If you were in battle life depended on your rifle what would you take and why?

Discussion in 'Firearm Accessories & Gear' started by Hdq, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. Hdq

    Hdq New Member

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    If you had to go to battle and werent able to clean your rifle as much as youd like and the rifle was going to be exposed to snow, ice, mud, rain, heat, sand, humidity, jungle, dessert, arctic , conditions sea water salt water and everything else what would you take and why?
     
  2. pfev1980

    pfev1980 New Member

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    I'd pack a good pair of boots since that'd be a hell of a trip. I've seen just about all those conditions with an M-16 with limited cleaning ability (most times the cleaning kit in the buttstock and sometimes just a water rinse) and it has always performed. It's not what I would call self cleaning, but it's more rugged than people give it credit for. It's not like you are firing thousands of rounds between wipe downs either. Most engagements involve a round count you can add up on your fingers and even if you fired all the rounds you carried that's probably less than 300. If you are too lazy to at least wipe down your rifle every 300 rounds well, you probably aren't real tactically sound anyway and you won't be carrying it long regardless. The heat and cold are going to affect the round more than the rifle, but that salt water and desert sand is going to be rough on any piece of equipment with moving parts. No matter what rifle you take, it will require a lot of lube and frequent care at a minimum.
     

  3. Hdq

    Hdq New Member

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    Id just take an ak47 thats just me :) ar15 are nice too with the ak there is much less cleaning it is known as a mudgun it can be burried for 18 years and be fired after cleaned and dunked in motor oil and still shoot know thats reliable to me :)
     
  4. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    Specifically, an AK47, immune to dirt, mud, grime, sand, water, and political crap. :D
     
  5. ineverFTF

    ineverFTF New Member

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    Dont feel bad if your thread doesnt get a million hits, this kinda thing has been done alot. As to answer your question i would want a howitzer and a bunker.
     
  6. jjfuller1

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    i was thinking i would really love to have a gunship... the c130 type.. im pretty sure that would work well against many enemys.
     
  7. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    One battle with all those conditions?

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  8. ineverFTF

    ineverFTF New Member

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    On second thought, i think i would take my Bible and a lot of beer.
     
  9. Kdub

    Kdub New Member

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    Apache helicopter
     
  10. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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  11. CHLChris

    CHLChris New Member

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    Seems like your setup for the question was created in such a way to require the AK47 as the "right" answer.

    In what battle would you never have the downtime to clean?

    Without the stupid setup, I'd choose AR-15 every day!!
     
  12. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    Be honest partner...are you just looking for informed opinions so you pick the right weapons for your next Halo adventure?
     
  13. cvia

    cvia New Member

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    An M1 Garand. Enough said.
     
  14. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    I'd want a radio, a carrier off shore, close fire support and one each Spooky AC-130 circling overhead.
     
  15. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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  16. GaryGlock

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    My thundergun. Shoots a plasma shockwave. Only need an extension cord and I'm good to go.
     
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    One unused Genie bottle. That Alladdin had it made!
     
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    Red Ryder carbine action, 200 shot range model air rifle with a compass in the stock and a thing which tells time.
     
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