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What's an overall better .308 Format Ar-10 of M1A?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by manakiah, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. manakiah

    manakiah Issaquah Wa Member

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    I have been thinking about getting a semi- .308 . I am looking for some suggestions on overall format. Dependability, Accuracy, Cost. Please feel free to let me know what you think. Thanks Jason
     
  2. DP641

    DP641 NW Washington State Member

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    My vote is my personal preference only. I would guess your decision would have to do with your application, ie., weight, effective range, accuracy, reliability ...
     
  3. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    Where is the FN-FAL option? If it were me it'd be the M1A. I have 0 experience with any of them, but am not a huge fan of the AR platform.
     
  4. speelyei

    speelyei Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Pick up a Remington 750 Woodsmaster.
     
  5. nitestocker

    nitestocker woodland washington Well-Known Member

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    i think id get a fn fal my self
     
  6. Ownerus

    Ownerus South Clackamas Co. Active Member

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    I prefer the M14 (M1A). The AR may have a slight advantage in the accuracy department but the M1A is no slouch. I've fired a variety of loads (even cast bullet loads) thru the M1A and had it function reliably. The FN FAL seems to be more fussy with ammo and require messing with the gas regulator when using varying ammo. The M1A also has superior iron sights to most military rifles and definitely a better trigger pull out of the box. If you have some sort of ammunition difficulty or stoppage, you have open access to deal with it and aren't wishing for needle nosed pliers to reach through the suddenly very small ejection port like on the AR. Having grown up with conventionally stocked rifles, I find it ergonomically more comfortable than pistol grip stocked rifles (although I find the FAL to be not too bad in that regard). And, I suppose, having grown up with Dad's M1 and then being trained on the M14 in the Marines might influence my opinion.

    'Course I wouldn't say NO to any of them ;^)
     
  7. manakiah

    manakiah Issaquah Wa Member

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    I'm not really into the FN -FAL option. I have heard good things but it not for me.
     
  8. Markjz

    Markjz Longview, WA Member

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    it is worth noting that the M1A costs more then twice what a FAL costs.
     
  9. Keys1971

    Keys1971 Oregon City Active Member

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    I think over all it is shooter prefrance. As for me, having been trained on the M-16 when I joined the military at the ripe old age of 17 I am more comfortable with that platform. Just my .02 cents.
     
  10. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    Funny I can get a good M1A for about 1/2 the cost of the tricked out FAL.
     
  11. nubus

    nubus Guest

    The barrel options alone for the AR style platform are what root me firmly in that camp.
    Of course we sell MEGA ARMS as well, but there's a reason I chose them for my personal rifle.
    Sub-MOA, inexpensive magazines, easy parts and component changes, lighter weight.
     
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  12. Blue Devil PA

    Blue Devil PA Boise Active Member

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    +1 FN FAL, but buy what you want. Whatever you get, shoot it often!
     
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  13. revjen45

    revjen45 Snohomish County Well-Known Member

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    When I was in Gunsmithing school, a friend had an M1A which he had tuned up a bit. It shot m.o.a. so they have the ability to deliver good accuracy.
     
  14. moose

    moose northwet coast Well-Known Member

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    There needs to be a 'Get Both' option.
     
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  15. simpleguy

    simpleguy Clackamas Active Member

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    I concur........why not get both.
     
  16. simpleguy

    simpleguy Clackamas Active Member

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    I am with you on this, I have a buddy that has an FAL, I've shot the M1A as well, never shot the AR10 platform, but to truly answer the question, M1A is probably where I'd be buying the first one. As for the FAL, I like it, it's on my list, but not before an M1A, then an AR10.
     
  17. Wenis

    Wenis Tri-Cities, WA Member

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    Accuracy goes to the AR10
    Battle rifle goes to the M1A

    They are both on my want list
     
  18. Ownerus

    Ownerus South Clackamas Co. Active Member

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    I'll grant that but I think the difference is too small to matter to anyone but a serious target shooter.
    I fired the National Match course a number of times back in the early 70's with the M14. They are capable of extremely good accuracy if the shooter does his part.
     
  19. huntpotter

    huntpotter SW WA Negotiator Bronze Supporter

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    I voted M1A, just because I'm a fan, and shoot one.

    But really depends on your use of the gun.

    AR flat top is the best for mounting a scope directly to the receiver. So a heavy barreled ar-10 would be a better sniper/target rifle. Barrel is obviously way easier to free float. No need to bed action, Attach all the lasers and nv, ect. Heavy sniper system.

    For a down and dirty, iron sight, low drag, no optics, beat the door down with the buttstock, rifle. It's the M14. Open top action is easy to feed from strippers. Accurate enough with peep sights to keep it on a 14" circle at 300yds. No gas in action, like AR.

    But the Fal is the best 7.62 main battle rifle still.
     
  20. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    Larue Tactical OBR 7.62