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M1 Garand or WASR 10

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Mtn395, Jul 29, 2009.

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M1 Garand or WASR 10

  1. M1 Garand

    207 vote(s)
    89.6%
  2. WASR 10

    15 vote(s)
    6.5%
  3. Other

    9 vote(s)
    3.9%
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  1. Mtn395

    Mtn395 Member

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    I really want an M1 Garand, but the WASR 10 has caught my interest.
     
  2. GRIZ22

    GRIZ22 Member

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    I voted for the M1. It will do more than the WASR except fire more than 8 rounds without reloading.
     
  3. Deckard

    Deckard Member

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    Do you really have to ask?
     
  4. offthepaper

    offthepaper Member

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    Apples and oranges really.

    Go with the apple- M1 Garand.
    craftsmanship, quality, greater effective range and power, the history involved, what's not to like?

    try taking both to a local American Legion or VFW when some of the "ole timer's " are around and see which one they show the love for.

    It won't be the stamped metal gun.
     
  5. sublime167

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    The Garand is definately an investment. In a couple years it'll be worth a lot more than you paid for it. The WASR, not so much.
     
  6. highorder

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    fixed. ;)
     
  7. ZombiesAhead

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    The Garand is a much better gun all around. The WASR is probably cheaper and in some ways is more practical, cheaper-to-shoot, and more entertaining.
     
  8. longdayjake

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    Garand. Better in every way. I take it you have never shot one or you wouldn't be asking. Right?
     
  9. FlyinBryan

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    definitly the garand.

    i also would have to guess that you havent fired a garand.

    the is absolutely no comparison in quality.

    the m1 garand is a man among boys in the world of semiauto rifles.
     
  10. 61chalk

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    I picked Garand....I don't know what a WASR 10 is???? Anyone have a picture?
     
  11. Mtn395

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    Its a AK, and your right I have never shot either, but I'm getting the M1.
     
  12. Big Daddy Grim

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    M1 one of my favorites and it will become one of yours.
     
  13. 3pairs12

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    I have shot both and would pick the garand, but what will this gun be used for? I mean I certianly would rather carry the wasr since it probably 1/2 the weight. Garands are going to dry up a lot sooner than the AK variants.
     
  14. 61chalk

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    Mtn395....Ohhh...its a AK, thanks, I've got a Mak-90 an the M1 Garand. Still pick the Garand, didn't even have to think about it.
     
  15. Hammerhead6814

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    It's like comparing a Ferrari Daytona (the M1 Garand) to a Volkswagen Beetle (the WASR-10). One is an elegant, angry machine that will never settle for second place. While the other will get you there and can be repaired with a brick and some string but will win you no contest or dates.

    If you have the money get the Garand. If not, then save up and get the Garand. If that won't work, sell everything not essential to your living and get the Garand. If none of that appeals to you, buy a WASR.
     
  16. Dr_2_B

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    Well, I voted Garand too, but I'm surprised to see it leading 9 to 1.
     
  17. Publius1688

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    I voted 'other', because you need them both. One is a 'jeep', and one is a 'porsche'.
     
  18. Gelgoog

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    M1 garand. I had a wasr-10 and it was the biggest POS I have ever owned. I have a bunch of AKs and they are leagues better then a WASR. So get a M1 garand from CMP, I loved mine and it showed up in like new condition.
     
  19. chevyforlife21

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    these are two way different guns lol i voted for the ak i want one bad but the garand is a sweet gun too
     
  20. SimpleIsGood229

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    M-1 Garand. No contest. I was going to post a clever parallel comparison of two cars or something, but I can hardly think of two cars that are as dissimilar as the WASR and Garand! :p

    Seriously though, get the U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30, M-1. The balance is supremely excellent--probably the best of any rifle I've ever handled. The sights are supurb. It's a piece of history. None of this can be said about the WASR (with no offense to WASR owners, or course ;)). It's really not even close, in my mind...
     
  21. Kevin5098

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    You can't go wrong with the M1 for all the reasons enumerated above. Hope you're buying from CMP unless you have a lot of money and really know Garands. They are a first class operation.
     
  22. Jmurman

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    I think you have your answer.

    If you're still on the fench just watch the History channel; or Military channel and see who carries what in battle.
     
  23. Limeyfellow

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    Just a question. Why the WASR? It is the cheapest nastiest of all AKs and you compare it to an M1 Garand.

    After all there as the Saigas, Mak90 series, Yugo M70s, Galils, Valmets, VEPRs, the various Bulgarian ones Arsenal uses and so on. Probably over a dozen manufacturers and say 50 different configurations and you choose the WASR 10 most likely to compare because it is the cheapest of the bunch. It kind of makes it a little unfair.
     
  24. HexHead

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    Only one of the above was known as "the greatest battle implement ever devised." ;)
     
  25. nwilliams

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    No brainer

    I don't even have to say it.
     
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