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Which assault style rifle?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Roadwild17, May 22, 2006.


Which assault styles rifle?

  1. AR .223

    41 vote(s)
  2. AR .308

    7 vote(s)
  3. Mini-14

    3 vote(s)
  4. Mini-30

    1 vote(s)
  5. AK

    20 vote(s)
  6. SKS

    6 vote(s)
  7. FAL

    14 vote(s)
  8. Other (please list)

    5 vote(s)
  1. Roadwild17

    Roadwild17 New Member

    Which and why?
  2. Dobe

    Dobe member

    It the US standard, lots of available ammo, parts, and add-ons. Its also very reliable in its present day packages.


    Ruston, hugh? I used to live in Monroe.
  3. Vitamin G

    Vitamin G New Member

    Last edited: May 22, 2006
  4. Vitamin G

    Vitamin G New Member

    Umm... For what?

    Thats like asking, "Diesel truck, corvette, or 15 passenger van?"
    Well umm.. Where are you going, how much do you want to spend, how fast do you want to get there, and how many people are you taking?
  5. Roadwild17

    Roadwild17 New Member

    Well It would be the HD, nijia planker, SHTF/end of the world, hey pal let me shoot yours and you shoot mine, everything rifle.
  6. Foxtrot427

    Foxtrot427 New Member

    Sig 556 with the folder.
  7. neoncowboy

    neoncowboy New Member

    The chapter on battle rifles in Boston's Gun Bible is really, really good. He compares pros/cons and detailed info on a wide sampling of rifles and presents each ranked according to certain criteria.

    It's worth reading before you buy.

    Personally, I'm sold on the M1A platform: .30 cal full power cartridge, excellent sights, decent parts/accessories availability, surplus ammo is widely available (though not as cheap as it used to be).

    For me, it's the perfect rifle.
  8. Impala

    Impala New Member

    AR .308:cool:
    these have always been my absolute favorite, Armalite's AR-10 and the DPMS models especially, they offer superb accuracy, lots of stopping power, long range, and are very adaptable/"accessorizable"
    I'm not much into the compact assault/tactical entry type weapons, as I'm not a delta force, swat, HRT, etc..operator, I have no need for such things.
    I go for a more long range setup with a heavy barrel
    i'm not really a fan of either .223 or 7.62x39 caliber,
    One of my friends had a romanian AK that he scoped, (For some odd reason he thought it would be as accurate as an SVD-dragunov I kept telling him it wouldn't but he's a stubborn bastard.) as I predicted he had a hard time shooting tight groups with it, probably something to do with the AK's
    long stroke piston and shorter round. (opposed to the dragunov with the short stroke piston and flatter shooting 7.62x54R) I asked him "how'd it shoot?" and he said "Like an AK with a scope on it!"
    ...but I digress.

    I must confess that I do like the look of some of those KEL-TEC carbines as well as their new PLR pistol in .223 sweet. :D
  9. MTMilitiaman

    MTMilitiaman New Member

    I was tempted to say AK and in certain situations, like urban combat, I think it still would be my choice. But for an all around rifle from urban combat to head for the hills, I think a battle rifle has a lot going for it. As good as a Fulton Armory M14 might be, I am leaning towards an HK roller lock clone like the JLD, followed closely by the Para FAL.
  10. AndyC

    AndyC New Member


    If I had to choose a .223, it would be an LM4/5
  11. Mikee Loxxer

    Mikee Loxxer New Member

    FAL, an elegant weapon from a more civilized age, back before ordinance departments decided that soldiers would be fighting groundhogs. :neener:
  12. grimjaw

    grimjaw New Member

    I picked my current favorite, AK in .223.

  13. Lebben-B

    Lebben-B New Member

    AR in .223. Why: Availability of parts and accessories. Plinking ammo is cheap and plentiful. Ammo for HD/SHTF scenarios is also readily available. Recoil is negligible. It's an inherently accurate design that's easy to shoot and shoot well.

  14. Shane333

    Shane333 New Member

    Got my .223 AK as my first choice. Reliable as the day is long, and shoots a common caliber in the USA. Also surprisingly accurate, considering the platform.
  15. berettashotgun

    berettashotgun New Member

    You said assault rifle

    By definition the battle rifles don't qualify for your list. The assault rifle is a term describing a type of automatic rifle generally defined as a selective fire rifle or carbine, chambering intermediate-powered ammunition-From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Pretty much means mini or AK; since a short barreled AR isn't a true option for most folks.That said, for a true assault rifle the AK has everything going for it, I personally like the mini-30 better, but cannot get a knife to stick on the end properly.:neener: BUT- a short barreled FAL would be my overall choice. Have one and love it.
  16. nero45acp

    nero45acp New Member

    I'd like Ruger to offer an accurized Mini-14 with a heavier barrel. Oh, and some readily available (to the general public), factory 20rd mags would be nice, but I'm not holding my breath....:banghead:

  17. frosty

    frosty New Member

    Which assalt style rifle

    S.K.S. They are plain and simple good shooters, and are very reliable. Some freinds of mine actually prefered them over A.K. 47's. Just not enough moving parts to break!

    KINGMAX New Member

    It's an AK thing

    Ruff, rugid, simple. An AK is eazy to keep up. I cant' remember my last jam or misfire in either one of mine. I may be out of the norm as an AK owner. I do keep mine very clean, (no mud, cleaned after every time out, that sorta thing). Most folks try to see how much abuse it takes to make an AK stop performing. :what: Everybody loves to shoot an AK. :what:
  19. Guns_and_Labs

    Guns_and_Labs New Member

    AR-15 .223

    Accurate and fun, able to pop varmints way out there, and available everywhere except where I live.
  20. goldshlagerxx

    goldshlagerxx New Member

    "Pretty much means mini or AK; since a short barreled AR isn't a true option for most folks."

    What are you talking about? The definition of "assault rifle" you presented says nothing about barrel length. Are you trying to state that the original M-16 w/ a 20 inch barrel is not an "assault rifle"? Can civillians purchase a "mini" or an "AK" with a barrel less than 16 inches without NFA paperwork?
    Please clarify.

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