Having in this category only two MN44s and one LE "Jungle Carbine", it is the JC. But I'm biased, because the bores in both MN 44 produce very wide 'groups' at 50 yards, even with the bayos out, being aimed by a true marksman (a friend who still shoots with his military reserve rifle team). The LE is much better. Still the LE JC is lightweight, very portable. The only problem is that when pushing the bolt forward, quite often the round goes above and to the left of the chamber and hits the metal wall. Despite my older age (53), am too new with guns to know how much to adjust the feed lips. Minor tweaking did not help and maybe a stronger mag. spring will help ($10). Were the two 44s fairly accurate, it would be a difficult choice. Might seek a 91/30 with a bright bore, if one can be found near Memphis, for trade.