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To: ExSoldier

Good Point. Im the son of a Marine so I was taught as a kid to shoot and enjoy weapons. He also taught me that you should be able to hit what your aiming at. I only got a couple of 22s to play with b.c there cheap to fire. My dad has a M-1A that I shoot when im at home and compared to the M-16 it has a hell of a kick. Plus we eventually want to get a M1 Garand to shoot to.

I personally agree with you on the 7.62 Ammo, I remember hearing stuff from somolia where the 5.56 wasnt doing any damage b.c it was going too quick through the target and just leaving a empty hole. I remembered seeing that there was a M1 that was chambered for 10 rounds of 5.56 that was refused by Dougie MacArthur back during the 30s.

As for the AKs I was talking about from a quality overall, not the rounds. I remember seeing something about how you could drop them in the dust, pick them up and shake them off and they'll fire.

One of my old girlfriends father (he was an exarmy ranger) had a AR-16 that he created from parts Plus an SKS.


49 posted on 04/16/2005 9:35:18 AM PDT by Little_shoe ("For Sailor MEN in Battle fair since fighting days of old have earned the right.to the blue and gold)
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To: Little_shoe
I have both an M1A and a Garand. I can tell you that IMHO, the Garand kicks worse than the M1A but it's all relative. The Garand has a steel buttplate and that's a contributor. I got a deal on the Garand about 15 years ago from DCM (Directorate of Civilian Marksmanship US Gov't) for about $150. They sent it to me via US Mail! lol
65 posted on 04/16/2005 1:02:19 PM PDT by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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