No reasonable person would throw their rifle down into a pool of pudding-like mud. But what if you did anyway? How well can different rifle designs handle that abuse? We decided to find out. We took an M1A (generally considered extremely reliable), an AR (generally considered terribly unreliable), and a MAS 49/56 (French, and generally unknown) and got down and dirty with them.
Yes, Part II will be coming later with an AK!