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Posted: 7/20/2002 6:00:33 PM EDT
Many considerations here: pure sentimentality, function, looks, economy, or any combination of those and many other factors. As much as I like the black rifle, I think mine is the M1 Garand. First real semi-auto produced in massive quantity; used to great effect in WWII (quite possibly a deciding factor), ooooh WOOD; that cool sound the clip makes on ejection; powerful (30.06!)and accurate; the list goes on. Let's hear it!
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Link Posted: 7/20/2002 6:06:40 PM EDT
I just cracked out my standard M1A today for the first time in a couple of years (didn't fit the training/competition regimen). It was better than I remembered it to be. Gotta love the look of the wood stock, large 20 rd. mag, fiberglass handguard, and long flash suppressor. Pa had one in southeast Asia and I've been in love ever since.
Link Posted: 7/20/2002 6:07:28 PM EDT
Absolutly postively, AR15, I dont even shoot my other guns anymore.
Link Posted: 7/20/2002 6:09:20 PM EDT
My .308 Garand from Tony at Orion7 is absolutly the sweetest-shooting M1 I've ever shouldered. Plenty of power with relatively low recoil. Good balance and good looks. And, the most accurate, non-sporting rifle I own.
Link Posted: 7/20/2002 6:09:56 PM EDT
It has to be the my AR15 for me it was one of the reasons I joined the army so I could shoot one of those cool black rifles.
Link Posted: 7/20/2002 6:11:48 PM EDT
Scoped Remington 742 Woodsmaster in .30-06 with high grade wood stock, for sentimental reasons. This was handed down to me by my father as my 1st deer hunting rifle. He logged 42 deer with it before buying a Browning BAR in the same caliber.
Link Posted: 7/20/2002 6:13:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By WhiskeyBravo: Scoped Remington 742 Woodsmaster in .30-06 with high grade wood stock, for sentimental reasons. This was handed down to me by my father as my 1st deer hunting rifle. He logged 42 deer with it before buying a Browning BAR in the same caliber.
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That is VERY cool.
Link Posted: 7/20/2002 6:16:04 PM EDT
Ruger 10/22.. If you don't believe me ask Imbroglio [:D]
Link Posted: 7/20/2002 6:16:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/20/2002 6:17:56 PM EDT
Steyr AUG
Link Posted: 7/20/2002 6:20:39 PM EDT
Me likey, the MP5SD. Always wanted one since I could remember. Compact. Packs a considerable punch for its size. Get's the job done urban style. And since I am an urbanite, it will suit my purpose. 10 on the cool factor and reliability. Can have accessories galore if needed. Reasonably priced ammo. Easily concealed. Can be handled easily by both male and female. What else can you ask from a firearm.
Link Posted: 7/20/2002 6:21:30 PM EDT
Funny thing this poll is up. I just got my August edition of American Rifleman. M1A and the M14 are on the front cover.
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Link Posted: 7/20/2002 6:41:05 PM EDT
hands down fav?? well.. my 6 Garands :-) [img]www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid18/pa4d3f4dedb255c97de11102804f97b7e/fdcbc06b.jpg.orig.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 7/20/2002 6:44:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By jakesdadjake: My .308 Garand from Tony at Orion7 is absolutly the sweetest-shooting M1 I've ever shouldered. Plenty of power with relatively low recoil. Good balance and good looks. And, the most accurate, non-sporting rifle I own.
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Garand in .308. Blasphemer.[:D]
Link Posted: 7/20/2002 7:04:15 PM EDT
Mid 50s Model 70 Winchester.
Link Posted: 7/20/2002 7:11:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DefMan: Funny thing this poll is up. I just got my August edition of American Rifleman. M1A and the M14 are on the front cover.
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Yeah, I make no claim to originality.
Link Posted: 7/20/2002 7:26:55 PM EDT
Favorite Rifle of all time? M1A/M14 My favorite rifle to shoot? AR15 [marines]
Link Posted: 7/20/2002 7:35:15 PM EDT
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[b][i]Bushmaster Dissipator[/i][/b] [img]http://www.bushmaster.com/le/images/diss.gif[/img] [img]www.ar15.com/members/albums/BusMaster007%2FBusMaster007%2520Diss%2520Left­%2D1%2Ejpg[/img] [:D]
Link Posted: 7/20/2002 7:48:08 PM EDT
I still love the black rifle!
Link Posted: 7/20/2002 7:51:01 PM EDT
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Steyr Aug [url]http://remtek.com/arms/steyr/aug/auga1/a1.htm[/url]
Link Posted: 7/20/2002 8:33:32 PM EDT
you got some good choices there, and was tough to choose between the M14's and M1. but nostalgia wins this one..the [b]M1 Garand[/b] [:)]
Link Posted: 7/20/2002 8:44:21 PM EDT
OBVIOUSLY! [:d] [IMG]http://www.springfield-armory.com/images/rifles/SuperMatch.jpg[/IMG]
Link Posted: 7/20/2002 8:48:42 PM EDT
My first love was AR15. Then I dated the Glock30. I found my soulmate, my true love when I met Remington 700 PSS .308win. I have since then flirted with Mossberg 590A1 but I returned to Remington700 PSS and my heart will always be with her.
Link Posted: 7/20/2002 10:05:41 PM EDT
well My all time favorite is My AR10A4 carbine....the looks and feel of an AR in .308 god bless its little heart
Link Posted: 7/21/2002 1:00:13 AM EDT
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Samozaryadnyi Karabin Sistemi Simonova Obrazets 1945 The one, the only, the right arm of the third world... [b][size=6][red]SKS![/red][/size=6][/b]
Link Posted: 7/21/2002 1:12:25 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Gunner1X: OBVIOUSLY! [:d] [IMG]http://www.springfield-armory.com/images/rifles/SuperMatch.jpg[/IMG]
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Gunner, Great Pic!! Really is a thing of beauty!! That's 1 of the reasons it's my favorite rifle!! [50]
Link Posted: 7/21/2002 4:48:15 AM EDT
[img]http://jga.anschuetz-sport.com/pm/img_detail/46.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 7/21/2002 4:57:05 AM EDT
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I would say a M1 Garand(after trying out FrankSquid's [i]Navy issue[/i] rifle![:D]) but the CMP hasn't delivered my Service Grade Springfield yet, or the M44 Mossberg .22LR either! My favorite for now? [flame][b]AK-74[/b][flame], because it scare's the hell out of the anti-gunners even more than an AR-15![devil] [img]www.ar15.com/members/albums/Waverunner%2FSAI%2DAK%2D74%2DLeftSide%2DView%­2Ejpg[/img]
Link Posted: 7/21/2002 6:18:13 AM EDT
SIG 550 (have shot) or possibly the HK G36 (have not) Tyler
Link Posted: 7/21/2002 10:02:24 AM EDT
The Garand is my favorite. It has that certain cachet. If things go south, I'll grab the AR.
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