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Posted: 6/19/2007 2:45:51 AM EST
8:00am On The Military Channel
Link Posted: 6/19/2007 2:55:25 AM EST
The show is flawed. They place too much emphasys on both "service life" and "number of rifles made"' which have little to do with the basic design of the rifle.

In my opinion the "best" rifles should be based only on its design.
Link Posted: 6/19/2007 3:03:56 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/19/2007 3:34:23 AM EST by Rosenrot]
Rankings:


1: Rus AK47
2: US M16
3: UK Lee Enfield
4: US MI Garand
5: Bel FN_FAL
6: German Mauser 98K
7: Austrian STEYR AUG
8: US 1903 Springfield
9: German MP43 Sturmgewehr
10: US M14
Link Posted: 6/19/2007 3:19:33 AM EST

Originally Posted By Rosenrot:
On Now.

1: Ak
2: M16
3:
4:
5:
6: German Mauser 98K
7: Austrian STEYR AUG
8: US 1903 Springfield
9: German MP43
10: US M14
Link Posted: 6/19/2007 3:37:49 AM EST

Originally Posted By mayday:
The show is flawed. They place too much emphasys on both "service life" and "number of rifles made"' which have little to do with the basic design of the rifle.

In my opinion the "best" rifles should be based only on its design.


Agree totally. Should be based upon the best available during a time period. For example: I don't care if more M98's were made, give me a Sturmgewehr 44 in WW2.
Link Posted: 6/19/2007 3:55:27 AM EST
The AK47 would never have been created if it wasn't for the Sturmgewehr, bottom line.
Link Posted: 6/19/2007 4:15:16 AM EST

Originally Posted By Rosenrot:
Rankings:


1: Rus AK47
2: US M16
3: UK Lee Enfield
4: US MI Garand
5: Bel FN_FAL
6: German Mauser 98K
7: Austrian STEYR AUG
8: US 1903 Springfield
9: German MP43 Sturmgewehr
10: US M14





here is my list according to accuracy, durability and effectiveness in all types of situations/environments (CQB, long range, mud, woods, brush, snow, against vehicles, against people, against large animals ...

Top 4 are M14, FAL, AK47, M16/M4
Top one for me would be the M14 (service life is what put it at the bottom of the list).

For historical factor (in this list) it would be the German MP43 Sturmgewehr
Link Posted: 6/19/2007 4:31:43 AM EST
So which was number one?

If you view it on the aggregate level, you HAVE to go with AK-47, and its derivatives (Galil, Valmet). (For the idiots here aggregate refers to the OVERALL effect the rifle system had, i.e. numbers produced, politicial influence, etc.. In that context the F6F Hellcat was the best naval fighter of WWII).

At the individual rifle level, I think that you'd have to go with something groundbreaking like the Steyr AUG. Bullpup, ambidextrous, integrated optic, easy change barrel, etc.
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