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Why are guns so important to Americans?

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The 'assault weapons' fire the same round as the related M700 and are just as accurate -- so, why not?

Well I would rather have a rifle designed specifically for hunting when hunting.
 

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Well I would rather have a rifle designed specifically for hunting when hunting.
You say that as if my M1A/AR15 isnt just as capable as any of those rifles.
Why do you think that?
 

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You say that as if my M1A/AR15 isnt just as capable as any of those rifles.
Why do you think that?

I said I would rather have a rifle specifically designed for hunting when hunting like I would use a grapefruit spoon to eat grapefruit not icecream.
 

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It's the same round, the same accuracy, so the only tangible differences are a few ergonomic features and perhaps personal taste in appearance....so...why not?
Its that damn magazine! It holds 20/30 rounds!
(Except, of course, the ones that I have that hold 1 or 2 or 5 or 10}
Because, you know, if you have a 20-rd magazine, you HAVE to empty it at the target.
 

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Its that damn magazine! It holds 20/30 rounds!
(Except, of course, the ones that I have that hold 1 or 2 or 5 or 10}
Because, you know, if you have a 20-rd magazine, you HAVE to empty it at the target.

HELL YEAH it tenderizes the meat:lol:
 

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Its that damn magazine! It holds 20/30 rounds!
(Except, of course, the ones that I have that hold 1 or 2 or 5 or 10}
Because, you know, if you have a 20-rd magazine, you HAVE to empty it at the target.

Only 30?
AR-15 Ammo & Magazine Weights


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If you want to hunt with an AR-15 go for it. I really don't see the reason why when there are rifles specifically designed around hunting.
And I dont see the reason why anyone would ever think that you can not or should not hunt with one.
 

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If you want to hunt with an AR-15 go for it. I really don't see the reason why when there are rifles specifically designed around hunting.

The AR15 is like an all-around rifle. You can use it for many different things instead of only a single specialty purpose.
 

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And I dont see the reason why anyone would ever think that you can not or should not hunt with one.

I guess for ****s and giggles one might hunt with an AR-15 but if I'm going to go hunting I'm going to use a rifle specifically designed for that purpose. Just like I would use a phillips head screw driver on a phillips head screw instead of a flat head screw driver.

BTW I do think one has the right to hunt own an AR15.
 

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The AR15 is like an all-around rifle. You can use it for many different things instead of only a single specialty purpose.

I guess after the apocalypse that might make sense in the mean time I'll use a rifle designed for hunting.
 

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I guess for ****s and giggles one might hunt with an AR-15 but if I'm going to go hunting I'm going to use a rifle specifically designed for that purpose. Just like I would use a phillips head screw driver on a phillips head screw instead of a flat head screw driver.

BTW I do think one has the right to hunt own an AR15.

I have a screwdriver with detachable bits just for that reason.

The AR15 is much the same way in it's ability to be customized.
 

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I guess after the apocalypse that might make sense in the mean time I'll use a rifle designed for hunting.

You might be a reservist on a budget.

You got a weapon resembling your issued weapon so you could stay sharp, and you like to hunt, but you can't afford 2 rifles because, again, you're a reservist.
 

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You might be a reservist on a budget.

You got a weapon resembling your issued weapon so you could stay sharp, and you like to hunt, but you can't afford 2 rifles because, again, you're a reservist.

Okay that would be a pretty good reason. I really don't see how one could afford to hunt in that scenario though deer leases cost money.
 

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I guess for ****s and giggles one might hunt with an AR-15 but if I'm going to go hunting I'm going to use a rifle specifically designed for that purpose. Just like I would use a phillips head screw driver on a phillips head screw instead of a flat head screw driver
What gives a 'hunting rifle' that degree of an advantage over my AR15/M1A?
 

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What gives a 'hunting rifle' that degree of an advantage over my AR15/M1A?

What you don't know? You're not expert? I'm just saying for hunting I'm going to buy hunting rifle. Like when dove hunting I'm going to buy a shotgun and not a rifle.
 

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What you don't know? You're not expert?
So... you cannot describe how a hunting rifles gives you that degree of advantage over my M1A/AR-15?

How then do you know your claim is accurate?
 

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So... you cannot describe how a hunting rifles gives you that degree of advantage over my M1A/AR-15?

How then do you know your claim is accurate?

So what is the advantage of using an AR-15 over a M700 designed with hunting in mind?
 

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So what is the advantage of using an AR-15 over a M700 designed with hunting in mind?
I've never claimed there is one. I've only claimed that the AR15/M1A are just as effective as the M700, as they are as accurate (in my case, probably more so) and fire the same rounds -- in fact, the AR15 might be -better- than the M700 as it can accurately fire the heavier .224" bullets.

So, again, describe how a hunting rifle gives you that degree of advantage over my M1A/AR-15.
 
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