Looking for a 308 / 7.62 Semi Auto Rifle

Posted by: nra-life-member

Looking for a 308 / 7.62 Semi Auto Rifle - 12/18/08 06:35 PM

Thinking of one of the following..

- Armalite AR10
- DSARMS SA-58
- FN AR

Anyone have a good suggestions.. Anyone own any of these??

Thanks for any help!
Posted by: P7Enigma

Re: Looking for a 308 / 7.62 Semi Auto Rifle - 12/18/08 09:06 PM

Hell, go all out and buy a SASS
Posted by: SilverSlide

Re: Looking for a 308 / 7.62 Semi Auto Rifle - 12/19/08 04:53 AM

I own AR10, HK91/G3, and FAL. For accuracy, I pick AR10. For all around, hands down the FAL platform.
Posted by: SilverSlide

Re: Looking for a 308 / 7.62 Semi Auto Rifle - 12/19/08 04:54 AM

I own AR10, HK91/G3, and FAL. For accuracy, I pick AR10. For all around, hands down the FAL platform.
Posted by: nra-life-member

Re: Looking for a 308 / 7.62 Semi Auto Rifle - 12/19/08 08:01 PM

Thank You.. I have read some good reviews about all 3 of these..

If I go with the FAL (SA-58), should I get a type 1 or type 2 receiver?
Posted by: SilverSlide

Re: Looking for a 308 / 7.62 Semi Auto Rifle - 12/19/08 10:37 PM

See #2 on DSA's FAQ page:
http://www.dsarms.com/faq.asp
Some say Type I can crack after extensive full auto firing. I don't know for sure and don't care since most of us can only have semi auto. Besides your personal preference of the cosmetic look, if you don't think you will ever need the carry handle, go with Type I without carry handle cut; if you want it as light as possible, go with Type II, but it's not much lighter.
If you are serious about getting a FAL, go to the FALfiles forum and start reading.
Posted by: nra-life-member

Re: Looking for a 308 / 7.62 Semi Auto Rifle - 12/20/08 04:47 AM

Thank you for the advice and forum information!
Posted by: raydoctor

Re: Looking for a 308 / 7.62 Semi Auto Rifle - 12/20/08 06:35 AM

I have no experience with the FNAR but I like the other 2. I chose the AR10 since it was the platform I was most familiar with. I have an Armalite model and I've not had any reliablility issues with it at all. I'll probably swap the trigger out sometime. I personally wouldn't own a DPMS as I've seen a few .308s in classes that choked repetatively. Like all ARs, it could have been the shooter, mags, ammo, rifle or a combo of all. I've seen several Armalites run all day. Just my very small 2 cents.
Posted by: nra-life-member

Re: Looking for a 308 / 7.62 Semi Auto Rifle - 12/25/08 07:53 PM

I am settled on the Armalite AR10 for the 7.62.. Now need to decide which model.. I see they have 20 and 25 round magazines..
Posted by: Limey

Re: Looking for a 308 / 7.62 Semi Auto Rifle - 12/28/08 11:53 PM

Ar10 versus FAL no contest. I was weaned on the FAL in the Service. You cannot kill that Rifle.
Posted by: SilverSlide

Re: Looking for a 308 / 7.62 Semi Auto Rifle - 12/29/08 05:37 AM

I have AK47s (milled and stamped receivers), AR10/15s (9mm, 7.62x39, .22lr, .223, .308), HK 91/G3s (collapsible and fixed stock), and 1 Imbel FAL (Imbel kit on Imbel receiver) with Trilux scope. If I'm asked to keep only 1 rifle, it will definitely be the FAL. It's currently my SHTF rifle. Of course I have pistols and shotguns for shorter range and other purposes.
Some argue Imbels are as good as DSA if not better. Imbel is now the only FN licensed manufacturer with FN equipment in the world.
Posted by: P7Enigma

Re: Looking for a 308 / 7.62 Semi Auto Rifle - 12/30/08 12:02 PM

I have a HK93 Vector clone for sale....PM if your interested in it. I know its 223 but thought I'd ask.
Posted by: nra-life-member

Re: Looking for a 308 / 7.62 Semi Auto Rifle - 01/02/09 11:00 PM

Thanks All.. I ordered the AR-10 - now just have to wait and see..
Posted by: dojpros

Re: Looking for a 308 / 7.62 Semi Auto Rifle - 01/03/09 09:19 AM

Get mags for it now.
Posted by: nra-life-member

Re: Looking for a 308 / 7.62 Semi Auto Rifle - 01/03/09 11:19 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by dojpros:
Get mags for it now.
Any idea who has them in stock.. I have been looking..I see Armalite offers a 20 and 25 rounder..

Also seeking Mags for the FNAR (20 Rounders) - my shooting buddy just purchased the FNAR - after I looked at it and decided on ordering an AR-10..

Thanks!
Posted by: majortoo

Re: Looking for a 308 / 7.62 Semi Auto Rifle - 01/14/11 07:25 PM

FWIW, there are G3 mags available for very little money at Cheaper Than Dirt. You can get lots of ammo with the money saved on mags....and regardless of which rifle and mags you get, please test fire each mag for reliability...
Posted by: nra-life-member

Re: Looking for a 308 / 7.62 Semi Auto Rifle - 07/13/11 10:59 AM

Looking for HK91..
Posted by: mightymouse

Re: Looking for a 308 / 7.62 Semi Auto Rifle - 12/30/14 09:33 PM

Originally Posted By: nra-life-member
Looking for HK91..

Did you find one? I know of one for sale if you're still interested.