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Best Army Rifle

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Firepower!, Mar 17, 2008.

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Best Army/Service Rifle

  1. Ak47 (AK74, AKSU74)

    90 vote(s)
    25.4%
  2. M16 (M4)

    129 vote(s)
    36.4%
  3. M14

    82 vote(s)
    23.2%
  4. AUG

    9 vote(s)
    2.5%
  5. HK G3 (and varients)

    14 vote(s)
    4.0%
  6. FN FAL (and varients)

    51 vote(s)
    14.4%
  7. Galil

    19 vote(s)
    5.4%
  8. L85 A1

    5 vote(s)
    1.4%
  9. FAMAS

    5 vote(s)
    1.4%
  10. SIG 550/551/552

    31 vote(s)
    8.8%
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  1. Firepower!

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    Which do you think is the best army rifle made in the modern era?

    Thanks
     
  2. Vern Humphrey

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    Current issue variants of the M16 are head-and-shoulders above everything else.

    I'd rather have the M14, but when you add up all the gear the modern infantryman carries, it's just too heavy.
     
  3. iamkris

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    SIG series. Reliability of the AK heritage with more user-friendly features of western (e.g., a la M16/M4) weapons.

    I love me MBRs but I don't believe the M14/FAL/G3 are appropriate for a general issue weapon these days.
     
  4. Evil Monkey

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    Anything that has AK/SVD internals with m16 ergonomics. The closest weapon to that description is the SIG550.
     
  5. Heavy Metal Hero

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    This topic...again?
     
  6. GTSteve03

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    For intermediate calibers, #1 Sig 550 with the AK a close #2.

    For rifle calibers, the HK G3 and FN FAL share #1.
     
  7. Walkalong

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    Very good point. I voted M14 even though I knew it was not viable these days. I just think it's the best action. M16 probably is the better combat rifle.
     
  8. NG VI

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    AUG. Just cause I love them.
     
  9. slzy

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    has any nation built its own m16 ,except the US?
     
  10. Halo

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    Canada produces a licensed copy of the M16, but I can't remember what it's called right off hand. It retained the full auto capability that the US version no longer has. The Canadian version is also used by the Netherlands and Denmark.
     
  11. Vern Humphrey

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    Charter Industries of Singapore (CIS) produces M16 and their version of the FM Minimag (the M249).
     
  12. ExSoldier

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    H&K 416 is an UPGRADE to the M16 and has been purchased in volume by USSOCOM for Special Ops troops.
     
  13. ExSoldier

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    IIRC, Fabrique Nationale has an M16 contract.
     
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    Ak types
     
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    I'd take the m14 if I had someone else to carry all my ammo for me.
     
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    mosin nagant??
     
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    1886 Lebel
     
  18. Deer Hunter

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    Spencer repeating carbine.
     
  19. Evil Monkey

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    Then how about a Mini-14? LOL:D

    I've seen some sick looking mini-14 rifles that look like MK14's.
     
  20. Vern Humphrey

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    In what way would a Mini-14 be superior to the current M16 family?
     
  21. Evil Monkey

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    You said you'd rather have a m14 but it was going to be heavy. I was thinking that with a 5.56mm version of the M14, the mini-14, the weight of the weapon and ammo load would be reduced. However, you'd still have the action of the M14, which I suspect many people and yourself like better than the M16's.

    To answer your question directly, while both have features better than each other, I personally don't think the mini-14 is in any way superior to the M16. Other opinions may vary.
     
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  22. hso

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    We have battle rifles mixed in with assault rifles.

    We have rifles that have been in combat mixed in with rifles that have seen no, or next to no, combat.

    We have rifles that are designs that are over 50 years old in with rifles that are based on designs less than 20 years old.

    And, we have no definition of what criteria are to be used or what type of conflict they'll be used in.



    The question is overly simple. Even in today's high tempo conflict we see US troops using the M4 and the M14. One a compact assault rifle, the other a full size battle rifle. Each has it's applications. Each is suitable for different combat environments. Each is the "best" rifle for what it is intended for. What about the AK then? Isn't it best when used by poorly trained, poorly equipped guerrillas who can't clean it operating in dirty environments even though it lacks the accuracy of the M4? Isn't the FAL best compared to the M14 because it eats almost any crappy ammo made and still maintains reasonable accuracy?

    "Best" is dependent upon what parameters have to be met.
     
  23. taliv

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    ...we must be on the internet!
     
  24. xd9fan

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    its hard to argue against the AK.....even if you hate them..
     
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    Just to complicate the issue further I'll throw in a vote for the Beretta BM 59. ;)
     
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