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Looking for suggestions on a semi auto. No .223.
Want something medium caliber. Does not need to be mag feed, but could be. Needs to be lighter than heavier. Would prefer something non ARish. Thoughts?




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Browning, BAR. We had one in class today. Ran flawlessly, accurate, light weight and moderate recoil in .308 caliber. I was impressed.


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Scar 17 is ARish LDD. Maybe I should of been more specific. The Mini 30 does not interest me either.

Use is more hunting related.

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Look for a Remington 742 or 7400 on Gunbroker, or maybe a Winchester Model 100. I've shot both, and while I like the Winchester's better, the Remingtons are more readily available.




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I'm not certain the BAR is "light", but that is the biggest option. If you are more weight sensitive, I've always liked the design of the Benelli R1. It is a classy gun, and can be had in a few different medium calibers.

Other options? I've always lusted after an AG42 Ljungman, personally. Great history, nice rifle, and in my favorite caliber, to boot. Mounting a scope may be a pain for hunting (and a little sacrilegious).

Setting aside the SCAR, but in that vein, are several newcomers, a few of which are available in 308. I love my SAN Swiss 751, and the B&T APC308 is lustworthy. Both should be accurate and easy to mount a scope on.

The recent M1A Scout thread here has made me want to spend money on a sweet little wood stocked rifle, and I am a fan of 17" FALs, which are handy rifles too.
 
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The BAR in .243 might fit your needs.


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ok guys, thanks. there were some I had not thought of. I appreciate it.

The 7mm-08 might even be a little better Yoop. But I do like the .243 also. Wink




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depends on what you call medium caliber?

Im thinking Tavor X95 in 300blk.

Mini 30 also fits the bill.


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ok guys, thanks. there were some I had not thought of. I appreciate it.

The 7mm-08 might even be a little better Yoop. But I do like the .243 also. Wink


Semi auto .243 will be pretty much limited to AR style guns or hunting rifles.


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Just dreaming....an M1A Scout or SOCOM in .243 would cool.


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Just dreaming....an M1A Scout or SOCOM in .243 would cool.


SAI used to produce .243 M1As from the ealy 80s up through the mid-90s, although they weren't offered in Scout or SOCOM configuration.

It's still possible with a barrel swap and some gas system tweaking.

However, even with a 16" or 18" barrel in .243, I don't think a M1A would fit the OP's lightweight requirement.
 
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Semi auto .243 will be pretty much limited to AR style guns or hunting rifles.[/QUOTE]

That is what I was looking for is the hunting options.




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If you want something even classier, with a bit of history, keep an eye out for one of the early commercial semiauto rifles like a Remington Model 8 or the later Model 81.

They're getting pricier due to the collectors' market, but they still hunt just as well as they did in the 1930s.

They're available in a number of older calibers, but if you can find one in something like .35 Remington or .300 Savage, ammo is still widely commercially available. If you're a reloader, you can go for one of the more obscure obsolete calibers like .25 Remington or .32 Remington.



They're also takedown rifles, for compact transport.

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M1-A in 6.5 CR in either wood or synthetic.



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Thanks Rogue, that is one I am not familiar with? Looks interesting. I wonder if they were problematic. I like the look of if. That is kind of what I had in mind on this thread.




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