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Equip your Troops with ONE Infantry Rifle

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Blain, Aug 25, 2003.

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  1. Blain

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    Equip your Troops with ONE Infantry Rifle, what would it be? You can pick any rifle your little heart desires. Feel free to explain why you choose what you did.


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    Simply buisness....

    Reasons are accuracy, knockdown power, penetration, reliability, and simplicity.
     
  2. WonderNine

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    My father fired alot of M-14's in the army and he always talks about how heavy they are. Wouldn't they be a little unwieldy and cumbersome under alot of battle conditions like urban fighting or close quarters fighting? Don't get me wrong, I like the .308, but wouldn't something with a pistol grip and a little bit lighter be better? Like an FAL?

    Or if they could redesign the gas system and takedown of the AR-10 so that it doesn't $h1t where it eats, it would be the perfect infantry weapon. Nice, light, handy, ergonomic, excellent cartridge, good sights, ect.
     
  3. Blain

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    A Fal is heavier, not lighter. Shotguns are for CCB, not rifles!
     
  4. Joe Demko

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    Gosh, what a surprise, Blain. You picked the one you own. How many other rifles do you have any 1st hand experience with *at all?*
     
  5. Iain

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    The FAMAS - just to upset everyone.

    This argument is getting a little tired.
     
  6. Steve Smith

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    The argment IS getting a little tired, but let's be civil.
     
  7. Soap

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    I would equip my unit with Justin, El Tejon, Chris Rhines, Glock Glockler, Skunk, falconer, Steve Smith, CR Sam, Art Eatman, Dave McCracken, Gewher98, 4V50 Gary, JShirley, Jeff White, the TN Mafia, Erick, George Hill, Al Thompson, Byron Quick, Corriea, etc. and we could be a black sheep type of group. We would be armed with whatever the hell we want, logistics be damned! :D
     
  8. DMK

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    Still, if I owned those beautiful rifles, I'd be proud of them too.

    I'd equip my troops with AKs, politically correct BS be damned. :neener:
    However, a designated markman or two with ACOGed M-14s is never a bad idea. I just don't think there is *one rifle* that can solve all a modern infantry's problems.
     
  9. OF

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    M4's with Aimpoints, forward vertical grips, laser target designators and flashlights. The M14 may have been the appropriate infantry rifle 40 years ago, but it is not well suited to modern warfare. Nostalgia isn't on the list of criteria a modern infantry rifle should possess...necessarily :) The only thing our infantry needs to be using to engage targets beyond 250 yards or so is the Air Force.

    - Gabe
     
  10. Futo Inu

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    That FAL in .260 wouldn't be a half-bad choice, in a lightweight config/bbl, maybe with some Trijicon reflex sights.
     
  11. goalie

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    Whenever you try to make ONE implement do MANY things you end up with ONE implement that can do MANY things mediocre, but nothing, or at best, one thing, very well. There is no "One rifle" that does it all.
     
  12. Badger Arms

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    I second your vote. The FAMAS G2 version. Takes AR magazines and is one heck of an ergonomic weapon. I normally don't like the concept of bullpups, but it sure as HECK beats lugging the fencepost with an 8" flash suppressor that appears up top.
     
  13. 4v50 Gary

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    Wow! You have 4 M-14s? Gee, can you spare one for a brother who is down on his luck? ;)

    OK, I would go with the M-1 Carbine. Here's how it would work:

    Monday - Pvt. John gets to carry it for the rest of the squad.
    Tuesday - Pvt. Smith gets to carry it for the rest of the squad.
    Wednesday - Pvt. Benham carries it for the rest of the squad.
    Thursday - Pvt. Lee carries it.
    Friday - Pvt. Martinez.
    Saturday - Pvt. LeBlanc
    Sunday - Pvt. Taliferro

    We got three extra privates who can carry spare magazines, water and umbrellas & lawn chairs, boom box, baseball & gloves, etc. I think I'll have one happy squad. Just don't ask us to get into a firefight. :uhoh:
     
  14. SelfProclaimedExpert

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    G11. Hey, why not?



    But I do dig the Famas as well. Small, tough, no gas system. Same with the G3 or HK33.
     
  15. Soap

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    The pic in the bottom was taken by Skunk...and it is Skunk's rifle.
     
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    40 megawatt plasma rifle:D
     
  17. Mike Irwin

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    An Arquebus.
     
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    A Beretta Model 70 series with slightly stretched magwell to take either the 6mm SAW or one of our own THR guys' 6mm Ultra.

    The GPMG would fire the same round. Next up in the unit would be .50 BMG.

    Beyond the scope, but I'd also standardize on ONE pistol/SMG round. Probably .40 S&W for morale purposes, since the 9mm is still getting criticized.

    Two, count 'em, two infantry rounds. Everything else is crew-served.:cool:
     
  19. Bart Noir

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    "An Arquebus."

    Sorry, Mike, you should have read the manual. Now your troops have smoothbores, not rifles. Can't even stick a bayonet on the end. Wait, we can invent the plug-bayonet, and stick it in the muzzle. Yeah, plays hell with the rate-of-fire, but if the enemy gets within sticking range, a matchlock's rate-of-fire might not be so important.

    I'd vote for a G-36 rifle, with grenade launchers under some of them.

    Bart Noir
     
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    10/22's.
     
  21. Mike Irwin

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    Smoothbores are far superior to these new fangled rifly things....
     
  22. SodaPop

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    The best grunt rifle is the AK-74.
     
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    ...and carbon-fiber banjos for everyone! :D

    (You're right. This is getting tiresome... :eek: )
     
  24. Deepdiver

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    Blain,

    You've got my choice.
     
  25. 4v50 Gary

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    Mike - I'm totally against the arquebus. First, it's would be more work to train the average dog face on how to use it. By comparison, cartridge guns are nice and simple and easy to clean too. Secondly, if you've read my post in the General Discussion Forum about the significance of muzzle control & big bore black powder weapons, you'd know what soldiers would do with them. ;)
     
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