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Old 05-30-2013, 03:33 AM   #21
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i more often than not carried a M60. the problem i have in the weight arena is the weight vs capability issue. with the m60 its ability lay down the hurt in a superior fashion. that same weight to kick butt factor isnt there with the M1a.

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It's probably there, just not as rapid a whoop ass as an m60 with a 100 rd belt. Just my opinion. You would no better than me.
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If your looking for a 308 semi auto much better ootions out there than a fal or m1a most of them are based off the ar10 platform.

I fiddled around with semi auto 308s and decided on the best of the lot being the scar17. I do not regret that choice. Fantastic balance with a factor hovering just under a ar15/M16A2

ive seen rra lar308 and dpms 308 owners do amazing submoa groups at 300 yards.

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Trip got a field promotion!

My dad always believed in his day they'd find the smallest guy in a unit and give him the BAR. He had a BAR guy fall into a crater made by the softening artillary and he just could not climb out with his weapon but would not leave it behind. They had to go back and pull him out as a follow-up barrage stepped-up on them and almost got killed doing it.
Yep,I was a 17 year old kid,not a full man yet didn't even realy need to shave.

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i more often than not carried a M60. the problem i have in the weight arena is the weight vs capability issue. with the m60 its ability lay down the hurt in a superior fashion. that same weight to kick butt factor isnt there with the M1a.

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The M-60 is one big can of kick butt,but "I" liked the BAR for keeping opponents heads down,wile my zig-zaging squad was advancing,knowing friendly fire incidents will kill the man who committed it,I found the BAR more controllable,then the full bore M-60 meat grinder.

I just "wish" I had the money for a #3 stamp I'd have my BAR!
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If my pansy ass can carry a SAW, and LOVE it, for my entire enlistment, that really says a lot about people who don't like the weight of the M1A as a combat rifle.

As Hank mentioned, hunting rifle is a different story (although I'll use mine as my every day "go-to" rifle). But to say it's too heavy for combat? Puhleeze.... We have troops BEGGING for it right now because of the longer range engagements in Afghanistan.
That's right Trip. I was 5'6" and weighed 140 pounds and I managed to carry an M-60. I love my SA NM M1A but the only complaint I have is with the match sights. As I get older it gets more difficulty seeing through the small aperture. I don't see very many M-14s at the range these days, just AR-15s.
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If your looking for a 308 semi auto much better ootions out there than a fal or m1a most of them are based off the ar10 platform.

I fiddled around with semi auto 308s and decided on the best of the lot being the scar17. I do not regret that choice. Fantastic balance with a factor hovering just under a ar15/M16A2

ive seen rra lar308 and dpms 308 owners do amazing submoa groups at 300 yards.
FAL is the scars grandpa. I would love to have one but they are around $3000 right now. It's just too salty til I hit another good lick and have some real cash play with.
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That's right Trip. I was 5'6" and weighed 140 pounds and I managed to carry an M-60. I love my SA NM M1A but the only complaint I have is with the match sights. As I get older it gets more difficulty seeing through the small aperture. I don't see very many M-14s at the range these days, just AR-15s.
Ya know, if you can't use the sights, that's a great reason to sell out to someone cheap...
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Ya know, if you can't use the sights, that's a great reason to sell out to someone cheap...
Hmmm.....Trip, who do you think I should sell it to? I think I'll keep it around. I have some glasses that work pretty good with those match sights. It is really a fun rifle to shoot. I can bounce a pop can around rapid fire at 100 yards with it and that is good enough for me.
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Speaking of M-14, I think a lot of folks need to be reminded that the "M" does not stand for "mini". When I tell some people about the M-14 they do not know what I am talking about.

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Me...most definitely.

By the way, I didn't read anything after "who do you think I should sell it to?"

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