the Modern symbol of the right of the individual to be armed
with an effective rifle capable of Defending Liberty. Discuss anything
related to the AR15 and other arms of this nature herein
Buckeye Firearms Assoc
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My belief is it became an "Assault" rifle around the 1986 ban and then became mainstream media Assault for sure at the Clinton Assault Weapons Ban.
Better to keep one's mouth shut and be thought a fool than open it and remove all doubt.
I see that some of the guys have answered the "AR" question, and likely somebody will help with the air rifles - there's a thread here, or over on OFCC about hunting (very) small game with them. BTW, the Lewis & Clark expedition had at least one of them along - it's fairly easy to make lead (or whatever) balls, but making powder was a bit trickier. I understand it worked quite well.
There's a sticky at viewtopic.php?f=6&t=10097 that you should have a look at, but it's not mandatory. Might be sleep inducing, though.
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I THINK The term assault rifle originated with the German Sturmgewehr 44 (StG44)
In German it means Storm Rifle, But I guess in English it translate to Assault
It was a select fire weapon single/auto.
They label the AR15 as an "assault rifle" even if it's a semi auto variant.
Of course labels are powerful right? we all know that's why they label everything they want to ban as "assault", they even call things assault clips and assault pistols these days to demonize things in the public mind to make passing a ban easier.
About air rifles, I never had anything all that powerful my self, all the ones I had was in .177, But they make 22 and I think even larger air rifles and I know at least some of the 22's can actually reach in to powder arms territory.
I think they're pretty expensive though I know airguns can go up into the 1k's.
My stuff was always off the shelf crossman & daisy.. the really good stuff you won't find in a department store.
I read somewhere that (I think it was the french) had a air rifle division.
back in the day when everyone was using muzzle loaders the guys with the airrifles was BAMF's
With a fire rate 10x that of those with muzzle loaders, and with the added bonus no smoke generated.. old black powder produces a lot of smoke.
I don't what particular air guns they used or how powerful they was but apparently enough to kill.
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