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Most reliable long gun?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by HBK, May 26, 2003.

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  1. HBK

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    I have an CAR-97 M-4. It is cool and accurate, but I have heard a lot of negative things about how the M-16 functions in harsh environements. What, in your opinion, is the most reliable long gun? (Semi auto)
     
  2. Min

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    AK or SKS...
     
  3. AZTOY

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    AK-47:neener:
     
  4. HBK

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    M-16s are a bitch to clean, are AKs easier? What about the M-14 or M-1A?
     
  5. Soap

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    H&R Handi Rifle?
     
  6. oldfart

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    It's really pretty simple to figure out.

    Count the number of pieces in an M-16, an M-1, an M-1A, an AK-47 and an SKS. The more parts there are, the more possibilitiies of malfunction. In the U.S. we tend to overengineer things. For our effort, we get very good accuracy in our rifles but an increased probability of problems. The Russian rifles were made with tolerances that allowed all sorts of dirt, grime or mud to be tossed into them with no concern for jamming.

    So, if you can guarantee that the rifle will stay clean, the American product is great. But if you think you may have to dig it out of a pile of dirt, go_Russian.

    With the Russian, you get reliability. With the American, you get accuracy. Your choice.
     
  7. Soap

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    Whoops, I didn't see semi-auto. I would have to go with the AK series.
     
  8. Bob R

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    Duuuh,

    I am right there with Daniel.

    bob
     
  9. goalie

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    The M16 served me well all over as long as a magazine was in the well and the dust cover closed. Carry it in the desert without a magazine in it and you are pretty much asking for problems.
     
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    Another vote for AK

    -SquirrelNuts
     
  11. Bostonterrier97

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    M1 Garand

    All time Most Reliable Rifle of any type: Lee Enfield
     
  12. SquirrelNuts

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    I forgot all about my M1 Garand! I still think the AK was designed a little looser than the M1 myself.

    -SquirrelNuts
     
  13. gryphon

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    FAL or AK
     
  14. .45Ruger

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    AK or Mauser
     
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    Daewoo. As reliable as an AK, and as accurate and comfortable as an AR.
     
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    Another vote for the Kalashnikov family...

    Although, the Remington Model 8 and 81 are surprising. :D
     
  19. Feanaro

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    Garand, good Mauser type and the AK. In no order.
     
  20. Ala Dan

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    The answer is: a REMINGTON 700 in caliber's .243, .25-06, .30-06, or 7m/m magnum

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
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    Another vote for the Daewoo.
    AK in a close second.
     
  22. Gewehr98

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    Wonder if that was intentional?


    The question was:


    Haven't seen a whole lot of semi-auto Remington 700's lately... ;)
     
  23. Neal Bloom

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    Another vote for the AK.
     
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    Semi-auto ?

    The US Rifle Cal .30 M-1 Popularly known as The Garand.
     
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    In my experience, it's a toss-up between the AK and the SKS. I have 2 AKs, 1 SKS, and formerly owned an M1 Garand and a Bushmaster Dissipator.

    Note that the Mini-14 -- when used with good magazines -- is exceptionally reliable as well. I bought mine used and didn't find out until after shooting 50 rounds that it was missing the gas port bushing. Mini-14 accuracy is another story, however. :uhoh:
     
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