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This is another fairly easy question, for someone who knows more than I do.
I'm thinking about semi-automatic rifles, but I'd like to be able to buy them on the secondary market 'easily'.
As far as I know, the most powerful semi-auto rifle is the Kel-tec .308 RFB. But, those are certainly not very findable!
There might be a cartridge that's weaker, but has a rifle that's semi-auto and availabled in the wanted ads ...
BAR .338 Win Mag.
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Not sure I really understand the question; strongest? One quick thought is the Remington 7400, it has been around for decades and is available in 30.06 which is "stronger" than .308 and very "available".
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Please define what you mean by "strongest?"
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Strongest as in durable or powerful caliber?
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I have to say that I am confused too. I do not understand what you mean with "Strongest common semi-auto rifle" and with "As far as I know, the most powerful semi-auto rifle is the Kel-tec .308 RFB". Powerful in what way? Are you perhaps asking about the strongest .30 caliber rifle cartridge?
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Best compromise...M1-A1, FAL, G3, or AR10 platforms?
Perhaps a military pattern and cartridge make strong, reliable, and universally available choices.
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If you are going to use it as a pry bar a .50 bull barrell ought to do it. You have to match the tool to the job, and i have no idea what you want.
Sorry, everyone. Yeah, sloppy language. I was thinking of a hunting cartridge, as close to on-par as the .308 as possible. When I was looking through the for-sale ads, I could only find .308s that were bolt-action. I know that saying "powerful cartridge" is not very descriptive. I'll look into the 7400, to see if people like it or not.
ditto on The M1...bought one from the CMP and had it converted to a "mini-G" by Tim Shufflin. The 30-06 is a kick-butt round and having the barrel shortened to just above 16" makes it great to handle. "30-06 is never a mistake".....
Now comes the big question, what are you hunting?
Let's face it, so many bullet types/weights, and calibers that are equally capable for taking most game animals out there, we need to know the "top end" of the game you are going after to even make a suggestion.
There are some game that should require you to think bigger. Grizzlies come to mind. I wouldn't want to take the vast majority of whitetail killers to a grizzly hunt because the chances of screwing up are higher than with the heavier calibers. That, and screwing up on a grizzly hunt doesn't even compare to screwing up almost every other North American hunting exeperience.
Saiga makes a .308 also.
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