Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Garandimal, Jan 13, 2020.
The M1 Garand: The Greatest Rifle of All Time
my 1917 eddie enfield sporter has 6 shots in the mag just 2 short of the m 1 grand and a bolt action is better accuracy then a semi
Far from it.
And......here we go again.
Unfortunately there is no greatest rifle of all time. There are however great rifles of their time. The greatest rifle of all time has not been invented yet!!
In the 1930's, and as a total package....looking at the entire thing in one setting.....ok.
There are a great deal of things we can go back and look at and say about the garand....that was really stupid.
My life got saved by a M-1 CARBINE
The greatest of all time is subjective, individual and an endless debate.
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Thats your answer.
The M1 is a good gun, for the most part, as long as you understand what it is and how it works, and you have clips and the proper ammo. There are things about it that can be pretty scary too.
Its pretty obvious, the video was meant to incite and annoy, and I suppose an attempt at humor. The sorry thing is, there are a lot of people who seem to think things like the M1 are current and a viable tool today.
Will they work, sure, to a point. Are there better things available? Absolutely. And that started with the very next rifle accepted for service use. As short lived as that was. What I find funny is, the one thats been in service longest, as the issue rifle, is the one most bitched about. I guess the government really does hate us.
The Mauser M98 pattern is still produced to this day, and is the top pick for high-end custom rifles...
An uninterrupted production run covering three different centuries, totaling in the tens of millions for the different variants, I'd say it's hard to beat...
Phase plasma rifle in the 40 watt range.
De gustibus non est disputandum. Don Alejo held off a large force of hostile drug gangers with the sporting rifles legal in Mexico. The gang bangers had to use RPGs to stop him. Had he had an M1 the result would have been the same with "perhaps" a better kill ratio. Had Custer's men been armed with Garands he still would have had his eardrums pierced at the end of the day by the women. A certain unnamed idiot that shall remain my brother can make impossible shots with a "Glenfield" 30-30 and in a "social situation" would make a good accounting for himself with it although I pray to all the Saints that forever remains theory. The greatest battle implement does not now and never will exist. The true greatest weapon of war is the few cubic millimeters inside the combatant's skull. Good equipment will never outweigh bad judgment.
As my father would say with a great deal of emphasis - It ain't the machine it's the operator.
I have a '43 Springfield that was a Korean lender that had been brought back, when I'm not sure. In 2003 I bought it off a work friend for a good price. The barrel was so worn out at the muzzle from the use of steel cleaning rods it was completely smooth bore for the first inch. The best groups at 50 yards would just stay on a paper dinner plate, seriously. Also the bolt would not release when a clip was loaded, but would if you pulled back on the charging handle and let go.
Sent it to Fulton Armory and they installed a brand new mil-spec barrel, fixed the bolt release problem, and the rifle would group 3-4" at 100 yards with iron sights and 70's era Korean surplus. I was very happy with that.
I also have an M1917 Eddystone that was rebarreled during WWII with a Johnson Automatics two groove barrel. Really nice rifle, grabbed it for a hundred dollar bill at a 1992 gun auction. I believe once it was rebarreled it was stored as war reserve and never fired because that barrel looked every bit of brand new on the interior. I wish it could tell its story.
But as others have mentioned, each era brings a different "best ever". The M1 certainly filled the bill during its time.
You guys even watch the video? It’s hilarious. Lucky gunner makes some of the best content on YouTube and these occasional “throwback” 1980’s videos are gems. You guys need to rent a sense of humor.
And yes, the M1 Garand IS the coolest rifle ever. *runs for the hills*
My comment wasn’t about the video....
I ran into an offensive jerk in a book store about 25 years ago who was the real life model of this bit of video satire, so I definitely get the joke.
When opinions pro and con about the M1 Garand are totaled up, I side with Karl Karsada and Ian McCollum: they stated that the M1 Garand is obsolescent but not obsolete as a military weapon today. And for me, as a fun centerfire shooter, it has no peer.
No. That title belongs to my beloved Mini-14.
how about my beloved saiga 308 got a bigger punch! then a 223
I don't know about your Siaga. Send it to me and I'll field test it for you give you my opinion.
And the Carcano cabal wept......
Fixed it for ya
OK, that there is funny....but so are many other sacreligious jokes.
"What I find funny is, the one that's been in service longest, as the issue rifle, is the one most bitched about."
Well give me some credit, I have been pretty laid back about the Curse of Stoner of late. I just can not sit without responding to some of the AR Worshipper's stuff and not bang on my key board. I only come out when poked!
Pew - PING!
I did enjoy the vague impression of Jim Scoutten.
Red Green sells the Garand.
Or - Roy Blount Jr..... We'll keep the light on!
Imagine that fantastic rifle but with a few improvements, like say, a removable magazine for easy reloads, 20 round capacity, a reduced recoil but still effective round, and built like a tank of wood and steel.
Wonder why they never made anything like that?
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