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NEW LARGER Favorite WWII rifle poll!

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by The Grand Inquisitor, Nov 15, 2004.

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What is your favorite WWII rifle? I'm sure it's not going to please all of you..

  1. STG 44

    12 vote(s)
    7.7%
  2. Springfield M1903

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  3. M1 Carbine

    12 vote(s)
    7.7%
  4. Thompson SMG

    7 vote(s)
    4.5%
  5. Mauser 98K

    3 vote(s)
    1.9%
  6. M1 Garand

    74 vote(s)
    47.7%
  7. Enfield

    14 vote(s)
    9.0%
  8. Mosin Nagant

    11 vote(s)
    7.1%
  9. Kar43

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. BAR

    15 vote(s)
    9.7%
  11. Sten Mark 2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. PPSH

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. FG 42

    4 vote(s)
    2.6%
  14. Arisaka

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. MG 42

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  16. MP40

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
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  1. The Grand Inquisitor

    The Grand Inquisitor Member

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    The Garand won about 10 to 1 in the shorter poll and everyone wanted a larger selection, so here you go.....
     
  2. First Person Shooter

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    Nice poll :p


    I vote for the Ljungman. I had a Hakim,it rocked! I actually would much rather shoot that than my Garand.
     
  3. Brick

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    :mad:

    You wouldn't let us vote for more than one.

    Of course, somebody always has to complain. :uhoh:
     
  4. The Grand Inquisitor

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    On my experiances as a shooter I love my Garand, but if my experiances with the game Call of Duty* mean anything, the FG 42 wins the cool award.


    * Call of Duty is a fantastic WWII shooter for the PC. It does a very good job of recreating some of the weapons of the era and when you shoulder the rifle you actually get a good recreation of that weapons iron sights/optics. You get to play the American, British, and Russian sides throughout the whole game. Good fun I say.
     
  5. White Horseradish

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    Oh, for cryin out loud...

    SMGs are not rifles, and you are missing the SVT which is a rifle, and an awesome one at that.
     
  6. Onmilo

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    I'm still going with the Garand.
     
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    Enfield.
     
  8. Bridger

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    I'll stick with the Garand too. MG42 isn't a rifle! heh, but I don't have any experience with those exotics, though the strumgewehr and the FG42 intrigue me and are certainly important, I still say Garand!
     
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    Once again, the Garand.
     
  10. Cortland

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    Oh you people have got to be nuts. I'm the ONLY person to vote M1 Carbine thus far!? :confused:
     
  11. hso

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    Cortland, nope I picked the M1 carbine as well. Fun to shoot, handy, cheap ammo and the only weapon that IBM ever made (I think). :D

    I've got many of the rifles listed and still like my little War Baby the best.
     
  12. Dienekes

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    Somehow I don't think that PPSHs and Garands are in the same category...

    Of course you could expand the selection to extend from the Liberator pistol to the German 88...
     
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    I think FG 42's are the most advanced and intriguing rifle of WW2! Like the Flying Wing! ;)
     
  14. chevrofreak

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    The FG42 is one bad mofo.
     
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    While I would love an FG42, and the Garand was "the greatest battle implement ever devised", I had to vote for the lowly Mosin Nagant. Just love that little rifle.
     
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    During WWII, the Swedish Army and armed civilians stood ready to defend its borders and homeland against the Germans and Russians with their great Swedish Mauser M1896, M96/38, M38, all chambered for the great 6,5x55 mm round. All shoot beautiful and that's what I'd take afield. :neener:
     
  17. cracked butt

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    Garand again.


    No Italian weapons?

    I think even the Germans prefered the Beretta 1938A when they could get their hands on them.
     
  18. MrMurphy

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    For full blown battle rifles: M1 Garand, and Lee-Enfield.

    For the assault rifle/SMG role, the MP44/Stg45 (I've actually handled one....sweet rifle).
     
  19. Pebcac

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    I'm going with the M1 Carbine. I have one, and it is my sentimental favorite. Tons of fun to shoot, too. :)
     
  20. BigG

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    M1 still does my talking, pilgrim. /john wayne :p
     
  21. Dr.Rob

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    BAR

    No other full auto I've played with is as much fun. Also was in service in the US from 1918-the 60's in Vietnam, that's a long colorful service record.
     
  22. Heavy Barrel

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    You forgot the FAL and if things would have went farther you wouldn't have the Garand.
     
  23. 30Cal

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    For a long time after WWII when when the German occupation was over, if someone in Norway missed an event or just never showed up they would say "He's made a Swede of himself." :neener:


    I still like the M1.

    Ty
     
  24. First Person Shooter

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    The FAL wasn't around till the 50's. WW2 ended in 1945.
     
  25. threefeathers

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    Today I voted for the M-1 carbine. I have 5 of them but I have most of the others also. Tomorrow it could by my Garand, and the next day my #5 Jungle Carbine. Actually maybe my accurized Swede with a Burris 3X9. Hmmmmm. :cool:
     
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