top ten combat rifles

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by Sharky, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. Sharky

    Sharky New Member

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    http://military.discovery.com/convergen ... eshow.html

    I saw this on tv last night and seemed pretty informative to a newbie like me.

    10. M14
    Type: Semi or Fully Automatic Rifle
    Caliber: 7.62 x 51 mm (.30 inch)
    Muzzle Velocity: Approximately 2,799 feet per second
    Rate of Fire: 700–750 rounds per minute

    9. STURMGEWEHR 44
    Type: Semi or Fully Automatic Assault Rifle
    Country of Origin: Germany
    Caliber: 7.92 x 33 mm (.30 inch0,br> Cartridge Capacity: 30 rounds
    Muzzle Velocity: Approximately 2,133 feet per second
    Rate of Fire: 500 rounds per minute

    8. 1903 SPRINGFIELD
    Type: Bolt-Action Rifle
    Country of Origin: United States
    Caliber: 7.62 x 63 mm (.30-06 inch)
    Cartridge Capacity: 5 rounds
    Muzzle Velocity: Approximately 2,700 feet per second
    Rate of Fire: 10 rounds per minute

    7. STEYR AUG
    Type: Semi or Fully Automatic Bull-Pup Assault Rifle
    Country of Origin: Austria
    Caliber: 5.56 x 45 mm (.22 inch)
    Cartridge Capacity: 30 and 42 rounds
    Muzzle Velocity: Approximately 3,084 feet per second
    Rate of Fire: 650 rounds per minute

    6. MAUSER K98k CARBINE
    Type: Bolt-Action Rifle
    Country of Origin: Germany
    Caliber: 7.92 x 57 mm (.30 inch)
    Cartridge Capacity: 5 rounds
    Muzzle Velocity: approximately 2,822 feet per second
    Rate of Fire: 10-15 rounds per minute

    5. FN FAL
    Type: Semi or Fully Automatic Rifle
    Country of Origin: Belgium
    Caliber: 7.62 x 51 mm (.30 inch)
    Cartridge Capacity: 20 rounds
    Muzzle Velocity: Approximately 2,700 feet per second
    Rate of Fire: 650-700 rounds per minute

    4. M1 GARAND
    Type: Semiautomatic
    Rifle Country of Origin: United States
    Caliber: 7.62 x 63 mm (.30-06 inch)
    Cartridge Capacity: 8 rounds
    Muzzle Velocity: Approximately 2,838 feet per second
    Rate of Fire: 30 rounds per minute

    3. LEE-ENFIELD SMLE
    Type: Bolt-Action Rifle
    Country of Origin: United Kingdom
    Caliber: 7.7 x 56 mm (.30 inch)
    Cartridge Capacity: 10 rounds
    Muzzle Velocity: approximately 2,438 feet per second
    Rate of Fire: 15-20 rounds per minute

    2. M16
    Type: Semi or Fully Automatic Assault Rifle
    Country of Origin: United States
    Caliber: 5.56 x 45 mm (.223 inch)
    Cartridge Capacity: 20-30 rounds
    Muzzle Velocity: Approximately 3,281 feet per second
    Rate of Fire: 700-950 rounds per minute

    1. AK-47
    Type: Semi or Fully Automatic Assault Rifle
    Country of Origin: Soviet Union
    Caliber: 7.62 x 39 mm (.30 inch)
    Cartridge Capacity: 30 rounds
    Muzzle Velocity: 2,329 feet per second
    Rate of Fire: 600 rounds per minute
     
  2. 01coltcolt

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    I have owned most mentioned here and would put the FN FAL in first followed by the M1 GARAND (thats a close call for first!) . M14 third and the rest follow suit.........AK, AR ect. What ever...........
     

  3. USMC - Retired

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    I'm sure that the list is based on numbers fielded. Otherwise I would put the M-14 as number one. I havent owned all on the list but have shot all but the STURMGEWEHR 44 and if your were to base the list on performance I would say that it is way off... this of course is only my personal opinion.
     
  4. Sharky

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    After watching the show and the comments made, I would have voted differently just based on the shows information. And I dont kow jack about rifles.....yet!

    I really want the M1! Got to find a good one somewhere.

    Any ideas where I can find one guys?
     
  5. 01coltcolt

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    :D I want a Springfield SOCOM Scout.................
     
  6. Sharky

    Sharky New Member

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    So I am noticing Springfield Armory, US Arms, and Winchester that have issued the M1's.

    Sorry to sound stupid. Most I have seen are the .30-06 models which I was believing to be the one the government issued to troops in WWII.

    What is the difference, if there is one, from the different manufacturers and the M1. I am a bit confused. I also saw them in .308
     
  7. USMC - Retired

    USMC - Retired Active Member

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    There is some good reading here
     
  8. jp233

    jp233 hu huh, you said "Member"

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    the M1 Garand is 30-06, fed by 8 round clips that are top-loaded. The last shot chunks the metal clip out of the rifle. Semi-auto.

    The M1A is the civilian-ized version of the M14.... 308 caliber and fed by a detachable box magazine fed through the bottom of the rifle.

    The M1 Carbine is also a box mag fed little shorty-sporty that is chamberes in .30 Carbine. Uber light, zero and i mean zero recoil, easy to weild and great plinker. Semi-auto although select fire versions were made (M2 and M3 carbine)


    There is not much difference between any Garands other than collector value. You just need good parts really. they are so easy to take-down. You can find good CMP shooters hopefully for $450-750 depending on wood condition and finish. most important thing is for throat and muzzle erosion levels. they are heavy as hell but fun to shoot.

    Sharky head to the gun shows you can find Garand collectors selling great ones... beware they can run anywhere from $500 to $2500 ! and they are addictive! one is not enough.
     
  9. Sharky

    Sharky New Member

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    Thanks to everybody for the info, I will research and of course plan my next purchase!!!
     
  10. USMC - Retired

    USMC - Retired Active Member

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    You shoulda said something at the shoot. I'd of let you shoot the sweetest Garand you'll ever see.
     
  11. Sharky

    Sharky New Member

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    Thanks USMC

    I wish I would have, just so much in one day to play with!

    Definitely at the next shoot I will ask you!
     
  12. legacy38

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    I'd go AK, M14, M1 Garand...

    After that it doesn't really matter.
     
  13. Adam5

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    I was going to ask if I could give it a try, but with all th erounds that I ran through my Mauser, Mosin and AR I didn't think my shoulder could take much more.