EBR?


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Hokkmike
January 10, 2013, 11:41 PM
I know what it means. I wonder about the etymology. Can anybody shed some light on how the term came into use and is now applied to such a wide range of semi-automatic military clones? Is this a euphemism for the grossly misapplied "assault rifle" monicker?

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12131
January 10, 2013, 11:51 PM
It's evil, according to the antis. It's black. It's a rifle. When folks say EBRs, they mostly refer to the ARs.

Hokkmike
January 10, 2013, 11:53 PM
12131..Thanks. I was reading a post here where a man was referring to his SKS as a "poor man's EBR".

3twelves
January 11, 2013, 12:01 AM
Battle rifle

http://www.discountgunsales.com/images/P/standardWAL-01.jpg

Enhanced battle rifle (EBR)

http://www.militaryfactory.com/smallarms/imgs/mark14-mod0-enhanced-battle-rifle_3.jpg

tahunua001
January 11, 2013, 12:15 AM
evil black rifle. a rifle that is normally portrayed in the media(normally AR15s) as an assault rifle, an embodiment of rage, hatred, sorrow, and death. incapable of saving lives and only capable of taking them without hesitation or reason regardless of who is behind the trigger.

I refered to SKS:the poor man's EBR because I will be putting the same style furniture that is synonymous with the AR15 and other paramilitary designs while trying to maintain a budget well below the standard price of such rifles.

tahunua001
January 11, 2013, 12:17 AM
evil black rifle. a rifle that is normally portrayed in the media(normally AR15s) as an assault rifle, an embodiment of rage, hatred, sorrow, and death. incapable of saving lives and only capable of taking them without hesitation or reason regardless of who is behind the trigger.

I refered to SKS:the poor man's EBR because I will be putting the same style furniture that is synonymous with the AR15 and other paramilitary designs while trying to maintain a budget well below the standard price of such rifles.

Auto426
January 11, 2013, 12:31 AM
As the others have mentioned, when not used in conjunction with a modernized M14, it's a tongue in check term that is mostly ment to mock those who think "assault weapons" should be banned.

Sam1911
January 11, 2013, 12:35 AM
Yup. It simply is a mocking jab at the antis, sort of how "Yankee Doodle" was co-opted by the Americans and changed from a term of derision to a badge of pride.

I don't think there ever was a gun-grabber type who actually used the term purposefully. We sort of made it up ourselves just to ridicule their fear.

Hokkmike
January 11, 2013, 10:42 AM
Sam 1911 - like your answer. Thanks....

Skribs
January 11, 2013, 12:00 PM
Yeah I was thinking Enhanced Battle Rifle in the other thread, although the same features apply to an EBR (pistol grip, synthetic stock, rail system). An SKS with such features would probably run less than a cheap AR-15 in stock configuration.

tahunua001
January 11, 2013, 01:25 PM
Yeah I was thinking Enhanced Battle Rifle in the other thread, although the same features apply to an EBR (pistol grip, synthetic stock, rail system). An SKS with such features would probably run less than a cheap AR-15 in stock configuration.
this should probably be picked up in the thread specific to the topic however my SKS will come in under $400 during time of high prices and low availability while the cheapest of the Cheap AKs and Mini 14s are now $800 under normal conditions and AR15s are $600 under normal conditions.

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