Strongest common semi-auto rifle?

Strongest common semi-auto rifle?

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    Strongest common semi-auto rifle?

    This is another fairly easy question, for someone who knows more than I do.
    I'm thinking about semi-automatic rifles, but I'd like to be able to buy them on the secondary market 'easily'.
    As far as I know, the most powerful semi-auto rifle is the Kel-tec .308 RFB. But, those are certainly not very findable!
    There might be a cartridge that's weaker, but has a rifle that's semi-auto and availabled in the wanted ads ...


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    Not sure I really understand the question; strongest? One quick thought is the Remington 7400, it has been around for decades and is available in 30.06 which is "stronger" than .308 and very "available".
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    Please define what you mean by "strongest?"
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    Yeah, stupid parlance on my part. "Strongest", snerk. Sorry. The Remington 7400 series seems to be along the vibe I was looking for.
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    Strongest as in durable or powerful caliber?
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    I have to say that I am confused too. I do not understand what you mean with "Strongest common semi-auto rifle" and with "As far as I know, the most powerful semi-auto rifle is the Kel-tec .308 RFB". Powerful in what way? Are you perhaps asking about the strongest .30 caliber rifle cartridge?
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    Strongest...Barrett 50BMG?
    Durable...Ruger 10-22?
    Best compromise...M1-A1, FAL, G3, or AR10 platforms?

    Perhaps a military pattern and cartridge make strong, reliable, and universally available choices.
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    If you are going to use it as a pry bar a .50 bull barrell ought to do it. You have to match the tool to the job, and i have no idea what you want.

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    Sorry, everyone. Yeah, sloppy language. I was thinking of a hunting cartridge, as close to on-par as the .308 as possible. When I was looking through the for-sale ads, I could only find .308s that were bolt-action. I know that saying "powerful cartridge" is not very descriptive. I'll look into the 7400, to see if people like it or not.
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    ditto on The M1...bought one from the CMP and had it converted to a "mini-G" by Tim Shufflin. The 30-06 is a kick-butt round and having the barrel shortened to just above 16" makes it great to handle. "30-06 is never a mistake".....

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    Now comes the big question, what are you hunting?

    Let's face it, so many bullet types/weights, and calibers that are equally capable for taking most game animals out there, we need to know the "top end" of the game you are going after to even make a suggestion.

    There are some game that should require you to think bigger. Grizzlies come to mind. I wouldn't want to take the vast majority of whitetail killers to a grizzly hunt because the chances of screwing up are higher than with the heavier calibers. That, and screwing up on a grizzly hunt doesn't even compare to screwing up almost every other North American hunting exeperience.

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    Saiga makes a .308 also.
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