the FR8


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VVelox
January 4, 2013, 01:25 PM
I don't see many instances of this firearm on this forum. So I though I would share mine. :)

I picked this up about two months ago.

I absolutely love the sights on it. Vnotch for 100m and aperture for 200m, 300m, and 400m.

I also love the Mauser/CETME bastard look it has as it has. It dates from the early 1950s when Spain was having issues manufacturing enough CETMEs for their purposes. Mine was manufactured in 1952.

Bought the bayonet, same type as for the CETME, when I got as I sort of fell in love with the oddness of this rifle and wanted to complete it in regards of original parts/accessories.

For that reason I also had to get the small cleaning brush that goes end the end tube there. That is also shared with the CETME as well.


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RPRNY
January 4, 2013, 02:40 PM
I also love the Mauser/CETME bastard look it has as it has.

Like!

That is a very handy looking rifle. There was a discussion about the M95 Mannlicher Steyr as a hog rifle and I have to say your "bastard" looks like another great pig killer. Metal looks very good, almost pristine. Great find. Enjoy.

Dentite
January 4, 2013, 02:47 PM
Nice rifle. Bad backdrop. :) Makes it hard to make out the rifle. I've seen a few of these around and you are right...they do have a bastard look about them.

Thanks for sharing.

Reloadron
January 4, 2013, 04:32 PM
They make for one heck of a short carbine that can be really handy. Aside from a few small dings the wood on yours looks great and would finish out nice if you opt to do so. Enjoy the new rifle.

Ron

desidog
January 4, 2013, 04:38 PM
Welcome to the FR-8 club!

/We're much stronger than the FR-7 club, action wise!
//I'll stand by for the inevitable debate on .308Win vs. 7,62 Cetme sure to follow.

Reloadron
January 4, 2013, 04:47 PM
I'll stand by for the inevitable debate on .308Win vs. 7,62 Cetme sure to follow.

Not even going to go there. Matter of fact that topic is on my list of topics to avoid. :)

Ron

Husker_Fan
January 4, 2013, 09:09 PM
One of these is on my "to-buy" list. I'd be interested in doing a magazine conversion on one.

Nico Testosteros
January 4, 2013, 09:16 PM
How accurate are y'all's? I've wanted one for a while for an up to 100 yard hunting rifle.

762gunr
January 4, 2013, 09:29 PM
Jealous.....
These little Spanish Mausers are severely under rated.
Better caliber,action, pedigree and quality than anything in it's class.
M38/M44 or M95 is not even close.

VVelox
January 4, 2013, 09:30 PM
Nico Testosteros, unfortunately not sure. I am stuck in Chicago and the one good range with in two hours of here closed for winter before I could make it out there. Everything closer than that is just pistol ranges. 25 yards is a bit boring with .308 Win... and a waste of ammo.

txgunsuscg
January 4, 2013, 09:31 PM
Picked up one of these not too long ago from another forum member. Love it!

Get a few weird looks when I take it to the range, though....

Mine is accurate enough for a battle rifle, but I was using surplus mil ammo and honestly messing around rather than really testing it....

ball3006
January 4, 2013, 09:49 PM
I bought one several years ago. Great rifle.....chris3

Nico Testosteros
January 4, 2013, 11:02 PM
After I wrote my previous post I realized the FR8s don't necessarily get shot with premium ammo. That probably can make a big difference in accuracy.

HankC
January 5, 2013, 08:54 AM
Have one. Cool rifle with noticeable recoil and muzzle blast. Fun to shoot!

ApacheCoTodd
January 5, 2013, 01:00 PM
Love 'em here too. Being quick and relatively light it's often an alternative to my Mossberg 590 when I'm in the mountains when one of my dogs is in heat. One of the things most appreciated is not worrying about the muzzle or sights while knocking about in the rocks and woods and the bent handle keeps it slim and snag free for me in the vehicles.

TCBPATRIOT
January 5, 2013, 04:18 PM
I don't know much about them except I want one. Will they handle full power comerical loads?

kBob
January 5, 2013, 04:44 PM
Another "WishIda" when they first started coming in I was encouraged to buy one for its caliber, but was buying some more expensive and "better" guns at the time and already had then a .308 bolt gun so I pased up on them.

Guy that encouraged me still has his. It had a straight bolt but he had it professionally bent and the stock cut to match 98k bolt cut out and he still has it. Can we say dang near ultimate truck gun?

-kBob

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