Favorite Consumer Available Battle Rifle

Discussion in 'Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion' started by notdku, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. notdku

    notdku Administrator Staff Member

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    What is your favorite consumer affordable/available battle rifle for SHTF purposes and general shooting?
     
  2. ScottG

    ScottG New Member

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    I love them all: Swiss K31; M1 Garand; 1903 Springfield; M1 Carbine
     

  3. RMTactical

    RMTactical New Member

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  4. Pounce

    Pounce New Member

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    Gee...Do you have an easier question?:)
     
  5. Linchpin

    Linchpin New Member

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    The ar-15 if a long term shtf the police and military will be using this battle rifle so you have ammunition and parts at your disposal short term I would have to say a good little shotgun would do nicely my Benelli M4 should do the trick
     
  6. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    M1A/M14, G3, FN FAL I loved my SAW when I was in the army though.
     
  7. slowryde45

    slowryde45 New Member

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    depending on what kind of shtf...i would stick with something that i knew would not be a problem...ammo/reliability/effectiveness.

    for general shooting, something in .22LR, .223, .308, 7.62x39mm, and 12ga. is always a good time.

    and for a shtf scenario, something in one of those or a combination of a couple of them might just cover most of your bases.

    in a handgun, i would try to stick with .22LR, 9mm, or .45acp, as these would most likely be the easiest to get ammunition for if the shtf for a while.

    my .02 anyway :p

    but my favorite battle rifle would be a toss between a FAL or an AR10.
     
  8. rickrem700

    rickrem700 New Member

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    Fal

    Fal, Hands down!!!
     
  9. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Favorite Battle Rifle

    If you are defining a Battle Rifle as a FULL power semi-auto rifle (minimum caliber .308/7.62 X 51), then I would say the HK-91 w/the CETME a close 2nd. No gas system to foul or need adjustment, accurate, reliable and easy to maintain. I have 2 of these.

    If you are going to allow 5.56mm into the fray, I would say the AR-15 platform. Available parts, magazines and ammo. I have 2 of these.

    I also have 2 AK's so I can cover all my bases. I rely on the HK for the primary shoulder weapon. You cannot beat the 7.62 X 51 for penetration and "stopping power".
     
  10. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Active Member

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    Fav battle rifle

    For general purpose,my go to 1st grab for rifle is m14/m1a. I would love to own the m40 I used while deployed,but for even longer range,a .416 barrett would be the ultimate.
     
  11. Recon 173

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    Mine is my Superior Arms S-15 .223 carbine. I have a Millett DMS-1 Tactical Scope mounted on it. I just LOVE it for general fighting purposes. It lets me have the advantage of a red dot (donut) that I can use for quick shooting needs and it lets me have a variable power scope that goes from 1 to 4 power. My S-15 and scope will let me easily engage targets from 0 to over 400 meters which outdistances my SAR-1 rifle in 7.62 X 39. I can carry a lot more ammo for my S-15 than I can for any of my old M-1A rifles, AR-10 or FN/FAL rifles. For my needs, my S-15 isn't perfect but it'll do until I find something better for now.
     
  12. DSAPT9

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    My pick would be the FAL in .308 and the AR-15 in 5.56. I have had good luck with Bushmaster and Smith & Wesson for AR-15 and I like the DSA SA58 for the FAL...