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The best all 'round surplus rifle

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by thaddy1978, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. thaddy1978

    thaddy1978 G&G Addict

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    In you opinion, what is the best all around surplus rifle as far as accuracy and knock-down?

    What is the most powerful at at what distance?


     
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  2. wunhunglo

    wunhunglo G&G Newbie

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    No Doubt..................Lee Enfield!

    Accurate at up to 600 yards, maybe more. Rate of fire up to around 38 aimed shots per minute!
     
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  3. jimkim

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    1903 Springfield, It is a .30-06. Carlos Hathcock had a confirmed killed a NVA General using a Winchester Pre-64 mod.70 in 30-06. The rifle is different the round is the same.

    "A North Vietnamese general was the target, and the man died when a bullet fired by Carlos struck him from a range of 800 yards"

    Marine Corps Sniper Carlos N. Hathcock II
     
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  4. wunhunglo

    wunhunglo G&G Newbie

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    Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, even if they are wrong!
     
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  5. jimkim

    jimkim G&G Enthusiast

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    My thoughts exactly.
     
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  6. SilverRun

    SilverRun G&G Enthusiast

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    Lots of good choices (here are my picks in order):
    Garand (sorta surplus)
    Enfield No.4
    Swiss K-31
    1903
     
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  7. big boomer

    big boomer G&G Enthusiast

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    M-1 Garand is not a bad choice.
     
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  8. Big Tool

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    I vote swiss k-31. Highly accurate and i can chamber rounds alot faster with the straight pull than any other bolt gun i've handled. There only down fall is low magazine capacity compared to enfields.

    The 7.5swiss is a very powerful round. I've been shooting mine a good amount lately and it is amazing the penetration of the 7.5swiss has when shooting the surplus gp11.
     
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  9. Moss500Bantam

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    8mm Mauser
     
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  10. nathangdad

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    1917 Enfield by either Winchester or

    Remington. I had one by Winchester long ago. The flip up rear sight
    really did work at various long range distances.
     
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  11. Jersey Jailer

    Jersey Jailer G&G Newbie

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    Probably any of the WWII wooden guns. Nagant's ,K-31's, 8mm Mausers, Springfield 03's, Garands, FN's, Enfield SMLEs, and P-14s or US M-1917s etc... They are roughly balisticaly the same. Pick the one that floats your boat. and is affordable.

    My most accurate rifle is my US M-1917 for long ranges, in close my M1A is, although is is a close 3rd my Garand 2nd and the 03 and 03A3 tie at number 4.

    My AR-10 would be my first choice if I had to take just one gun. I had a SMLE 303 that was comparable with the Garand, just plain didn't like it. I'm looking for two rifles an Ishapore SMLE and a Mauser rebarreled to 308 Win. by the Israelis in the 50's
     
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  12. gandog56

    gandog56 G&G Evangelist

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    Who cares? I want them ALL!
     
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  13. squirrelblaster

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    theres somthing that rings true about that statment to me.
     
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  14. SwedeSteve

    SwedeSteve Freedom Zealot Forum Contributor

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    Me too !!
     
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  15. sean46953

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    +1 I'll take them all, then let you know what I think...lol
     
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  16. Capt'n Mil Coll

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    M1A
    M39
    P17
    M85
    M95
     
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  17. Sarge

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    I would say a K98k Mauser, Garand and an FN/FAL - Equaly!
    There is NO Best Rifle, just the best for you!!!
    Sarge
     
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  18. Niko911

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    Well the best bang for your buck in my opion is a mosin nagant sence you can pick them up for around 80 bucks
     
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  19. gandog56

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    Or less!
    But a Steyr M95 comes close.
     
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  20. billy

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    i only own enfields
    sks's
    mosins
    and one yugo mauser
    so these are the only ones i have experience with.
    the enfields are the best ones.
    in order of bestestness
    enfield
    yugo mauser
    sks
    mosin
     
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