posted on Feb, 20 2014 @ 08:19 PM
I just had myself a short stock AR-15 for awhile to judge by and with a couple notable differences (parts quality being one of them), it matched the
Army training vids I used to learn it by heart. I also unceremoniously dumped it quite some time back with no desire to ever see another. I have a
.225 Winchester and enough reloaded mixed with a ammo from the rare factory run of it, to last me a lifetime and then some in what a hunting rifle
needs to be. It'll punch tacks and with a scope worth a few times more than the very nice rifle it's sitting on. If that's not enough..heck..A .303
Enfield and 30-06 with green army cans of ammo will do for a freight train I can load light or heavy, as needed.
All I've really had from semi-auto rifles is a lot of plinking fun on ranges, some fun on tactical shooting courses and 3 gun competition practice
and malfunctions when I could absolutely least afford to have one. I swear, they'll run for 500 rounds with noooooo problem while sitting on a range
with a range kit and everything sitting next to it...but get it out hog hunting or something else where it really would be nice to have it work the
whole day and ...It seemed a crap shoot....and I had a thing for rolling craps it seemed. Not the winning side of it.
Personally, I've heard more than one Vet say they should just go back to the M-14 and Garand rifles and be done with it. That line of rifles firing
would get people to drop down, I'm sure. Perhaps the M-1 is a little past it's prime, but I understand special operations makes very good and
effective use of M-14's to this day. Share the wealth with the little guys, would be my thought.