New .308 semi auto

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Re: New .308 semi auto

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Post by AndyC » Sun Sep 13, 2015 11:03 am

Indeed - and NO AR-15s allowed!
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Post by 74novaman » Sun Sep 13, 2015 11:28 am

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Re: New .308 semi auto

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Post by SRO1911 » Sun Sep 13, 2015 11:36 am

Ive got, and have had several G3 pattern rifles - PTR is a great build.
while it is ugly, you can reload brass thats been through a fluted chamer. I limit mine to 2 firings vs 3 in the m1a and many on the bolt guns.
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Re: New .308 semi auto

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Post by The Annoyed Man » Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:49 pm

SRO1911 wrote:....you can reload brass thats been through a fluted chamer. I limit mine to 2 firings....

Good to know. I had always heard that you couldn't, and so I've avoided picking up unwanted brass bearing the flute marks all these years.
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Re: New .308 semi auto

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Post by AndyC » Sun Sep 13, 2015 1:38 pm

It depends - some necks are only sooty, others are badly-corrugated so case-inspection is a must.
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Post by The Annoyed Man » Sun Sep 13, 2015 2:05 pm

AndyC wrote:It depends - some necks are only sooty, others are badly-corrugated so case-inspection is a must.
I'm speaking of a "corrugated" looking spent case.
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Re: New .308 semi auto

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Post by SRO1911 » Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:53 pm

The fluting marks will iron out in the die, trimming is an absolute must.

A slight extension on the press handle (4 foot switch handle works great) helps in bringing them back to size.
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Re: New .308 semi auto

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Post by AFAmmo » Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:58 pm

I bought a G3 parts kit when they were cheap in the late '90s and built it up (minus pressing the trunion into the receiver and welding) from an exploded parts diagram that came with the part kit. It was my first rifle, and is still one of my favorites. Once you get past the recoil, they are capable of being quite accurate.

And yes, I too am doing my best to resist the temptation to buy one of the pistol configurations..

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