Originally Posted by locutus
I was discussing SHTF rifles with a young friend a while back.
I suggested a Colt AR-15 with ACOG or Aimpoint.
He agreed that the Colt was undoubtedly the best answer to his needs, but then informed me that he had decided on a Mini-14 Ranch rifle with 10 pounds of bling on it because it was just so "cool."
He just couldn't understand why I didn't appreciate "cool factor."
My neighbor showed me his 10/22 a couple of years ago. it was just a run of the mill 10/22...still...argualbly the best semi-auto .22 on the planet. BUUUUUUT...he had added a Bushnell 4X scope to it (nothing wrong with that)....BUUUUUUT....he mounted the scope with the cross hairs in an X rather than the cross as they should be.
He can't get it sighted in properly...but leaves it that way because he thinks it looks...(in his words) "Badass".
Sooooo...."badass" over useful? Hmmmm. So, yeah, I know what you mean. My neighbor wonder why I won't take him shooting.