I have an 8mm Egyptian I got from a buddy in a trade. I gave him a Winchester CMP Garand and he gave me the FN 49, a new spare barrel and $300 cash. I have other Garands, so i figured "Why not?"
I still haven't shot it yet. He said it "Wasn't accurate at all" which is why he bought the spare barrel. I plan to try it with some known good commercial ammo to see how it shoots and if it really does have problems then rebarrel it with the new spare. I just don't want to test it with unknown quality mil-surp ammo until I know if it's a shooter or not.
Mine's a nice looking rifle, but not as nice as the one pic in this thread of the refurbished gun.
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