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Posted: 9/2/2015 4:13:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2015 4:34:57 PM EDT by Spartikis]
My 5.56 collection is GTG so I'm looking at buying a 308/7.62 rifle, primarily for fun and just curious what everyone's favorite is.

I was thinking something semi-auto and mag fed....
Like this Springfieldd M1A Socom 16
http://www.springfield-armory.com/products/m1a-socom-16/
Probably put a low powered scope on it and a light weight bipod.

But i'm open to all ideas as I have never owner or even fired a 308 before so I dont really know whats out there.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 4:14:51 PM EDT
L1A1, 'cause its the only one I have.  Hoping to swing an AR10 (well, a clone) someday.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 4:17:17 PM EDT
Favorite?  M14 and assorted clones.

SHTF?  An AR10 variant.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 4:17:24 PM EDT
I have owned both the FAL and AR10. AR10 buy a mile. If I ever buy another semi auto I think I would buy a SCAR17
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 4:17:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2015 4:23:06 PM EDT by myfakename]
Fusil Automatique Leger by a 100 miles.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 4:17:47 PM EDT
HK91/G3
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 4:17:51 PM EDT
GAU 17




Aviator
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 4:18:16 PM EDT
FAL
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 4:18:26 PM EDT
AR-10 by a long shot.  
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 4:19:14 PM EDT
SCAR 17s or LT OBR
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 4:19:30 PM EDT
FAL
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 4:20:49 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By primuspilum:
Favorite?  M14 and assorted clones.

SHTF?  An AR10 variant.
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At the moment, this.

Got to shoot a FA M14 last week, that was fun! It just felt right in my hands.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 4:29:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2015 4:30:38 PM EDT by garr]
I like them all, mostly!
AR10 for ease of optic mounting + accuracy.
FAL for reliability, cheap mags & history.
M1A because they are just cool, especially the short. Versions.
Saiga for durability + general handiness of the 16" version.
Galil, see saiga.
HK 91 kicks too hard for a 7.62 & really beats up the brass.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 4:33:53 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By EdgecrusherXES:
SCAR 17s or LT OBR
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SCAR seems like a fun gun.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 4:36:24 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Silver_Surfer:
HK91/G3
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This.   I have owned several 308 battle rifles over the years to include FALs and M-1As.  But the German HK91 I have is the one I liked the best.

Got rid of the others but still have the HK 91.  

I know some people complain about the recoil but it does not bother me.  

But to each their own.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 4:37:17 PM EDT
Favorite is the M14/M1A.



The one I'd choose for work: probably the LMT MWS.






Link Posted: 9/2/2015 4:38:13 PM EDT
Have examples of all of them- Galil, HK, FN, M1a, Ar10......

IF the AR pattern guns would use common parts across builds.....and have been tested enough to settle on "what works" as has been done with the AR15....it would easily be the favorite but I have seen too many of them that were not reliable or broke quite easily....
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 4:38:23 PM EDT
M1A / M14.  Lotta haters on here though.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 4:38:48 PM EDT
Navy Garand.

Link Posted: 9/2/2015 4:38:59 PM EDT
M1A.

D-U-N.  Dun.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 4:40:10 PM EDT
I was trying to decide this myself, I wanted to go with a PTR since mags are so cheap, but I wound up building an Aero rifle for less than the cost of the PTR I wanted, and 308 Pmags aren't that pricy.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 4:40:23 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Element94:
M1A / M14.  Lotta haters on here though.
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Yea.  I liked the one I had and wished I had not gotten rid of it.   It was a good rifle.  


Link Posted: 9/2/2015 4:40:48 PM EDT
Armalite AR10 carbine.

I have an LRB M14SA, it's great, but at the end of the day it doesn't do much that a Garand can't at 1/3rd the price. AR10 is where it's at, especially when you bring optics into the mix.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 4:41:27 PM EDT
Of one's I have actually shot, the POF 308.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 4:41:40 PM EDT
<--------- All of them.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 4:41:54 PM EDT
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HK91/G3
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Link Posted: 9/2/2015 4:43:56 PM EDT
I really like both my SCAR 17's and my FAL. Also have several other 308 hunting/target shooting rifles. My HK91 rarely gets fired anymore.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 4:44:57 PM EDT
FAL ( stg 58)
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 4:46:00 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By jaflowers:
I really like both my SCAR 17's and my FAL. Also have several other 308 hunting/target shooting rifles. My HK91 rarely gets fired anymore.
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Which do you like better , Scar or FAL?
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Originally Posted By Silver_Surfer:
HK91/G3


+1
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 4:51:00 PM EDT
Right now it's my James River Armory Rockola M14F.

New forged receiver, new forged bolt, chrome lined criterion barrel and the rest all GI parts.

Was going to sell it to fund another project but just can't part with it.

Such a sweet shooter !!

FALs are great too.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 4:51:24 PM EDT
M1A, because I carried an M14 in VN. As an equal opportunity kinda guy I also have an H&K, and a FAL. A .308 AR of some sort is in my future, and I have the parts for a .308 Garand.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 4:53:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 4:53:58 PM EDT
FAL
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 4:54:08 PM EDT
AR-10 variant.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 4:56:50 PM EDT
M40A1
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 5:03:16 PM EDT
MG3
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 5:03:17 PM EDT
I love my Scar 17. Had a fal and cmmg 308 before this. The cmmg was very nice with the geiselle trigger, and magpul prs stock. The fal I hated, just didn't do it for me.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 5:05:14 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By hotbiggun42:
I have owned both the FAL and AR10. AR10 buy a mile. If I ever buy another semi auto I think I would buy a SCAR17
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I own them all, FAL, HK-91, M1A, but the AR-10 is the one I shoot the most and get the best accuracy out of.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 5:06:47 PM EDT
HK G3
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 5:07:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2015 5:10:27 PM EDT by Hollywood_Shooter]
(assuming .308 can play, and not semi, but)
ARC Mausingfield Action with 20 moa rail
Proof Research Carbon Fiber Wrapped Barrel
Manners Stock
Timney Trigger

ETA:  Otherwise, I'm liking my LaRue Tactical OBR 7.62
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 5:08:41 PM EDT
FAL.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 5:10:43 PM EDT
Sako TRG-22
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 5:10:47 PM EDT
I like my 1919. I have been linking ammo all week.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 5:11:27 PM EDT
Nothing beats an FAL for slotting floppies.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 5:12:42 PM EDT

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Nothing beats an FAL for slotting floppies.
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Just got to get me an FAL...

 
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 5:13:05 PM EDT
Sentimental favorite: HK91
Practical favorite: SCAR 17
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 5:14:00 PM EDT
FAL
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 5:15:41 PM EDT
I have a Scar 17, an AR-10 and a Savage FCP10HS bolt gun.  The Scar wins out of the guns I have.  I had the chance to fire a full auto FAL over the 4th of July holiday, it's pretty slick I must say!
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 5:16:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 5:16:03 PM EDT
I really would like to own a M1a Scout.  But since you asked for ideas I vote also for the Spanish FR8.  
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