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I love my M1 Garands a ton, but that dang AR10 with halfway decent ammo and a good scope is great, intermediate-distance, DMR-precision fun. But i dont know if that has more DMR in it than EBR to qualify here.

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HK G3, they aren't the most accurate but they can eat sand and reach out and touch someone.


 
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HK G3. I bought enough magazines at $1 apiece to last several lifetimes. I also picked up the full Armorer's Kit and Tool box when they were dirt cheap. I have two now, both PTR91 GIs. Both have had the upgrades:

1. HK21 Recoil pad
2. HK21 charging handle
3. Recoil reducing buffers installed
4. I have one Bill Springfield trigger pack

RTG Parts is the place to go for HK parts.

That said, I am very interested in the Tavor 7 that just came out. Waiting on some more reviews and range tests before I get one.
 
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I've owned a lot of guns. I rarely sell like never. But the one gun I hated enough to sell was a G3. it touched many of my 'like' buttons like cheap mags and parts. But a normal human shouldn't shoot one in volume.


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My Rhodie FAL on a DSA forged Type 1.5 R1 receiver still makes me smile enough, that I have no desire to pursue any other battle riFALs!
 
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Two:

NM-spec. Tanker Garand in .308 built by a former AMU/Fulton Armory 'smith.

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DSA built 18" FAL Para.


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Springfield Armory Squad Scout - because a former Seal Team Six Commander friend recommended it to me.
 
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French MAS 49/56. For a main battle rifle in .30 cal., it’s very compact and rugged as all get out. The only real drawback is the magazine capacity and even that can be overcome by modifying FM 24/29 mags.
 
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French MAS 49/56. For a main battle rifle in .30 cal., it’s very compact and rugged as all get out. The only real drawback is the magazine capacity...


... Plus the lack of 7.5x54 ammo availability. Only one company currently produces 7.5 French ammo.

(And Century Arms' attempts at converting some 49/56s to .308 did not go well, as with so many of Century's hack jobs. They're terribly unreliable.)
 
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French MAS 49/56. For a main battle rifle in .30 cal., it’s very compact and rugged as all get out. The only real drawback is the magazine capacity...


... Plus the lack of 7.5x54 ammo availability. Only one company currently produces 7.5 French ammo.

(And Century Arms' attempts at converting some 49/56s to .308 did not go well, as with so many of Century's hack jobs. They're terribly unreliable.)


You’re correct about the ammo but a set of dies and some brass takes care of that.

As far as the Century .308 conversions go I have no personal experience with regards to the MAS 49/56. Do have a MAS 36 conversion and it’s pitiful. There are probably some 49/56 conversions Century did that work well but is wager those are the exception rather than the rule.

I recall at one time there was a gunsmith in PA, don’t recall if he did any actual 7.5/7.62 conversions or just fixed the ones Century did but he would make the gas system adjustable which I guess would allow you to tune the rifle to the ammo.

Seems like he also offered an option where he could modify the rifle to use FAL mags. Now that would be a nice way to go.
 
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That 'smith might be Colby Adler. I think he is still in business.


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That 'smith might be Colby Adler. I think he is still in business.


I did some digging, Bill Toth is the gunsmith I was thinking about. Don’t think he’s still in business.
 
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Quite a list of rifles listed in this thread. I've owned and or shot most and my favorite thus far is my LMT MWS. Quite surprised at the accuracy of this rifle. Love it.


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