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M1A or FN FNAR

This is a discussion on M1A or FN FNAR within the M1A /M14 Talk forums, part of the Long Gun Talk category; They are both great rifles, it's gonna come down to individual preference on choosing one over the other....


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Old 07-04-2011, 01:03 PM   #21
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They are both great rifles, it's gonna come down to individual preference on choosing one over the other.
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Old 07-04-2011, 01:25 PM   #22
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The weight of both is why the US Military opted for the M-16 and all its' varients. Given that, I still prefer the M1A/M14. It is a proven system..just as the FN is. As Mark said (above) it is a personal choice. I just like the semi-auto of the Springfield.
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Old 07-08-2011, 06:45 AM   #23
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I think now I'm just going to get a SOCOM 16. I'm sure my mind will change again in a few days!
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Old 07-08-2011, 01:37 PM   #24
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I think now I'm just going to get a SOCOM 16. I'm sure my mind will change again in a few days!
For me, it's pretty much which of the Socom 16 or the FNAR will I get first. I keep going back and forth, but I've accepted that one day I will own both these guns.
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Old 07-10-2011, 04:04 PM   #25
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Skip the socom and get a scout. It's only 2" longer in the barrel(compared to the SOCOM's 16"), and has almost the same velocity as the 22".
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Old 07-11-2011, 12:19 PM   #26
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It was distracting while firing and just begging to get caught on something. Also the barrel seemed to heat up very fast, like it was too thin.
this is what happens on pencil barrels, they heat up faster but they cool faster too. Also something I've noticed with piston guns is it just defers the heat more on the barrel instead of back into the action like DI. Same thing happens to my ACR, the piston gas block area and handguards gets really hot.
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Old 07-11-2011, 10:57 PM   #27
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Same thing happens to my ACR, the piston gas block area and handguards gets really hot.
I am very interested in the ACR which appears on several levels to be a better gun that the SCAR but I know a guy that bought one 2 months ago and had to return it as part of the recall. They told him it would be a few months until he could have it back so he said keep it and bought a Daniel Defense AR instead.

Have you had any issue with this?
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Old 07-12-2011, 03:22 PM   #28
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Had the chance to fondle an FNAR heavy barrel at the gun shop recently. Very nice build quality, which I expect from FN. I did notice that it was a little front heavy, but that was with no magazine in the weapon. Also, if I'm using it primarily as a long distance hole punch, it's going to be supported anyway by either a tripod or bags.

Also took a look at the SCAR, which was nice and light, and pretty dang nifty, but at $3000, I could buy both the FNAR and the M1A and still have a little money left over.
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I might be a bit biased, but you did ask for opinions. As for sub moa from FN's, ehh, I don't know what range they are talking about ,or how many rounds per group of sub moa shooting. I suspect it can't be more than 3-5 rounds to hold sub at a hundred yds.

Once an M1A is carefully looked at to make sure the gas cylinder is not hitting up front in the stock, and the ferrule is filed down to clear it, I have failed to see one not, be able to hold moa, with good quality handloads or excellent match ammo such a federal gold medal, and even federal red box will on occasion. So I vote for an M1A. Good luck on whichever you decide to get, as long as it's an M1A...haa haa haa.
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:13 PM   #30
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I might be a bit biased, but you did ask for opinions. As for sub moa from FN's, ehh, I don't know what range they are talking about
It doesn't matter what range they use, MOA is MOA is MOA. In the cases I read they started with the standard 100 yards where the shots came in grouped at less than 1", hence "sub-M0A". Now when they shoot 500 meters and the shots come in less than 5" apart that is still sub-MOA.

Any way as an update I just ordered 5 CMI 20 round mags and 3 CMI 25 round mags because I saw a decent deal so I am locked into getting the M1 first. I just got pricing from my dealer on a Squad Scout and am waiting to hear on the SOCOM 16.

I am still on the fence. I think I may take your all's advice and get the Scout and do the flash suppressor conversion to shorten it without loosing barrel length. Did some one post a link as to a good place to buy the kit?
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