What are the most informative threads in the Rifle Forum?


Bartholomew Roberts
June 29, 2006, 10:06 PM
As part of an effort to establish a "library" of some of the most informative, high signal-to-noise ration threads in the Rifle Forum, I invite everyone to recommend or share threads that they have found particularly helpful in making decisions or learning about a subject.

I am particularly interested in subjects that come up quite a bit (AK v. AR, 5.56 is a death ray/doesn't kill mice, etc.)

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June 29, 2006, 10:42 PM
that's an excellent idea. can i suggest a "library" forum? i.e. you could close the good threads (from all forums) and move them to the library forum.

it would allow you to select more threads without us having to scroll down past 3 pages of stickies.

my nominations:
patrol rifle (http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=194023)
contains zak's posts on 6.8spc and 6.5 grendel (http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=77366)
zak's AI gun pr0n thread (http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=124993)
vapor trails and varmint rifles (http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=1257)
your 223 fragmentation stuff (http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=178297)
on pistol caliber carbines (http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=148276)

wolf ammo (http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=150215)

Red Tornado
June 29, 2006, 11:10 PM
One I found particularly informative was on .223 twist rates. Before I bought one, I garnered several opinions and got some excellent information. I see that topic pop up periodically, so a 'best of' would be great. Perhaps even combining it with .22LR, 30-06, .308, 45-70, and any other twist rate questions that may have been discussed. It just seems .223 is the most common.

Also, a combined? thread on cleaning Cosmoline from rifles. (Obviously concerned with milsurp, but there's no other specific place.) It occasionally pops up, along with the corrosive ammo question. As with anything, there's info all over the Internet, but the THR answers are scattered and repeatedly asked....and it's always the same answers. Should be pretty easy to catalog.

If you were actually asking for specific links, sorry. :o Let me know and I'll search some up when I'm back at work and connected to the broad band world.

Zak Smith
June 29, 2006, 11:34 PM
We need to find something about AR15 choice / configuration. You have written a lot of good info on this topic here.

Oh, also a "Gas impingement FAQ" would be a good idea, since it's often argued very religiously.

June 29, 2006, 11:48 PM
There are a lot of FAL threads that have some pretty helpful information on those rifles. Same same with the AK and variants.

June 29, 2006, 11:51 PM
Anything informatively discussing terminal ballistics would be pretty useful, I'm sure.

AR configurations, like Zak said, as well as discussions of common optics/accessories would be a hit.

Discussions of different AK varieties, Saiga conversions, etc.

The 'scout' rifle concept is another hot topic that gets brought up frequently.

June 29, 2006, 11:54 PM

June 30, 2006, 12:06 AM
I don't know if it would be just rifles, but there was an excellent boiled linseed oil / stock refinishing thread not too far back.


June 30, 2006, 09:10 AM
-Gun Fit : including ,not limited to recoil pads, Aperature sights, Scopes.
Taking in consideration Smaller framed persons, and those that have physical limitations due to surgeries or other reasons.

-Scopes: Scope rings choices, being mounted, lapped. Opitcal terminology, qualities, and applying for task.

-Take down and care of various actions such as lever guns.

-Custom Smith's for Take-Down models, Restoration of hierlooms, installation of iron sights for dangerous game, etc.

- Cases : Airline approved / Secure , those for rough enviroment, and include scabbards for hunting with horses.

-Buying used. Granted one should have a competent person assist - still pertinent buying tips on what to look for, and reminders to have headspace and such checked.

-Dangerous Game Guns. Includes Double Guns.

Some of these do cross Forums Topics - still the core idea is the Rifle.

June 30, 2006, 09:17 AM
Zak's optic selection/mounting thread!!

June 30, 2006, 09:30 AM
Many of the AR vs AK threads are very informative. You just have to sift through the BS first.

There are a great many CMP and M1 Garand threads that are very good.

June 30, 2006, 10:00 AM
Kind of a difficult to come up with a solid answer.

We enjoy a multitude of firearms, some we reload for, some are for defence, target, hunting etc. The people in the mid-west or flatlands oviously may select different arms then I would upstate NY. So oviously when I have a question about an interest of mine of if someone else dose the same and I can chime in and participate these are the thread that will interest me.
Thing is THR has a high volume of users, normally this is a good thing. Now perhaps in the Rifle & Shotgun sections it's not hard to recover / find such threads, but in general for example a thread you were in one day could wind up burried 4-5 pages deep the next week.

June 30, 2006, 12:51 PM
Maybe a wing of your library could be dedicated to hanging crap off a 10/22 or AR variant. With a section of that wing devoted to SKS modifications.

Actually, in all honesty, this would be a daunting task; there is a lot of useful info floating around here. One minor suggestion would be splitting the rifle section to autos and non autos as the pistol side is.

June 30, 2006, 01:43 PM
I'd like to see a section about parts kits, receivers, and the building of same.


Bartholomew Roberts
June 30, 2006, 05:33 PM
All good suggestions; but if you can provide links to the threads in question it would be a big help.

June 30, 2006, 10:28 PM

-of course






Just some quick thoughts. Hard to isolate threads that represent the pinnacle of a discussion.

Bartholomew Roberts
July 1, 2006, 09:35 AM
Thanks Spooky! Any other suggestions? I would really like to here from those lurkers who have found a particular piece of information interesting as well.

July 1, 2006, 10:58 AM
oh, i forgot... need a thread on the barrel breakin vs no barrel breakin controversey

i'll look up a link later for that one

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