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Old May 25, 2008, 01:22 PM   #1
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And only one Assault rifle, what would it be?


Well since there is only one hunting rifle thread going, I coud not resist and ask what would the only one assualt rifle that you would own, if you could own just one?

I personally refuse to accept such reality, but it does make us think which gun we like the best.

So, I am torn between Ak47 Kalashnikov and AKSU 74 Krinkov! One thing for sure it will be ak platform since I think they are most reliable.

Let me think some more and I will be back with my answer. Meanwhile I cant wait to see what folks write about their favorite assualt rifle.
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Old May 25, 2008, 01:28 PM   #2
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I can't afford an assault rifle. They run about $15,000.

But I like my Saiga conversion.
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Old May 25, 2008, 01:31 PM   #3
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Maybe my opinion will change when and if I am ever able to afford the DS Arms Para FAL of my dreams, but until such a point, once again, if I could only have one gun, one rifle, for anything and everything, it would be my M1A. It has sufficient accuracy, power, capacity, and fire rate to reasonably handle any task a man can ask of a rifle, except perhaps, dangerous game. I can hunt with it, shoot competition with it, have a lot of fun with it, never forgetting of course, that it is first and foremost a weapon of war, of the same pedigree as "the greatest battle implement ever devised," and fully capable of holding down the fort against whatever this planet, humanity, or hell itself can throw at it. So here, Africa, mars against zombies, aliens, alien zombies, or the worse elements of mankind, whatever, I choose my M1A.
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Old May 25, 2008, 01:37 PM   #4
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If you want a rifle for urban combat, AK. (Reliability)

If you want to be able to also use it for varmint hunting at distance, an AR. (Precision & Versatility)

If you like having the power of 7.62 NATO, the FAL. (Power)

That's the simplest explanation.

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Old May 25, 2008, 02:00 PM   #5
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Maybe my opinion will change when and if I am ever able to afford the DS Arms Para FAL of my dreams, but until such a point, once again, if I could only have one gun, one rifle, for anything and everything, it would be my M1A.
Dude, you always like the same stuff as me.

I think you've a most excellent taste in firearms.

I don't know if anyone has seen the latest shotgun news, but CDNN (I think is the company) has a special on PTR-91's for 899.99. It comes with black furniture, new polymer trigger group, and best of all, a match grade barrel from thompson center.

I've been scheming and conniving as to how to get one of those right quick.

But, alas, I got to finish putting together the FN-49 I got for 300 bucks the other day. Needs only a stock and a firing pin and I got me a great battle rifle.
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Old May 25, 2008, 02:00 PM   #6
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I went for a civilian battle rifle look alike instead. The M1A Squad Scout for the perfect balance between reliability, handiness, hitting power and range.
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Old May 25, 2008, 02:23 PM   #7
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AK for urban situation (reliabiltiy)

H&K G3/91 for everything else
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Old May 25, 2008, 02:29 PM   #8
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AK-47. is there another option?
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Old May 25, 2008, 02:30 PM   #9
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If you want a rifle for urban combat, AK.
I agree.
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Old May 25, 2008, 03:02 PM   #10
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Saiga....
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Old May 25, 2008, 04:06 PM   #11
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10mm MP-5...short range.

AK clone...mid range.

M1A scout...anything over 100 yards.


Awww, geez. Just gimme the M1A.
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Old May 25, 2008, 06:08 PM   #12
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AK47
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Old May 25, 2008, 06:23 PM   #13
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They're all so cool,

It's impossible to decide Although I could never afford to buy or feed an assault rifle, I would like many black rifle semi auto clones. Right now I'm partial to the Kalashnikov. I have an AK, SKS, and want several Saigas.

I'm going to shoot my friends new mini-14 soon and see if I like .223 rounds (I've never shot them before). I need to try an AR too...
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Old May 25, 2008, 06:59 PM   #14
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does my mini 14 count?
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Old May 25, 2008, 07:07 PM   #15
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Assault rifle/battle carbine- Steyr AUG 20" green, integral optics, semi-only
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Old May 25, 2008, 07:20 PM   #16
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For a civilian rifle I would buy a AR-15. The reason it is a modular system and its more than reliable for my needs.
For a real military rifle the Sig 550 or a FNC.
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Old May 25, 2008, 07:22 PM   #17
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My ar15

RRA mid-length ar15 A4 :P my one and only
*taps chest and gives peace sign* :P
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Old May 25, 2008, 07:25 PM   #18
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My AK 47 – the ‘hurricane gun.’
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Old May 25, 2008, 07:37 PM   #19
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battle rifle

Daewoo
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Old May 25, 2008, 07:38 PM   #20
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m240.......does that count?
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Old May 25, 2008, 07:59 PM   #21
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my AR
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Old May 25, 2008, 08:49 PM   #22
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In this country--the AR---simply because you can't reload empty steel AK cases----supplies would be short if SHTF were to happen.

Anywhere else--AK as long as you had a good supply chain.
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Old May 25, 2008, 10:58 PM   #23
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Nikonov AN-94

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Old May 25, 2008, 11:25 PM   #24
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I only have one assualt rifle (M16). I do have a couple of semi-auto AR's and AK's though.
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Old May 26, 2008, 12:10 AM   #25
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Guys while I own 7.62x51 Military rifles and like them well...the question was about "assault rifles" which by definition is an intermediate caliber(and select fire). That leaves you for the most part with the choice of guns in 7.62x39, 5.56x45 NATO, 5.45x39...and some of the newcomers like 6.8SPC

In other words
If the question is about Toyoda Corollas, lets not enter our favorite monster Truck in the answer.



Mine would be the AR15/M16 series, due to parts availibility...and the ability to switch out upper halves to perform different tasks(including caliber changes)
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