Help me pick on rifle options


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bratch
November 24, 2004, 03:23 AM
*** I have another thread running about a Garand scout and this will relate to that***

I am wanting .308 MBR and a Scout rifle.

Currently I have a Cetme which I didn't do enough research on and do not like the fact that it doesn't lock back after the last round :banghead:

1. I have thought of ordering a rack grade Garand from CMP and converting it to a 308 and making it into a scout. This could field a middle ground between the Scout and MBR.

I see cost running around $800-1000 with no optics and could probably be a handy rifle.

2. I am looking at the Soutmans 308 Enfields at $600. They look like nice rifles and more traditional scout rifles.

I am also looking at possibly a Ohio Rapid Fire FAL or some sort of 308 AR.

3. I could also go with the M1A from SA.

Currently the MBR is higher on the wish list mainly because I have no clue when they might not be readily available. I see the Scout as an easier rifle to obtain.

However if I go the Garand route it will be pushed forward so I can get in on the CMP rifles.

Thanks guys. These decisions always hurt me :confused:

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VG
November 24, 2004, 08:06 AM
A "Scout Garand is not a good idea. Short "Tanker" Garands are difficult to make function well.

If you have fully bought into the "Scout Rifle" idea, Gun Tests configured a Savage to be similar to the Cooper Marketing Concept - I mean Scout Rifle - and it did fine against the Steyr.

Why do you want such short rifles?

tc300mag1
November 24, 2004, 10:49 AM
If your going to do it why not just go with th Sa scout little pricey but everything is all ready done

cslinger
November 24, 2004, 10:54 AM
We have a squad scout M1A and it is a great little rifle. Handy lots of scope options, reliable, accurate or so I'm told by those folks who know how to shoot. :uhoh: :D

My vote is for the squad scout.

Chris

bratch
November 24, 2004, 04:06 PM
Honestly I have no good reason for wanting either :cool:
The scout seemed like it would be a handy rifle but thats about it.

BryanP
November 24, 2004, 04:39 PM
2. I am looking at the Soutmans 308 Enfields at $600. They look like nice rifles and more traditional scout rifles.

Info please? Do you have a link to these?

yesterdaysyouth
November 24, 2004, 04:50 PM
http://www.gunbroker.com/auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=26037105

what about this???

bratch
November 24, 2004, 11:38 PM
BryanP

http://www.scoutman308.com

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