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Old 09-05-2011, 04:47 PM   #11
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I've been on a waiting list for a SCAR 17 for 5 months with no sign of it
ever coming in. Thanks CA. So I've decided to go with a little more CA
friendly company.
POF-USA's P308 an AR-10 style rifle.

POF-USA Patriot Ordnance Factory, Inc.

I'm going with the 20" barrel.
The waiting period is over 18 weeks! Might as well start now, Would probably
still be sooner than waiting on the SCAR-17

SCAR-17
+ Would prefer this
- I don't like how thin the barrel is
- Don't like how proprietary all the parts are
- Nearly impossible for me to find a CA legal version.

POF-USA P308
+ AR10 style
+ Uses P-Mags
+ Has all the features you could ever throw at an AR style rifle
+ Other users report 1 MOA
- Waiting sucks
- Earlier models with questionable feed reliability

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Old 09-05-2011, 11:56 PM   #12
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Waiting Period!@! you need to relocate to a more fire arm friendly place. Waiting period here is hand the guy to cash fill out the paper work and let him make a phone call. You are probably better off with an AR10, unless you have the option of an FAL.

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Haha ahole, the problem isn't the 10 'cooling off' period but instead waiting for the weapon to be shipped and sent to the dealer.

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Old 09-06-2011, 06:08 AM   #14
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Haha ahole, the problem isn't the 10 'cooling off' period but instead waiting for the weapon to be shipped and sent to the dealer.
You are both right. In Comifornia there is a 10 day waiting period.

The way I came to understand it; FN won't make their guns CA compliant.
So in order for them to be shipped into the state, they need to be shipped
to a 3rd party, then sold to the dealer. Why would you go through the
hassle of do going that if you had enough buyers outside of CA?

FN, you lost the military contract, make a CA legal version!!! ... and put
a heavy barrel on.

As for POF... They are so back-ordered on parts, nothing ships for 10
weeks. Once it's in, then i get to start my 10 day waiting period. I would
say it's good to be a gun vendor.
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Im going to stay right here in Mississippi where we have the 5 min cooling off period and can by 20 and 30 round mags and ammo all on the same perches. The last gun I bough was a mini 14 pre-ban 181****. It CAME WITH 6 30 ROUND MAGS AND 500 ROUNDS OF ss109 Penetraters green tip. and a wire folding stock with pistol grips. all for $600

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Indiana.. damn near the best gun state in the US. Don't have to wait for anything. The only thing illegal are FAs and suppressors and if you have enough cash you can get a permit for those.

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I would definitely go with the M14 rifle platform. Lots of options to consider and all in the same platform. Fixed stocks, adjustable stocks, folders and what have you.

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I've been pretty happy with my DPMS. It's certainly 1MOA capable at 100yards (though I rarely am). Mags in 4, 10, and 19rd capacities are easy enough to find for under $25 each. Like most others, it seems to perform best with 168gr match ammo. I love the Federal (Sierra) Gold Medal Match, and the Federal American Eagle 168gr (for M1A) has also run well for me. Both can be found under $20/box.

The one detraction on the DPMS is that the trigger isn't so hot (mine's very stock). But that's easily addressed.

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I would definitely go with the M14 rifle platform. Lots of options to consider and all in the same platform. Fixed stocks, adjustable stocks, folders and what have you.
Ya, if you want a rifle that's twice as heavy! J/K
I would love to have an M14. That's a mans rifle.
They liked it so much, ruger made a smaller one for ladies... the Mini 14.
J/K on that one too.

I better stop typing before i get into too much trouble.

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What cycle method does the M14 use? Gass or???
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M1A uses a gas piston.

M1A is heavier, SCAR is very light and recoil is very light.

Like 'em both!

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