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The Modern Kentucky Rifle- What is the modern "Patriots' rifle"?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by kcmarine, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. kcmarine

    kcmarine New Member

    In the days of the American Revolution, the Kentucky Rifle was the most venerable and ubiquitous weapon in the young nation. It was accurate, well crafted, and designed for the needs of shooters at the time.

    Fast forward to 2008. Firearms technology is light years ahead of what it was then. All modern firearms fire a metallic, self-contained cartridge that loads through the breach. Many firearms today are repeaters. Of course, many are derived from military designs. The Kentucky Rifle was used for hunting, competition, and of course, for combat. In your opinion, what would be the modern equivalent of the Kentucky Rifle?
  2. waverace

    waverace New Member

    Gotta be the AR thats why they are tring to ban them :p
  3. rklessdriver

    rklessdriver Member

    I agree. Gotta be the AR... althou I did just buy a M1A1. :evil:
  4. younganddumb

    younganddumb New Member

    ar because it it the iconic american gun
  5. dak0ta

    dak0ta Active Member

    M1 Garand.

    Ma Deuce.
  6. Sunray

    Sunray Active Member

    A scoped, bolt action, .30 calibre, hunting rifle. Not ideal for fighting, but it'd do in a pinch.
    Mind you, in the 18th Century, muskets were far more common than rifles of any kind.
  7. Pilot

    Pilot Active Member

    The Kentucky rifle was copied from the Pennsylvania rifle. So a modern day one would have to be a clone of something. I vote AK.

  8. armoredman

    armoredman Active Member

    In today's America, the iconic rifle would have to be either a lever action 30-30, or the SKS.
  9. theotherwaldo

    theotherwaldo New Member

    Your Kentucky rifle would equate to a scoped, bolt or semi-auto deer rifle - commonly called a "sniper rifle" by the press.

    The more common musket translates into the pump or semi-auto shotgun, usually included in the "room broom" or "street sweeper" branches of the "assault weapon" category.

    The squirrel gun parallels the lower-powered AKs, ARs, and most of the other "assault rifles".
  10. lions

    lions New Member

    The "American Patriot" rifle would have to be the AR, the "all around patriot" rifle would be the AK.
  11. Mikee Loxxer

    Mikee Loxxer New Member

    I would vote for the AR.
  12. alemonkey

    alemonkey New Member

    Scoped, bolt action deer rifle.
  13. Goblin

    Goblin New Member

    One thing to consider is that the Kentucky rifles were actually more advanced than the British Brown Bess, which was a smoothbore musket.That being the case,the "modern" Kentucky rifle should be an order of magnitude more advanced than the M-4.Now what weapon would meet that criteria???
  14. 1KPerDay

    1KPerDay Active Member

  15. Tarvis

    Tarvis New Member

    Red Ryder BB gun.

  16. elmerfudd

    elmerfudd New Member

    A scoped bolt action.

    Kentucky rifles were primarily hunting rifles. When used in battle they were generally employed as sniper rifles because they could not match the rate of fire of the musket or mount a bayonet.

    A bolt action hunting rifle exactly matches these characteristics. They are more accurate over a greater distance than general issue military rifles. They are primarily intended for hunting and their slow rate of fire puts them in the same position as the Kentucky rifle.
  17. SSN Vet

    SSN Vet Active Member

    M1 Garand


  18. woof

    woof New Member

    Marlin 336
  19. toivo

    toivo Active Member

    I'd have to agree. It has to be something that's in pretty much every household. I think there are a lot more of those than there are AR's out there. I think almost everybody that has an AR also has a scoped bolt-action rifle, but not vice-versa.
  20. CajunBass

    CajunBass Active Member

    The Marlin 60 and the 10/22.

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