Best 7.62x51 Battle Rifle - You Can Only Have One - Poll

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by 3MTA3, Jul 16, 2017.

Who is the King of the 7.62x51 Hill?

  1. M1 Garand - Won The Big One, What More Do You Want?

    3 vote(s)
    4.4%
  2. M1A - Piston Perfection You Commie!

    11 vote(s)
    16.2%
  3. FAL - The Free World's Right Arm

    21 vote(s)
    30.9%
  4. HK G3/PTR-91 - Roller Delayed Blowback Perfection

    6 vote(s)
    8.8%
  5. AR-10/AR308 - The 60 Year Old FNG

    8 vote(s)
    11.8%
  6. I'll Stick With My 30-06 Springfield Boltie, Thank You

    4 vote(s)
    5.9%
  7. Other - Please tell us what and why

    8 vote(s)
    11.8%
  8. 308 Galil - Keepin it Kosher

    7 vote(s)
    10.3%
  1. Boboclown

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    FAL. The gun the U.S should have gotten. Well, really because its just that everyone needs at least one FAL. Its the right arm of the free world. Hell, I wish I had one this past 4th of July.

    Or get parts for a .308 Galil and build it. Will be cheaper but not by much. Most parts from the .223 will work. Parts that won't work are the barrel, bolt, trigger guard (needs to be modified, so its a sort of won't work), receiver, and magazine.

    Course, you're still likely to treat it more like eye candy than actually shooting it. Like the SVD, the Galil in .308 is a gun I'd rarely shoot if I had one.
     
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  2. wired

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    If i want it to go bang 100% of the time i'll go with the HK. The FAL can be finicky especially as the gas system ages.
     
  3. Boboclown

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    Go with the short tube gas system on the FAL.

    Just don't get a FAL from CAI. Or any of the new DSAs. And don't dare say the new DSAs are as good as the old.

    That aside I'm surprised the PTR and M1A didn't get more votes.
     
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  4. Ura-Ki

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    FAL forever!:):):)
    Seriously, If I had to, the FAL, the M1 Garand, or the M1A would be just fine if I could only grab 1 and go!
     
  5. 3MTA3

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    Great question - I knew the 30-06 crowd would crash the party due to the relationship between the two. Also, it's interesting to know how many favor it over the more modern 7.62x51
     
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    Me too - currently the FAL has more votes than the both of them combined.
     
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  7. Boboclown

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    Guess the right arm of freedom is more favorable for the freedom minded individual. :D
     
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  8. Mygrainman

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    How bout a .308 battle rifle that weighs just over 7lbs made right here in SW Washington!
    SF-MATEN | Mega Arms
     
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  9. 3MTA3

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    Also realizing that few of us have hands on experience with all of them so perception plays a big role as well. Sure do wish I'd have bought a FAL back in the 90's when you could get the good ones inexpensively.
     
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  10. Mygrainman

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    No love for the BM59?
     
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    That's why I went with a small frame piston AR308 - weight, ergonomics, and it's a system rifle. I dig every rifle in poll and those that I missed. There isn't a dog among them.
     
  12. Ura-Ki

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    I'm trackin with ya on that:( most just see a different version of a M1A instead of a tricked out Garand:):):)
     
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  13. Boboclown

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    I can't say much about everything in the poll, but I did have a little trigger time with the big 3. I liked the FAL most, but I liked all 3.
     
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  14. SKrueger

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    I'll take my AR-10 because its what I own. Now if some of you guys let me shoot your toys I may have to buy one and that could change. :D

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  15. Boboclown

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    If you were ever in NC I'd let you shoot my rifles.
     
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  16. MrMillspecer

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    I'll be the odd one with a good old bolt in 30/06.

    Why would I want a deer/elk cartridge in my battle rifle ? :D

    And it's light in weight.

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    Oops! Forgot this! :D
     
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  18. SKrueger

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    I got one of those! Probably not that shiny anymore! :D
     
  19. Sgt Nambu

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    While I'm a diehard M-14 guy, I also like the FAL and Galil. They're cute! :)
     
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  20. AndyinEverson

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    I earned the Expert Rifle badge while in the Army .... Wore my Dad's badge that he earned , it was worth the occasional "gig" that I got from time to time...:D
    Andy
     
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