Top 10 Favorite Rifles

Top 10 Favorite Rifles

This week will be for Top Ten favorites of the Gears of Guns crew. It will be broken up into 4 categories: Rifles, Pistols, Bullet calibers and “other”.

if you have a gun you think we didn’t consider please feel free to share it with us.


The AR-15 is at the top of our list because it is for lack of better wording the ”Barbie” for men. This weapon system is highly customizable to fit the users wants and needs. 

PRO:  The weapon system can be changed to fit the shooter, everything from the caliber to the barrel length, to trigger group, letting the shooter find the perfect combination to fit them.

CON:  Possible malfunctions due to semi-auto action gas system causing them to break. Most of the cons we have for this weapon stems from size of caliber or internal firing mechanisms from different manufacturers.

Remington 700

The Remington Model 700 is number 2 on our list because of it reliability. The weapon has been used by both hunters and snipers. The weapon has been battle proven for years as the M24 Sniper rifle and is an all around a good rifle.

PRO: Multiple calibers and styles to fit the gun to the shooter, the weapon has high accuracy and is designed to last.

CON: Being a bolt action rifle the shooter may have to take their eye off the target to chamber the next round or to reload the 5 round flush magazine.


Knights Armament M110

The M110 is based off of the AR-10 and is a Semi Auto Sniper System (SASS). The rifle fires the .308/7.62NATO cartridge which has an effective range of 800 Meters.

PRO: The weapon is semi-auto letting the shooter acquire the target and keep an eye on the target after they fire the  weapon.

CON: The .308win does not have the range that some of the newer sniper rifles rounds have, such the .338 Lapua or The .408 Chey-Tac and .50 BMG.

Chey-Tac M200 .408 sniper rifle

The Chey-Tac M200 intervention fires the .408 Chey-Tac bullet. This rifle has set its mark in the sniper community as an anti-personnel as well as an anti-material weapon at long range because it has a better ballistics table than the .50 BMG

PRO: Can take out a target at well over 2000 Meters

CON: Same as the Remington 700 in that it is a bolt action.

FN P90

The FN P90 is a killer punch in a tiny package.

PRO: the weapon platform is small allowing for close quarters combat while still carrying upwards of 50 rounds.

CON: If you have a con for this weapon please share it with us.


The M14 is another time proven weapon. This weapon as been in service since 1957 and is still being made. the M14 fires the 7.62NATO round  allowing for the weapon to go from medium range out to long range sniping.

PRO: Semi-auto fire, 7.62NATO round,  800 Meters effective range.

CON: it weighs in at 11 pounds and is not a weapon you could easily use in CQB

H&K G36

Heckler-Koch G36  like the AR-platform lets the shooter customize the weapon to fit how the weapon will be used.

PRO: Reliable and accurate

CON: The weapon only fires the 5.56NATO round which is a small projectile and does not have the stopping power that a .30 caliber projectile has.



FN Herstal SCAR-H MK.17 is similar to the AR. FN makes a few different  versions of the SCAR but the SCAR-H is chambered in the .308/7.62NATO round which has the stopping power and range to take down targets at various ranges.

PRO: quick change barrel and heavy caliber

CON: If you have a con for this weapon please share it with us.


The AK-47 has been used by militaries the world over. The round is cheap and easy to find and has a better stopping power than the 5.56NATO.

PRO: the weapon works dirty filled with sand and water and keeps firing

CON: the weapon is not as accurate as an AR-15 or other similar weapons.

Ruger 10-22

We couldn’t talk rifles without talking about this .22 LR. this is one of the most well known .22s other there. it has been designed to do one thing and do it well and that is shoot .22s all day long.

PRO: cheap. fun to shoot, easy to find ammo and companies make lots of different stocks to let the user have many different looking guns from a G36 to an AR-15 to double barreled “machine” gun.

CON: If you have a con for this weapon please share it with us.

Colt SP901

Colt SP901


Caliber: .308 Win (7.62×51 NATO)
Barrel Length: 16.1″
Bore:Chromed, 4 Grooves, 1-12″ RH Twist
Front Sight: Flip-Up, Adjustable Post for Elevation
Rear Sight: Flip-Up, Adjustable for both Windage and Elevation
Extended Length: 37.5
Collapsed Length: 34.24
Weight: 9.4 lbs..
Action: Semi-Auto, direct Gas System, Locking Bolt
Finish: Matte Black

Special Features:

  • 1-Piece Upper Receiver
  • Full Floated Barrel
  • Bayonet Lug and Flash Hider
  • Ambidextrous Controls
  • Accepts Mil-Spec 5.56 Colt Uppers

Colt has a new rifle that they are releasing onto the civilian  market in August 2011. The Colt SP901 is an ambidextrous, multicaliber weapon fires the 7.62NATO rounds and with a simple change to a standard AR-15 mil-spec upper can fire the 5.56NATO round. the rifle has a  free-floating barrel to help keep high accuracy.

The SP901 essentially the civilian version of the Armed forces Colt defense CM901 with the same features, minus the automatic fire capability.

While the CM901 can operate using a piston, gas-impingement system or hybrid of the two, the SP901 will come with a direct gas system.

Colt is manufacturing an adapter for the standard .223/5.56NATO AR-15 STANAG magazines allowing for the rifle to fire a multiple range of calibers such as   (a partial list)

  • 7mm Magnum
  • .458 Winchester Magnum.
  • 20 Practical
  • 22LR
  • 5.45×39
  • .223
  • 5.56mm NATO
  • 6.5mm Grendel
  • 6.8 Remington SPC
  • 7mm TCU 
  • .300 Whisper
  • .338 Lapua
  • .40 S&W
  • 10mm
  • .45 ACP
  • .450 “Thumper”
  • .458 Socom
  • .499 LWR
  • .50 Beowulf
  • .50 BMG
  • .300 AAC BLK
  • 7.62×40 WT
  • 7.62×39
  • .358 Gremlin
  • 5.7×28 FN
  • .410 Shotgun


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Caliber: 7.62NATO (.308 Win)
Action: Semi auto gas operated, rotating bolt
Length:46.5” (1181 mm)
Barrel Length: 22” (559 mm)
Weight loaded: 11lbs (5.1 kg)  (14lbs 6.6 kg M14A1)
Magazine: 20 rounds, detachable box
Rate of fire: 700 -750 rounds per minute
Effective range: 800+ meters (with optics)


Mk 14 Enhanced Battle Rifle

I unfortunately have been sick the past week and this is causing some problems with my keep up with the site and writing full informative posts but I am hopefully going to start feeling a bit better tomorrow and have a real post written for you.

Yesterday we reached our 100th post which I am very proud of but I was unable to write the planned posting for that day so we will celebrate tomorrow.