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  • Originally posted by gafkiwi View Post
    Got rid of the SLR over a year ago because I wasn't shooting it enough. The very small commonsense part of my brain thinks replacing it with another semi .308 I won't shoot much doesn't make to much sense. I'll have to just find solace in DMW's, MARS-L's and free ammo at work.
    Yeah I dumped my SLR years ago.

    Quite frankly, I never saw the appeal.

    I can understand the guys who actually carried them, and I can barely understand the Unit stealing a few Navy drill SLRs to get tarted up by armourers as impromptu DMRs, but I always found the SLR to be as annoying as AKs with the crappy top cover design necessitating sidemounts.

    Despite widespread global use, Ive always thought of the SLR as an oddball.

    If I wanted an oddball, I’s rather own a SIG AMT in 7.62 to be honest.

    I’ve got too many sitting around and I’m looking to consolidate into both fewer rifles and fewer calibres.

    I’m thinking of limiting to just .22lr, .223, and .308.

    It’s a shame we will never see any real volume of Steyrs like we did with SLRs.

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    • If you're not using irons on an SLR you're not using it as God intended.

      It's like putting a 50mm scope on a 22. Why would you.

      Unless you're fucked in the head.

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      • I had a railed top cover and would occasionally run a red dot on mine. It was fine especially when bumping off pests or for fun. But yeah little point with a powered optic. I did at one stage chuck a leo 3-9X on it and between myself and some mate it got a couple deer, but that was more just to say we had than anything. You'd spend more money on getting them sorted than most other better suited .308 semi's out there. I have to wonder what the Irish Army can get out of the FAL's they've brought back into service as DMR's.

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        • M14 has been sold. Not sure what I'm going to turn the cash into yet. Maybe some silicon in the form of a games PC, maybe some ammo, maybe some accessories.

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          • Maybe you could complete the sex change operation you've now clearly started.

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            • Originally posted by Te Zorro View Post
              If you're not using irons on an SLR you're not using it as God intended.

              It's like putting a 50mm scope on a 22. Why would you.

              Unless you're fucked in the head.
              Different scopes for different folks...

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              • Surefire lights and Trijicon sights!

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                • Originally posted by riderboy View Post

                  Different scopes for different folks...
                  It was tongue in cheek.

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                  • Originally posted by Te Zorro View Post

                    It was tongue in cheek.
                    Phew, i was getting worried my 40s on all my rifles were somehow bad.

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                    • So having seen this video...

                      https://youtu.be/Y2Uoxg-Nsa8

                      ... my mate desperately wants to buy one.

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                      • Originally posted by TheKiwi View Post
                        So having seen this video...

                        https://youtu.be/Y2Uoxg-Nsa8

                        ... my mate desperately wants to buy one.
                        Swedish Mauser, yum! I thought YouTube was blocking all the horrible gun videos?

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                        • Originally posted by riderboy View Post

                          Swedish Mauser, yum! I thought YouTube was blocking all the horrible gun videos?
                          Only the profitable ones gives me a good excuse to peruse pornhub now that a bunch of users made the move.

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                          • Originally posted by TheKiwi View Post
                            So having seen this video...

                            https://youtu.be/Y2Uoxg-Nsa8

                            ... my mate desperately wants to buy one.

                            I'd hate to see the price on that one.

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                            • Originally posted by TheKiwi View Post
                              So having seen this video...

                              https://youtu.be/Y2Uoxg-Nsa8

                              ... my mate desperately wants to buy one.
                              My brother has a standard one (i.e. not sniper). Matching bolt and receiver.

                              Shoots straight. Hits hard, and is accurate. Ammo is easy enough to come by I guess. Makes a big boom ping from memory. Friend of mine used to use his on pigs and goats, we only ever shot targets with ours. It hasn't seen the light of day in probably 15 years.

                              Ammo price here is on par with 303 british from what i can tell (PPU brand).

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                              • As close as I'll get to a suppressor at home Surefire Trainer

                                Still gotta get to the range with it this week...

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