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March 21, 2002, 00:01
Got an FR-8 last week and have been wanting to shoot it bad. Finaly got out today and man this thing rocks. I'm going to get out to the range Thursday and sight it in.
March 21, 2002, 08:27
Cool little rifle, ain't it? They do tend to talk back a little bit, though.
March 21, 2002, 09:50
I love mine! Great trunk gun, and you can't beat it out of shape. Sturdy as a Castillian hooker!
March 21, 2002, 10:27
Will one of you guy's crash through the wall of hype about FR-8 "brittle receivers, etc, etc. Are they all good to go, or should you run away from certain ones?
March 21, 2002, 10:38
The FR-8 is based on the famous large ring Mauser 98 action and is good to go as long as it's in good condition. Check the headspace. It's the FR-7 that you want to run away from. Well not really but they are based on the small ring action and I wouldn't shoot 7.62x51 in mine if I had one.
[ March 21, 2002: Message edited by: bookertbab ]
March 21, 2002, 11:50
Originally posted by EMDII:
<STRONG>Sturdy as a Castillian hooker!</STRONG>
So Ted, tell us your stories about Castilian hookers. :D
March 21, 2002, 14:33
The FR-7 was made from what were basically 1893 Mausers (Spain's Model 1916) chambered in 7mm Mauser (7x57), which are not as strong as the FR-8, which was made from 1898 Mausers (Spain's Model 1943) chambered in 8mm Mauser (8x57).
The Spanish had a cartridge called the 7.62 CETME, which was basically a 7.62 NATO loaded to a lower pressure, with a 125 grain bullet, that was intended to be used in the FR-7 and a few other designs.
FR-8's are fine for .308 if in good shape!
The rifles were both modified by adding a "CETME Modelo C" barrel and other tuff and cutting down existing wood.
[ March 22, 2002: Message edited by: BUFF ]
March 21, 2002, 20:33
It is my humble opinion that no fr-8 is safe however as I am a humanitarian please send these defective rifles to me so that I may do my part to save the world from the evils of this unsafe rifle.
Really though, Hilljack have a good time at the range with yours. the rest of you can contact me by E-mail and I will provide you with an address to dispose of these unsafe weapons ;)
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