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The Modern Musket

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by simon99, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The Modern Day Musket

    Posted on July 23, 2012 by dowebadmin


    The AR-15 is the most popular gun in the U.S. today. It is commonly referred to as “the modern musket” which is a very accurate description. The AR-15 platform is also referred to as a utility gun. I can be adapted to many uses, hunting, competitive shooting, police and yes, military use.

    When the 2nd Amendment was written, the state of the art in firearms was the musket and every citizen had one. It was used daily for hunting, varmint control, and even personal protection. Without muskets, the American revolution would never have happened. The fact that the “American rebels” had the same state of the art weaponry as the British troops leveled the battlefield. The founding fathers knew when they wrote the 2nd Amendment that they had to protect an individual’s right to keep and bear arms so that no enemy (foreign or domestic) would have the luxury of superior firepower.

    Gun Restriction advocates would have you believe these “assault weapons” were not what the founders envisioned when they wrote the 2nd Amendment, or that these guns are “only good for mass murder and killing people” The reality is that they have a place, just like any good tool, in modern society. Just like the musket did back when our country was founded.


    - ANY QUESTIONS??? - simon99
     
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  2. 2Wheels4Ever

    2Wheels4Ever Portland Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    But what about the CHILDREN!!! And why do you NEED an assault capacity clip rifle shooter????? ........Sarcasm
     
  3. Phather

    Phather South SnoCo Active Member

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    What really freaks me out is a gun with a barrel shroud. Why would anybody need a shoulder thing that goes up?
     
  4. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    No,no,no.... It a pistol grip that makes a gun dangerous and unpredictable (Duh).
     
  5. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    The men with the biggest/mostest guns makest the rules
    a rifle behind every bush
     
  6. Mr. Ben

    Mr. Ben Snohomish Co. Active Member

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    Wrong, it's the shoulder thing that goes up!


    phather was right the first time.
     
  7. LogicBomb

    LogicBomb Grants Pass Active Member

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    you are all wrong....its a race thing...the AR15 is black
     
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  8. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    You say potato, I say blam! lol
     
  9. Sodbuster

    Sodbuster Beaverton, OR Chief Cook/Bottle Washer

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  10. LogicBomb

    LogicBomb Grants Pass Active Member

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    you say potato...I say PVC pipe some glue and a dash of hairspray
     
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  11. clambo

    clambo Vancouver, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    I loathe plastic guns and or tactical guns. Im a Fudd. But ahead of that I support the right to keep and bear arms. Any arms you choose and Im behind you, even if its something I dont personally care for. I do own some " musketry " its just a little older than yours. Ill hold my own in a skirmish line. :)
     
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  12. bnsaibum

    bnsaibum Corvallis, OR Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    You are all wrong, except for Logic, and he is only half right. It is the 30 caliber clip magazines in half a second, and it is black.


    I do have a half serious question though.
    If the AR15 is the modern musket, does that make the AR10 the modern Kentucky longrifle?
     
  13. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    pm vs CR.jpg

    pm vs CR.jpg
     
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  14. 3MTA3

    3MTA3 DMZ between Liberty and Tyranny Behind Enemy Lines Bronze Supporter

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    Nothing better than a Piers Morgan slapdown to start the weekend!
     
  15. 2506

    2506 Seattle Well-Known Member

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    I must say, I have never had any interest in owning an AR, but the way prices keep dropping I may have to buy one just on principle.
     
  16. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The CHILDREN NEED assault capacity clip rifle shooters!!!!!
     
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  17. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Modern Musket? I have never heard that term. Neither did Wikipedia
    "Search results
    The page ""modern musket"" does not exist. You can ask for it to be created, but consider checking the search results below to see whether the topic is already covered."



    MSR or Modern Sporting Rifle
    - an AR 10 derivative in medium rifle caliber, with no select (full auto) fire.
    - most frequently called AR 15

    I also frequently hear Assault Rifle
    - but that has to have the select fire position and use medium rifle caliber ammunition.

    There is a also a PCC - Pistol Caliber Carbine.
    - Looks the same, except takes a pistol caliber and typically does not have select fire (but that is not a defining characteristic)



    As for comments #3 and #4 - You are both wrong.
    It is undoubtedly the Bayonet Mount that makes a modern musket so terrible.
    Because unlike a pistol grip or barrel shroud, muskets had bayonets. "The bayonet has become a symbol of military power."
    Bayonet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    It's on the internet, so you know it's true.
     
  18. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    By a sexy smart woman too!

    I love it.
     
  19. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Yeah, why did you misspell MuskeK? :)
     
  20. 3MTA3

    3MTA3 DMZ between Liberty and Tyranny Behind Enemy Lines Bronze Supporter

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    Liberty - It's for children