shooting military rifle

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  1. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

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    a friend of mine is trying to talk me into shooting a m1 carbine he said very little recoil pc of cake what do u think will this knock me on my butt?:eek:
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    BETH Well-Known Member

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    ok guys what do u think
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    nope, hardly any recoil at all, go for it.
    bhk308
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    fun guns to shoot. recoil is nothing to be afraid of.
  5. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

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    i have only shot a .22lr?
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    The M1 carbine was DESIGNED for people that had never shot a firearm!

    It is basically what at the time (but not now) was considered a "hot" pistol round fired in a 5. something pound RIFLE.

    You will barely feel the recoil. AND you will hit what you are aiming at at 100 yds or less, with a hole MUCH bigger than the .22lr.

    Seriously, you MIGHT feel a very little more recoil than firing a 10/22 Ruger in .22 LR...but I didn't...;)
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    It's a blast to shoot. Very minimal recoil. Enjoy it.......
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    beth, do it. youll love it.
    then youll want one.

    shoot it a lot, practice, and then i'll let you shoot my man gun in aug...the M1a.

    wait a minute, i thought your club only allows 22?
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    Beth , the rifle is heavier so to recoil hard the round has to have that much more energy for the weight . the .30 cal round in the M1 is a LARGE PISTOL ROUND adapted to use for a low recoil rifle

    on a scale of recoil , with a .22 LR being 1 a M1 would be a 1.2 maybe 1.4 a M4 (about 3.5) a .308 (a 5) a shotgun would be 6-8

    a bit more but not that much .. theres a lot more rifles out there with a lot more recoil than the M1 .30 cal

    that help ?
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    Beth, my wife is 5'1" and used am M1 carbine for 3 deer seasons. They have very little felt recoil. You will find it comparable to a .223 from a mini 14.

    You will enjoy shooting it.
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    ok guys i will try it he has a 1953 he wants me to shoot
  12. fleetwood1976

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    you should be fine.
  13. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

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    is m1 and m1 garand the same rifle?
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    do i just pick up 30 cal ammo? I noticed some 30 cal has numbers after it don't know what that means
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    there is an m1 carbine and an m1 garand. the carbine shoots 30 carbine instead of 30-06 and is much smaller.
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    you want .30 carbine ammo
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    ok he said carbine. Josh can't compare it to .223 or mini 14 don't know what that is? so for ammo just ask for 30 caliber carbine?
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    just "30 carbine" should suffice.
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    ok thanks if anyone knows which brand they like better let me know please
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    Let us know how it turns out. Be carful, there is no cure for collecting militeria. If you are a history buff it gets in your blood.
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