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THR: Battle Rifle Discussion & Picture Thread

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by dak0ta, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. dak0ta

    dak0ta Well-Known Member

    The heavy-hitter equivalent of the pea-shooting AR-15 picture thread! :) Let's seem 'em! Anything that fires a full power rifle cartridge is game! M14, FAL, G3, M1 Garand, SVT 40, Milsurps!

    Here's my M14 - 7.62x51 NATO


    I need a M6 bayonet...


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  2. ID-shooting

    ID-shooting Well-Known Member

    What about the in betweens? Say, 7.62x39?
  3. PGT

    PGT Well-Known Member

  4. Ian

    Ian Well-Known Member


    Costs 5 grand for a repro in either 8mm or .308. Given the way M1A pricing is going, that'll be pretty competitive before too much longer...
  5. dak0ta

    dak0ta Well-Known Member

    That's a beauty! Semi-auto or FA? Is that chambered in 8x57?

    TCBPATRIOT Well-Known Member

    I don't even know what that is but I know I like it.
  7. dak0ta

    dak0ta Well-Known Member

    It's an FG-42 developed by the Germans in WWII. It was issued to paratroopers (FG for Fallschirmjaeger). Has a cool diopter sight, folding bipod, 8x57 cartridge, typical futuristic and AGGRESSIVE German styling/design, not very controllable in full auto, but accurate in semi-auto.

    The guy shooting above has videos on Youtube:

    Last edited: Mar 7, 2013

    TCBPATRIOT Well-Known Member

    Hpmh I learn something new everyday as a kid I was fascinated by everything WW2 and never heard of it. Looks cool nonetheless.
  9. nwilliams

    nwilliams Well-Known Member

    My heavy hitter. PTR-91 that I camo'd to give it that retro european woodland look.


  10. rugerdude

    rugerdude Well-Known Member

    M14 Designated Marksman Rifle

    I certainly never felt under-gunned.

    Also, before anyone tries to mention trigger discipline: The safety is located inside the trigger guard, so I index my finger on the safety.
  11. JShirley

    JShirley Administrator Staff Member

    My favorite battle rifle is my M1917.
    Your definition excludes a lot of battle rifles- there is no requirement to be self-loading.
  12. dak0ta

    dak0ta Well-Known Member

    Sorry pulled that definition from Wiki without really reading it completely. Yes, bolt-actions are game too.
  13. TexasPatriot.308

    TexasPatriot.308 Well-Known Member

    I was a grunt 40 years ago, think most modern day grunts will agree...the puny 5.56 whether in M16 or M4 whatever they call em nowadays is a hammer, though a small hammer. the M14 by any name is a sledge hammer by any name, face off 600 yards or meters, 7.62 x 39 or M4 against an M14....you lose.
  14. MCMXI

    MCMXI Well-Known Member

    What the heck kind of shovel is that behind you? That must have a 10' handle on it?!!
  15. dak0ta

    dak0ta Well-Known Member

    I'd say it's a modern day pike/spade/entrenching tool 3 in 1. Can stop cavalry charges I bet.
  16. highpower

    highpower Well-Known Member

    How about a few Springfields?

    Top to bottom:
    Remington '03-A3
    Smith-Corona '03-A3
    Remington 1903
    Springfield 1903 (1918)
    Springfield 1903 (1906)

  17. MCMXI

    MCMXI Well-Known Member

    Lee-Enfield No4 Mk2 ...


    Springfield M1A Scout Squad ...


    DSA SA58 PARA ...

  18. rugerdude

    rugerdude Well-Known Member

    @ 1858 Yeah, I would imagine it's for digging canals without actually having to get into the trench. You find tons of strange stuff in Afghan homes.
  19. Eaglestroker

    Eaglestroker Well-Known Member

    I like a full sized Garand and have one or two. I'll have a 'Mini G' conversion this summer. Cheaper than a Scout length M1A by more than a little and I already have a surplus of ammo for it.


    TCBPATRIOT Well-Known Member

    Hey Rugerdude, I'm in contention for that being my issue rifle. I'm only a guardsman now but I carried a SAM-R on my last deployment in 2009-2010 I loved it.

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