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Re: List your top 5 rifles and why...
« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2009, 03:58:47 PM »
OK, if we delete Bill T's votes for 100 AK's, here's the current stats on the top downrange rifles:

10/22 - 7 votes
AR15 - 6 votes
M1 Garand - 6 votes
FAL, SKS, Marlin 336, AK, AR10, K98 -- all tied for 3 votes each

All sound choices, although I'm disappointed that you heathens can't see that the FAL is such a superior rifle.

Now here are my votes for the more unique choices:

Sense of style -- Winchester 1895
Retro cool - Nylon 66
High $$ one-holer -- Anschutz

My favorite from thehighroad.org verison of this -- Martini-Henry .557 -- "Zulu" and Colour Sergeant Bourne can't be wrong
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Re: List your top 5 rifles and why...
« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2009, 08:34:27 PM »
Browning 1919A4 belt fed.
FAL Fusil Automatique Legere big, heavy, combat proven.
M1 Garand just because
Mauser 98k, their bolt actions are still copied
Sharp's because I don't have one yet

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List subject to revision,.....

Sure we can't make it top 10?
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Re: List your top 5 rifles and why...
« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2009, 09:20:32 PM »
Browning 1919A4 belt fed.
FAL Fusil Automatique Legere big, heavy, combat proven.
M1 Garand just because
Mauser 98k, their bolt actions are still copied
Sharp's because I don't have one yet

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Re: List your top 5 rifles and why...
« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2009, 09:51:05 PM »
My Christmas gift to you...



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You have GOT to set up a roof top mount for the Browning on your truck /car!!!   :)

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Re: List your top 5 rifles and why...
« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2009, 10:29:21 PM »
You have GOT to set up a roof top mount for the Browning on your truck /car!!!   :)

Wouldn't that interfere with the missle launcher?
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Re: List your top 5 rifles and why...
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Re: List your top 5 rifles and why...
« Reply #25 on: December 24, 2009, 05:41:40 AM »
He should buy a old willy jeep and find a mount for it.
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Re: List your top 5 rifles and why...
« Reply #26 on: December 24, 2009, 08:35:47 AM »
I want to see BillT's list:

1. AK, this make
2. AK, that make
3. AK, other make
4. AK, you want make
5. AK, you never have or be able to get make
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100. AK, ha ha ha  make


Man, on second thought I do not want to know Bill.

Not too far off. AK -47 in most any flavor would be #1. Then it gets a little more complex.

2.) I would have to go with the AR-15 / M-16 platform, again you pick the configuration.

3.) The M-1A / M-14.  Our last all steel battle rifle.

4.) Mauser 98, the finest example ever of a bolt action rifle. A lot of white crosses at Normandy because of it's accuracy.

5.) 1928 Thompson. A masterpiece of engineering that never took off because of it's high cost, and reputation of wasting ammunition. I think if WW II happened 10 years earlier, it would have fared much better in the military.

I didn't include the M-1 Garand because I more or less consider it and the M-14 to be one of the same. I didn't include any commercial guns, but if I were the Weatherby Mark V DeLuxe would for sure earn a spot. Beautifully crafted and very accurate, it represents the consummate American bolt action hunting rifle for big game.  Bill T.

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Re: List your top 5 rifles and why...
« Reply #27 on: December 24, 2009, 08:37:09 AM »
Cant we all just "Love the one you're with"


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Re: List your top 5 rifles and why...
« Reply #28 on: December 24, 2009, 09:03:41 AM »
Thanks kpr. You covered the top 5 right there.

Seeing how it's Christmas Eve, I will hate you and billt next year....

Thank you ;)
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Re: List your top 5 rifles and why...
« Reply #29 on: December 24, 2009, 10:40:30 AM »
Wouldn't that interfere with the missle launcher?

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1. AR15 - 5.56 - is first because I'm waiting for the postman to deliever the upper on my first AR.
2. Izhmash 7-2-KO Biathlon Basic - .22lr
3. Swiss K-31 - 7.5x55
4. M59/66 Yugo SKS - 7.62x39
5. Kel-tec Sub2000 - 9mm - fun, it folds and uses the same mags as my Glock 17


 

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