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Old 01-17-2009, 03:06 AM   #11
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Hey Dillinger, Thanks I'll go with the heavy barrel and will use a lighter bolt gun for wandering.

As far as accuracy, I'm just going off of what others report. I don't have one yet but am hoping to.

Rifle Shooter magazine Jan/Feb on page 30 had a 5 shot .45 MOA

Here is a guy who just did a range test: FN Forum.NET PS90 FS2000 FN SCAR FiveseveN 5.7x28mm FN Forum.NET :: View topic - 5/8" MOA verified today at range!!!!

The gunblast guy fired three bullets into the same hole at 50 yards. FNH 7.62x51 (.308) FNAR Semi-Auto Rifle

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Old 01-17-2009, 04:33 AM   #12
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Kent - After reading the links I have two thoughts....

1) 50 Yards?!?!? My Sister can shoot at 50 yards - with ANY long gun, that is not a measure of true "accuracy". I frequently shoot 50 yards outdoors with my 1911's at a 10 steel "gong" and ring it out....

2) That guy in the review is shooting handloads. I didn't read enough to see if he was shooting fire formed brass, but still, it's easy to handload better ammo than you can buy "off the shelf".

I don't know if this production rifle can shoot, or not, so you are kind of venturing into dark territory.

I can tell you this, using a 20" barrel to shoot 50 yards is like nailing a porn star - it's a sure thing & anyone can do it.

Good luck with whatever you decide, but I would definitely price shop the FN versus a "Standard" .308 AR.

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Old 01-19-2009, 05:23 PM   #13
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Dillinger:
Way to lay it all out there. Good post I, I fully agree...... not much else to add.

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I personally went with the heavy barrel. My AR has a 16" heavy, and also a 24" bull barrel. It (bull barrel) gives me about a 1-1.5" group at 200yds. My 16" has similar results at 100 yds. I don't have the oppurtunity to shoot any further. But I swear by the heavy weights.

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Yet another speaking to incredible accuracy with this gun:
FN Forum.NET PS90 FS2000 FN SCAR FiveseveN 5.7x28mm FN Forum.NET :: View topic - Rick's Gun & Range Report

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Kent - That is a pretty good range report I have to agree. For a factory gun, that is a nice final 3 shot group.

A couple of things though - The guy was handloading for the rifle and he did say that was the best group after he got "into the swing of things" - I don't know if that means getting on paper with his rifle, or adjusting to the wind, or what.

Just to keep in perspective.

Still, that is some impressive shooting for a final result.

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I'll agree with that.

There's just a possibility that FN is on to something here. Too bad they could ad some styling to go with that accuracy.

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Agreed. She isn't a beauty queen, but she seems built for stout. If the weapon can prove to cycle with different types of ammo, for a SHTF scenario, you might be on to a winner there.... Never hurts to have a good .308 in the safe.

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There's the "black rifle"

Now also an "ugly rifle"

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I dunno', I actually think they look much better than the AR. ARs are butt-ugly to me., they just look like toys.

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