Originally Posted by Lotsdragon
My father has his from the korean war, still uses it to hunt deer with. Great Rifle and when I can find one that I can afford I will have one too.
My first contact was in ROTC, late 50s at the University.
Later shot at summercamp and then with the Army Reserve rifle team. Also used for drill. Very accurate for shooting. Mild recoil. BAR was best for recoil-it actually 'walked' away from you and had to be pulled back to the shoulder after 3-4 rounds. BAR weighed 19 1/2 pounds.
I didnt buy one back in the 70s as I thought $150 was way too much money for one-the Garand.