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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by selector67, Oct 3, 2006.

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  1. selector67

    selector67 Member

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    If you get the Military Channel, there going to show the top 10 combat rifles tonight, lets see if our favorites make the cut.:rolleyes:
     
  2. High Planes Drifter

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    I've been waiting for weeks. Any picks for #1? :) :)
     
  3. marshall3

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    AK47 is most common

    Here's my MAK-90...

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    More of these have been made, and equipped more armies than any other rifle in the history of the world. Must be something good about it.
    :)
     
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    Thanks for the heads up. Hopefully someone else will respond to this thread and THR will send me a reminder in my email for when I get home tonight.:)
     
  5. 45Guy

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    $5 says the M-1 Garand is #1. It's US, it revolutionized warfare, and it's beautiful to look at.
     
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    garand- hands down #1

    there may be a hint in the previews- a narrator describes the greatest battle implement ever designed and there is a momentary view of a garand with a bayonet- coincidence?
     
  7. Byron

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    What time will this be on(CST)? Byron
     
  8. selector67

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    The show times are 7.00pm,10.00pm and again at 1.00am CST.
     
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    They already had a show similar to this on either History, Discovery, or the Military Channel a couple years ago. Garand was #1.
     
  10. DFW1911

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    I'm going with the Garand...let's see!

    Take Care,
    DFW1911
     
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    Stgw 44
     
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    Military Channel has turned into the Pentagon's 24-hour recruitment show since it was renamed from Discovery Wings. No way an infantry weapon made by enemies of the US, either past or present, will take the honor of #1.

    My guess is M16, even if just to show that US troops are armed with the best as always.
     
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    My guess is the top 4 will contain the M16, M1 Garand and the M14. If the Springfield is also up there I'll cry. The lists they produce are quite easy to figure out.

    Especially the helecopter special... I guessed the top of the list easily would be Apache, Huey and Cobra.
     
  14. selector67

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    The rifles I seen in the advertisement for it showed the M1 Garand,the FAL,the 1903 springfield, AK-47 and the M-16.
     
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    Anyone else ever notice the only thing on the Military channel is like, airforce stuff?
     
  16. RiverwinoIA

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    on the Military channels top 10 tank show, the #1 tank was Russian.

    So they dont always favor American stuff, just when its the best
     
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    The Military Channel isn't just aviation. They do a lot of stuff on there including the Navy Seal reality series, Battlefield Vietnam, WWII Battlefront, specials like Kill Box, Operation Anaconda, etc.

    The Military Channel used to be Discovery Wings, but they started showing a lot of non aviation related stuff so they switch over.
     
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    Whenever i turn on the Military channel its about aviation
     
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    I predict M16 and AK47 will take the top two spots. The AK for it's legendary reliabilty and vast numbers produced. The M16 for it's long service with the US and for it's technological innovations.

    -jagdpanzer
     
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    well you are right on the money ak #1 AND M16 #2
     
  22. RNB65

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    They top 10 were:

    1. AK
    2. AR/M16
    3. Lee Enfield
    4. M1 Garand
    5. FN FAL
    6. Mauser K98
    7. Springfield 1903
    8. Steyr AUG
    9. Sturmgewehr 44
    10. M14
     
  23. SigfanUSAF

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    I don't get the military channel, what points did they compare to rate these top 10? Or, should I say, whose opinion(s) persuaded the Military Channels decision?
     
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    There were 5 ranking criteria:

    Innovation
    Handling
    Service Life
    Accuracy
    Combat Effectiveness
     
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    I'd say they did pretty well, nice to see the FAL get the props it deserves. I'm surprised that the Enfield jumped the Garand, but there seemed to be a bunch of British arms experts on the show:p . Don't know why the 03 was in there, let's face it we ripped Mauser off, it is a Mauser. And I'd had the Russian Mosin-Nagant in place of the Steyr. This must be based on just 20th century arms or the Brown Bess would have to be in there somewhere.:)
     
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