Most reliable long gun?


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HBK
May 26, 2003, 06:31 PM
I have an CAR-97 M-4. It is cool and accurate, but I have heard a lot of negative things about how the M-16 functions in harsh environements. What, in your opinion, is the most reliable long gun? (Semi auto)

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Min
May 26, 2003, 06:35 PM
AK or SKS...

AZTOY
May 26, 2003, 06:35 PM
AK-47:neener:

HBK
May 26, 2003, 06:42 PM
M-16s are a bitch to clean, are AKs easier? What about the M-14 or M-1A?

Soap
May 26, 2003, 06:44 PM
H&R Handi Rifle?

oldfart
May 26, 2003, 07:45 PM
It's really pretty simple to figure out.

Count the number of pieces in an M-16, an M-1, an M-1A, an AK-47 and an SKS. The more parts there are, the more possibilitiies of malfunction. In the U.S. we tend to overengineer things. For our effort, we get very good accuracy in our rifles but an increased probability of problems. The Russian rifles were made with tolerances that allowed all sorts of dirt, grime or mud to be tossed into them with no concern for jamming.

So, if you can guarantee that the rifle will stay clean, the American product is great. But if you think you may have to dig it out of a pile of dirt, go_Russian.

With the Russian, you get reliability. With the American, you get accuracy. Your choice.

Soap
May 26, 2003, 07:49 PM
Whoops, I didn't see semi-auto. I would have to go with the AK series.

Bob R
May 26, 2003, 08:14 PM
Duuuh,

I am right there with Daniel.

bob

goalie
May 26, 2003, 08:44 PM
The M16 served me well all over as long as a magazine was in the well and the dust cover closed. Carry it in the desert without a magazine in it and you are pretty much asking for problems.

SquirrelNuts
May 26, 2003, 08:53 PM
Another vote for AK

-SquirrelNuts

Bostonterrier97
May 26, 2003, 09:09 PM
AK47
M1 Garand

All time Most Reliable Rifle of any type: Lee Enfield

SquirrelNuts
May 26, 2003, 09:26 PM
I forgot all about my M1 Garand! I still think the AK was designed a little looser than the M1 myself.

-SquirrelNuts

gryphon
May 26, 2003, 09:29 PM
FAL or AK

.45Ruger
May 26, 2003, 10:40 PM
AK or Mauser

556A2
May 26, 2003, 11:00 PM
AK

Ian
May 26, 2003, 11:34 PM
Daewoo. As reliable as an AK, and as accurate and comfortable as an AR.

cool45auto
May 27, 2003, 12:45 AM
SKS

Gewehr98
May 27, 2003, 01:12 AM
Although, the Remington Model 8 and 81 are surprising. :D

Feanaro
May 27, 2003, 01:24 AM
Garand, good Mauser type and the AK. In no order.

Ala Dan
May 27, 2003, 04:27 AM
Greeting's All-

The answer is: a REMINGTON 700 in caliber's .243, .25-06, .30-06, or 7m/m magnum

Best Wishes,
Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member

stevelyn
May 27, 2003, 08:22 AM
Another vote for the Daewoo.
AK in a close second.

Gewehr98
May 27, 2003, 09:41 AM
The answer is: a REMINGTON 700 in caliber's .243, .25-06, .30-06, or 7m/m magnum


The question was:

What, in your opinion, is the most reliable long gun? (Semi auto)


Haven't seen a whole lot of semi-auto Remington 700's lately... ;)

Neal Bloom
May 27, 2003, 11:03 AM
Another vote for the AK.

foghornl
May 27, 2003, 11:08 AM
Semi-auto ?

The US Rifle Cal .30 M-1 Popularly known as The Garand.

Dave Markowitz
May 27, 2003, 10:17 PM
In my experience, it's a toss-up between the AK and the SKS. I have 2 AKs, 1 SKS, and formerly owned an M1 Garand and a Bushmaster Dissipator.

Note that the Mini-14 -- when used with good magazines -- is exceptionally reliable as well. I bought mine used and didn't find out until after shooting 50 rounds that it was missing the gas port bushing. Mini-14 accuracy is another story, however. :uhoh:

Mannlicher
May 27, 2003, 10:22 PM
Garand/M14, and .30 carbine.

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