View Full Version : Favorite combat rifle?

September 23, 2004, 09:44 PM
What is your favorite all around combat rifle in the under $1000 category and what is your favorite over $1000?

45 Fu
September 23, 2004, 10:07 PM
Under $1000: Any AK variant

Over $1000: I never intend to spend that much on any one rifle.

September 23, 2004, 11:24 PM
F.N. C.A.L. and the AR15 plataform a close second.

September 24, 2004, 08:03 AM
M-4, both categories.

September 24, 2004, 11:20 AM
Well, I bought my M96 for $995!

The really expensive stuff I haven't shot. I would enjoy trying the Sig AMT, Sig 540 or 550 and FAMAS. Oh, and the G11! ;)

Samuel, where did you find an FN CAL? I've never seen one aside from pictures of the S. American ones.

September 24, 2004, 01:13 PM
Under $1000 - Colt SP1 - or whatever they go for now.

Over $1000 SVD Dragunov

September 24, 2004, 04:06 PM
Under $1000...the Bulgarian SLR-95(actually under $500)
Over $1000...the Bulgarian...when I get finished 'tricking it out' with premium parts!
Never warmed up to the AR series(and I carried one for Uncle Sam for 4 years). Though I'll admit its versatility in terms of parts and uppers in different calibers are quite interesting.
I am concerned with the reliability of a rifle first. And the 'danger zone' of the first 100 meters. Anything after that is gravy.

September 24, 2004, 05:36 PM
I'll take combat rifle to mean something in full-power, not an intermediate-level cartridge, so that rules out rifles in .223, 7.62x39, and 5.45x39. With that in mind:

Over 1K: FAL from DSA, or Springfield M1A rifle

Under 1K: M1 Garand, Robinson Armament/MOLOT VEPR or Super-VEPR in .308, or Romak III in 7.62x54R

Under $500: I guess a CETME (for about $400, the CETMEs aren't too shabby)

For an intermediate-level cartridge, the choices become more and therefore tougher. AKs high on list there though.

September 24, 2004, 06:05 PM
under 1k: Mosin nagant, hey they were combat rifles just as much as the m-14 was. :D

Over 1k: I would much rather buy an M1 garand and an M1 carbine and a K98 mauser before I spend that much on a single weapon

September 24, 2004, 06:11 PM
I would haft to say G36 variations and along with G3A3. But the Ak and M16 are pretty good to. But I haft to say an old fashon M14 made in the USA.

September 24, 2004, 07:56 PM

His and Hers
September 25, 2004, 12:55 AM
Under $1000 CETME

Over $1000 M1A

.308...the original long distance number.

September 25, 2004, 02:00 AM
Nice rifle, varoadking ;) !!!
Soon I'll get a M1 too :) .

under 1000 US$ why not an AKM or AKMS produced in Izhmash (http://www.izhmash.ru/eng/product/weapon.shtml) ?

over 1000 US$ the SIG 550 is an accurate and robust combat rifle.

September 25, 2004, 02:14 AM
U: frist place AK, second place Ruger Mini-30
O: first place FAL, second place 6.8mm AR w/ piston

Honorary mentions: first place SAF (SG-550 based) subgun, second place MD2A1 (FAL based) subgun - I have no idea how much these go for and chances are I'll never see either one in my life if things continue as they are.

September 25, 2004, 10:54 AM
I'll take combat rifle to mean something in full-power, not an intermediate-level cartridge, so that rules out rifles in .223, 7.62x39, and 5.45x39. With that in mind:
I don't really understand this logic since a great many nations main battle rifles are chambered in these calibers.
Back the point, I'd take an M-16 any day.

September 25, 2004, 06:41 PM
I carried an Uncle Sam M1 and an Uncle Sam M14 and owned my own personal M3 and AR15.

If it is my body on the line, . . . one battle rifle, . . . price will not be a factor, . . . it will be the M14 (or M1A) hands down, no doubt, no questions asked.

For reliability, . . . there is no comparison.

It's range is twice any rifle chambered for 5.56 and half to 2/3 again for any chambered in the communist 7.62.

Body armour will easily defeat the 5.56 and commy 7.62, . . . but has a much harder time with the M14 round.

May God bless,

September 26, 2004, 03:48 PM
Under $1K: AR-15
Over $1K: SIG 551


September 26, 2004, 06:28 PM
One hundred yards I prefer a BM59.
Over one hundred yards? I like the FNH A4.

4V50 Gary
September 26, 2004, 08:33 PM
AR. Just fun to play with. I'll take a M-14 or FN-FAL if it's for real.

Arizona Fusilier
September 26, 2004, 09:16 PM
Under 1K, AR-15/M-16
Over 1K, FN-FAL

September 28, 2004, 10:12 AM
Under $1k, the venerable M1 Garand. Over $1k, the venerable M1 Abrams. I'm...


September 28, 2004, 11:40 AM
Over $1000 - FAL
Under $1000 - No4 Mk II Lee Enfield, or possibly M96 Swede (with bayo of course!)

Jason Demond
September 28, 2004, 04:23 PM
Under $1000.00 M1 Garand
Over $1000.00 Bushmaster DCM

Daryl Waldron
September 28, 2004, 06:42 PM
Over, M14 (M1A) with a DSA FAL a very close 2nd.
Under, M1 Garand

September 28, 2004, 08:32 PM
Over $1000 a M1A
Under $1000 a used M1A

October 12, 2004, 10:21 PM
BTTT! Good discussion fella's, I would love to hear more opinions on this. How does the CETME rank? I have heard mixed reviews since it is more or less a parts gun.

W Turner
October 13, 2004, 09:23 AM
Under 1k- CMP Garand
Over 1k- M1a Scout/Squad that has been reworked by Fulton Armory


October 13, 2004, 11:57 AM
Over $1000...German made H&K 91

Under $1000...Bushmaster shorty carbine

October 16, 2004, 09:09 AM
Under - AR15 I helped build it.
Over - M1A Scout/ Squad that it going through evolutions on paydays... :cool: