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Most Overrated Rifle?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by madmike, Sep 11, 2008.

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  1. H2O MAN

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    At least none of my dedicated shooters have wooden stocks ;)
     
  2. spuscg

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    as much as i hate to say it.....garands. I hear people calling their garand their homeland defense rifle and how it beats modern weapons.....i love garands but their for sporting or hunting, not real war anymore especiallly with 8!!! rounds
     
  3. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Wow. Back to the basics here guys:

    Rifle:

    So, a revolver is not a rifle
    A 1911 is not a rifle
    A shotgun is not a rifle
    A desert eagle is not a rifle

    Please start separate threads for those, and re-read the original post. Thanks in advance for your cooperation. :) :p
     
  4. Ash

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    H20, if the FAL is so overrated, why do you keep trying to dress your M14 up like one?

    Ash
     
  5. H2O MAN

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  6. Vern Humphrey

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    In the '50s, I had a Remington 550A that had a brass inner mag tube.
     
  7. RugerBob

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    I have to agree with garands. Where they been and what they have done is awesome , but does not equal the high price. Same with high price of M1 carbine and the way over rated savage 99.
     
  8. MMCSRET

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    Remington Model 12 pump 22's made in the 20's had brass tubes. My Marlin made in 1946 has aluminum tube.
     
  9. the foot

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    The Blaser repeater is overrated to the point that the company asks people to pay 10,000 dollars and up for the priviledge to own one.
     
  10. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Ha ha, you're about to unleash a flaming that will make the Hindenburg look like a cake candle! :p :D
     
  11. Vityaz

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    The FAL. :cool:
     
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  13. Ash

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    H20, nice answer.
     
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    Nuh Uh Tubeshooter! Yours Is Overrated!

    :D
     
  16. smokemaker

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    I just had all my "overrated" guns melted down. I now have no guns. DANG!

    I'm going to buy some underrated guns now..
     
  17. Lamb of Gun

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    Inspector: Well, from what everyone so far has stated, basically anything more expensive than an $89 SKS is overrated.

    Yugo SKS's are the biggest pieces of trash I've ever seen!
     
  18. JShirley

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    Tie between M14/M1A and G-3/HK-91.
     
  19. Stevie-Ray

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    I have to echo this. I would also add the Ruger 10/22. I wanted to build one once, but the price should have been half as much for the original gun. And as the prices get higher and higher for the AKs, they become more and more overrated.
     
  20. R.W.Dale

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    anything in 243 win

    too darn big for a dedicated varmint rifle and not big enough to be great for everything else. Billed as a dual purpose round creating it's own unneeded niche.

    Anyone serious about varminting will have a dedicated rig and the casual 20rds a year varminter can do just as well with 7mm-08, 308, 30/06, 7mm, 270 ect ect
     
  21. ForneyRider

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    Shot a Win. Model 94 30-30, made in 1982, today at the range.

    What a flimsy POS, it's a pain in the neck to load, atrocious sights, has silly looking bullets, kicks like an ox, muzzle blast of light artillery, and my 1911 is more accurate.

    This gun is overrated.

    Still, it was as fun as H E double hockey sticks. I think I need a new shoulder.
     
  22. Golden Hound

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    I kind of think that cost should not be part of the equation when considering whether or not a rifle is overrated...we should judge the rifle on the basis of its actual shooting characteristics, and not on how much it costs...unless the cost of it is part of people over-rating it (as in, "it's a great gun for the money.")

    As for the HK91/G3 I don't recall people on this board saying many good things about it or even really talking much about it at all (the PTR91 seems to be well-liked though, and it's roughly the same rifle.) Is the over-rating of this rifle coming from other sources (like the "HK cult?") I guess every gun has its cult-like following.

    I just bought an HK91 (if you want to split hairs, a Springfield SAR-3, which everyone says is exactly the same as the real thing, but made in Greece.) I paid 1,350 for it. It has a custom trigger job from an HK specialist, a PSG-1 wooden pistol grip with the adjustable thing, a bipod, two extra fore-ends (wide and narrow) an ejection port buffer and a bunch of extra magazines (steel ones, not alum.) It hasn't arrived yet (the seller is in Washington) but I have high hopes for it.

    I was going to get an M1A but with the election coming up, I thought I should get my "evil black rifle" (and man is this thing evil-looking, seriously) and get it NOW before I lose the chance!!
     
  23. Vern Humphrey

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    When I was a boy, I carried a Model 94 on my saddle all the time. I shot coyotes, feral dogs, and deer in season -- jumped them up while tending cattle.

    This is the first time I've ever heard anyone complain about the .30-30's kick.
     
  24. JShirley

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    GH,

    The HK-91 (and clones) has horrible ergonomics and is poorly balanced. This would be less of an issue if it sold for $350, new.

    John
     
  25. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    But that's the thing- that is precisely what makes it overrated (the price) - or actually, more accurately, the price is a result of, and reflects, the guns over-ratedness. So price is an integral part of the definition of overrated - it's a relative term. Overrated guns can be very very good. But the pre-64 Winchester are way overrated, for example, and the price reflects their overratedness - great guns, but just way OVER rated.
     
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