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7 years 43 weeks ago, 3:39 PM

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.308 Round

How is the recoil of the .308 round? Never shot one, looks like an interesting round. Also, how about ballistics???

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7 years 43 weeks ago, 4:02 PM

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recoil is manageable.. not too bad at all unless you're talking FA.
ballistics:
http://www.chuckhawks.com/rifle_ballistics_table.htm
http://www.gunnersden.com/index.htm.rifle-cartridges-ballistics.html

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7 years 43 weeks ago, 8:31 PM

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Isnt the .308 Caliber FN FAL selective fire, or is it semiauto?

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7 years 43 weeks ago, 9:46 PM

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most civilian versions are semi, but military are selective

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7 years 43 weeks ago, 10:24 AM

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I want a golden goose

I want the selective ones. Im going to look into my CCW3 when I get home.

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7 years 43 weeks ago, 10:54 AM

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golden goose

Scott, you will have to get your FFL 3 and a CCW. Don't know if you can carry concealed of a type 3 class weapon. But if you can, you da man!
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7 years 43 weeks ago, 10:55 AM

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7 years 42 weeks ago, 8:58 AM

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Hunter59 wrote:
How is the recoil of the .308 round? Never shot one, looks like an interesting round. Also, how about ballistics???

Way back when I was in college [having just returned from the Korean Police Action], I used some of my mustering out pay to buy a Winnie Mod 70 carbine, in 308. It weighed about 6 3/4 pounds, but even so, the recoil was quite easy to handle; It compared to an M1[heavier] and an M1 Carbine{lighter], and more recently to a Springer M1A.
If you study the ballistics tables, you will see that the characteristics of the .308 are very similar to the .30-06.

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7 years 42 weeks ago, 11:49 AM

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i have a Remington model 760 pump gun chambered for .308,recoil is manageable in this carbine length weapon

7 years 42 weeks ago, 11:55 AM

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great all around round. great for hunting most north american game (except grizzlies, moose etc..) one of my favorites. especially on two legged threats, no chance.

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7 years 42 weeks ago, 12:27 PM

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.308

.308 is one of the most versitile rounds available. It is also one the most efficient rounds. It is the parent cartridge to many of the most popular cartidges. .243, and 7-08 just to name two. Always an excellent choice.

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