from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A lightweight rifle with a short barrel.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A smaller lighter version of an existing rifle with a shortened barrel.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A short, light musket or rifle, esp. one used by mounted soldiers or cavalry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A soldier armed with a carbine; a carbineer; a musketeer.
- n. In the sixteenth century, a firearm; one of the many names given to the lighter form of harquebuse.
- n. In modern times, a short rifle, especially one adapted to the use of mounted troops.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. light automatic rifle
To answer your question, in my opinion, a carbine is generally not quite as accurate as a longer rifle but it is plenty accurate for deer hunting and often may offer the hunter better maneuverability and lighter weight to their advantage; especially in your case.
I will go with those who agree that the .30 M1 carbine is a fun plinker.
Lee Harvey Oswald was considered responsible for assassinating the president with a 6. 5mm Italian carbine from the Texas School Book Depository.
Dave, That little carbine is a handy little gun for it intended purpose.
And that carbine is probably still out there somewhere, its mysterious symbol forever unexplained.
The M4 carbine is likely an M4gery … in other words simply an AR-15 dressed up to look like an M4.
Everybody had a good laugh and settled down, and I went hunting with my "real" T/C white mountain carbine the next morning.
Mounted above the carbine was the gadget Elizabeth had been holding in her lap the day Ilse and I had seen her.
This rifle right here, which is called a carbine, was stolen from the French museum of the army, been missing all these years.
The tape also shows an M-4 carbine, that is the type of weapon that U.S.