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Your Main Battle Rifle

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by Iansstud, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. Iansstud

    Iansstud SW WA / PDX Member

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    Ok This is a part 2 Post of "Best Battle/Survival Rifle"

    Please take part in the pole above.
    AND
    Then post below:
    What Rifle, Cal, any mods you have done or accessories you have
    Why you picked that Rifle
    And It would be really cool if you had a pic of the rifle!

    And Lastly.... No Debates about why yours is the best and why others suck!!!! This is just a show and tell




    I chose the FN FAL in 7.62 Nato (I plan on doing a Para conversion and an aimpoint and the 3x for it as well)
    I have done alot of research and came to the best rifle for me in my situation. I took into account Cost, Reliablity, Maintenance, Magazine cost/ availability, and ammo.
    It was almost going to be an M1a, but cost ended up winning in the end! And most of all the wife likes shooting the FAL too!!!

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    *note a comp will be added to the naked barrel soon...
     
  2. dario541

    dario541 medford, or 97504 Member

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    In the past I have written against the use of a Mini-30 as a main survival gun. The reason was that Ruger was so short sighted, that they did not see the neccessity of making high capacity magazines for this rifle. That meant that it was left to after market manufacturers to provide these. Now, I know that some after market products are good, but there are others that are junk. I have heard of Mini-30's having feeding problems which I ascertained was caused by non factory mags. So I felt that there were better rifles out there.
    However, I recently received an email from Ruger in which they stated that they would have hi cap mags available for the mini-30 within 30 days. This has caused me to rethink my old belief. With factory mags this might be a viable option for a first line survival gun. I am considering it and would love to hear from others about any experience that they have with this rifle.
     
  3. raindog

    raindog Portland, OR Active Member

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    Well, it depends what kind of battle I'm in...

    Hoard of zombie chipmunks? Ruger 10/22.

    Long-distance? Rem 700.

    Closer? M1A.

    Still closer? Mossberg 12ga.

    Too damn close? German Shepherd Dog, my breath from the plate of garlic linguini I had for lunch.
     
  4. terrylf72

    terrylf72 Portland, Oregon, United States Member

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    I chose the AR. Its the one I shoot the most but I do love my M1A and my Cetme
     
  5. Iansstud

    Iansstud SW WA / PDX Member

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    The gun you grab when the SHTF! Only time for 1 rifle, grab and go.
     
  6. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Saigas are still AK's. But I would bring mine along none the less. Red Laser, a few boxes of tracer rounds as well as FMJ and SP ammo, 4-6 mags, a bipod, scope, and the affixed muzzle break. Yes, the Saiga .308 isn't the most accurate rifle in the world, but it'll get the job done. And it isn't picky about what it eats.

    Ruggedness, reliability, moderately decent accuracy, easy to clean and repair.. That's why I love AK's. Now if they would just make that friggin 50-75 round .308 drum for the Saiga!! Yes, I know there is a weight issue, but still.. I'd buy it in a heart beat!
     
  7. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    Iansstud-

    I am with you on the FAL.

    As for pics... well here are a few:

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    The MultiCam Saiga 12 isn't my MBR but it will make it into the truck should I have to leave home for any unknown reason, but there is no way I am humping a FAL and that Saiga 12 so my truck had better not fail me.

    I am also check your PM, I have some info and questions on your FAL.

    SF-
     
  8. Iansstud

    Iansstud SW WA / PDX Member

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    SF, when are we going to get together and go shooting???
     
  9. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    Well..... I dunno.... you tell me when and where. I am thinking of joining either Paul Bunyun(SP?) or Tacoma Sportsman on Canyon. You a member of either or do you have secret shooting spot? Some of my guns are pure safe queens like the Galil, it is #8 of the first 100 imported into the U.S. of A. by Magnum research in 1982. It has had less than 100 rounds down the pipe. Others like my DSA's and Imbel's, no problem they are shooters. Also I haven't taken a pic of my AK's but I have a few of those also.

    So yea, hit me up and I will try to rearrange my schedule, but like this weekend I am at the Puyallup WAC show working at a table (maybe I can meet you there) or some afternoons after work I am free. How about you? Also check your PM, if you haven't done so already.

    SF-
     
  10. huntpotter

    huntpotter SW WA Negotiator Bronze Supporter

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    FN-Frickin'-Fal, All the way baby!!!
     
  11. Mr.510

    Mr.510 Belfair Washington Member

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    I voted "other" as mine is a 16" Saiga .308 with Ace folding stock.
     
  12. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    AR-15 Classic edition. :) I like the old school look.


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  13. isher

    isher Clallam County Member

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    Other -

    CZ VZ58.

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  14. arly228

    arly228 Camas New Member

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    I'm a buttstock away from finishing my AR so I voted SKS.
     
  15. magnum

    magnum Springfield American....'nuff said

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    There's only one for me, I would throw my a3 stock on my hk-91 and load all of my 20 rounders in my back pack and boogy.
     
  16. ajf1

    ajf1 beaverton Member

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    anything in the 308 range is good for me
     
  17. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    Other. U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30, M1. Man's gun...
     
  18. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    What defines a "battle rifle"? I've got a bunch of rifles, but not really sure what question I'm solving for.
     
  19. jdtaylor45

    jdtaylor45 Beaverton, OR New Member

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    Hey I have an AR, FAL, G3, AK, and a Saiga 12, My favorite for general shooting and reliability is hands down the G3. The only thing I dislike about this rifle is that the emptys cannot be reloaded.
     
  20. Iansstud

    Iansstud SW WA / PDX Member

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    The gun you grab when SHTF! the one you would take into "battle"