Re: Newbie question: Carbine vs. Rifle
I stumbled on this thread when I was helping a friend define the difference between a carbine and a rifle. Google took me straight to this thread and I did not realize it was so old when I found it and replied.
I have a DCMA Garand, a Remington 700 BDL in .270 Win., a Ruger Ranch Rifle in .223, and several different .22 rimfire rifles. I teach rifle shooting to Boy Scouts so the .22s get the most use and are always fun to shoot, especially considering the cost of ammo. But the Ranch Rifle is always fun also.