The BAR being so expensive, even in semi auto replica, these days I was wondering if it would be cheaper to just buy all the parts and the schematics and put it together yourself. Ohio ordinance still makes the gun, which means parts are manufactured. I've seen full parts ads in catalogues for assembling replica machine guns and rifles.
The more I read about it, the more I like the BAR (or more specifically the .30-06 round it carries) over the AR-15 and the M1A. The .223 caliber is just too small. Feel like I'm shooting a .22. Want something that would create a larger wound cavity and have more penetration. The .308 is just a downgraded version of the .30-06 caliber. No. The BAR was a high capacity battle rifle that fires a round that has extra punch behind it. And it has more of a historical story to tell.
So the new ones can't be "fully auto." Well as I understand it, the original ones really weren't "fully auto" in buy only fired automatic bursts of 3 or 4 rounds at a time. For this, all you legally need is a hellfire and you can still fire in bursts.
The .30-06 is a vicious round, but the weight of the BAR should soak up most of the recoil and even in practice could be used with lighter bullets or even frangible rounds (a round that was light even in my plastic stock Rem 700)