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Discussion Starter #2
I would prefer the M1a for the simple reason of an assault rifle versus a battle rifle and the caliber you selected. The AR platform is a great assault platform with a quick reloading mag and very ergonomic design. Great for clearing a room or street.

The M1a is the last "battle rifle", still elegant in terms of its design, but the reloads take longer (mag exchange is a beotch until you get the hang of it). M1a is designed for longer range engagments, and is a direct decendent of the Garand, which gives it a classiness untouchable by the more modern ar-10.

The decision is ultimatly yours, but my money is with the m1a. Have I rambled on enough?
 
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Discussion Starter #3
it seems the m1a's price is un reasonable now..............and ive heard the ar is more accurate

is this true??
 
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Discussion Starter #4
I wish I could comment on either, but I have no personal experience with them.

I do know that the M1A has seen much more military and police use. I believe that the M1A is more accurate and reliable than the AR10 but I don't know if the facts support my conclusion.
 
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Discussion Starter #5
It looks like a Springfield Amory National Match M1A Rifle is about the same price as a 24" Bull barreled Armalite A10.
 
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Discussion Starter #6
for us rifle retards, could someone post a picture of the two. i know the AR10 is a 308 right? not sure what an M1a is. i thougth it was relatively the same gun with the same lower assembly before this thread...

thanks (only been shooting now for 7 months so forgive me)
 
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Discussion Starter #7
Yea, both shoot 308. An ar-10 looks just like an ar-15/m-16 rifle. An M1A looks like an M1A: kinda like an updated garand.
 
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Discussion Starter #8
chupacabrachus said:
Yea, both shoot 308. An ar-10 looks just like an ar-15/m-16 rifle. An M1A looks like an M1A: kinda like an updated garand.
thanks. that helps. i play this video game that has a rifle called the M4A1 which looks like an M16. i think its the A1 that has been confusing me.

I don't get too close to any of these rifles in California. :(
 
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Discussion Starter #9
The one to get



The other one.



I'm biased though. Dad carried an M1 before he got a Thompson and I like the feel of the best battle rifle ever made. :-D
 
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Discussion Starter #10
Consider an FAL:



or a CETME. DSA makes very good FAL's for prices comparible to that of a M1A. CETME's can be had for less than an FAL, but the quality may not be as high.
 
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Discussion Starter #11
but why do you think its better...........

i love the m1a, the history and the look.

but i belevie the ar 10

is more accurate........

true?
 
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Discussion Starter #14
gsh341 said:
The M-1A is the civilian, semi-auto only version of the M-14. The M-14 is the basis of the M-21 sniper rifle due to it's excellent accuracy.

For more info go here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M14

If you want accuracy, the M-1A is dang hard to beat.
A well tuned STG58/FAL can run with it, but it does have to be 'tuned'. DS Arms products are good, but they still need to be timed! Although thier FAL Predator (.243) is awsome.
 
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Discussion Starter #16
Neomet said:
The one to get

BM-59 "select fire .308 Italianized Garand"




Uses M14 mags or Garand clips.......I'd like to see more of these 'up dated' Garands, then I might consider one.
 
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Discussion Starter #17
einheit 13 said:
A well tuned STG58/FAL can run with it, but it does have to be 'tuned'. DS Arms products are good, but they still need to be timed! Although thier FAL Predator (.243) is awsome.
I want to get my hands on one of the Para's or their 21" Bull Barrel FAL, drool.
 
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Discussion Starter #18
nightraider said:
I want to get my hands on one of the Para's or their 21" Bull Barrel FAL, drool.
You aren't the only one. I want still want this one and am seriously considering building one from a kit......but that means I have to sell my children (AKs-and that ain;t gonna happen!) I an deal with thi 'tactikool' style
 
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Discussion Starter #19
I'd choose a DSA FAL or a SA M1A before an AR10. Partly personal preference, and partly that there is a history of problems with AR10s.

The FAL has the additional benefit of history. It has served in many countries and many wars, often used on both sides.

It has been said that the M14 was the last true battle rifle, but really the FAL was the last true battle rifle, and still serves today in a few places. Some people overlook it because it was never used by the US armed forces.
 
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Discussion Starter #20
I just bought an Olympic Arms AR-15 K3B. It is a meat and potatos patrol carbine with a collapsable stock. They run about $780.00 and fire the NATO 5.56mm. It shoots well and is accurate. It's not a .308 but it is a great budget rifle. Something I heard is that DPMS Inc. makes an AR style rifle that is gas-piston operated as opposed to striclty gas operated. Bottom line it makes for a cleaner chamber when shooting compared to the gas operated models, so I've heard. And yes DPMS makes rifles in a .308, plus they're fairly reasonable in price. Try olyarms.com or dpmsinc.com to see what they offer. Hope this helps.
 
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