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Old 04-09-2013, 10:31 PM   #71
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i dont think that ANY rifle ever offered more than the m14
robust,acurate, good range/energy, full auto capability, high round capacity, easily reloadable, optic friendly and reliable
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Would the GAU-8 30mm cannon fit in here, a cannon so awesome that they had to build an airplane around it and not the other way around!

If not then I have to go with the M1911A1.
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I like so many from Flint Locks to Long range rifles. These C-96 Mausers are always interesting and fun to shoot.
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My fav, the M60. I shot expert with it when I was in the U.S. Army Field Arty
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U.S. rifle, cal.30, M-1 (Garand)
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It's a 3 way tie for me. The Mosin Nagant series of rifles, the Lee Enfield family and the M1 Garand. They've all impacted history so much and they're fun rifles.
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My fav, the M60. I shot expert with it when I was in the U.S. Army Field Arty
Excellent. Is that a real pic of you? Talk us through the belts...

I don't know if I have a favorite. Krag maybe. Graceful. Transition from one era of history to the next. Interesting times. Our first bolt-action but was supposed to be used as a single shot repeater. First .30. First smokeless powder. Beautiful bayonet. Hell, they were still making a cavalry carbine version! A Krag rifle was the first antique I ever went out to buy.

Ya know, I never fired a Broomhandle Mauser! I think I'd love 'em.
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the M1 Garand would be a definate favorite.
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i dont think that ANY rifle ever offered more than the m14
robust,acurate, good range/energy, full auto capability, high round capacity, easily reloadable, optic friendly and reliable
M-14 couldn't last. It was an updated Garand. It technically lost its trials and they selected it anyway. If you are a big fan find a copy of "Misfire" by McKay. The subtitle is The History of How America's Small Arms Have Failed Our Military. It is very telling. The fullauto M-14 was, well, a pretty awful gun. Still in backup and special service becasue we don't throw anything away and have no alternative in inventory, it only lasted a decade as the MBR and survived that long because of the investment we made in the first place. It's a much better semi-auto rifle and I am fond of them too.
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Ya know, I never fired a Broomhandle Mauser! I think I'd love 'em.
I have a friend that has one with a stock that doubles as a holster. You would love them! It was fun to load up and shoot.

I'm dreaming of getting an STG 44. If only I had $25k.
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