Caleb's Top 5 All-time rifles

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Caleb has posted his picks top all time rifles:

  1. The M1 Garand
  2. The Ruger 10/22
  3. The AR-15 family
  4. The ‘98 Mauser family
  5. The Brown Bess Musket

It is hard for me to argue with his picks. I think the addition of the 10/22 is interesting. While it is a cliché, I think the AK-47 should be included. Regardless of what you think of the gun itself, it is probably the most influential rifle of the past 60 years. I would replace the Brown Bess with the AK.

Brown Bess Musket. Image from Wikipedia.

Caleb discusses his picks in more detail on the latest episode of the Gun Nuts Radio podcast.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Brad Brad on Oct 20, 2009

    Thanx for the kind words.

  • Dylan Dylan on Dec 15, 2009

    1. Stg 44- spawned the evolution of intermediate rounds and the assault rifle
    2. Mp5- Revolutionized close quarters battle, accurate and small
    3. Mg 34/42- Revolutionized squad tactics
    4. M1 Garand- Just kicked ass
    5. Ak 47- Cheap, realiable, can run it over with a tank, bury it for 5 years and pick it up and fire it