I'd say BAR based on years of having a couple of them in the family.

A friend bought a Saiga and the stock broke off at the wrist on the 3rd shot. Printed a nice cloverleaf though.

John

Shane333
September 16, 2004, 05:53 PM
The stock broke! There's a fluke. Of course, it helps justify converting the rifle to pistol grip:D .

greg531mi
September 16, 2004, 09:00 PM
The most accurate sporting self loading rifle is the Heckler and Koch 770 series rifle with it's delayed roller action. It came in 30-06, 308, and 223. Since the word has gone out, used prices has increased to around $1500.
It has been a reliable, accurate rifle, with never a feeding problem, and one gun I will never sell.
I don't know why America will not make a new self loader, guess they think it has to be a bolt or lever action. Too many gun writers from the old school out there, thinking that a accurate rifle has to be a bolt.......
By the way, don't call a self loader a semi-auto, that is a anti-gun term!!!

rbernie
September 16, 2004, 09:37 PM
Last time this thread came around, we were reminded of the excellent but mismarketed Benelli. I still think that it'd be a super semi-auto sporter, if you can find one locally.

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