Favorite assault rifle and why

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  1. -Robert12345

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    So, thought I'd make this thread to see what everyone's favorite assault rifles are and why you chose it. Have you shot it before? Is it the looks you like? What makes it so special? I'll start off with mine.

    AK47:
    This gun is a LEGEND. A gun that changed the world, again. A gun developed by somebody who dont know guns in the beginning, a tank commander of a T-34. Its reliability is very high that it can be fired with mud, sand, and dust in it. Some US soldier prefer the AK47 over their own M16, due to its reliability.

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    I have a number of VZ58's in both 7.62 and 5.56. Love them. Accurate and extremely reliable.
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    Call me old school or kooky, but I like the classic M14/M1A. With good optics, it can really reach out and touch someone. Magazines in 20 and 30 rounds are available as are some really gonzo 50-round drums. The original military M14s had a selector to lay down full-auto fire, but it wasn't used much except in the squad automatic version. Civilian arms omit the happy switch, at least in the US post-86.

    And the derivative, the Mini-14, is one of my favorites. It is a our primary defensive carbine. Here's mine:

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    Me personally there are a lot of guns that I would like to shoot. I like the G36C for its overall design. This gun looks futuristic for its time. It was in the Doom movie that came out. The barrel is short, but the gun itself is flexible. The magazines are made out of plastic and its clear so you can see through them. The rounds are your standard 5.56x45 NATO rounds. I would like to shoot this gun when given the chance to.

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    No I do not have this gun LOL!
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    GearZ Decent Shooter

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    Rumor has it that the civvie-legal version of the G36 is coming to our shores. Its called the HK293 and looks like this:
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    That's upsetting. I was hoping I wouldn't have to buy any more expensive firearms, I'd probably make an exception for that though. I've always been a G36 fan myself and have considered buying the SL8 to convert to a semi-auto G36 like many people do. The HK293 option looks much easier though.

    As for favorite "assault rifle", I haven't shot any other than the Canadian issued C7 (M16) which I'm not a fan of. I'd definitely take a G36 or any AK variant for personal use over the AR platform.
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    Wow now that is a good find there GearZ. I did not think that there was a civie version of the famous G36. It does not look too bad it looks like it has some sort of AR15 magazine in the weapon.
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    AFAIK, the HK293 will run on regular STANAG magazines (AR15/M16), so that is an upshot. Though it is likely a little overblown these days, most folks here want to keep to commonly available mags over proprietary designs.
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    As far as the assault rifle, I like the M16. yes it has some issues, but it is a gun that proved itself time and time again. I do not like the M14 because it does not seem to have the same level of stopping power the rest of the guns have.
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    The M14 is chamberd in 7.62x51mm NATO, while the M16 is in 5.56x54mm NATO. The former throws a 147gr slug at 2,733 ft/s, will the latter slings a 63 gr bullet at 3,070 ft/s. What is the concern with stopping power from the venerable .308?
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    As Gearz pointed out, the 762x51 round from the M14 has about double the muzzle energy of the 5.56 from the M16. Using the muzzle energy calculator at this top of this page and Gearz' numbers:

    5.56 = 1318 ft/lbs
    7.62x51 = 2437 ft/lbs

    You do NOT want to be hit with a 7.62x51.
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    Wait what are you talking about? The M16 is far inferior in stopping power than the M14. The M16 is chambered for 5.56x45 NATO while the M14 is chambered for 7.62x51 NATO so that right there is the main difference.

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