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|April 30th, 2011, 09:01 PM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Columbus, Ohio
I Thought I had made up my mind and was going to build a 6.5, but further thought has me back on the .308
I handled the 17s, REPR, and LMT at the shop/range I ended up at yday.
After handling the REPR, I think i'm in love. The one I may go back for tomorrow was the 18in OD green model. I was amazed at the ergonomics and craftsmanship. I mean for $3200 it better feel and look good.
Any how, as always I was just curious about what others here would buy.
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|May 6th, 2011, 01:17 PM||#6|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Rural NE Iowa
I'm old school M-14. Little heavy, but battle tested and will reach out and touch things quite nicely at 300+ yards.
|July 24th, 2011, 06:37 AM||#8|
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Texas Gulf Coast (Houston Area)
I think you need to decide on intention.
extreme accuracy at distance (700+), then "other" (bolt gun).
mid range and closer, then any of the list. FAL's and M1A's are very "battle proven" and reliable, but at longer distances the FAL won't compete. The AR style allows for easy sighting changes (scopes and such) on the flat top. Reports are The AR style have great accuracy also.
The very bad thing about All semi's, they are extremely expensive to operate.
(ie. they will digest a lot of ammo before you even realize that you are significantly poorer. .308 isn't nearly as cheap to buy as other surplus).
And, with .308, for best accuracy / performance, be prepared to reload.
I own several .308's. For cool factor, the FAL overtakes the M1A (IMHO). The FAL always draws a lot of attention at the range, But accuracy is lacking in the FAL. The M1a is a super match so it's not a good comparison. however, for slowing things down and extreme accuracy, the TRG goes to the range.
I don't own any of the AR platform in .308. But I think of the list, you couldn't go wrong with either of them.
There are others out there you need to consider, especially since you are in the "higher" end price range. Noveske, LMT, LaRue, others.
This is just MY observations / opinions, YMMV.
One other observation, Some of these rifles take specific magazines, If you desire more than the supplied "Two", it may be another consideration. I've heard that the .308 Scar mags are quite expensive.
|February 20th, 2013, 06:53 PM||#10|
Join Date: Feb 2013
|March 6th, 2013, 07:03 AM||#11|
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Great Northwet
While my personal preference is for the HK91, you really cannot so better than the M1A, particularly in the SOCOM-16 configuration.
|March 10th, 2014, 04:02 PM||#14|
Join Date: Jan 2014
Yes really , Yes it's a little heavy So ! I can stay on target better then the rest and hit what I want out to @ 300 yards max @ my range! I'd like to say with no problem had it 4 years !
|March 11th, 2014, 01:32 AM||#15|
Join Date: Feb 2014
My savage 10t is a tackdriver and outfitted with a decently good weaver 3x10 mil/mil scope GST (grand slam tactical) , egw rail and rings im into just at a 1000 bux..
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