Some the mil-surp firearms cross over into the civilian shooter arena readily and some dont,
This is a well made firearm that was produced just for the 7.5 French round,
the French ment it to do just one thing (main French Army rifle) it did its job well and was retired, they never thought that crazy americans would get ther hands on them through the surplus market and try to modify them to something there wernt designed to do, we did it anyway because we are Americans and thats the way we do things here (Land of the SuperBowl, Tractor Pulls, Gun Shows,Drag Raceing,NASCAR) we arnt happy with plain vanilla in this case plain French Vanallia.
we want to shoot America's preferd standard round the .308 winchester
(main reason I bought it)
What it boils down to is this, if you fix the heavy fireingpin problem, you shouldent slam fire commercial .308 ammo and have the correct size gas bushing (kinda like the Ruger mini-14 has)you shouldent have any cycleing problems.
Ive determined to shoot just factory milsurp ammo through it and if I had a choice choose 7.62 Nato over the .308winchester.