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Help me pick out a semi-auto .308 please.
« on: July 09, 2009, 09:43:00 PM »

I'm in the market for a semi-auto .308, right now I'm leaning towards a PTR-91.  I'm still considering an ar10 or a LR-308, the mags for both are pretty gay though.  Opinions? 
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Re: Help me pick out a semi-auto .308 please.
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2009, 10:03:32 PM »

FN-FAL.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FN_FAL

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Re: Help me pick out a semi-auto .308 please.
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2009, 10:18:03 PM »

Those guns are so fucking ugly though.  Mags cheap?
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Re: Help me pick out a semi-auto .308 please.
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2009, 10:24:20 PM »

Those guns are so fucking ugly though.  Mags cheap?

A. That is the opposite of what is true.

B. No. It's a real man's gun.

There's a reason they call it the Right Arm of the Free World.

Mags are in the 30-50 range.

The only other gun you should even be looking at is the M-14/M1A, and the mags for those are about fifteen bucks more.
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2009, 10:40:20 PM »

I just got a bunch of FAL mags for $12 each shipped from some local people. Deals are out there.
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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2009, 10:44:14 PM »

BTW, it's my most reliable semi-auto I own. Haven't had one failure to fire or eject or anything.
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Re: Help me pick out a semi-auto .308 please.
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2009, 10:44:58 PM »

BTW, it's my most reliable semi-auto I own. Haven't had one failure to fire or eject or anything.

And if you do, you turn the dial up a notch and blow the crap out. :-P

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Re: Help me pick out a semi-auto .308 please.
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2009, 10:55:17 PM »

BTW, it's my most reliable semi-auto I own. Haven't had one failure to fire or eject or anything.
And if you do, you turn the dial up a notch and blow the crap out. :-P

I was reading about the adjustable gas block on wiki, sounds pretty kewl.  How much does a new one run in obamadollars?
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« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2009, 10:59:52 PM »

DSA SA58 list as $1700.
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Re: Help me pick out a semi-auto .308 please.
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2009, 11:32:12 PM »

DSA's are way expensive, that's more than a springfield m1a and it seems kind of gimmicky like a springfield.  Is it worth it over a century? 
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Re: Help me pick out a semi-auto .308 please.
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2009, 01:54:01 AM »

The gun store around here has an Imbel FN-FAL for just under $1000.  they also have a Springfield M1A which as I understand it is manufactured for Springfield by Imbel.  Its a Brazilian company.    I didn't check on the price but I would guess that it is about $1400.     



I would personally go with the M1A.  It just feels better.  The sights on the FN-FAL are too far back for me.  I also think the iron sights on the FN-FAL are horrible.   I can sight in much quicker with the M1A than with an FN-FAL.  Though I heard it is easier to mount a scope on an FAL than it is to mount one on an M1A.

I heard that the trigger is much better for the M1A than the FAL.  You can get match grade triggers for the M1A but I couldn't find any for the FAL. 

You have a lot more options with the FAL as far as accessories.  There are folding stocks, all those cool rail things.  It seems like all you can do with the M1A is to get either wood or synthetic stock and get a shorter or longer barrel. 

The FN FAL has a carrying handle.  How cool is that.
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« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2009, 01:54:59 AM »

Mine (the one in the pic) is an IMBEL kit built on a DSA receiver built by a guy in my state known form making really good FAL's. I got it locally for $1k in a private sale at the height at the Obama gun buying craze. I'd say that's about the going rate for them right now that I've seen. Maybe $800 for a Century.
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« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2009, 02:07:50 AM »

I hear a lot of bad things about Century.  There was a Century HK91 at the gun store a while back and it looked like a retarded chimpanzee spot welded the receiver together.  Though they do have this which I am tempted to buy.  http://www.jgsales.com/product_info.php/p/galil-style-golani-rifle,-223-caliber-/products_id/1624

I have an Imbel parts kit.  I'll be getting a receiver when I get a little bit ahead on money. 

I've actually been pricing the individual parts.  From DSA website, the Lower Reciever is $129.  A complete front end is about $450-$500. Upper Receiver is $450.  You might be able to assemble a new rifle for a lot less.  Still investigating that though.   
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Re: Help me pick out a semi-auto .308 please.
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2009, 02:15:13 AM »

You might be able to assemble a new rifle for a lot less. 

I've watched the AGI FN-FAL video, and you need at least one very specialized tool to screw the barrel into the receiver that's $120 (http://chilirat.com). Plus you have to headspace it. With all the time you'd have to put into it, I don't think it's worth it.
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Re: Help me pick out a semi-auto .308 please.
« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2009, 02:16:03 AM »

Century this, Century that.

I own six century rifles, of various makes and models. They are all fine.

People who tell you that Century sucks are selling you something else.
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