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  1. #21
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
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    Phoenix, AZ
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    Picked one up when they were hot ticket here while back. I still am glad I picked one up and keep it around. Mags are dirt cheap, think I got a box of them from Suarez at the time for like $100. (20 mags). Came with a integrated rail which is a must but the rest is just regular stock bones and makes a good beater gun you can throw in the truck if you want. As Yondering mentions if you are trying to save the brass it is a dubious task, it will throw them yard and mine seems to be pretty rough on the the casings.

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
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    I bought my GI model from SI years ago, and while it was a totally reliable and reasonably accurate rifle, I traded it for a 1990's M1A Scout squad and am much happier. It just never felt like a rifle in my hands.

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
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    If you are going to shoot long range I would suggest you look at an m1a or ar in 308. Again, it just depends what you want it for.

  4. #24
    Join Date
    May 2011
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    As far as I know , the Germans are still using them as DMR rifles and up until recently Norway was using G3's in general . The design is still a force to be reckoned with , and it looks like it is still being used in greater numbers than the other Battle Rifles.
    I have no idea why there is so much trouble and variation in the AR 10 type rifle , considering what has been done with the same gun in 5.56. You can't point to one manufacturer with one pattern of rifle with the track record of the M16 . Everybody has their own idea
    and not all the parts work together . You can configure a G3 any way you want , with military grade parts , and get very solid performance . The only new design is the SCAR 17 at 2 or 3 times the cost of the others - for the base rifle . The PTR is a good rifle that can hang with anything else available .

  5. #25
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    NWFL
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    13,621
    Quote Originally Posted by uglydog03 View Post
    As far as I know , the Germans are still using them as DMR rifles and up until recently Norway was using G3's in general . The design is still a force to be reckoned with , and it looks like it is still being used in greater numbers than the other Battle Rifles.
    I have no idea why there is so much trouble and variation in the AR 10 type rifle , considering what has been done with the same gun in 5.56. You can't point to one manufacturer with one pattern of rifle with the track record of the M16 . Everybody has their own idea
    and not all the parts work together . You can configure a G3 any way you want , with military grade parts , and get very solid performance . The only new design is the SCAR 17 at 2 or 3 times the cost of the others - for the base rifle . The PTR is a good rifle that can hang with anything else available .
    If I was buying a new 7.62 Nato chambered rifle I would look very hard at the AR-10 variants out there. My new to go rifle will be the AR-15 in 6.5 grendel. But there is no reason throw out my M1a or PTR91 unless I wanted the cash. If there was ever a SHTF and we needed barricade the neighborhood .308 rifles (Also 30-06 M1's), especially if you can round up some steel core projectiles do a better job of shooting up vehicles. I will keep by .308s, even the Saiga 308. Anyway, desides I like guns. One of my ARs will also be in 7.62x39 primarily I have a lot of the ammo on hand and I prefer it to the 5.56 as being a more effective battle round.
    Frankly most of what I do day to day for my security is handled with pistols or a pump shotgun.
    One who hammers his gun into a plow plows for those who do not....Unknown
    ...at the end of the day its not about anything else but YOU AND YOURS..... Gabe Suarez
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  6. #26
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    30
    I went with a DSA SA 58 when I was looking for a battle rifle. I got it used for a decent price, and it came with an extreme duty scope mount. That was during the assault weapon ban days, so before 2004.

    If I had to do it today, I would get an ar-10.

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