GUN .308 vs .223

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  1. D-FENS

    D-FENS New Member

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    Im thinking of getting either an FAL type rifle or an AR-15. I like FALs much more than AR-15s but i want something without much recoil. Do .308 bullets, used in FALs, have much recoil? (compared to that of .223 bullets)
     
  2. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    i would say an FAL has noticiably more recoil than an AR15, yes, but in no way unmanageable. i think your perception of the recoil would depend a lot on how many rifles you've shot, what type and how often.
     
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    also, .308 bolt action will have a bit more kick than a semi-auto, such as the FAL. the gas released during the cycling reduces the felt recoil, and also the accuracy, since that gas in a bolt action would be going out the barrel behind the bullet. also, the recoil spring absorbs some of that recoil on a semi, too. and if you get a rubber buttstock pad, that reduces the impact further. don't be afraid of recoil. now, a bolt-action .30-06...
     
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    ive shot a bolt action 30.06, how the recoil compared to that?
     
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    footratfunkface New Member

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    i haven't felt it, i just know that the .308 is less.
     
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    A .308 has less recoil compared to a 30.06
     
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    Sideways Do I look like I give a damn?

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    If you can handle a 30.06, you could handle a .308 no problem.

    .308 recoil all depends on the rifle, I have both a FAL and a Cetme G3. The Cetme has noticeably more recoil then the FAL and much louder. Plus the shell ejector can get annoying. The FAL is my favorite rifle of the 2, very accurate and very well built. My Cetme is more of the don't really care about gun more for general plinking and getting dirty. The FAL seems a little light on the recoil compared with a bolt action 30, and the Cetme seems to be on par if not a little more. You're going to want to brace yourself with the Cetme if you plan on laying down rapid semi auto fire.

    I also have 2 Bushmasters in addition to my .308s and the Bushmasters are nice plinking and varmit rifles they are accurate, but the .308 is my round of choice between the 2. It is pretty much a general purpose multi situation round that offers the benefits of the .223, but with much more power. I made the mistake of shooting at my steel plinking targets with the .308 and tore them up.

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    cRaZe 3rd world slummin

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    someone please tell me what gun is that EXACTLY pictured? is that his CETME? is it his FAL?
     
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    CETME
     
  12. Bob Loblaw

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    I shot a steyer SSG for quite a bit, .308 sucks to plink with. it's kind of punishing.
     
  13. D-FENS

    D-FENS New Member

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    this thread having been started when i was just getting into shooting, i was very weary(not sure if thats the right word) of recoil at the time, but now i dont mind it, so my question has alreayd been answered. my favorite rifle caliber is 7.62X39, more powerful than .223, yet much more controllable in rapid fire than .308.
     
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    the word you are looking for is leary(sp?)
     
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    i guess, in other words, i was (was, not anymore) one of those wusses that was afraid of recoil, but now im willing to shoot pretty much anything.
     
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    Recoil is FUN! :)
     
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    Yes it is, although the one gun i am afraid of the the pfieffer(sp) zeliska, .600 nitro express is just too much for me.
     

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