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Who has multiple battle rifles?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Nightcrawler, Jan 30, 2003.

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  1. Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler Member

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    When I bought my FAL last year, it was a VERY close toss-up between that and an M14 type.

    The FAL performs even better than I expected, yet I find myself wanting more .308 semiautos. A .308 AK, for instance. And an M14 type, probably a Springfield M1A.

    I also want an M1 Garand at some point.

    Who here has multiple battle rifles? FALs, M14s, HKs, etc? Which one do you find yourself shooting more often? Which one's your favorite?

    Just curious.
     
  2. Byron Quick

    Byron Quick Moderator In Memoriam

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    HK 91
    M1A
    Enfield MkIV .303
    WWI Steyr

    Shoot em all.

    Going to buy more.
     
  3. dakotasin

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    sar-1 and 30 carbine... my thing is hunting, so neither of these gets shot much. in fact, i've had the sar for two years and it has 22 rounds thru it; i've had the carbine for 5 years, and have run 70 rounds thru it.

    i don't know why i shoot these so infrequently... i think it has a lot to do w/ the sights and accuracy. oh well, they are nifty to have...
     
  4. Tamara

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    Semiautos?

    Well, I have an HK91 and a Garand.

    I shoot the HK more as I personally have an easier time thumbing rounds into box mags as opposed to en bloc clips. Also, 7.62x51 surplus is cheaper & more plentiful in the local retail/gunshow market.
     
  5. rugerfreak

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    Polish MN M-44
    SAR-1
    2-Yugo SKS's

    All were purchased NIB or in Unissued condition.

    Cheap to buy---cheap to shoot---and a heck of a lot of fun.

    Plus all the bayonets--grenade launchers--high capacity mags(depending on model--lol) etc.........to send the liberal socialist/communists into a tizzy fit.
     
  6. foghornl

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    US Rifle Cal .30 M-1 Popularly known as 'The Garand'

    Mosin-Nagant M-44 Carbine 7.62x54R Cal 1954 Romanian made

    Both are fun to shoot, and I like the fold-out bayonet on the M-44 Carbine.


    Had a guy ask me why I needed such a long screwdriver, and how I got it attached to the rfile. I folded out the bayo, and said "It isn't really a screwdriver", while poking one of the gallon water jugs I brought. Look on his face......... :what:

    It was, to steal a line from the credit card ads, ... "Priceless"
     
  7. scotjute

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    Do Swedish Mausers count? They were Sweden's battle rifle for a long time. And no one ever defeated them while they used them.

    Swedish Mauser M96
    Swedish Mauser M96/38
    Swedish Mauser Sporterized w/scope & new stock
    Swedish Mauser Shortened

    Did I mention that all my guns shoot the same ammo?
     
  8. Will Fennell

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    I'm soooo confused

    I've got 2, and I stay sooo confused....

    First, a "tricked out", with all the doo dads, Bushmaster Dissipator. ARMS SWAN Sleeve, REFLEX 2, yada yada.

    Second, a stock Remington produced 03A3 Springfield.

    The first is fun to shoot.....the second is what you grab when you have to kill something.
     
  9. DonP

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    So far ...

    • M-1 Garand (courtesy of the nice folks at CMP) another on order
    • K-98 Mauser, 1939
    • 2 Mosin-Nagant 91-30, 1937 & 1941
    • Mosin Nagant M-44, Russian
    • Enfield, #4 Mk II
    • Enfield, #5 Jungle Carbine
    • AR-15, built on an M-16 upper, barrel and stock

    All have the baynoets and full kit with a "working" amount of ammo for each. I'm building a display case for a WW II collection for the family room wall.

    Can you tell I've been single for a while, with no one to answer to for my expenditures?

    My daughter thinks my room looks like the prop room for Band of Brothers.

    Don P.
     
  10. Northwest Cajun

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    By order of date made
    1903 Springfield MK1
    M-1 Garand
    M-1 Carbine
    M1A1 Springfield
    AR-15 (bushmaster)

    Next on the list
    30-40 Kraig
    Thompson M1 ( I'll call it a "rifle")
    P-14 Enfield in 30-06
    Springfield Trapdoor carbine in 45-70



    Cajun
     
  11. Art Eatman

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    Well, I have a Garand and a Springfield Mark 1. Dunno do GI Carbines count...

    I mostly plink with a Walther .22 Model 2 semi-auto rifle. Ain't had many battles, lately.

    :D, Art
     
  12. Ian

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    I've got two battle rifles and a battle carbine. A No4 Mk1* Enfield, a .308 Vepr, and a Daewoo K2. I also have a .308 Scouterized Mauser that I consider very close to a battle rifle.
     
  13. Mike Irwin

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    Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III

    Arisaka Type 38

    Springifled 1903A3 by Remington

    Chauterault Betherier Carbine
     
  14. 4v50 Gary

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    Yep & I shoot none of them anymore. They're hundreds of miles away where they don't have to be registered. :(
     
  15. Meowhead

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    FAL: G1 parts kit wrapped around an Imbel receiver. Probably my favorite rifle at the moment. :D
    SKS: not sure if this counts as a battle rifle..it's one of those variants that accept AK magazines.

    Both are in storage until I get out of the Daley Empire of Chicago. I've had the SKS for about five years, and have fired 300 rounds through it at most; the FAL is a year and maybe 100 rounds old.
     
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    2 Hunky AK-47's, 2 Yugo AK's, 1 Yugo drugonov in .308, NM M14,HK 91,93. One metric, one inch FNFAL.M1 carbine, M1 garand, M-4 Colt , HBAR COLT , Flat Top Target Colt, Calico M-100, 1917 Enfield, Swiss K-31, Mauser 1934 7mm short rifle.:D
     
  17. jem375

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    2----M1 Garands
    1.....Swede M96
    1......British Enfield mk.4 nr.1*
    1......Russian M44 Mosin-Nagant
    1.......DPMS ar-15
    1........Yugoslav sks
    1........Norinco sks
     
  18. PATH

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    Enfield Mk4 1

    Mas 36

    K98 Mauser

    FAL

    SKS Para.

    M39 Nagant

    I will be getting more now that I have a C&R! WooHOO!!!!
     
  19. Chipperman

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    It seems that people are taking a wide interpretation of the term "Battle Rifle".
     
  20. hksw

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    The ones I shoot the most are my gun show parts FAL and CETME.
     
  21. dev_null

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    I have no idea what you mean by a "battle rifle." To me, a battle rifle is any rifle I use in a battle.

    I presume that my FAL is a "battle rifle" in the way you mean this. What about my 60-year-old Persian Mauser? My 100-year-old Krag? How about my 1-year-old Marlin .45LC levergun? Plenty of range wars fought in the 19th century with similar rifles. Sarah Brady notwithstanding, I find the distinction meaningless.

    YMMV, natch...

    -0-
     
  22. Nightcrawler

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    To clear up any confusion.

    The term "battle rifle" as I have come to use it refers to a long arm, a rifle, that fires a full power cartridge (as opposed to an intermediate cartridge like .223) and is suitable for battlefield use.

    Generally, this term was used on TFL to distinguish weapons like the M14, Garand, and FAL from the AR-15, AKM, and others. It is most often used in reference to self-loading weapons of modern design, but is not necessarily so. A 1903 or Enfield is a battle rifle as surely as any that came after them.

    An AR-15 or SAR is a semiautomatic clone of an assault rifle. By "assault rifle", I mean it the way the military describes it, that is to say, a select-fire rifle firing an intermediate cartridge. The AKM, M16, Steyr AUG, HK G36, and IMI Tavor are all examples of these weapons. Note that the AR-15 (and postban clones), SARs, etc, are NOT, in fact, assault rifles, as they are semiautomatic only, and by definition an assault rifle is select fire.

    However, that said, not everyone distingues between full power and intermediate power cartridges, and hence many include clones and copies of such military weapons as the M16 and AKM in their list of "battle rifles". After all, intermediate cartridges have been used in many battles.

    The term battle rifle can also be used in reference to practical use and barrel length. A 10" Colt Commando or an 8" HK51 could hardly be described as a main battle rifle, even though the latter fires a full power cartridge.

    But you see, I wanted to see a specific breed of rifle. Simply asking for pictures of rifles would've been a little vague. To my knowledge, Sarah Brady has never used the term "battle rifle", and I certainly didn't make it up.

    But let's not argue semantics, we're all on the same team here.
     
  23. PATH

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    Nightcrawler,

    I believe I am in compliance with those parameters.
     
  24. Dave Markowitz

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    I have nine:

    No.4 Mk.I (Fazakerly)
    No.5 Mk.I (Unknown arsenal)
    Kar. 98k (Preduzece 44)
    Turk M1938 (Ankara)
    Czech VZ-24 (BRNO)
    Spanish FR-8 (Unknown arsenal)
    Soviet Mosin-Nagant M1891/30 (Tula)
    Finnish Mosin-Nagant m/1939 (Remington/VKT)
    Finnish Mosin-Nagant m/1891 (VKT)

    :D
     
  25. Schuey2002

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    I have two "black" rifles.. I don't know if they qualify as "Battlefield" rifles since they aren't full auto..

    HK 91
    HK 93

    I tend to shoot the '93' the most. Only because .223 Rem. is the more affordable of the two cartridges... :D
     
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