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Favorite general purpose rifle

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Revolver Ocelot, May 8, 2009.

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  1. wrs840

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    I'm not an expert by any strech, but I agree with this. I bought two 30-30 Mossberg 494s (this one), (with consecutive serial numbers :cool:), last October. At first they were a little cranky about feeding relaibly, but after 30-40 rounds run through, both feed well, and I can actually hit pretty accurately with them, and the wife likes to shoot them too.

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  2. DammitBoy

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    My Winchester 94 in 45 long colt.
     
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    Converted sagia. Two full mags, 8 empty ones.

    My other rifles are PCCs, rimfires, or ARs.

    No AR really screws me. I cant find ammo to fill up my other 8 AK mags unless I'm broke...
     
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    +1 on the M1 Garand!
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  6. Maverick223

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    A leupy MK IV CQ/T...but couldn't it be a cheap knock off? No, because the rifle behind it is a USOptics. :D

    BTW I have to go with my M17S, because it is very versatile and handy (and I don't shoot lefty :D), and my Saiga 12 is not a rifle...
     
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    My Steyr Mod. S in 375 H&H 20" bbl
    a Mod. 600 remmie in 6mm
    I can handload the 375 with everything to cover a wide range of needs, the mod 600 is a sweet sized potent package.
     
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    .223 A-Bolt.
     
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    Winchester Model 94 in 30-30

    of course...
     
  10. bad_aim_billy

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    The obvious choice would be a standard .22, but I'll play along with everyone else and say .416 Rigby.
     
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    An SKS- high rate of fire...stripper clips....fairly accurate....all around good all-purpose rifle. Plus, I have 2 of those. :D

    I would guess a 12 gauge would fill the job too.
     
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    Mini-14 :eek: Yes i said it. And for bolt actions it would be a hard choice between my Rem700 SPS Tactical in .223(5.56) or my Stery Scout in 5.56(.223).

    I would also say AK or SKS but i don't stock up on more than a couple hundred rounds of x39 and that's wolf :barf: .

    If it were guns that i don't actually own i wouldn't mind having a Sig556 or Steyr SL8/G36
     
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    Bang Bang click this link :D:neener:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaVNfZWBVhQ


    a sks is a good choice!
     
  15. bang_bang

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    That's kinda cool. I'm famous like that, you know. :cool:
     
  16. W Turner

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    SKS
    .30-30 Levergun in your flavor of choice
    Springfield Scout Squad
    Bolt-Action in .308

    Any of these will do although Jeff Cooper already answered this question. A general purpose rifle is exactly the role a scout rifle was meant to fill.

    W
     
  17. woof

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    Where do I live?
    Is ammo available?
    If not how many rounds do I get?
    Has the world as we know it ended?
    Or for some weird reason do I only get one gun but all else is normal?

    The answer is I'd take the one that is best and which one that is cannot be determined without answers to the above.
     
  18. MarineOne

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    I'm using two guns for GP. The first one is a Plainfield M-1 Carbine that I picked up from a police department sale in test fired condition that's used for HD and camping. It was an old PD issue rifle that never saw the light of day so there is practically no wear on it, plus I needed a no/low recoil rifle for my wife so I could get her used to shooting. The added plus is I and my wife use it for close encounters at home if needed and for a camp defense gun while out in the countryside. It's going to get an Ultimak rail this summer and either a red dot or an EO Tech. My wife fell in love with it, and so has my 13 year old son.

    My other rifle is my Norinco SKS (aka the "D" model) that uses AK mags. I have a few 5 round mags that if I needed a hunting rifle I can get away with it in a pinch/SHTF, but I also have plenty of 20 and 30 round mags .... although I should buy a few more since I've found some new ones on the cheap.



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    The G3 or PTR91 or similar clone, *including* the 22 conversion kit and a Hensholdt 4x scope.

    Nothing you can't do with that rifle.
     
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    Wow! Oh how I long to live in a place where the police department would actually sell guns instead of destroy them!
     
  21. Brian Williams

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    I would probably go with my Marlin 1894C in 357, it will do most of what I would be need around Pennsylvania.
     
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    My three favorites:

    The light weight K.I.S.S. MK14, the slightly modified 45-70 Guide gun or the tricked out T56SHT.

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  23. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Lot to be said for that choice - it'd be in my top 5.

    Above that even would be a good turnbolt - something like my Rem Mod Seven in .243 Win, or in .260 Rem, .308, etc. (mine is .243 win). Short barrel, iron sights, fairly quick, deadnuts reliable, plenty accurate.
     
  24. JShirley

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    U.S. Model 1917

    If ammunition wasn't an issue, a lightly sporterized (low power scope, short rail for light) 1917 with 12.5" LOP in 7mm Remington Magnum.
     
  25. easyrider604

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    In order of preference:

    1. Marlin 1894C .357 magnum lever to match my S&W686
    2. SKS, Russian
    3. Ruger Mini-30
     
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