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Old January 20th, 2009, 06:13 PM   #1
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I will probably get on migunowners and ask this, but just a curious what people on here think. I want a .308 assault rifle, what is better a FAL, or one of the AR style guns chambered in .308, I am sure a M14/M1A is the best but they are just a little out of my price range.
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Old January 20th, 2009, 08:22 PM   #2
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better for what? Planning on assaulting any beach heads? each one has it's merits...so buy what you want...
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Old January 20th, 2009, 08:25 PM   #3
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Those are a little to much $$$
I hear the AR style .308s have feeding and jamming issues, and there are quite a few choices, and I havent heard much about FALs, they don't seem that common. Just wonders if anyone has an oppion on either. I want a .308 to have fun and shoot stuff and to be better than my brothers AK-47 and my other brother with a AR-15.
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and to be better than my brothers AK-47 and my other brother with a AR-15.
That's always a good reason to purchase a weapon... If you don't sway either way, just buy the cheaper one.
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get the Fal if your dead set on getting either one.
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Those are a little to much $$$
I hear the AR style .308s have feeding and jamming issues, and there are quite a few choices, and I havent heard much about FALs, they don't seem that common. Just wonders if anyone has an oppion on either. I want a .308 to have fun and shoot stuff and to be better than my brothers AK-47 and my other brother with a AR-15.
.308 AR's don't have any feeding problems, FAL's next to AK's are some of the most produced assault weapons around, and as far as better, again what do you mean? nothing and I mean nothing beats an AK for reliablity...you could throw that thing in a swamp and come back in a year and it will still work
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If I was you I would check in to a Saiga ak-47 variant chambered in .308. Much cheaper than an AR type, with tons of customizing options. Plus they are built in the same russian factory that produces the "real" full auto ak47. So, its not cheap junk like some of the ak's built in egypt and what not. I have one chambered in 7.62 and couldn't be happier with how it's performed. Pretty accurate, and durable as hell. Check out www.saiga-12.com for some more info on these.
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I would get the fal for a bangaround shooter, the 308 ar for punching paper. the ar just has so much shit for it avalable, and the ar-10's are pretty accurate.
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i want a springfield m14 or m1a soooo bad.. but i just cant justify it right now.

for assault style i would suggest 7.62... and i agree, the ak is an absolutely failproof gun. you can pick up a wasr or wasr2 for very cheap, but it will not be as solid a gun as some of the higher quality ak's but it will be half or even 1/3 the price

sks is obviously much cheaper, but your are rolling the dice on reliability unless you completely rebuild it

if you are stuck on 308, you can pick up a cetme or an hk 308 clone pretty damn cheap, but you are gonna pay a lot more every time you pull the trigger as opposed to 7.62.

i have a saiga and it was a fun gun and pretty reliable. real good for the money

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i have a saiga and it was a fun gun and pretty reliable, but if you are looking to modify, you are SOL... unless recent upgrades have become available in the past year or so
Check out the Saiga forums. www.saiga-12.com . Tons of mods for the guns. Triggers groups, furniture sets, rails, all kinds of stuff. I have the 7.62, so maybe there is more available for those than the .308?
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damn! that shit didn't use to be available!! good to know!
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.308 AR's don't have any feeding problems, FAL's next to AK's are some of the most produced assault weapons around, and as far as better, again what do you mean? nothing and I mean nothing beats an AK for reliablity...you could throw that thing in a swamp and come back in a year and it will still work
If ARs dont have any issues I would probably lean towards that, I was just under the impression that any AR other than .223 had feeding issues. There are so many possibilities with an AR and they are a little less than a brand new FAL from DS Arms. Really dont want a Saiga or an AK, just want something with a little more power and something different.
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If ARs dont have any issues I would probably lean towards that, I was just under the impression that any AR other than .223 had feeding issues. There are so many possibilities with an AR and they are a little less than a brand new FAL from DS Arms. Really dont want a Saiga or an AK, just want something with a little more power and something different.
build a FAL. it will end up costing less than a ar 10.
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i want a springfield m14 or m1a soooo bad.. but i just cant justify it right now.

for assault style i would suggest 7.62... and i agree, the ak is an absolutely failproof gun. you can pick up a wasr or wasr2 for very cheap, but it will not be as solid a gun as some of the higher quality ak's but it will be half or even 1/3 the price

sks is obviously much cheaper, but your are rolling the dice on reliability unless you completely rebuild it

if you are stuck on 308, you can pick up a cetme or an hk 308 clone pretty damn cheap, but you are gonna pay a lot more every time you pull the trigger as opposed to 7.62.

i have a saiga and it was a fun gun and pretty reliable. real good for the money

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build a FAL. it will end up costing less than a ar 10.
Where would I get FAL parts? get a parts kit? DS arms is the only place I know for new parts. I know not to use the alluminum recievers cause they come apart.
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Where would I get FAL parts? get a parts kit? DS arms is the only place I know for new parts. I know not to use the alluminum recievers cause they come apart.
just buy an AK...cheap to buy, cheap to shoot, works everytime...I for one would not think a .308 AR is cooler than a 5.56 AR or an AK for that matter...but buy what you want I guess...
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I will not disagree with you... but sometimes people like the low price tag.

i am not one of those people. a gun for me needs to work flawlessly every time and have zero issues. unless it is purely a collectors item.

a man once told me, "never buy a gun that you wouldn't be willing to take into battle"
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i guess im not seeing how the 308 is better?!?! bigger yes, but not better. for an assault style gun it is pointless unless you are using it for long range accuracy which since you are looking cheap it is not what you are going to be using it for. a 7.62x39 or a 223 is going to be way cheaper to shoot. for what you are using it for you will get no advantages with a 308, just higher pricetags! i love big guns and all but for something you are just going to blast with it is pointless! if you want something better than what you buddies have buy higher quality, not bigger caliber, you are just throwing money away!
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