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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 8/2/2002 7:04:50 PM EST
Does anyone notice any difference in the felt recoil of these two rounds ? I have a .30-.06 Garand and am thinking of getting a .308 because of ammo prices and all the cool guns that come in .308 ... I think I'm leaning towards a FAL on an Imbel reciever that are like $650 assembled. I would just get a Springfield M1A but a friend of mine is always sending his NM back for repairs (his service grade works great). Although not 308 another option would be a milled AK in 7.62X39 (I have the 'slutty' SAR-1 and think that a higher quality AK clone would be a good friend indeed)
Link Posted: 8/2/2002 7:11:36 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/2/2002 7:30:00 PM EST
I would say that in a similar rifle, .308/7.62x51 and .30 (.30-06) will feel about the same. Bullet weights and velocities are almost identical.

Now, an M1 in .30-06 might not feel exactly like, say, a lightweight FAL in 7.62.

The weight of the rifle, and the operation of the action can affect felt recoil greatly.

Link Posted: 8/2/2002 7:40:32 PM EST
I thought they felt the same but I had to check with the pro's....so what semi-auto .308 does anyone recomend ? Reliability is my #1 concern because I realy hate all that shipping a rifle back-and-forth nonsense.
Link Posted: 8/2/2002 7:47:06 PM EST
Not a bit of difference on my shoulder...

Now the difference between the .30-06 in the M1 Garand and the M1903 is noticable.
Link Posted: 8/2/2002 7:51:20 PM EST
I cant imagine it being much different in an auto but a bolt gun is a bit different. The 30.06 does recoil a bit more in a bolt gun. The only .308 auto that I have fired was a FAL. Loved that rifle. Wish I still had it.
Link Posted: 8/2/2002 7:51:56 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/3/2002 3:56:11 AM EST
You might also want to look at the Armalite AR10s. I have a flattop / 308, its got a relatively soft recoil, but its LOUD, due to the muzzle brake.
Link Posted: 8/3/2002 5:51:42 AM EST
The .308 is a much milder round than the .30-06...by a lot!!!
Link Posted: 8/4/2002 10:29:48 AM EST
Took my Garand to the range Saturday and 'swapped' some trigger time with a DSA STG58 (with a muzzle brake) and really liked it.In these configurations the .06 difference was noticable...so glad I got to try them at the same time.Any other .308 suggestions (must have an evil pistol grip)?
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