Opinion: What makes a rifle “practical” for general use? – Courtesy of Atlas Shrug on the Brushbeater Forum

Posted: January 25, 2022 by gamegetterII in Uncategorized

Badlands Fieldcraft


The following is a post I copied with permission from a discussion over at the Brushbeater Forum. I thought the author made a lot of good points and they seemed to reflect my own observations I wrote about recently.

What makes a rifle practical and well suited to the tasks you envision for it?

When cogitating on what platform, caliber, optics, etc. one should pursue when attempting to put together a capable, versatile rifle covering a variety of roles – as always, “it depends” is the answer.

For example, from a quantitative analysis perspective, a test with all things being equal will show that a semi auto will be faster for follow ups shots than a bolt gun shooting the same cartridge.

Maybe this one?

That said, how much faster? Does it make any practical difference? At the cost of what other aspects? These are really the…

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