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Posted: 8/2/2005 12:53:55 PM EDT
Not a full auto...but that would be fun.

I was looking at a semi auto .308 1919 last week. I am sure it is a fun gun to shoot, but it would have no practical use other than collecting and the range.
However, if I could use for deer hunting.....that would be a practical use.


So what you guys think, would you hunt deer with a 1919?
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:14:35 PM EDT
Don't they weigh like 20 Lbs ? You would need a come along to get it up into a tree stand! How about you build a pillbox overlooking a field and keep it there ?
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:16:57 PM EDT
Just say no!
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:18:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/2/2005 1:22:22 PM EDT by NoHarmNoFAL-01]
GET SOME! GET SOME!

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Heck Yea! I would hunt with one, they were made to hunt thin skinned mammals weren't they?
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:26:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By nhsport:
Don't they weigh like 20 Lbs ? You would need a come along to get it up into a tree stand! How about you build a pillbox overlooking a field and keep it there ?



+1. A real bitch to pack in/out, especially if you're dragging a deer. The 1919 is considered a "crew served" gun for a reason.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 2:09:53 PM EDT
The only spot where I could use a 1919 is in a ground blind over looking a hay field with woods on both sides. The shots could be made with open sights because it would only be a distance of 50 to 80 yards.
Right now I sit in the blind with a HK91, with claw mount and scope and 10 to 14 rounds in a mag makes for a heavy deer rifle.

I would only use a 1919 on a mount in a stand, otherwise I would have a heart attack humping it around all day.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 4:25:30 PM EDT
There's a first time for everything.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 4:39:59 PM EDT
If I had one, I'd probably go deer hunting with it once, just so I could say I had.


I wouldn't buy one for no other reason than to go hunting with though.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 4:51:10 PM EDT
Well in AZ unless you could design a 5 round belt I believe it would be illegal. 30-06 is a reasonable round for deer though.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 5:04:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/2/2005 5:05:29 PM EDT by GA-Dawg]
Reading your post I think you are looking for justification to purchase the 1919. Don't you know where you are posting! This is AR15.com! Does it go boom?

BUY IT!

Besides, if it sucks for hunting, you can always claim (like everyone else around here does) that it's for when the ZOMBIES COME!
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 5:41:03 PM EDT
Nah, you should use a mountain howitzer:

www.buckstix.com/howitzer.htm
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 6:36:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 7:21:11 PM EDT
Hell yes!
If I was to get one I would pack it in and find a nice place to set up shop. Just to say I did it.
I would even post picts of said adventure.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 7:39:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By nhsport:
Don't they weigh like 20 Lbs ? You would need a come along to get it up into a tree stand! How about you build a pillbox overlooking a field and keep it there ?



try about TWICE that weight if you plan on acutally carrying ammo and having at least a bipod and buttstock on it!
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 9:52:04 AM EDT
It would be ammunition for the anti-hunters, gunners, etc. . Imagine the mileage they'd get if they had a photo of you hunting with one.....

Link Posted: 8/3/2005 1:06:59 PM EDT
Hell yeah! What can it hurt and just think of how much fun it will be to tell the stories. People have done stranger things.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 4:48:48 PM EDT
Get the A6 that had the stock, bipod and pistol grip. These were primarily used in airborne and small elite units.

Or go with a BAR.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 4:52:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 5:40:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/3/2005 5:42:46 PM EDT by Digitalpunk]

Originally Posted By TheRedGoat:
I plan to hunt reindeer with mine.



www.tvcc.edu/faculty/ballen/19193.jpg

TRG



It's a tree-pod... A Christmas Tree-pod.



Digital
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 10:05:39 PM EDT
Sure, why not?

I'd do it if IL had a rifle season........we can hunt coyotes with rifles though.................

WIZZO
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 8:25:50 AM EDT
Wellll, I've been on a few deer drives where my position was over-run by 20-30 deer. Hell yeah! A 1919 on a swivel would have kicked bambi's collective ass
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 1:33:42 PM EDT
DO IT!

I dare you

You know you want to.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:51:56 PM EDT
haha...good luck proving to the game warden you were...."hunting deer.." haha.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 8:01:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/25/2005 8:03:20 PM EDT by HermanSnerd]
You can buy a scope mount that screws directly to the left side plate near the back plate.
Mount a scope on it and dial it in, and you could have a long distance deer rifle.

This could be a new hunting trend. You could even start your own organization:
The Belt-Fed Bambi Club.

All kidding aside, if you have never shot a semi 1919, you don't know what you're missing.
They are a blast. I love mine, and it is probably the only belt-fed weapon I'll ever be able
to afford. With some spade grips and a little practice, you can get your thums going pretty fast and get close to a full-auto rate of fire.

Here's a pic of mine on the German MG3 tripod:







Link Posted: 8/26/2005 12:42:06 PM EDT
the gun by itself weighs 38lbs

go forth, buy one, you'll need a bulldozer to get the shit-eating grin off your face............

Link Posted: 8/26/2005 4:06:00 PM EDT
You guys are a bad bad influence.. I never had an interest in them.. But now you all have me wanting one..
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 5:25:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tvarden:
You guys are a bad bad influence.. I never had an interest in them.. But now you all have me wanting one..



well, TRGs subhead did used to read, "i AM the bad influence"
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 11:39:42 AM EDT
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