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If not an AR what would you get

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by boatman, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. Eugenio.FV

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    Thats actually part of the reason I want one. I have a walnut M1A, which I love, but I really like heavy rifles, so wouldnt want a second M1A, in a chassis.
     

  2. hminsky

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    Someone correct me if I'm wrong here, but aren't there rifles like the SIG556 which are piston operated , and though they look similar to AR15 are not included in Healey's reinterpretation of the MA AWB? What about the Ruger SR556 ? Their internals are not interoperable with AR15's except for the magazines, because the bolt carrier and gas system are all different.


    I was at Four Seasons maybe a year or so ago, and they had some SIG556 rifles for sale. They were used, and I dunno if they still are being produced, but you find them on gunbroker frequently. I had both the 556 and 556R (takes AK mags). They were excellent rifles, built like a tank, though kind of heavy. But for how I shoot (which is at the range from a bench or offhand) I like heavier rifles, it's easier to keep on target.
     
  3. MassachussettsMosinNagant

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    A pair of kindergarten scissors with the rounded edges and the plastic that stops you from cutting yourself. MA allows nothing else.


    But in fairness, I'm an old fashioned kinda guy. Give me good ol walnut and bolt action over a lot of the plastic crap they have out now.
     
  4. DTOM537

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    Scar 16 or 17
     
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    Garand is next
     
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    IF NOT AN AR, THEN AN AR[mg][mg][mg][mg][mg]
     
  7. eboos

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    Given what I am able to get in CT, the only real choice is between a M1A, Mini 14/30 or a SKS. I would choose a Mini 14.
     
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    Speaking from someone who owns a scar 17, while i enjoy it, and have shot the scar 16s, i feel the need to say that what can that 3000$ scar 16s do that a cheaper alternative for an AR15 like a sig mcx, or bren do for cheaper. I do not see the need for the scar in 5.56. In 7.62 it is a whole different ballgame. It is a beauty that is almost unmatched.

    If i wanted a 5.56 rifle tomorrow, i would be looking for one in the classifieds or grab a sig mcx
     
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    One word.
    Garand.
    Bad ass. Historic and it is just plain fun to shoot.
     
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    bolt action clip fed 50 cal bmg
     
  12. gerrycaruso

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    I'd look at the CZ 805 Bren
     
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    I built one of these recently...WAY too much fun :D

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    Damn Sarge, you're on a roll lately.
     
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  16. Nikos

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    1918A2 BAR. Second choice would be a SIG 550.
     
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    Explosives are really losing their popularity. Only 1 in 2016?
     
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    Tavor X95 is my vote. Takes AR mags which are easy to get prebans for. Fun as hell to shoot!!
     
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    If they pass an awb on the poster child AR/AK stuff, or limit mags to 10, I'd go big on all future purchases next:

    Rifle - barret 50 in semi auto
    Handguns - .45 minimum

    As far as operationally equivalent stuff, a mini 14 or mini 30 is the simple thing but dont be surprised if you do an iteration of sending them back to the factory. Ruger has outstanding service and lighting fast turnaround but flunks in quality control. For this reason Id be real hesitant to buy one used unless it was from a good friend and was known to be tip top.

    These rifles are not tack drivers but are accurate enough to turn anything alive that might be a danger to you or would feed a family into swiss cheese at 100 yards. And once you have a good one they seem to be reliable with reasonable parts support, although Ruger is gonna solve your problems if needed no matter what..

    Deal with mini's is though, generally you should feed them brass for reliability, and use only factory mags up to 20 rounds - be happy with 20 its a good reliable capacity.
     
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    K2 is where the fun Happens!
     
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    Never knew that. Léger = light. Which is funny because after you've rifle drilled with one for a couple of hours you feel like your arm's going to separate at the elbow.
     
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    With the milled 'waffle' face. In '91 I hit my thumb with a new-that-day hammer. It tore it open and smashed it. [slap]
     
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    .45 suppressed. Top tier tool.
     
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    Maybe compared to other Belgian auto-rifle designs? Because you're right.
     
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    SKS!
     
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    Too heavy for my taste. I’ll take Browning’s other BAR in .308 or 30-06.

    Runner up would be a Remington 742. I had one and don’t know what o traded it for. Accurate rifle. Kind of awkward with a scope mounted though.
     
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