Favorite Self-Loading Rifle?


March 29, 2003, 01:48 AM
What's your favorite self loading rifle?

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March 29, 2003, 02:07 AM
' love it for its accuracy! I've never shot one (yet?) that's not accurate, even the low priced variety shoots pretty good.
But for rimfire, its my 10/22! (sorry, ' just have to mention her too! :) ).

March 29, 2003, 02:27 AM
I voted other..

My vote goes to the H&K G36 family of weapon systems. ;)

March 29, 2003, 02:51 AM
But have you much experience with the G36?

March 29, 2003, 03:40 AM
This is easy. M1 Garand. Grew up watching WWII movies on Sundays. Too bad I can't get a Thompson here in Kali. :mad:

March 29, 2003, 04:46 AM

March 29, 2003, 04:57 AM
That's a tough one. I really like to shoot the alphabet soup guns: HK, AR, FAL, AK, SKS, etc.

Hard to pick just one, since they're all great for different reasons.

March 29, 2003, 08:26 AM
AR/M16. The huge number of aftermarket add-ons make this rifle the ultimate toy to play with.

Marko Kloos
March 29, 2003, 08:51 AM
The HK G3 is a sentimental favorite of mine, but I voted AR-15. The AR series of rifles is ergonomic, very accurate, low recoiling, cheap to shoot, modular, and easier to modify to the individual shooter's needs and preferences than just about any other rifle design. As far as availability of aftermarket parts goes, the AR is to rifles what the 1911 is to handguns.

March 29, 2003, 09:11 AM
The G3's a dream gun,

But picking for overall fun, gotta be the AR. Accurate, light and handy for iron sight ranges, a good CAR is tops. Wish I could buy one. :(

March 29, 2003, 09:24 AM
I have both an M1 and an M1A. I like the M1 but my favorite is the M1A. It has the same "real rifle" feel that the M1 has and is more accurate since it has been set up as a target rifle. I also like the 20 round mags better than the eight round en-bloc clips.

March 29, 2003, 10:59 AM
M14/ M1A. I feel it has the best of all battle rifle qualities (except light weight).

March 29, 2003, 12:46 PM
For serious biz, I'll take the AK family any day!

March 29, 2003, 02:01 PM

March 29, 2003, 02:05 PM
This is pretty complicated?

Favorite for historical and coolness? Garand

Favorite for playing? AR

Favorite for shooting bunches of ammo cheap? AK

Favorite for shooting even cheaper ammo? 597

Favorite for taking on an elk hunt? BAR

Overall, for the economy of getting a very reliable and accurate gun and bunches of cheap ammo that you could use for play, self defense or hunting up to 200 lb or so game in a pinch I'd go for the AR.

March 29, 2003, 02:25 PM
I should've allowed multiple selections in the poll. I hate to make you choose between your children like that. :D

March 29, 2003, 04:38 PM
At one time or another I've owned most and its hard to beat the FN49 or FAL.

March 29, 2003, 10:21 PM
My 10/22 is far and above my favorite semi. If I get tired of shooting it I just take it apart and do another modification.

March 29, 2003, 11:46 PM
Fal for hi power , 10/22 for all else .

March 30, 2003, 12:39 AM
But have you much experience with the G36?
No, but your original question, "What's your favorite self loading rifle?", did not ask for "experience" of said rifle, now did it ??:neener:

March 30, 2003, 02:16 AM
Even though I lust over the DSA FALS and the H&K G3s, my first love is the AK design. Cheap, simple, and always ready.

March 30, 2003, 09:39 AM
I voted for the FAL,which I do love to shoot,because I didn't want my Galil vote just clumped together in the Kalash family:D

March 30, 2003, 11:27 AM
Had to vote for "other"...I have non-conformist tendencies. :cool:

Always liked the original BAR.

Also the Bren.

But I will disqualify them both as select-fire...

My favorite is actually the long-recoil John Browning-designed Remington Model 8 or M-81 Woodsmaster. It's like nothing else. Funky. (Appearance.) Elegant. (Design and function.) Artistic machinery.

March 30, 2003, 01:54 PM
I love the fal's but I do love my OOW BAR too!

March 30, 2003, 06:14 PM
I'd like to choose the AK family for reliability, or the AR family for fun, but I'll choose the FAL family and have both.....and with a major caliber advantage to boot!

March 30, 2003, 09:21 PM
Like others, I like the roller-lockers but the AR is just too easy to shoot/modify and much cheaper.

March 30, 2003, 11:35 PM
AR is fun, most assuredly very versatile.

AK is just dirt cheap and reliable.

But FAL has won my heart and mind.

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