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Posted: 11/9/2001 12:31:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/9/2001 12:58:18 AM EDT by Sixgun357]
I went up to Dunhams and was looking at thier rifles when I saw it, a very Nice Spanish FR8 in .308 for $169. If you ever get a chance to check out one of these rifle go for it. It is a bolt action .308, Nice wooden stock, Came with a bayonet, Oh yeah I forgot it had a real evil looking HK style flash surpressor. I have wanted a .308 for while and I just could not come up with the funds for a M1A, Any way took it out to shoot a few rounds thru it and it shot about 5 inches high at 100 yards was wondering if anybody knows where I can get a gront sight adjustment tool. Oh just wanted to pass it on,


Six
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 10:07:15 PM EDT
Sweet man. I saw one at Big 5 and the guy behind the counter said it was his. Went on a search for one in the area and no luck. Congrats, I think it is a great shooter for the money.
Link Posted: 11/10/2001 2:02:03 PM EDT
Sixgun357, the rear sight turns so you have different apperatures, or even a (for want of a better word ) buckhorn sight. I got mine with the idea of changing the stock and mounting a scope, changed my mind, the stock is great and I love the sights. I will bend the bolt handle down, and relieve the stock for it, but other than that, I have found my truck gun. BTW stripper clips for the 8mm Kar98 work just fine for the FR8 in .308. Have fun! [smile]
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 7:55:30 PM EDT
Does anybody know how to adjust for windage on the FR8.


Six
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 8:07:40 PM EDT
The front sight should rotate like the CETME..The post being off center, so as it turns,the post moves left or right.
Link Posted: 11/28/2001 12:21:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Ratters:
Sweet man. I saw one at Big 5 and the guy behind the counter said it was his. Went on a search for one in the area and no luck. Congrats, I think it is a great shooter for the money.



Ratters - saw one at the Alameda Big5 a month or so ago, was kinda beat-up though or I would have bought it myself . Have the guy behind the counter check other stores - there still out there...
Link Posted: 11/28/2001 1:23:04 AM EDT
What about recoil ? I have an article here showing that the FR8 is a converted Mauser K98 (or one of those postwar productions). They were converted by the Spanish because they had a surplus of K98's and wanted a cheap training/working rifle for their troops and police-units.
Back on the recoil: my dad has a K98 and after 10rds or so I've had it with recoil.
Link Posted: 11/28/2001 1:26:04 AM EDT
Century has them with cracked stocks for $139.
Link Posted: 11/28/2001 8:11:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/28/2001 8:05:06 AM EDT by Princeton]
I have one also and love shooting it but it does have a healthy kick.
I bought mine this past summer and it looked brand new when I bought it, the wood was in new condition.

Check these out:
www.gunsworld.com/spain/cetmefr8_us.html

www.storm.ca/~debin666/html/the_fr-8_page.html
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