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View Poll Results: which 7/62 nato/.308 battle rifle?
Ar-10 35 22.29%
FN FAL 55 35.03%
Saiga .308 12 7.64%
other (HK Galil ETC) 55 35.03%
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Old March 6, 2009, 04:14 AM   #1
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7.62x51 Nato/.308 Battle rifle! which oen would you choose?

im a huge fan of the 7.62 nato battle rifles, it will still be a few months maybe years before i can own one but id still like to know which one you'd go with and why?
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Old March 6, 2009, 04:20 AM   #2
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The best blend of all around use and long range accuracy is probably available in an AR-10.

The best blend of cost, ruggedness, and reliability would be a Saiga.

But I'm going to give you some free advice, it's worth what you paid so take it or leave it. Go to a gun store and HANDLE an AR-10, M1A, FN-FAL, Saiga 308, and even an FNAR if you can find one. The rifle that fits you best is probably going to be the best rifle for you.

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Old March 6, 2009, 04:23 AM   #3
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thanks jim. i completly spaces the M1A! cant believe i did that, considering i have dreams of owning a couple! geez! ive handled most all of them BTW, and shot a AR-10, FN FAL and M1A. love all 3 and pretty much have my mind made up on which one i want, im jsut kinda seeing were everyone else is on the subject!

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Old March 6, 2009, 04:24 AM   #4
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I like the HK 91, AR-10, FN-FAL, and M1A1, also my .308 barreled M1 Garand.

I guess in detachable magazine fed semi auto .308s, I would pick the HK 91.

If it could be auto I would pick the HK 21, they are cool with a capital C.

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Old March 6, 2009, 04:26 AM   #5
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Either a Fulton Armory M-1A/M-14 or a Rock River Arms LAR-8 if you can find one!

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Old March 6, 2009, 04:26 AM   #6
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thats badass nate! how much did you pay to get the Garand rebarreled for .308?


also if were talking full auto, im goin to go witha M-60 Rambo style!
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Old March 6, 2009, 04:28 AM   #7
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I voted other.

Springfield M1A or other M14 variant. I have an M1A scout on order.



I went with it because:

Reputation for better reliability than AR platforms

Not much heavier, and in many cases lighter than AR's in 7.62/.308

Great Iron sights

Many options for mounting optics if you wish

Very accurate

Lots of USGI quality mags in 20 & 25 rounds available for less than 40 bucks.

Highly reccomended but my Iraq-vet friend who used them over there.

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Old March 6, 2009, 04:48 AM   #8
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how much did you pay to get the Garand rebarreled for .308


Springfield Armory M1 manufactured in 4/1944, Colt WWI reissue, Smith-Corona 03A3 made in 43.

I can't remember exactly how much it was when I bought it, now they are $325 at Fulton Armory. I have the chrome lined one. You would have to check gun smiths in your area to find out how much the charge.

I really like the Garand, I also like the .308 as it is an inherently more accurate cartridge than the .30-06 and is currently used by our military. The .308 Win/7.62 NATO has broken every accuracy record set by the .30-06.

I also don't feel hampered by the 8 round capacity of the Garand. I have the cartridge belt which holds 10, 8 round en bloc clips and it is really fast to reload a Garand with a little practice. If I can't get the job done with a Garand and I'm on my own with no support, a 20-30 round magazine probably won't help. The Garand is also easier to shoot in the prone position.
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Old March 6, 2009, 07:09 AM   #9
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M1A All the way!
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Old March 6, 2009, 09:03 PM   #10
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If it could be auto I would pick the HK 21, they are cool with a capital C.
I put a couple of belts through one of those, once. They are a little too lightweight to be fun. What is fun in 308 is an MG-3.
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Old March 6, 2009, 11:27 PM   #11
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hmmmm....

I would definitely go w/ a HK-91/G3 or the Fulton Titan.

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Old March 6, 2009, 11:31 PM   #12
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ive shot a galil before, it was sweet.
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Old March 6, 2009, 11:33 PM   #13
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I voted other because a DPMS LR-308 isn't an AR-10



I also have a 308 M1 Garand (Wilson Arms bbl on a 1943 SA reciever)

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Old March 7, 2009, 03:09 AM   #14
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The HK91 is my choice for a 7.62x51. Mine has been 100% reliable and accurate. I totally trust the rifle and the round to do the job.
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Old March 7, 2009, 08:08 AM   #15
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I voted Saiga in .308, because I have one!
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Old March 7, 2009, 10:00 AM   #16
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FN FAL
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Old March 7, 2009, 10:02 AM   #17
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hmm....

Definitely a Fulton Titan, stainless barrel w/ Cooley muzzle brake.

Of course, I already own a PTR-91 and a Rem 700 PSS... lol

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Old March 7, 2009, 10:28 AM   #18
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LoneStarWings what scope are you going to put on that Scout (if any)?
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Old March 7, 2009, 12:00 PM   #19
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M1A ,8 round block magazine was a touch of ingenuity.
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Old March 7, 2009, 02:21 PM   #20
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M1A

Have had HK 91, have FAL, and M1A. Prefer the M1A. It just suits me better. And I can shoot it better, too!
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Old March 7, 2009, 02:30 PM   #21
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Springfield M1a Socom II
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Old March 7, 2009, 03:06 PM   #22
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LoneStarWings what scope are you going to put on that Scout (if any)?
I'm not planning on putting one on straight away, and haven't researched it all that much. I'm planning on using my M1A as more of medium range (<500 yards) defensive carbine, plus there's something elegant about the simplicity of the iron sights.
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Old March 7, 2009, 04:10 PM   #23
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Three?

I own the M14, FN-FAL, and am currently drooling over a new AR-10 or DSA.....decisions, decisions.....



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Old March 8, 2009, 10:48 PM   #24
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The FAL is really the definitive 7.62x51 battle rifle.



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If it could be auto I would pick the HK 21, they are cool with a capital C.
Cool, but I agree with FALPhil about them being a bit light for a true machinegun (and heavy for a 7.62x51 rifle).

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Old March 8, 2009, 11:37 PM   #25
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M1A.

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