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Who has multiple battle rifles?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Nightcrawler, Jan 30, 2003.

  1. Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler Well-Known Member

    When I bought my FAL last year, it was a VERY close toss-up between that and an M14 type.

    The FAL performs even better than I expected, yet I find myself wanting more .308 semiautos. A .308 AK, for instance. And an M14 type, probably a Springfield M1A.

    I also want an M1 Garand at some point.

    Who here has multiple battle rifles? FALs, M14s, HKs, etc? Which one do you find yourself shooting more often? Which one's your favorite?

    Just curious.
  2. Byron Quick

    Byron Quick Moderator In Memoriam

    HK 91
    Enfield MkIV .303
    WWI Steyr

    Shoot em all.

    Going to buy more.
  3. dakotasin

    dakotasin Well-Known Member

    sar-1 and 30 carbine... my thing is hunting, so neither of these gets shot much. in fact, i've had the sar for two years and it has 22 rounds thru it; i've had the carbine for 5 years, and have run 70 rounds thru it.

    i don't know why i shoot these so infrequently... i think it has a lot to do w/ the sights and accuracy. oh well, they are nifty to have...
  4. Tamara

    Tamara Senior Member


    Well, I have an HK91 and a Garand.

    I shoot the HK more as I personally have an easier time thumbing rounds into box mags as opposed to en bloc clips. Also, 7.62x51 surplus is cheaper & more plentiful in the local retail/gunshow market.
  5. rugerfreak

    rugerfreak Well-Known Member

    Polish MN M-44
    2-Yugo SKS's

    All were purchased NIB or in Unissued condition.

    Cheap to buy---cheap to shoot---and a heck of a lot of fun.

    Plus all the bayonets--grenade launchers--high capacity mags(depending on model--lol) etc.........to send the liberal socialist/communists into a tizzy fit.
  6. foghornl

    foghornl Well-Known Member

    US Rifle Cal .30 M-1 Popularly known as 'The Garand'

    Mosin-Nagant M-44 Carbine 7.62x54R Cal 1954 Romanian made

    Both are fun to shoot, and I like the fold-out bayonet on the M-44 Carbine.

    Had a guy ask me why I needed such a long screwdriver, and how I got it attached to the rfile. I folded out the bayo, and said "It isn't really a screwdriver", while poking one of the gallon water jugs I brought. Look on his face......... :what:

    It was, to steal a line from the credit card ads, ... "Priceless"
  7. scotjute

    scotjute Well-Known Member

    Do Swedish Mausers count? They were Sweden's battle rifle for a long time. And no one ever defeated them while they used them.

    Swedish Mauser M96
    Swedish Mauser M96/38
    Swedish Mauser Sporterized w/scope & new stock
    Swedish Mauser Shortened

    Did I mention that all my guns shoot the same ammo?
  8. Will Fennell

    Will Fennell Well-Known Member

    I'm soooo confused

    I've got 2, and I stay sooo confused....

    First, a "tricked out", with all the doo dads, Bushmaster Dissipator. ARMS SWAN Sleeve, REFLEX 2, yada yada.

    Second, a stock Remington produced 03A3 Springfield.

    The first is fun to shoot.....the second is what you grab when you have to kill something.
  9. DonP

    DonP Well-Known Member

    WW II Focused

    So far ...

    • M-1 Garand (courtesy of the nice folks at CMP) another on order
    • K-98 Mauser, 1939
    • 2 Mosin-Nagant 91-30, 1937 & 1941
    • Mosin Nagant M-44, Russian
    • Enfield, #4 Mk II
    • Enfield, #5 Jungle Carbine
    • AR-15, built on an M-16 upper, barrel and stock

    All have the baynoets and full kit with a "working" amount of ammo for each. I'm building a display case for a WW II collection for the family room wall.

    Can you tell I've been single for a while, with no one to answer to for my expenditures?

    My daughter thinks my room looks like the prop room for Band of Brothers.

    Don P.
  10. Northwest Cajun

    Northwest Cajun Well-Known Member

    By order of date made
    1903 Springfield MK1
    M-1 Garand
    M-1 Carbine
    M1A1 Springfield
    AR-15 (bushmaster)

    Next on the list
    30-40 Kraig
    Thompson M1 ( I'll call it a "rifle")
    P-14 Enfield in 30-06
    Springfield Trapdoor carbine in 45-70

  11. Art Eatman

    Art Eatman Administrator Staff Member

    Well, I have a Garand and a Springfield Mark 1. Dunno do GI Carbines count...

    I mostly plink with a Walther .22 Model 2 semi-auto rifle. Ain't had many battles, lately.

    :D, Art
  12. Ian

    Ian Well-Known Member

    I've got two battle rifles and a battle carbine. A No4 Mk1* Enfield, a .308 Vepr, and a Daewoo K2. I also have a .308 Scouterized Mauser that I consider very close to a battle rifle.
  13. Mike Irwin

    Mike Irwin Well-Known Member

    Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III

    Arisaka Type 38

    Springifled 1903A3 by Remington

    Chauterault Betherier Carbine
  14. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

    Yep & I shoot none of them anymore. They're hundreds of miles away where they don't have to be registered. :(
  15. Meowhead

    Meowhead Well-Known Member

    FAL: G1 parts kit wrapped around an Imbel receiver. Probably my favorite rifle at the moment. :D
    SKS: not sure if this counts as a battle rifle..it's one of those variants that accept AK magazines.

    Both are in storage until I get out of the Daley Empire of Chicago. I've had the SKS for about five years, and have fired 300 rounds through it at most; the FAL is a year and maybe 100 rounds old.
  16. Gordon

    Gordon Well-Known Member

    2 Hunky AK-47's, 2 Yugo AK's, 1 Yugo drugonov in .308, NM M14,HK 91,93. One metric, one inch FNFAL.M1 carbine, M1 garand, M-4 Colt , HBAR COLT , Flat Top Target Colt, Calico M-100, 1917 Enfield, Swiss K-31, Mauser 1934 7mm short rifle.:D
  17. jem375

    jem375 Well-Known Member

    2----M1 Garands
    1.....Swede M96
    1......British Enfield mk.4 nr.1*
    1......Russian M44 Mosin-Nagant
    1.......DPMS ar-15
    1........Yugoslav sks
    1........Norinco sks
  18. PATH

    PATH Well-Known Member

    Enfield Mk4 1

    Mas 36

    K98 Mauser


    SKS Para.

    M39 Nagant

    I will be getting more now that I have a C&R! WooHOO!!!!
  19. Chipperman

    Chipperman Well-Known Member

    It seems that people are taking a wide interpretation of the term "Battle Rifle".
  20. hksw

    hksw Well-Known Member

    The ones I shoot the most are my gun show parts FAL and CETME.

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