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Is your Go To Rifle a Hunting Rifle?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by BerettaNut92, Jan 22, 2003.

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  1. BerettaNut92

    BerettaNut92 Member

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    Does anyone feel more confident/proficient/whatever with their hunting-style rifle over a more 'tactical' one, like an M1A, AR15, AK, FAL, etc.?

    Anyone rely on a hunting rifle over a battle or "assault" rifle for defense?

    I'm thinking of getting a BAR-style rifle and see how I like it compared to my M1A.
     
  2. CWL

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    I prefer my AR15 style weapons because they are light and therefore portable, especially for indoor SD/CQB situations. My M4gery also has white light and red dot integrated into system.

    I would not choose my M1A scout first for above reason, although it does have a red dot sight and I completely believe in the .308 round.

    A scoped hunting rifle is too heavy and long for indoor usage, cycling the bolt isn't my idea of fun either, -I'd go to a pistol or shotgun first.

    Sounds like you are just bored and want a new "toy". No need for justification, Go for it!
     
  3. Stripling Warrior

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    It is one and the same for me. For hunting I use a AR10TNC and for SHTF I will use a AR10TNC.

    :scrutiny:

    Stripling Warrior
     
  4. Dave R

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    Not me. My hunting rifle will put a few bullets where I want them to be at reasonably long ranges. It would not be good for close-in work or "riot control".

    My "go to" gun is much better for the latter two scenarios, and not as good for the first scenario.
     
  5. labgrade

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    Nope.

    SD, & I think shotgun or handgun. But, yes, I feel more comfortable with a scoped bolt all told - but wouldn't consider that defense, per se. Offense? But of course. ;)

    Got a scoped HBAR, but it's more "fun" than "serious," although it will poke some holes aways out there .....
     
  6. BerettaNut92

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    Well not necessarily for HD, but for general purpose, etc.?

    Not so much an excuse, but my M1A doesn't fit in my armory very well. I think a BAR would round it out better, and no point trying to acquaint myself with two rifles since i barely get to shoot my M1A.

    It's not that it's a bad rifle, I just don't...enjoy it much. Not fancy enough for me I guess.
     
  7. roscoe

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    Winchester 30-30: the redneck's assault rifle. Light, handy, and doesn't freak out the neighbors. With an Ashley ghost ring it comes quickly to target and I can cycle the action pretty fast. I don't think I would feel undergunned in most situations.
     
  8. Sactown

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    When you say BAR, do you mean the hunting bar or this BAR?

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    because this BAR is about 20lbs unloaded.
     
  9. Sylvilagus Aquaticus

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    I'm pretty much comfortable with whatever longarm I get my hands on first when I need it. Given that, it'd most likely be either a Garand or one of a number of Swedish Mausers I have in the place. I KNOW it's going to put it where I want it to go.

    Stepping down a level, it'd likely be the AR as the next choice. Same story on delivery, but I prefer giving anything that needs a solid thwack just that. 140/150gr. vs 55 gr....short of a .50 Beowulf or a 12 ga. slug, controllability and repeatability as needed with a minimum of repetitive motion work best in my book.

    Regards,
    Rabbit.

    A veteran of the last war pretty well summed up the two wars when he said, "this is just like the last war, only the holes are bigger." - Ernie Pyle, Brave Men.
     
  10. BerettaNut92

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    [​IMG]

    One of thems. She's purdy :D
     
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    Winchester .30-.30 = Redneck Assault Rifle
    :neener:
    ROTFLMAO
     
  12. Will Fennell

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    If it absolutely, Postively Must be stopped/shoot/KILLED right now....

    I guess you could say my GO TO rifle is certainly one of my hunting rifles, not my AR.

    If I have to make a shoot, right now, that is important....something has to be stopped/shot/killed....I will grab my Win. Pre-64 M70 in 30/06 EVERY TIME. I know I can shoot it the best, and it certainly has the power to do whatever job I'm likely to ask of it, from decking animals to wrecking vehicles. I don't feel like I can COUNT on my AR to do that.

    I like my AR, and I shoot it quite a bit, but it simply doesn't have the power of some of my bolt guns, and I can't shoot it as well[yet] as my bolt guns. I ceratinly think that the AR[or one of my Shotguns] make a better home defense tool than my M70, but that is not really what you asked, is it?

    Actually, the more I shoot my 03A3 Springfield, the less "need" I see for my AR:scrutiny: But one thing is for sure, "need" is a communist concept, and has no place in my gunsafe;) I love shooting my AR, and I think EVERYONE should own one.
     
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    Time constraints aside....

    For CQB have to got to the AR.

    If I'm wanting to pick off threats at long range, I'd definitely go to my bolt guns.
     
  14. Soap

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    My Go To Rifle is an AR. If I lived in open country it would probably be some sort of .308 bolt action.

    Skunk- Uhh...aren't those HKs and not Brownings?
     
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    1903 springfield sporter refield "peep" rear sight,red insert front ramp sight,1" leather military sling, but cuff loaded with 150 gr sp or fmj. It looks like a deer gun not a assault thingy and it can take care of anything that I require. Besides if you need a quick relaod you have stripper clips.
     
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    Them HK's sure are pretty...

    But not pretty enough.

    Sactown, I think he meant the OTHER Browning BAR, you know, the one that's a bit easier on the checkbook than the 1918 pictured above. My own, vintage 1969, in .30-06:

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    If I needed to grab a long gun for any sort of self defense situation, it would be the 870. If I needed to grab a rifle for a longer distance not-really-forseeable situation, it would by my ADL in 270. Accurate, light and will kill the opposition really dead.

    I can't stress enough that I can not envision such a scenario.
     
  19. BerettaNut92

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    Daniel, yes they're HKs but no one knows what the SLB2000s are!
     
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    My AR is definitely my goto setup. I'm not constrained by any rules that limit my ammo choice. 30rnd mags loaded with 55 grain Ballistic Tip at 3100+ fps. Plenty of zip out to 350 yards and a bit further on thin skinned stuff.
     
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    Hmm, the Redneck's assault rifle looks suspiciously similar to the Californian's assault rifle (make mine 44Mag though). :p
     
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    I'm using my M1A scout this year for hunting. A .308's a .308.
    I don't think the furry animals will care. :)
     
  23. Soap

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    Skunk- Did you see the new Benelli Pioneer? It might be right up your alley.
     
  24. BerettaNut92

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    Daniel/Ronin, I only saw a picture and got a blurb from the G&A. Boring magazine, but I bought it for the pictures. Got any more info on her?
     
  25. Soap

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    Skunk- I saw the Guns and Ammo blurb as well. I tried searching the web but I couldn't find any info. Apparently the mag capacity is a little low for my liking, something like 3 rounds.
     
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