Best Assault Rifle today? - Page 5




 
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November 25th, 2012  
BritinBritain
 
 
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Originally Posted by KevinTheCynic
And yeah you're right, 3800km isn't too far. If I start walking now I'll be there by let's see... typical walking speed is about 6km in an hour... should take me... oh about 630 hours... that's what, about 26 days as long as I don't stop to sleep, eat, piss and so on.
So yeah, I should have a report at the end of next month.
And your point is?

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Originally Posted by KevinTheCynic
On second thought
F that for a game of soldiers! That's 26 days without my computer so all bets are off!
Either that or I start investing in electrical extension chords
How about a lap top with solar charging panels?
December 29th, 2012  
Prashant666
 
Ak47 might be a grand daddy of assualt rifles,but it also have some minus pionts like it can be jammed due to continueos firing. Even carbine like m4 does have similar problem. So a new weapon HK416 was introduced which soon became the favorite of the members of speacial forces it very reliable and durable.there are other variants of this rifle HK417 and m27 infantry automatic rifle.
January 4th, 2013  
c/Commander
 
 
And like every other HK weapon, only the Germans can afford them...
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January 5th, 2013  
Rowan
 
 
I've fired most of 'em. The current Australian Austeyr is good however I loved the L1A1 (SLR). Better than the AK47; M16 etc. I understand that during the Vietnam War some US soldiers tried to swap their M16s for SLRs from the Australian Army. BUT, I used to own an SAFN 49 rifle. Chunky but magic. It was the grandfather of the L1A1 and of the same vintage as the AK47. Mine was not 7.62 NATO but rather a 30.06 Israeli rifle. Gas operated breech and slide; no selective fire; 10 round en-block loading and fantastically accurate because of superior obturation.

January 7th, 2013  
KevinTheCynic
 
 
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Originally Posted by Rowan
BUT, I used to own an SAFN 49 rifle.
Ah you lucky bugger!
I'd love to get my hands on the '49 specifically because it is the precursor of the FAL/SLR.
I'm starting to lament living in the western part of the country during the 1980s-1990s now. If I'd lived in NSW or Qld I might have had the pleasure of owning one of these myself

Now I'm curious, the image you posted is the one you owned? If so, was the 20-rd mag part of the purchase or was it an aftermarket upgrade?
I knew the Argentines did a conversion of the SAFN to accept a 7.62 NATO 20-rd mag that could also be used in the FAL but I didn't know anyone else had the rifles converted for such a mag.
January 7th, 2013  
Rowan
 
 
G'day Kev.. no. it's not mine.. I had to sell mine to John Howard in the 80s. Mine had a shorter fixed mag with 10 round en-block loading of 30 ought 6 from a clip into the breech. It was ex-Israeli, around the time of their 1948 war. It's probably crushed now or stolen by a policeman! cheers mate!
January 8th, 2013  
KevinTheCynic
 
 
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Originally Posted by Rowan
G'day Kev.. no. it's not mine.. I had to sell mine to John Howard in the 80s.
Ah the pain of that - I sympathize with you, I had to "sell" my Ruger 10/22 and my Winchester 1300 Ranger to Little Johnny.
January 8th, 2013  
Rowan
 
 
I also had a Ruger 10/22 with a 50 round tear-drop belt fed magazine Kev. Great rifle. Also 30-30 lever action Winchester; No 3 SMLE; No 4 SMLE Jungle Carbine (beautiful); Mini 14 in 5.56 NATO; Omark 7.62 target rifle; .308 Mauser and an M1 Carbine.. all gone. Government compensation was about $3,000-00, the lot. Still breaks my heart a bit when I think about it but we have to move on. Now I ride very large motorcycles LOL.
January 8th, 2013  
KevinTheCynic
 
 
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Originally Posted by Rowan
I also had a Ruger 10/22 with a 50 round tear-drop belt fed magazine Kev. Great rifle. Also 30-30 lever action Winchester; No 3 SMLE; No 4 SMLE Jungle Carbine (beautiful); Mini 14 in 5.56 NATO; Omark 7.62 target rifle; .308 Mauser and an M1 Carbine.. all gone. Government compensation was about $3,000-00, the lot. Still breaks my heart a bit when I think about it but we have to move on. Now I ride very large motorcycles LOL.
Seriously not the Omark, those rifles were classically Aussie! I remember using Omarks when I was in cadets (before they let us graduate to SLRs)
I don't know how it was specifically applied in the other states but here in West Aus it was only the semi-auto rifles/shotguns and pump-action shotguns that had to go. So I still have my very first firearm, a Marlin Model 1894 in .44Mag (essentially a copy of the Winchester lever-action Model 1894 carbine) and a Savage single-shot .22LR bolt-action that I inherited from my grandfather.
I'm slowly working on getting a lever-action shottie but unfortunately there are some house renovations that have to come first (like replacing the gutters)
January 8th, 2013  
rocky71
 
 
For the best assault rifle, look for what guerrilla in Columbia, Somalia, etc use. These guys have the money but are not burdened with military acquisition bureaucracy. In other words, the users are free to select the best. And they do have the money.
 


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