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I think we're all mostly blue steel and wood folks around here but which would you prefer as a combination paper puncher/"hit's the fan" kinda' rifle in caliber .223/5.56 - AR15 or Ruger Ranch Rifle?
You know Grey, M1 Carbine was another one that I was thinking about as this would likely become my non-shooting wife's weapon if (God forbid) something ever happened. Israeli school teachers often carry them on field trips because they are so simple to operate and maintain.^^^^^ what he said ^^^^^
Would have to agree with lingr, if that were the only 2 choices.
If the excrement contacts the rotating blades - and I could have my choice of any - I'll take a 30 cal. M-1 Carbine.
Don't mean to hijack your thread.
Just me. Then again, I'm kinda goofy.
An AR platform in .243...that would be the cats meow, 24 caliber is the minimum legal for hunting out hereAs for the accuracy between the two, Depends on the rifle, and mostly on the shooter. The Ruger does have 20 rd mags availiable. I think IF I ever have the hankerin for an AR type it would be the Remy R15. Now that is an accurate rifle right out of the box. But $$ cost kind of offsets them. Also made in .243, now that would be the best of both worlds.
Bottom line is get what YOU like as either will be fine. Of course Pics and range reports are REQUIRED .......