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Assault Weapons: Facts vs. Fiction

Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Jul 29, 2012 6:22 PM
"Assault weapon" is basically a meaningless term, once used for market hype, then for its scare value by the antigunners. An assault RIFLE has 2 basic characteristics: selectable fire (which means it comes under the Firearms act as a full-auto) & fires "battle ammunition" as opposed to pistol calibers like 9mm submachine pistols & suchlike.
Jay Wye Wrote: Jul 29, 2012 9:09 PM
I suspect your Garand would fire 30-06 hunting ammo just fine.
it feeds from a clip,so hollowpoint or ballistic tip bullets should not matter,if the cartridge lengths are within specs. I suspect quite a number of deer have been taken with military 30-06 ball ammo.

but ISTR rifles used in hunting can't have the capability to load more than 3-5 rounds,depending on local laws.
Original Saepe__Expertus Wrote: Jul 29, 2012 8:57 PM
Jay Wye...I am GLAD you made that distinction. The rounds for my Garand would work just fine in a 31.06 bolt action deer rifle. Same round...except the Garand is FMJ.
Jay Wye Wrote: Jul 29, 2012 7:14 PM
You're wrong about the "battle ammunition";that's just nonsense.
.308 cal is also used by hunters,same for the old 30-06 ammo used in the M1 Garand.

Some nations prohibit civilian arms from using "military calibers" ;that's how the .380 auto round came about.

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