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Old 10-15-2009, 05:38 AM   #11
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I've gone really old school because of budgetary considerations. My battle rifle is now a '43 SA Garand. It's only 8 rounds, but it shoots them with authority.

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Yeah. You can spend $2500 and get a tack driving M14. Yes. You can take an M-14 and get it's receiver and barrel done up and be able to perform good shooting groups.

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Yes -- but the same could be said for the 1911 as well.
(Getting my nomex underwear on now......)

I like 'em ALL (well... except maybe Glocks)
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Dammit HP, now I have to wipe drool off my keyboard.

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I've gone really old school because of budgetary considerations. My battle rifle is now a '43 SA Garand. It's only 8 rounds, but it shoots them with authority.
I guess I could swing an M1A, but the Garand is my "heavy" section. My CMP H&R Garand was less than $500 and will hold it's own against anything on my local range (that's iron sights vs. iron sights). If you think a .308 speaks with authority, try a little more powder in a 30.06.
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I guess I could swing an M1A, but the Garand is my "heavy" section. My CMP H&R Garand was less than $500 and will hold it's own against anything on my local range (that's iron sights vs. iron sights). If you think a .308 speaks with authority, try a little more powder in a 30.06.
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I cannot argue w/ the M1A/M14 platform. I have shot several over the years. I just happened to fall into a REALLY sweet deal on an HK-91 followed by a CETME. They have become my battle rifles of choice by default.

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Robo, I had a DSA SA58 FAL carbine for my MBR and sold it to buy the M1A. I found the M1A a much sweeter shooting and ergonomically better feeling rifle for me to handle.

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Dammit HP, now I have to wipe drool off my keyboard.
Sorry my friend. Two words -- Saran Wrap.
I finally figured out that putting a sheet over the keyboard is most helpful any time I start browsing member's pics here, especially 1911's, .50 cals and anything NFA.
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With dirt cheap mags, no gas system to foul or clean, the HK serves me well. I have grown to like a protruding pistol grip even if the butt stock is a bit short. I would have to find a DTA Mil-brake w/M-14 threads. I happened upon one that works unbelievably well on my 91. ZERO muzzle rise in rapid fire.

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With dirt cheap mags, no gas system to foul or clean, the HK serves me well. I have grown to like a protruding pistol grip even if the butt stock is a bit short. I would have to find a DTA Mil-brake w/M-14 threads. I happened upon one that works unbelievably well on my 91. ZERO muzzle rise in rapid fire.
I have a couple of the old Fabian Bros, DTA Muzzle Stabilizers for AR's. They work great. I think they went belly up several years ago, and I don't remember seeing them for M14's.

However, Smith Ent has a muzzle break they designed for the USCG that is very short, and outstanding.
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