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note: I'm still rifle shopping.

Just interested in semi-auto's. I'd like a functional rifle and one that might be useful when the zombies come. Something that COULD be [easily] scoped gets bumped to the top. Thats about it.

Post up your favorites here, there's so many i dunno where to start.
 

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Well, I only have one, so I'll post it.

I just bought a used surplus Yugoslavian SKS for $120. It was slathered in cosmoline, inside and out. After washing it with gas(!) and running a bunch of patches through it, I put about 100 rounds though it. Easy to shoot, fun as hell, and cheap.

Oh, and it's got the foldable bayonet out front for the zombies.
 

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Well.. how much you willing to spend?

H&K 91 I got a scope on one, or Brwoning 1919 belt fed, I saw one with a scope.... Im sure Adler will be in here pushing the good ol FN FAL, but i dont blame him. There so many choices.

Is it just me and a friend or do you to want zombies to come? It would clean out all the anti gun liberals and be alot of fun... lol *Sigh* if only...
 

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i think justifiable would be $1500 for the gun as a maximum, and $500-$700 for a scope set up good for 200 yards. Open to recommendations.
 

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M1A is the best .308 gun out there, IMO. You certainly pay for it though.
 

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FAL
G3
M1A

There are no others that are as reliable and battle proven.....sorry AR fans.
 

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If your into reloading, A G-3 will beat the crap out of your brass.

If your max is 1500, I'd point you towards a Fal preferably a Dsa. Stay away from Hesse and Century
 

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There's a few differances

Metric is more generically common / available and easier to get magazines for.
But You may have heard about the falklands war where the british special forces used magazines and ammo from fallen Argentinean soldiers?
British forces carried Inch rifles and in those, you can at times use metric mags (They will fit loose) but you can NOT use inch mags in metric receivers. Keep that in mind and inch mags are harder and more expensive to find.
To identify
Metric mag has a small curved "thumbnail sticking out of the front of it where it hooks into the receiver, the inch has a rectangular horizontal block.

Receiver cut for mag : Metric looks like a half moon inside mag well, inch has the horizontal block cut in it.

Inch traditionally has a folding cocking handle and the side of the receiver is milled for it to fold flat on the inch. But both handles can be modified to be swapped on ether type.

Inch barrels use a breaching washer (barrel timing washer) when the barrel is attached to the receiver ( Note : on a fal the receiver is the upper unlike a ar 15) Metric and Inch barrels have the same thread pitch.

The hammer/ trigger / sear assemblies are different and should not be exchanged.

The inch pistol grip can be removed and altered so the piece of curved metal guarding the trigger can be stowed into the pistol grip for winter gloved shooting.


Also the gas tubes are a bit different but exchanges can be made as well.

There's never been much discussion on one type shooting better than the other so I'd go with what's more easily to get magazines for.

If you look at a Para set up ( folding stock) there are a few small differences to the receiver and the operating spring and upper cover. The rear sight is preferred also, but that's really going to blow your budget - big time.

Re: different manufacturers, its very easy to run across fals that were made from kits by companies such as (Century) that inter- mix inch and metric parts and features. If your not sure what your looking at I'd avoid buying an off brand. I'm still learning alot myself of what mistakes were made in the past with those rifles.

Dsa's reputation stands at the top of the line in quality , fit and finish. For factory rifles and receiver builds.

If your looking for a testimonial for durability and abuse of the Fal , pull a search for Old Dirty and falfiles.
 

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If your into reloading, A G-3 will beat the crap out of your brass.

If your max is 1500, I'd point you towards a Fal preferably a Dsa. Stay away from Hesse and Century

Only buy a Century if it was built on an Imbel reciever. They are good and were made on unissued parts kits. All the others are shite.
 

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OK OK

its narrowed down to armalite/DPMS AR10 -or- FN FAL build on DSA or IMBEL receiver parts.

Any opinions out there?
 

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burnera said:
interesting review of olympic arms FAL

http://www.arizonaresponsesystems.com/notes/faloly/pagefaloly.htm

didn't think it could get that bad.

And thats why they dont make them anymore LOL

I would go FAL since as time goes by and nice unissued parts get harder to find they will have to make more which will drive up cost. AR's will continue to be made by everyone for awhile to come and will stay around the same price.
 
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