by Bret Gould
What is rifle reality? Jeff Cooper knew what it was, our military snipers know what it is as well.
It is the concept of bring enough gun. People, we have hard , hard times coming. We will very likely be in the fight of our lives as individuals and Americans. Few realize that proper weapon selection can be a life saver. I prefer the .308 battle rifle.
Former Navy Seal Matt Bracken wrote a series of articles on possible scenarios in coming events. He hit upon important points. Most of the adversaries we are likely to face irregardless of the group they represent will carry a .223 caliber weapon. or a 7.62 x 39 mm caliber weapon. These weapons are limited in range. The .308 will vastly out reach them.
Now I hear the arguments of how the .223 is just great and reaches out there. Then how come the military snipers don’t use it? The answer is killing power. A Louisiana Swat team hit a section 8 project house to get out a barricaded subject using .223 weapons. They were unable to hit the barricaded subject due to the inability of the .223 bullet to penetrate the building’s steel door. They now carry .308 FN Fal rifles. Several members of that SWAT team got shot but they learned from it.
Matt Bracken advised using a high capacity, scoped battle rile in .308 to reach out and hit multiple targets with reach and power and that is the reason for it all. Jeff Cooper stated that a rifle should project power , accurately at a distance with speed. Anyone who has ever sparred or fought an opponent with a much longer reach understands this. They can hit you before you can hit them.
This is the thesis of my argument. The .308 gives you the reach over the .223 and 7.62 x 39 crowd. For those who can only get one gun, get a .308 battle rifle. A good Fn Fal, G3 or clone or even the venerable M1A. will do the job greatly. The goal is to reach out, punch cover, buck the wind and put the bad guys down hundreds of yards before he is even a threat to you. This is life insurance. Buy for your health, buy for your life, but buy it now.
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