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Let's see if we can get a discussion going on this. My favorite military rifle is the Garand. Because I ...


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Old 12-01-2012, 10:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Let's see if we can get a discussion going on this.

My favorite military rifle is the Garand. Because I believe the .30-06 to be superior to the .308 or the 5.56 calibres.

Also the garand can shoot all day long without having any cool down periods.

I also like the knockdown with both the 06 and the 308.

I get the AR is lighter both as a weapon and its ammo and I am not dissing this platform. It's a highly functional killing machine.

But if there was these three guns lying on a table an M1D, M21 and an M4. I'd pick up the M1D.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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I have no experience with the M1D or M21 so I can't comment on those. The M4 is a decent weapon but I'm partial to the M249 SAW
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Well when I was in the service I got the chance to use a few different types of weapons.... if we are limiting the favs to just hand guns and rifle type weapons.... I actually was very much liking the the M-16A2 since it was the primary weapon I got a chance to use. I have fired the M60 Machine Gun in basic and it was a blast but cool down was definately an issue. I wish I had gotten a chance to use a Garrand though... I have heard nothing but good about that rifle. Very accurate and reliable.
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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I have a garand from 1942.
Amazing this gun looks as good as it does.works flawlessly.
Might get another.
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Garrand or M14 (M21) out in the open and for distance. M4, Door to Door. I still like my H&K91.
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I am currently running a 7.62 AR variant. While in the military I had several assigned weapons. My favorite to play with was a suppressed MP5. M203 is also a fun one. Absolute tops of the fun scale for me is the M134.
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M14 for me. The 106 recoilless rifle was neat too.Big bullets make big holes.Magazine feed garand would be nice or BAR. I also like 30.06. Ma-duce
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If we are talking US military rifles and actual hostile environment, I'll take an M4.
I love the M1 and M14 (I own both) But they are heavy, long, and in the case of the Garand have a pretty low ammo capacity. I would rather have the light weight and 30 rounds of a modern assault rifle than the larger cartridge/longer range of the older rifles.

Given my choice of any rifle in the world, I'd choose the Daewoo K2 of South Korea. Just because my DR200 has been as reliable as the sunrise for the past 15+ years
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Door to door that short barrel saga would be neat.Nothing wrong with the AK either.The M4 of today is a whole different weapon from its first issue peace of s--t.Men died due to its early lack of reliability and today from its lack of killing ability. Nato the nice warrior. BS BS BS .Big bullets make big holes.
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I've never had any love or respect for the 5.56. I only need high ammo capacity in a target rich environment. Then I can use multiple magazines.

The M1 and M14 are solid.

And if you're not gonna be packing it around, the ole Browning M2 is awful tough to beat.
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