Thinking about a 7.62x51 semi-auto rifle

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Re: Thinking about a 7.62x51 semi-auto rifle

Post by Rich Jordan » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:31 pm

One advantage to an AR platform is the ease of changing barrels. I could buy a longer barrel now, and in a few years when we retire to a state that is suppressor friendly, get a shorter one set up for the suppressor.

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Re: Thinking about a 7.62x51 semi-auto rifle

Post by Steamforger » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:58 am

I got a call earlier this week and it hurts to even talk about it.

My old dept has a couple of M-14's that have been hanging around for a long time. They got them on the 10-33 program apparently.

A friend called whoever you call for these things and told them they could come get the M-14's back as they hadn't used them in decades.

[spoiler]They're coming out to torch cut them this next week.[/spoiler]

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Re: Thinking about a 7.62x51 semi-auto rifle

Post by Rich Jordan » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:20 am

I wish that was surprising. Its a shame that they can be disassembled and the parts kit sold so only the receivers are destroyed. GI parts in very good or better shape are getting pricey and scarce.

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Re: Thinking about a 7.62x51 semi-auto rifle

Post by Combat Controller » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:25 pm

Steamforger wrote:I got a call earlier this week and it hurts to even talk about it.

My old dept has a couple of M-14's that have been hanging around for a long time. They got them on the 10-33 program apparently.

A friend called whoever you call for these things and told them they could come get the M-14's back as they hadn't used them in decades.

[spoiler]They're coming out to torch cut them this next week.[/spoiler]
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Re: Thinking about a 7.62x51 semi-auto rifle

Post by HTRN » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:18 pm

Unfortunately, BATFEs policy of "once a machinegun, always a machinegun" pretty much sealed their fate.

I'd scoop up the rest of it, and ship it off to Fulton Armory. :ugeek:
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Re: Thinking about a 7.62x51 semi-auto rifle

Post by Steamforger » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:59 pm

I can neither confirm nor deny parts scavenging was discussed.

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Re: Thinking about a 7.62x51 semi-auto rifle

Post by Weetabix » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:14 pm

I bought an Adams Arms SF-308 last week. It's a piston gun with an adjustable gas block. The guy I got it from had put a MagPul ACS stock on it, and upgraded the trigger. Different forearm and flash suppressor from the linked rifle. He also put 45deg flip up MBUS on it, but I forgot to try those. I had a Burris MTAC on a QD mount that I dropped on it.

Went to my buddy's range and zeroed it at about 80 yards, then went to his longer range. We were making RR tie plates dance and breaking a few. Moved to his 240 meter mark and we were getting pretty good hits. I had Malaysian surplus ammo, so I'm blaming for the misses from there. ;)

Impressions:

Much more fun to shoot than an AR15, though I couldn't put my finger on exactly why.

I like the Magpul ACS stock a lot. I could get a better cheek weld than with other stocks I've used. The lever that locks it into position after you've adjusted it did take a lot of wobble out. It has battery storage, if that matters.

I don't really prefer the reticle on the Burris I have. I think I'll get something else and not have the QD mount.

I need to take it somewhere with a good bench and some good ammo to see what I can do with it. I know it's better than I am.

I am very pleased with it. I've moved more to the "buy once cry once" philosophy, and I think this is a keeper.
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Re: Thinking about a 7.62x51 semi-auto rifle

Post by Rich Jordan » Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:41 am

A new left-hand M14-alike has been released:

I don't think I'll give it consideration; too many special one off parts, though the thought of having an actual left hand rifle is appealing (I'm strongly right handed but my right eye, 'e no working so good' so I have to shoot off the left shoulder). Its still an interesting thing to see.

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Re: Thinking about a 7.62x51 semi-auto rifle

Post by Weetabix » Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:40 am

I don't remember if I mentioned that I got an Adams Arms SF308. Mostly you guys' fault.
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Re: Thinking about a 7.62x51 semi-auto rifle

Post by Rich Jordan » Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:36 pm

Yep

I still haven't purchased one, some indecisiveness on the type but mostly a couple of unexpected large bills came in and forced a delay. Plus a deal on a generator that I didn't pass up.

I still think it'll be an M14-alike rather than an AR10.

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