March 29th, 2011 10:57 PM
As far as I am aware, the Saiga can not take FAL magazines, but that is just from a quick google search.
Originally Posted by Kilowatt3
On reason I keep bringing up mags though, is because in my mind, if I am going to buy a semi auto rifle that may see SHTF/HD/training class/competition use, I am going to think of the price of 6-8 magazines I am going to buy for it as part of the price of the weapon. So, for like the FNAR, a quick search shows 20 rounders running around 50 bucks, so that is an extra $3-400 on the price. Surplus mags that could be used in an M1a are about half the price. But that is just for me personally, for a semi-auto handgun that I carry, I think 3 magazines is the minimum, and 5 is a lot better, in case any start to have issues. For a rifle, 6-8. Also something to consider, is aftermarket support, which is more in place for the M1a, FAL, and H&K 91 clones, than for the FNAR. But if you want the FNAR, it is your money to use as you please.
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March 29th, 2011 11:10 PM
We're on exactly the same page here - that's why I'm asking the questions.
Originally Posted by buckeyeLCPL
March 30th, 2011 12:07 AM
When I think tactical .308 I think of SCAR-H and Hk417.
Which reminds me, I need a .308, but I want a bolt action .308
April 2nd, 2011 06:36 PM
DPMS Panther 7.62Nato Oracle.
Works for me anyway.
Got it for under a grand.
Shoots either .308 or 7.62x51 Nato rounds.
April 3rd, 2011 02:39 AM
I have toyed with the idea of a M1A SOCOM 16 for a few years now. Or the M1A Scout Squad with the slightly longer 18 inch barrel but never pulled the trigger on getting one yet.
I have an FN/FAL I got when Bill Clinton was in office and it's a real tack driver. I've considered trading or selling to help with the purchase of the M1A, but also hate to get rid of such a proven gun which shoots so well.
Then Ruger came out with their new Gunsite Scout and I'm really thinking hard on that one as well.
I know the dilemma you are in. Good luck in your quest.
"The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."
April 3rd, 2011 03:41 AM
If I was looking for a .308 caliber battle rifle, I'd look no further than the FN/FAL.
As to the new Ruger Gunsite Scout, it's a great Practical Rifle. See me after bear and deer season and I'll let you know how it performs.
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