Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Hanzo581, May 26, 2017.
What do you mean by "seem too picky"?
Ak-47 and bolt guns for life.... IMO
Only one I would consider is the CMMG MK-47 cause of the ar-10 based bolt.
I've been building AR's for years, and wouldn't be without one. They are a modular rifle that can be made into whatever you need, with many different calibers for different applications.
At the moment I have 4; one in 6.8 SPC, 2 in 7.62x39, and one in 223 Wylde. All are very accurate and fun to shoot. The 6.8 and 7.62x39 are used for deer hunting, and the 223 Wylde is primarily a target rifle.
I'm guessing he feels the same way I do...
I've never cleaned my new ak47 and never will, it's only got 1200 rounds in her.
I've never cleaned my 870 either, it just works... All the time.
I do clean my revolvers and semi autos because I carry them, and I do clean my 300 win mag M70 because it's my longer range hunting gun.
I think he means they require more cleaning and maintenance than what he is used to.
So taking 30 min every couple thousand rounds to clean a rifle is considered exorbitant and puts it in the picky category? Alrighty then.
Haven't had any interest in the rifle since leaving the service, nevertheless it would seem the logical choice if a legitimate militia is needed as provided in the Constitution. But IMHO this honorable and storied rifle has been turned into a "must-have" moneymaking toy by unscrupulous industrialists who have no respect for for our military and law enforcement professionals who train long and hard for the right to carry it.
I have a Remington R-15 VTR. Since no one will admit that this is a variant, I just pretend that it is a semi-auto varmint gun with an adjustable pull that is louder and kicks more than it should for such a little cartridge.
I don't mind myself, but then again I like to see how long I can push it between cleaning intervals
I've heard it said, and think it bears repeating.... The AR is more reliable than people say it is and the AK is more accurate than people say it is.
I used to be in the AR's are finicky camp. Then I shot one, and shot, and shot, and shot.
I bought my first one right before Newtown, had always thought I would like one, but were too expensive for my budget. My oldest son was working at the gun counter at a local general store and called me to let me know that they had received a S&W M&P 15 Sport, and it was only $599, if I was interested. It went home with me. I could have easily doubled my money, post Newtown, but still have it. It now wears Mag Pul furniture and a RRA Varmint trigger, and shares space in the safe with a Stag Model 6 Varminter. If I wasn't recently retired with a current fixed income of $0.00, I would be looking for a 20" barrel A2 version with carry handle like the M-16 I used at ROTC Basic Camp at Fort Knox Kentucky back in '75. (Heck, I still might buy/build one anyway.)
Just made my first one a month or two ago! I don't know why, and maybe I'm in the minority, but I prefer older, wood-stocked milsurps. I only have a couple milsurps (M1 Garand and a Mosin) for now, but decided recently to add an AR to my little collection. I'm relatively new to the shooting sports, and when I discovered how much cheaper 5.56 and .223 are compared to other ammo, I thought it made sense from an economic point of view to own a firearm that shoots that caliber. I also discovered they're relatively easy to build and thought it might be a fun project. Indeed, I found building it more fun that shooting it, and shooting it was pretty fun, too! I don't know if I'll build another one, but I'm glad I got this one!
I have one but must admit that I haven't fired it. I'm not thrilled with 5.56 NATO (in theory, that is, since I've never shot anything other than soda cans and paper targets with it), even though I really like the ergonomics. 6.5 Grendel may solve that problem if it becomes more widely available, though.
I have been using my sons 223.
He has on order for me a 7.62 x 39
I still like a bolt like my savage 223 heavy barrel with 24X scope
This poll is much closer than I thought it would be.
I kind of, sort of have one.
I just picked up an M&P 15-22.
I have other long guns, both for hunting and self defense, so to me owning a real AR wasn't high on my list.
I do enjoy .22 plinking however, and buying the 15-22 is the best of both works.
I can shoot all day for 30 bucks of ammo.
Not for me, just from a feel I get reading posts here. Lot of folks don't see a point, like some companies that tossed gun owners under the bus years back with them.
Now I would think that if you made another poll that included all modern sporting rifles, basically any rifle that has a detachable magazine and was once, or resembles, a military issue rifle the numbers would grow somewhat.
(Don't know how to include California in that without a exception to them for their bizarre laws.)
Then you get the AK, FAL, M1a, CETME, Tavor, etc. folks into it.
Bought one weeks ago for my grandson (7) and me. It'll be his indoc to the evil black gun. Great little shooter so far. Put a tiny laser on the bottom for night time dillos, skunks, etc and a Vortex Venom Reflex + Vortex AR-height QD riser atop. The reflex, riser, laser added only 4.5-5 oz total. Remains very light and lots of fun.
I had one but hit hard times and had to sell it
I have one. Bushmaster in 5.56. Bought it 6-7 years ago. Was shooting it regularly for a couple years. Lost interest in it, but would not sell it as I may want to use it in the future. I had planned on adding an AK to the collection. But now can't buy one (or another AR) in MA.
I really enjoy my ar. I shoot steel/prone out to 500, indoor offhand at 25, or bench at 100 to 200 depending where I am. The people that do not have one usually wind up getting one, from my observations anyway.
My ar is the only gun I have that I can shoot at all of the positions at all of ranges where I shoot.
I want one. I have wanted one since childhood but they never quite make it to the top of my priority list. Now that good, accurate guns are coming out that are relatively inexpensive, I may buy one but, who knows. I am too lazy to build one. I will probably get a Ruger AR556 or the new Savage MSR. Wanted a Springfield Saint but I'm not sure on that anymore.
Never been interested in one, and I fully expect my state to ban them someday anyway so would be a wasted investment.
I don't have one. The bolt action rifles seem to fit my frame better than the ARs, and a stock AR trigger doesn't do much for me. Maybe someday, but a backup hunting rifle or woods target rifle would be a higher priority.
After six years of M16s and M4s, I just can't get excited about them. I do want a 20" A2 pattern Colt at some point for the nostalgia and because it is a lot of fun to shoot retro AR iron sights on a full-size rifle. But it's so low on my priority list of things to buy that I'm not sure I'll ever get it.
My AR has a 20" barrel and A2 stock. I like it much better than a M4gery.
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