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A rifle is a long-barrelled firearm designed for accurate shooting, with a barrel that has a helical pattern of grooves (rifling) cut into the bore wall. In keeping with their focus on accuracy, rifles are typically designed to be held with both hands and braced firmly against the shooter's shoulder via a buttstock for stability during shooting. Rifles are used extensively in warfare, self defense, law enforcement, crime (most notably assassinations), hunting, and shooting sports.
The term was originally rifled gun, with the verb rifle referring to the early modern machining process of creating groovings with cutting tools. By the 20th century, the weapon had become so common that the modern noun rifle is now often used for any long-shaped handheld ranged weapon designed for well-aimed discharge activated by a trigger (e.g., personnel halting and stimulation response rifle, which is actually a laser dazzler).
Like all typical firearms, a rifle's projectile (bullet) is propelled by the contained deflagration of a combustible propellant compound (originally black powder, later cordite, and now nitrocellulose), although other propulsive means such as compressed air are used in air rifles, which are popular for vermin control, small game hunting, competitive target shooting and casual sport shooting (plinking).
The distinct feature that separates a rifle from the earlier smoothbore long guns (e.g., arquebuses, muskets) is the rifling within its gun barrel. The raised areas of a barrel's rifling are called lands, which make contact with and exert torque on the projectile as it moves down the bore, imparting a spin around its longitudinal axis. When the projectile leaves the barrel, this spin persists and lends gyroscopic stability to the projectile due to conservation of angular momentum, preventing yawing and tumbling in flight. This allows the use of more elongated and aerodynamically efficient bullets (as opposed to the spherical balls used in smoothbore muskets) and thus improves range and accuracy.
I posted about this a few years ago. On and off, I've kinda been doing my own thing, but doing it all by myself with a few friends is a lot of work, but I would really like to spread the load and have bigger groups to shoot with, just so we can do more stuff.
One of the events we do is "rifle...
LMT Defender 2000 MRP CQB16 5.56x45 mm
MRP Monolithic Rail Platform - Picatinny on all four sides
16" Chrome Lined DI Barrel 1:7
LMT Sopmod Stock
LMT Full-Auto BCG
LMT Fixed Sights
One 30 rd mag
Used, very few rounds, excellent condition
No trades please.
Selling Springfield Armory M1 Garand military rifle from WWII
Serial number manufacture date is September 1944.
Comes with Custom Boyd's wooden stock set
Selling for $1,400.00
Must have valid & current AZ ID, CCW preferred, sign a bill of sale.
Located in Peoria, AZ
Just got into the long game. I was able to pick up a Bergara HMR Pro in 6.5 CM and I just finished a four day class and on first day out shooting was able to work my way out to 700 for a hit. Pretty happy with that, but that was on the fourth shot. First question, I am using...
DPMS upper, AGP lower, Magpul flip up rear sight, steel flip up front sight, one 30rd steel mag. No dust cover or forward assist. Shoots great. In good condition.
Located in Globe, AZ but can meet in Phoenix / Valley usually.
Marlin's 17V model 17HMR. Internals polished by gunsmith.Trigger is right at 2lb pull. Bull barrel has been threaded at 1/2 x 28 and chrome capped. Will accept any accessory of this measure which is the same as most AR15 thread patterns. Entire rifle has been custom cerakoted by Acoating.com, a...
Bought and assembled the rifle (complete upper + complete lower) in January 2021. Scope was purchased at the same time. The rifle has not been used and has been kept in a rifle sock which I will give with the rifle. Details of the rifle are posted below.
5.56 NATO/.223 Rem 20" Bull Barrel...
New AR15 parts & Hogue Mini-14 rifle stock for sale!
1. Retro Round Carbine black hand guards: $20.00 each
2. Retro Round Mid-length Dark Earth hand guards: $25.00
3. GUNTEC USA Airlite Series Minimalist Stock in blue: $100.00
4. Magpul BTR pistol brace with buffer tube: $60.00
5. IMI OD...
Tan-FDE AR15 Rifle for sale!
New Anderson lower receiver
New Anderson slick side upper
Bear Creek Arsenal 1/8 twist 5.56/2.23 caliber light weight mid-length barrel 16-inches long
Magpul Tan-FDE slim line furniture
Strike Industries no latch charging handle
PSA Bolt Carrier Group
A2 bird cage...
Homak pistol & rifle safes. They are currently bolted together. Pistol cabinet is bolted on top of rifle. They can be unbolted and mounted separately. The pistol cabinet holds at least 6 handguns. The rifle cabinet holds 8. They come with instructions and mounting hardware. They use coke machine...
Selling a retro Israeli Galil Gallant James River Armory Rifle: 5.56 / .223 caliber
With: 18-inch long barrel 1:9 twist, Polymer handguards & grip, folding stock
Original Israeli markings and Star Of David logo on the rear of the receiver
Comes with Two 30 Rd Mags
Must have VALID AZ ID...