To: RC one
I am not biting the AR fever one bit, though I have two. My choice is the M1A with its .308 cartridges. If I were to get something for close quarters I would check out the FAL and or a different round like the 6.8 anything but the .223 and its jam syndrome.
Sorry to say but I do NOT want a weapon that is prone to jam, though in some recent events I am glad they did. I can be smarter and can see designs that may look inferior tend to much more reliable.
posted on 12/16/2012 12:32:49 AM PST
by Eye of Unk
(A Civil Cold War in America is here, its already been declared.)
To: Eye of Unk
I haven't had a lot of jamming issues with my gas impingement AR15s but I completely respect your need for 7.62 mm. Nothing shoots through heavy cover better although it still doesn't penetrate as well as I'd like if you follow me. I went with the Armalite for my BBBR and I'm happy enough with it. I have a 24" bull barrel though so it's a battle rifle second and a sniper rifle first. I'm gonna look into a second carbine upper for it and then go for the Stag arms model 8 which I expect to be quite reliable since it isn't venting super heated dirty gasses into the breech/bolt face area. I saw a demo where the bolt carrier actually decreased in temperature after a 30 round magazine was put through it. I have heard some negative feedback on the M1A FWIW.
posted on 12/16/2012 1:06:50 AM PST
by RC one
To: Eye of Unk
I don’t own an AR and have no desire to. I guess you could say I’m an AK snob for all the usual reasons. WASR10 works for me.
posted on 12/16/2012 3:55:21 AM PST
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