Choosen rifle platform


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MTMilitiaman
October 26, 2008, 04:31 PM
Disregarding scenarios and individual uses, does everyone here have a single platform that is generally preferred?

For me it would be the M1A. This rifle does everything I think a rifle should do. It suits me and my shooting style, and fits me in every regard. The balance, ergonomics and control placement are all ideal. All of it combines to make the shooting experience almost magical for me.

Is this just me, or does everyone have a single platform that they enjoy shooting more than others, and which inspires a degree of operational confidence and affection absent to other designs? If so, what if your chosen platform?

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repo
October 26, 2008, 05:11 PM
AR15/AR10. You can do anything with it.

Hi-power competition
Practical shooting
Precision shooting
Varmint hunting
Deer hunting
Home defense

You can have 22lr, .223, 9mm, 45, 308, 6.8, rifle or pistol, 20" or 7" barrel.

10, 20, 30, even 100 round magazines.

Any kind of optics.

All you need is a stripped lower to start with and you can do anything you want from there.

gvnwst
October 26, 2008, 05:40 PM
^^1+ plus you can make it fit almost any shooter.

DevilDog0402
October 26, 2008, 06:39 PM
I voted for the "Rem M700, Win M70, or other bolt action" category as this is what I prefer for for hunting, but I just built my first MForgery last week :)

natescout
October 26, 2008, 06:54 PM
M14 style rifle, the 7.62 is a good all around caliber, great for targets out past 800m. With a sage stock you can have all the bells and whistles as a AR

huntershooter
October 26, 2008, 08:27 PM
"Platform" is dependent on intended use.
I wouldn't use an "AR" type rifle deer hunting, but it would be my first choice in an "across the course"/IPSC/SHTF application.

Brian Williams
October 26, 2008, 08:50 PM
I really like a Lever action, But I prefer a Bolt action for longer ranging Hunting. If Obamanation happens to end up as president, I will be looking for my first AR.

RP88
October 26, 2008, 09:00 PM
had an AR for only a month now and already love it more than my beloved AK.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
October 26, 2008, 09:11 PM
*Generally* preferred is a bolt action, because the *general* activity with guns actually getting used is hunting. But should social order break down (not likely), then the AR15 & AR10 style rifles have a lot going for them, not the least being the same manual arms if switching from the little one to the big one and vice versa.

I think your poll should have had leverguns and pump guns in it. :p

TNThomas
October 27, 2008, 03:32 AM
I heart my FAL, the only draw back is that it is over 10 pounds, easy, especially with ammo. But, im 6'8" 305, so it doesnt bother me too much. you get the distance of an ar15, but with much greater stopping power.

Oohrah
October 27, 2008, 04:10 AM
Reliable the bolts M70 or M700.
Semi auto M-1 series

foghornl
October 27, 2008, 02:56 PM
US Rifle Cal .30 M1

Furncliff
October 27, 2008, 03:01 PM
.22, any variant.

tribbles
October 27, 2008, 03:41 PM
I haven't chosen a rifle platform, but I've settled on 7.62 as a caliber. Please don't make me choose among x39, x51, x54r or x63... :uhoh:

H2O MAN
October 27, 2008, 07:28 PM
PremiumSauces *...the same manual arms if switching from the little one to the big one and vice versa.


I can't argue with that :evil:

http://www.athenswater.com/images/M14-RRM-1.jpg

7.62shooter
October 27, 2008, 07:36 PM
M4 or AK 47. i love them both:p

missouri dave
October 27, 2008, 08:44 PM
Garand tanker scout in 30-06 with a burris 2x7 pistol scope.

possum
October 27, 2008, 11:40 PM
i love the m1a i really do but, i am much better trained and have spent alot more time with the ar/m4/m16 series, and that is what i would take into a fight.

MTMilitiaman
October 28, 2008, 05:55 PM
Results thus far pretty much as I expected, except I am a little surprised the FAL didn't get more love.

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