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6/21/2017 8:25:40 PM
Posted: 6/26/2001 7:36:08 PM EDT
this may sound like a really dumb question, but i am not a ballistics expert. most of my hunting has been done with a 7mm. (never actually had a good beed on a buck anyhow). Is the .308win a good hunting round? Would it drop a deer, etc? I followed a thread the other day, can't find it now, about bolt or semiauto for sniping. Got me thinking that for my 'survival' (or whatever one calls it) stash that something like a scoped FAL might serve just as well as a bolt 7mm...and the ammo is alot more reasonable to shoot/store... Would it (FAL)be a good 'sniper'/Hunter combo? i just have never really considered and semi-auto as a hunting rifle. Zaz
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 7:42:45 PM EDT
Hell Yes!
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 7:44:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 7:44:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 7:44:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 7:56:55 PM EDT
It's the perfect hunter/sniper combo. .308's are a very common hunting round. More powerfull than a 30/30 and slightly less than a 30-06. And has a shorter action. It delivers around 2400-2700 pounds of muzzle energy depending on load. Match hollow points should function perfectly through a FAL, I've even shot soft points with no problems. My SAR-48 with 4x scope/Arms mount is very accurate.
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 8:01:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/26/2001 7:58:40 PM EDT by zazou]
oh, boy. the wallet is starting to shake and bounce off the coffee table!!!!! [bounce]
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 8:11:45 PM EDT
I love this idea. If I had only one rifle, period, it would be the DSA Carbine with the DSA scope mount and a Leupold 6x42 scope on it in the Leupold QRW rings. This is a capable combination for defense and hunting. Finding a 30-rd. mag would be the icing on the cake. It might be a tad heavy to hump around, but, shoot, you'd get used to it!
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