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Recommend me a great battle .308 rifle!!

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by crash32, Dec 23, 2008.

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  1. crash32

    crash32 Member

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    Hello guys....I am in the market for a .308 "evil" rifle. My friend has a M1 and I think it is a fantastic rifle, but I am looking for something a bit more sinister!

    I had a few rifles in mind, but now I am trying to get more options. Initially, I had my eye on the DMPS .308 LR, but the more I thought about it the more it became a bench rest rifle to me as opposed to a "battle rifle". I might still get the DMPS, but for now the appeal has worn off a bit.

    I was also had my eye on a PTR-91 since I think H&K's are so cool, but then I started realizing how many other options I had as far as the FAL's etc. Can anyone maybe recommend me 2 or 3 great battle rifles chambered in the .308 and also is capable of holding 19 or more rounds in the magazine.

    Thanks for the help guys!!!!!!!!!! By the way my budget is anywhere from $1,000 to $2,000.
     
  2. Westley

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    Just get an armalite AR-10.

    You'll probably spend another $1,500 making it perfect though. Especially if you don't have a good scope.
     
  3. RP88

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    check out DSA for FAL-type rifles.

    However, I would say that something like an M1A scout would be a much nicer gun to have, regardless of mag capacity, scariness, etc.

    If I had enough money, an m1A is what I'd pick up.
     
  4. Lone_Gunman

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    DSA FAL's are the way to go if you want an EBR in 308.
     
  5. Girodin

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    +1 for the DSA FAL

    Other choices:

    M1A

    Saiga .308

    AR 10

    I must say the when I think battle rifle I think FAL.
     
  6. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Yeah, I'd look at an FAL from DS Arms, or a rifle from DPMS Panther Arms, an M14 style, or a PTR-91. All very nice.
     
  7. WardenWolf

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    Saiga .308 is my choice. Cheap, reliable, accurate. Good choice all around.
     
  8. Big Bill

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    Here's something different. Why not engage the enemy at a longer distance?

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    Specialty Series Rifle/Shotguns

    SAVAGE - 10FCM Scout Rif – with AccuTrigger™ and AccuStock™
    Caliber 308 Win
    Barrel Length 20.5"
    Weight 6.25 lbs
    Magazine Capacity 4 rounds
    Stock Synthetic Accustock™ with three-dimensional bedding system
    Sights Ghost Ring Sights and Barrel-mounted Scope Mount
    Rifling Rate of Twist 1 in 10"
    Features AccuTrigger™, Accustock™, matte-blued barreled action, free-floating and button-rifled barrel, Oversized bolt handle detachable box magazine, nylon sling
    Suggested Retail $646.00
     
  9. Runningman

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    If you want a good one get a IMI Galil.
     
  10. crash32

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    I've got the long distance stuff covered besides I will always be able to buy a bolt action even after the semi-auto stuff is banned.

    Besides that is why I decided that maybe the DMPS might not be for me since it is more of a benchrest rifle as opposed to a "battle" rifle.

    I'm looking for something fun to shoot chambered in the .308. I agree the M1 is a fantastic rifle, but its simply not what I am looking for right now.

    Any other suggestions!!??
     
  11. J32A2

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    M1a socom in a Sage EBR stock!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  12. JimmAr

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    Anything .308 is easy cake..
     
  13. Golden Hound

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    SIG PE57!

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    Oh wait...you said your budget was $2000, not $9000.
     
  14. crash32

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    I just researched the Galil and it looks like a pretty cool gun. The only thing is that it varies wildly in pricing and I'm not really sure what to look for. Also, there are not many of them for sale.

    I have heard that the PTR-91 can very well get sub 1 moa......what about the Galil....how accurate are they?
     
  15. lipadj46

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    Either an M14 clone of some type in a Sage or Troy stock or AR10 depending on if you want old school or new school and how much $$ you got to burn. Or maybe a FAL if you want something in between.
     
  16. Schleprok62

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    Springfield Armory M1A's are great... I'd love one...


    Cheers...
     
  17. Golden Hound

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    About Galils, aren't some of them Century builds?
     
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    My PTR is a grin-o-matic!
    That stated, I have my eye on an
    M1A. I carried an M-14 for a short while in the nav, selective, not so much, but on semi, very effective, very confidence inspiring, great sights!
    MM
     
  19. bozzman3

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    Get a PTR!!!Its the most fun you can have with your clothes on:).When you shoot it at the range a crowd will gather!!!They will all think I wish I had one!!!
     
  20. Hi-wall

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    I have aan L1A1(British FAL) and an old Norinco M14 copy and happy with both
     
  21. helz_mcfugly

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    I really liked my CETME sporter. the only thing I didnt like about it was the lack of optic mounts. the best one I found was a claw mount and it still lost zero after a few shots. but with iron sights the CETME or any G3 are awesome to shoot.
     

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    +1 for the DSA FAL
     
  23. Pulse

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    i had the "joy" to carry that thing, i screwed up in basic training and as punishment i had to carry that monster instead of a SIG550 for almost a week.
    it is a fine rifle, probably as durable as you can make a firearm and preaty darn accurate BUT .. it weights in at almost 16 pounds.
    the only plusside with that weapon is that it is actualy controllable in full auto.
    realy, it is a great rangetoy, but practical it is not.

    (by dureable i mean you can use that thing as a makeshift assaultladder)


    seriously that expensiv? they go for a little over 300 bucks over here. :eek:
     
  24. G.A.Pster

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    IMO a 308 isn’t necessary; 5.56 ammo weighs so much less, and the magazines hold more, and the guns are lighter.
     
  25. jpwilly

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    DPMS LR-308 AP4. I had all the same choices you have and went with the DPMS. Why? Super Accurate, reliable, endless options.

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