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THR: Battle Rifle Discussion & Picture Thread

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by dak0ta, Mar 7, 2013.

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  1. dak0ta

    dak0ta Member

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    The heavy-hitter equivalent of the pea-shooting AR-15 picture thread! :) Let's seem 'em! Anything that fires a full power rifle cartridge is game! M14, FAL, G3, M1 Garand, SVT 40, Milsurps!

    Here's my M14 - 7.62x51 NATO

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    I need a M6 bayonet...
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  2. ID-shooting

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    What about the in betweens? Say, 7.62x39?
     
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    [​IMG]

    Costs 5 grand for a repro in either 8mm or .308. Given the way M1A pricing is going, that'll be pretty competitive before too much longer...
     
  5. dak0ta

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    That's a beauty! Semi-auto or FA? Is that chambered in 8x57?
     
  6. TCBPATRIOT

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    I don't even know what that is but I know I like it.
     
  7. dak0ta

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    It's an FG-42 developed by the Germans in WWII. It was issued to paratroopers (FG for Fallschirmjaeger). Has a cool diopter sight, folding bipod, 8x57 cartridge, typical futuristic and AGGRESSIVE German styling/design, not very controllable in full auto, but accurate in semi-auto.

    The guy shooting above has videos on Youtube:

     
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  8. TCBPATRIOT

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    Hpmh I learn something new everyday as a kid I was fascinated by everything WW2 and never heard of it. Looks cool nonetheless.
     
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    My heavy hitter. PTR-91 that I camo'd to give it that retro european woodland look.

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  10. rugerdude

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    M14 Designated Marksman Rifle

    I certainly never felt under-gunned.
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    Also, before anyone tries to mention trigger discipline: The safety is located inside the trigger guard, so I index my finger on the safety.
     
  11. JShirley

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    My favorite battle rifle is my M1917.
    Your definition excludes a lot of battle rifles- there is no requirement to be self-loading.
    John
     
  12. dak0ta

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    Sorry pulled that definition from Wiki without really reading it completely. Yes, bolt-actions are game too.
     
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    I was a grunt 40 years ago, think most modern day grunts will agree...the puny 5.56 whether in M16 or M4 whatever they call em nowadays is a hammer, though a small hammer. the M14 by any name is a sledge hammer by any name, face off 600 yards or meters, 7.62 x 39 or M4 against an M14....you lose.
     
  14. MCMXI

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    rugerdude,
    What the heck kind of shovel is that behind you? That must have a 10' handle on it?!!
     
  15. dak0ta

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    I'd say it's a modern day pike/spade/entrenching tool 3 in 1. Can stop cavalry charges I bet.
     
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    How about a few Springfields?

    Top to bottom:
    Remington '03-A3
    Smith-Corona '03-A3
    Remington 1903
    Springfield 1903 (1918)
    Springfield 1903 (1906)

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    Lee-Enfield No4 Mk2 ...

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    Springfield M1A Scout Squad ...

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    DSA SA58 PARA ...

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  18. rugerdude

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    @ 1858 Yeah, I would imagine it's for digging canals without actually having to get into the trench. You find tons of strange stuff in Afghan homes.
     
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    I like a full sized Garand and have one or two. I'll have a 'Mini G' conversion this summer. Cheaper than a Scout length M1A by more than a little and I already have a surplus of ammo for it.

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    Hey Rugerdude, I'm in contention for that being my issue rifle. I'm only a guardsman now but I carried a SAM-R on my last deployment in 2009-2010 I loved it.
     
  21. Trent

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    Oh dear... this thread is going to make me dig out the camera tomorrow.

    I love "battle rifle" show & tell. It's what I collect. :)

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    you aware that there is already a milsurp thread going on that is less than 2 weeks old and is still ongoing?
     
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    And.....

    There is a difference between battle rifles (as defined in this thread) and military surplus guns.
     
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    words of the OP himself
    bolt actions are battle rifles, just as much as semi autos and full autos are as well.

    anything in this thread could also fit in the already existing milsurps thread.
     
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