Im with you on this one ex_wasp, however theres some really decent small digital cameras out now that can take some bloody great photos....And! if you dont like them you can just delete them....bloody brilliant!
The SLR in its original form select fully automatic or semi taken from the belgium FN was a brilliant rifle.With a few mods i;e a shorter barral stockier butt would have i think been a better rifle altogether
You have to be joking about the SLR in an automatic mode, jesus after firing it on single shot off and on throughout the day going through a couple of bandeliers of ammo you couldnt hear anything , and a definite lack of right hand pud pulling.
Bring back the .303 and it's excellent skewer bayonet. Then lots of people here could use it and use the bayonet for cooking whole chickens, rotisserie style, over the camp fire, like on school cadet camp! :lol:
As a person who has absoluetly no knowledge of any weapon that is not bolted to the deck, well I did do a Lee Enfield 303 and sten gun course in Pusser, why not the AK47 used by just about every rag tag and bobtail organisation in the world that wants to shoot someone. It appears to work no matter how dirty, rusty or neglected. Even 10 year olds drag it about the African bush on a bit of string manage to murder with it. So why have a high tech weapon that gives up at the thought of sand, snow, frost etc.
I await your expert opinion, what is required of the rife and what off the shelf gun will provide that. The yanks now seem very happy with the M16 wich has been around now since the 60's