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Old 10-15-2011, 05:08 AM   #91
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I want to get some of those stripper clips for my Garand, can you

describe them?

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The Garand uses en-bloc clips, not stripper clips into an internal box magazine. I imagine someone might use stripper clips to load rounds into a M1 clip, but I think he was just using the wrong term.

The Garand clips, in my estimation, are one of its big benefits. It tosses out its own empty clips...very cool!

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i'd have to go with the m14 / m1a for choice here. The last true battle rifle made.


7.62x51 & .308 win.
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Ehhh, who knows?

When/if the real "Red Dawn" comes, we might fend them off better

with our bigger lever guns.

I just loooove shooting that Milsurp...

I was out shooting with a group today- down & dirty

1 Mosin, 2 SKSs, 2AKs, two 30-30-lever guns, and 1 Garand were

the only 30 caliber rifles present at this time.

A couple .223s & 5.56s, A 5.45 X 39 AK74,

and a sprinkling of 22LRs.

Even though I hear a lot about "M1A" this, and "Socom"

that, AR10 whatever,and M14 the other, when it's time

to pony up the dough, what

actually makes it to the range is a completely different story.

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I agree with mrm 14. I also think the M14 was the last true battle rifle made. It is kind of heavy to lug around compared to the newer assault rifles but it shoots so well and is so simple to maintain. I have the Springfield NM version. These rifles are definitely NOT in the inexpensive group of rifles if cost is a major consideration.

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The Garand clips, in my estimation, are one of its big benefits. It tosses out its own empty clips...very cool!
That famous "ping" is one of the most famous sounds in the gun world. And is recognizable to almost anybody. Definitely one of my dream guns.
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Default 7.62x51...

If you're thinking of 7.62X51, in a semi-auto platform, please think of several things:

Ammo- is it full powered, or is it limited, as is found in M1 Garand and M1A rifles? Yes, M1 Garand... Both .30-06 and .308NATO(7.62X51) in the M1 Garand are "underpowered," as in not hunting rounds found in bolt action rifles. Too high a power, destroys weapon, and endangers you.

Same for M1A. Add to that, M1A can be torqued by not holding properly.

As both rifles are gas operated, they are more delicate than bolt action rifles, or rifles of the CETME, HK, DSA, or PTR type roller delayed action rifles.

AR type rifles have only a few that can operate with full caliber ammo. The new LMT 7.62X51 adopted by the Brits is one. Knight Armaments has another. Both are on the AR platform, and both use pistons. HOWEVER, they are not as robust as the PTR, which is a modern build, like they are...

IF you must have an AR platform, LMT and Knight are the best- PERIOD.

Me, I'm a diehard PTR MSG-91 fan in 7.62X51, and have a PTR 32KFR in 7.62X39. I've owned FIVE M1A Super Matches, and a match grade M1 Garand. I won't go back...

Hope this helps...

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1.) M1 Garand.
2.) SCAR-H
3.) AK47

AK because it will work every time, no matter what. SCAR because it is the best of the modern assault rifles. Garand because, well, come on! It's a GARAND!!!!

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I agree but I would switch the AK and the scar just for the simple fact that the scar is ugly haha. Does anybody have any input about the lapua round? I'm trying to do my research and find a new rifle ( half the reason I'm here) and I've seen a savage rifle that shoots the lapua round that I'm kind of interested in

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1.) M1 Garand.
2.) SCAR-H
3.) AK47

AK because it will work every time, no matter what. SCAR because it is the best of the modern assault rifles. Garand because, well, come on! It's a GARAND!!!!
Well, I hate to whiz on your dreams, but problems with AKs are commoner

than you think. Granted, generally they're dependable, if not all that

accurate. Better make sure you clean that new AK before firing, or

you're in for the mother of all jams. Not to mention the bolt-carrier

to gas-rod linch pin sometimes works itself loose, just to mention a couple

of typical problems...
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