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SCAR 17s 14 15.38%
Larue OBR 7 7.69%
FAL 12 13.19%
M1A 28 30.77%
LWRC REPR 4 4.40%
LMT MWS 2 2.20%
Other 24 26.37%
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Old April 30th, 2011, 09:01 PM   #1
 
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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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Old May 1st, 2011, 07:20 AM   #2
 
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I put down 'other' because my new dream .308 is that new Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle. The thing just looks neat!
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 09:41 AM   #3
 
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I am leaning towards the FNAR 308. It will be my first
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 12:17 PM   #4
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I'll take a Savage 10FCM Scout in .308 or perhaps another Ishapore 2A1.

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Old May 6th, 2011, 06:42 AM   #5
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FAL. This is an incredible battle rifle.
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Old May 6th, 2011, 01:17 PM   #6
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I'm old school M-14. Little heavy, but battle tested and will reach out and touch things quite nicely at 300+ yards.
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Old July 23rd, 2011, 11:45 PM   #7
 
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I voted M14 but fal is also nice and battle proven
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Old July 24th, 2011, 06:37 AM   #8
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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.
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Old February 20th, 2013, 04:03 PM   #9
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I'm guessin the M1A shooters never fired a SCAR17 or the poll would be different
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Old February 20th, 2013, 06:53 PM   #10
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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.
Exactly what he said. Your intentions are needed to really decide. Long range I vote OBR, fantastic rifle. Battle rifle,I'd go HK 417 myself but since that isn't a choice I'd say FAL.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 07:03 AM   #11
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While my personal preference is for the HK91, you really cannot so better than the M1A, particularly in the SOCOM-16 configuration.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 08:41 AM   #12
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M 14 all the way baby!!! I love the ruggedness and feel of this battle tested beauty!
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Old August 31st, 2013, 12:36 PM   #13
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my next gun will be a Savage 10FP
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Old March 10th, 2014, 04:02 PM   #14
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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 !
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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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