Poor mans assault rifle

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by robocop10mm, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I have settled on the configuration for my Poor mans assault rifle. A Remington 7400 Semi-auto carbine. Caliber .30-06. 18" barrel. Choate stock. Eagle 10 round magazines. BSA red dot sight. 1 1/2 groups at 100 yards. Eats any -06 ammo I feed it from 125 gr spire points to 200 gr. round nose. Did a trigger job this weekend. The trigger is basically the same set up as an 870 or 1100 so it is not the best for precision rifle work. Smoothed out nicely with stones and crocus cloth on a knife edge (sear engagement is not square, but hooked. The only real issue I have with it is you must pull the barrel to remove the bolt carrier group. I found a company in Colorado (remington7400.com) that specializes in these rifles. Next step is to have then thread the barrel and install an M-16 type flash hider (muzzle blast from that 18" bbl is pretty significant).
     

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  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    That's a pretty nice set up Robo - What did the package set you back, if you wouldn't mind sharing for the class? :p

    .30-06 will flat stop just about anything dead in it's tracks, so no worries there. 1.5 MOA out of a semi auto like that is highly respectable. Minute of Bad Guy all day long with groups like that.

    Nice idea going in a different direction.

    JD
     

  3. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I got it off gunbroker about 1 1/2 years ago. Came like pictured except it had a 3-9 scope with see thru rings sitting on the base. I just never warmed up to the scope as the rings put it too high for a decent cheek weld.

    Price? $500 + $30 for the red dot - the price of the scope/rings that I could sell. I think I did pretty good.

    I did not have a .30-06 and could not justify the $700-1200 for a decent Garand.
     
  4. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    That's a nice little piece of work for $500 (give or take ). Definitely would keep some heads down in a SHTF scenario without ANY problems.

    Well played sir, well played...

    JD
     
  5. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I am of the opinion that one should have, in the arms room, one of each decent caliber and two each of the good/popular calibers (.223, .308, 7.62 X 39, .22 LR, 9mm, .45ACP). Heads down...they had better get down behind some significant cover.
     
  6. ranger_sxt

    ranger_sxt New Member

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    Nice set-up.

    One quibble:

    It is not an assault rifle. Primarily, it doesn't go full auto. Secondarily, the cartridge (.30-06) is not an intermediate cartridge. It is a full-power cartridge. What you have there is typically called a battle rifle.
     
  7. JiroZero713

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    Liberals would disagree with you lawl.

    Could be considered a 'battle rifle' I guess.


    But I like it....seems a bit more modern....I'd like a garand too but I just don't want to spend that much on that one....I'm fine with my SKS.
     
  8. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    OK, Battle Rifle. Sorry I misspoke.
     
  9. bkt

    bkt New Member

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    Nice work, robocop. Something with more punch than a 5.56 would be nice, and it looks like you found something effective that won't bust the bank.
     
  10. laynejc

    laynejc New Member

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    cleverly done, and I believe according to the proposed "assault" weapons ban it would be one as it has a "pistol" grip
     
  11. hillbilly68

    hillbilly68 New Member

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    you know I am strangely attracted to that rifle, good effort! Tommy likey.
     
  12. ranger_sxt

    ranger_sxt New Member

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    They can disagree all they want. There is a specific criteria for calling something an assault rifle: select fire, shorter barreled, firing an intermediate cartridge, and having a large capacity magazine.
     
  13. jeepcreep927

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    Ranger's definition is the "by the book" definition of an assault rifle. The anti gun politicians will twist it any way they can until the sheeple are convinced that ANY black semi automatic is an "assault rifle", because Chuck Schumer, Sarah Brady and CNN News said so.

    I only say that because I just saw a story about the use of snipers in Iraq. The author describes the soldier fielding an M249 with an optical sight as a "sniper". No ****? Wasn't aware that a SAW could do double duty in that respect. Should probably let weapons platoon know that.

    Ignorance is bliss I guess.
     
  14. Rshooter

    Rshooter New Member

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    Well done sir. That will serve the purpose. Sara Brady's panties are surely in a wad over that rifle also.