What's the most fun gun you have ever fired

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  1. Airborne77

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    Yeah I second the carrying those weapons were not fun at all. I was once on a 12 mile ruck and everytime someone fell out we had to split up their gear and carry it. Regardless to say we were in deep sand that day most of the ruck and at the finish I had my ruck 60 lbs. 4 extra m16's a tripod and was holding a strap on another ruck that my buddy was holding the other side of in edition to him having a 50 cal. Reciever.. I wish I had a phone back then to take pics of my feet I counted 35 blisters total. Good times! Pt the next day was a blast.lol
     
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    I wonder how those weapons would have been with 3 shot burst. I have an m1a loaded (heavier barrel) and it has very little recoil for a 308 I can spot my own shots at 600yds. So it makes me wonder if they would have made some as squad automatic weapons with heavy barrels how that would went.
     
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    I was glad when I went from airborne/light infantry units to mechanized units. At least I got to ride in a M113 with my M60 mounted to the pintle on the back end of the M113.
     
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  4. Airborne77

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    Yeah what always got me was there was army standard then airborne standard. Seemed like everywhere I went first thing I was told was here we have a higher standard......son of :cuss:
     
  5. Airborne77

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    I have had both guns Redhawks and blackhawk....love the look of the Blackhawk but it does not handle recoil near as well as the super Redhawks does same load in Blackhawk stings my hand
     
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    The Classic WW2 Bazooka! I wish I could. I heard you can go to Thailand, and they have facilities that you pay to shoot RPG’s and Frags
     
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    a little camo spray paint job will do it wonders
     
  8. Mk-211

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    @22250Rem

    Was this the .50 that you fired?

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    Mk-211 - I do believe that's it. I was alone at my club's rifle range when an SUV backed in and when I saw the guy open the rear of it and pull one of those things out I was in shock. I had an M-1 Garand on the bench and was loading it at the time and got so distracted that I gave myself my first (so far), case of "M-1" Thumb". The guy was firing off some G.I. ammo he had procured just to get some reloadable brass. Forgot how many rounds he let me fire but it was great and not abusive, recoil wise. Probably a combination of that big, effective looking muzzle brake and the 20-something pound weight of the rifle, according to him. Didn't have my camera with me that day and back then my flip phone didn't take pictures. Wish I had some pictures of it.
     
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    There are two types of people at the range when they see my .50. Those that want to shoot it and those that are terrified of shooting it.:p

    I've had guys that were 6'5", 300 pounds of heeeck NO about shooting it! Even after watching an 11 yo girl that weighed 50 pounds soaking wet shoot it. Wish I could find the pic, the smile on her face said it all.

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  11. Odd Job

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    South African R5 rifle in full auto (it is a Galil variant)

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  12. Mk-211

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    @Odd Job

    I would love to drop one of those Magpul D50 mags in that and pull the trigger until it stops!

    Wish I never sold my Galil AR in .308.
     
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    20220703_153135.jpg Fun to shoot?
    You Can't say you've had fun shooting until you've shot a muzzleloader.
    Muzzleloading Armory 50 cal.
     
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    Muzzleloaders ARE fun, also the M-16 a guy let me shoot and the Uzi I owned. FA is legal here.
     
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    I Don't miss swinging that M60 ,however I would have loved to do a run or 500 with the GAU-8/A Avenger :)
     
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    My current favorite is my Ruger 10/22 Charger with a brace, binary trigger & suppressor.

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    Close second is a 8” AR, suppressed with a Echo binary trigger.

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    I once owned a High Standard Flight King in .22 Short. Everyday I wish I had it back.
     
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    I've got to go with a Ruger .22. Some days the Single Six, some days the Mk III.
     
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    A SIG P229 in 9mm. First gun I ever owned. Sure, I've shot some more "fun" guns since, but nothing can replace that feeling.
     
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    I carried an M14 in basic training at Fort Lewis in 1969 as did everyone in every company in that cycle. But they had the fun switch neutered so no full auto.

    Most fun gun was an original Gatling in .45-70 at the Winter Range Cowboy Action shoot at the Ben Avery Range north of Phoenix. I think it was 25 round for $25 and worth every penny.

    Most fun gun I own is my 1896 Winchester Model 1892 rifle in .25-20. Also about a buck a round these days because I don't reload that caliber.
     
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  22. borrowedtime69

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    Probably my Ruger 10-22 with folding stock,, 25 rnd mags, and a True Glo red dot site. That thing can really rock and roll at a range or in the field and take out paper, cans, and reactive targets!

    After that it's my Ruger MKII 22/45, 4 in bbl. It can really make those little reactive targets bounce around 10 or 11 times! Wish they made a larger mag for it
     
  23. 4v50 Gary

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    Flintlocks. I feel a connection to the American past. Very slow but just as much fun as an A-R.
     
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    Combat qualified at Grafenwoehr Germany 3 times 1966-68. Gunner aboard Charlie 24 M60A1. Over the course of 2 years I sent over 350 105 rounds down range and thousands of 7.62 through the coax MG. Even qualified with the .50 from the commanders cupola. ( That was the most fun ). Lot of competition between tank gunners. Plus the overwhelming threat of Soviet aggression in Czechoslovakia kept us on our toes. Used to hug the gun sights so close with eye pads turned up out of the way, I looked like a raccoon.
     
  25. .308 Norma

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    I've fired a lot of "fun" guns in my 74 years on this Earth. Without hesitation though, I have to say the most fun I've ever had firing a gun was when I fired my first round with my Winchester Model 55 .22 - the rifle Mom and Dad gave me on my 10th birthday in 1958. :)
     
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