View Poll Results: Which MBR?

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  • FAL (please make specific suggestions)

    14 60.87%
  • PTR-91

    5 21.74%
  • VEPR II .308 (with the 20 round mags coming available)

    2 8.70%
  • AR-10

    2 8.70%
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    I vote for Vepr 308 with a few caveats:

    - Only *IF* those mags do in fact become available.
    - Folding buttstock is available (I think it soon will be if not already)
    - Replace the sight with a normal AK sight and put a Galil style MB on the end. I'd get a MB for every .308 if I had a choice.

    SSSSOOOO... if you tweak the Vepr right, it will make a nice Russian-built "no frills" Galil. I want either a Vepr or Saiga .308, just to build into something like this:

    http://www.world.guns.ru/sniper/sn32-e.htm

    ... tell me that doesn't have sex appeal!



    If you want point-and-click convenience, I'd recommend a FAL over a G3... here's why:

    Cetme and G3 clones are cheap and easy, but have pragmatic issues - try cleaning one! Or try adjusting the rear sight without that little tool!!!! The cocking lever works best snapping it "Hollywood style" and if you try to silently cock it, you'll have to recycle the action because the round won't seat... and since there is NO forward assist, the gun is useless until you cycle it again!

    Without BHO it makes for an awkward quick-change. Drilling is required to establish any proficiency with mag changes. And the full mags need to be "popped" in to overcome the loaded spring in the magazine, (supposedly) Saiga shotguns have the same issue. The BHO on the FAL overcomes this problem.

    Also accessories are expensive... try finding an affordable collapsible stock for a G3 clone!!! Back in the day I spent $400 for a "fixer up" stock. Tapco has some good aftermarket stuff, but anything that says HK on the side will bend you over when you go to pay for it! So "generic" accessories are really your only practical choice unless you're a collector, in which case you're not going to buy a $300 clone.

    Down side for the FAL is weight, but we are talking .308 MBR after all!

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    LOL You crack me up Bob.

    Talk about a sexy FAL. I've been eyeballing this build for months.


    But the Basic FAL rifle "Clean" is really nice too:


    They do look a hell of a lot sexier than the VEPR when you look at the next to eachother.


    Edit: Actually I still think the VEPR is really nice looking compared and Pookie brought up some really great points.
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    Now wouldn't this be nice to pair up with a PTR-91?
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    You know....I've read through dozens of posts in the last couple months on several different boards an NOBODY (even hardcore HK fans) recommends a HK91 over a FAL. Isnt that amazing?

    I also find it suprising that only one person so far has voted for the VEPR....why is that?
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    FAL, it is the most ergonomically correct weapon I have ever fired. it just "Fits" and feel right. I have a DSA sa58 and love it. it is accurate and fun to shoot. it has great sights, and has a cool factor of 10!!

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    DSA STG58A Austrian FAL Rifle with Type II Receiver, While there are less expensive FALs I don't believe there are better ones.

    http://www.dsarms.com/item-detail.cf...ge=AusFALR.gif
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grendeljaeger
    DSA STG58A Austrian FAL Rifle with Type II Receiver, While there are less expensive FALs I don't believe there are better ones.

    http://www.dsarms.com/item-detail.cf...ge=AusFALR.gif
    Why that model of DSA over their others?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akron Armory
    FAL BABY,...FAL! ...PERIOD.
    Well said.
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    I still think a cetme looks much "cooler" sorry

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    The FAL does offer me some advantages with the gas system, I'd would be kinder to my body than the Cetme or G3. I'm 5'5" 125 lbs. AT this point though I like a lot of the aspects the VEPR would offer me. Now that may be a wait and see if the 20 round mags actually come out, but I have time and no money .
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